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Gimbal tilt potentiometer

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by deltamike, Sep 23, 2014.

  1. deltamike

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    My gimbal tilt potentiometer has packed in on the transmitter. It only goes from full plus to full minus on a minute amount of travel.

    Does anyone know where to obtain a spare or failing this, any known fixes please?

    Thanks

    Pete
     
  2. noiseboy72

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    Try a calibration to start off with. Do the TX first, then the quadcopter.

    Failing that, many of us fit an external pot. You just need a 5Kohm linear pot and 3 lengths of wire. Just clip the old wire off the board - this gives you 3 pins then to solder to and then solder the pot wires to this point.

    Very easy to do and you can pick your mounting point on the TX. I put mine on the back, but some put theirs on the front - the choice is yours.
     
  3. deltamike

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    That's the best answer I have seen in a long time to any of my questions.

    Have a gold star Matt.

    Hey, I bought the book. Nice one!!!

    Thanks
     
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    Cheers Deltamike. All proceeds go to keeping my quad flying :)
     
  5. deltamike

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    Maybe I should write a book. I was thinking of

    How To Understand A Women.

    Erm. No. On second thoughts I had better make it something more simple - like

    Gravity physics associated with atom particle acceleration reaction.

    Pete