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Lets see your x1 Pot mods please

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by MrC, Apr 17, 2014.

  1. MrC

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    Info on this is quite sparse and over at least 3 different forums.

    Replacing the crap lever on the back with a rotary linear pot.

    What pot did you use. I see 5k ohm mentioned a lot but also a 1k ohm with resistors.
    How many turns is your pot? 1 turn? less than 1?, 3?
    Do you use the full range?
    Any problems? I saw in one thread where someones controller stopped working after using a 5k ohm pot. I know the stock pot is 5k ohm but it only uses a small section of it.
    Where have you positioned the knob?

    Long term successful users most welcome.
    Many thanks for any info.
     
  2. ElGuano

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    Just me, but I think this is superior to a knob:

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    20mm travel, 5k ohm, linear. I've had this installed for about 4-5 months now, and still love it. I can do ANY maneuver and simultaneously control my gimbal, since I don't have to take my hands off the sticks to slide it.
     
  3. MrC

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    Thanks, slider pot mods also welcome. I like this a lot, which exact slider did you use?
     
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    Hey, Mr. ELGuano... I did the same Pot Mod... I think I got the idea from you on RCGroups.com... You posted this about 6 months ago and I tackled it a couple months ago myself... Of course, yours looks much neater... Great mod... Thanks for the idea...

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    +1. Wish I could take credit for it! I got it from "TomDChi" on RCGroups. After using the pinky lever for a month, the slider is really a great solution :)
     
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    Mr, ELG... I think you also posted one that lit up green...It needed a resister in line for the led pot to work. You never explained that mod on RCGroups.com, but I bought the green led pot anyway in case you were to detail that install... Any hint how that resister in line would work?
     
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    Actually you are right... I followed both of your mods, but liked yours better... I think "TomDChi" installed it on the back of his TX... I downloaded all the pics you guys posted... Great step by step install to follow...
     
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    Think I may well go with the slider.