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Old Nov 28, 2007, 08:38 PM
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Source for metal joystick gimbals?

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I was wondering if anyone knows where I could buy joystick gimbal assemblies similar to those in RC transmitters that are made out of metal as opposed to plastic.

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-Brandon
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Old Nov 28, 2007, 09:11 PM
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http://www.jensenjetmodels.com/id30.htm NOT! cheap.
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Old Nov 29, 2007, 07:43 PM
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Thanks for the link! Nice gimbals! Are there any other options? Maybe outside the R/C Industry?
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Old Nov 29, 2007, 07:48 PM
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Outside the RC industry are even more expensive (for the most part).
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Old Nov 30, 2007, 08:22 AM
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look / shop for old Pro Line radios - good assys - you will have to likely change pots for values you need
when it's all said n done if you use usual spring tensions -the bette plastic setups are every bit as accurate Ione built my own radios using th Pro Line stick/gimbal setups
These were done by Jim Fosgate, who was the best at radio designs during that time period --- 1970's
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Old Dec 02, 2007, 02:51 PM
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I'll keep my eyes peeled for Pro Line radios. The reason why I am looking for a metal gimbals is that I want to be able to attach much stronger springs and I am not sure standard plastic gimbals will be able to handle the load.

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-Brandon
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Old May 03, 2011, 04:15 AM
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Brandon

I know it's been a while but how did you ever make out on your search for metal gimbals I really like strong springs myself and I've broke a couple of the spring pins that come in the standard plastic gimbals.

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