East R/C now manufactures a machined aluminum program roller for the DX8 & DX18 Spektrum transmitters. This new menu wheel replaces the stock plastic scroll wheel in your transmitter with a robust metal component. We've been manufacturing metal radio components since 2008, and are in the process of adding more models to the parts lineup. These are machined in our own CNC manufacturing facility in Zebulon NC. All of our latest revision roller buttons are now "knurled" at both ends as well.
These new rollers are in addition to others offered by East RC for fitment in the DX6i, DX3s, DX3R, JR x9303/xp9303, JR x9503, JR 9503, DSX9, PCM9x, PCM9xII, Graupner MX-22 & "s", and Graupner MX-24 & "s" models. This is a common part to brake in the original plastic form.
You can find these at www.EastRC.org
, click on "Shop Online", and select "- Radio: Aluminum Upgrade Menu Wheel: DX8" from the menu.