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Old May 05, 2005, 03:12 PM
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I need a JR radio for parts


Broke the flap switch on my JR XP7183...JR/Horizon wont sell/send me the toggle switch..insisting I send them the radio...seems silly to me, they will keep the radio at least 2 weeks (likely 3-4) and charge me an arm and a leg for a $.50 piece that takes 30 seconds to install...so...
If anyone has an old JR radio that has a viable 3-position switch (flaps, etc..) and it is either unrepairable or obsolete...and wants to either sell me the radio or better yet the switch I will be forever thankful! Thank you!
Or if anyone has replaced this switch with any commercially available one..let me know!

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Old May 05, 2005, 03:24 PM
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Have you EVER sent a TX to them????? I have 3 time 2 of which where under warranty and one that was not. In all cases it cost me nothing {other than shipping} They fixed 2 of them and shipped them back to me the day they got it and the other one they kept for 2 days. Give them a try. I bet you will be happy. I sure have been.

A very happy JR customer.
Lee
Old May 05, 2005, 03:46 PM
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Hi Lee,
The radio is more than 5 years old so it is not under warranty. I did call them and was quoted 2 weeks and at least $30 with parts and labor. As I said it is a 30 second fix to switch out the part (radio shack equivalent is $2.29) not includ. S/H...I am an engineer so I feel comfortable doing it...its not a matter of not trusting them to do it..but I would be out my radio for that amount of time, thus no flying, and since it is not essential I can still fly with out it currently. Thanks, I may still have to send it in if I cant find one.
Old May 05, 2005, 03:58 PM
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Hi DrBill
When I sent my 442 which is the old one. I expected it to take a while and be costly. It was back in a week and they charged me nothing. I didn't call them I just mailled it in. I guess I was lucky but thats is the out of warrenty service I got from JR.

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Old May 05, 2005, 06:42 PM
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I may have a unworking 622 in my hanger. I am not sure if I disposed of it already.
If I have it I will let you know tomorrow. You may not even have to wait for shipping
depending on where in RI you are.

Rick
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Old May 05, 2005, 06:49 PM
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Radio South has JR switches. The last ones I bought from them were about $11 each.

JR/Horizon needs to reverse their new policy. It really does not serve us well when they refuse to supply parts to us.

RC-CAM
Old May 05, 2005, 09:06 PM
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Thanks Mr. RC-CAM! I agree..I was told by their service rep. that indeed it was a new policy and that it had to do with liability and the fact that all other radio manufacturers were doing the same.

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Old May 05, 2005, 11:00 PM
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Thought I had one, but no luck my switches were all two position and 1 momentary on

Have you tried your local radio shack,seems to me I've seen 3 position sw's there

That is not a new policy, I needed gimbal parts for a 642 couple years ago and could not get them. Wound up buying a TX here and canibalizing it for the parts I needed.
Cost me $60 but was worth it cosidering the spares I gained and not being forced to send it in.

Good luck, Roger aka GIFLYRC
Old May 06, 2005, 12:25 AM
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Yes, I have thought of RS...they have some 3 position but not exactly the same specs as the JR ones...may do in a pinch though!
Thanks for looking Roger, I appreciate it anyways!

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Old May 06, 2005, 10:20 AM
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JR radio


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Old May 07, 2005, 01:42 PM
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If someone has a bad radio, I need a back case assembly.I really would appreciate it. Let me know how much you want. (It's a XF 631 but they look to be the same until you get into the real expensive models.)
"Someone" hit the handle on something and broke it out of the case.
Thanks
Tom
Old May 07, 2005, 03:06 PM
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To all who inquired:
I replaced my switch with a 3position mini-switch from Radio Shack that costs $3.29.
Total time of assembly was 5 minutes including letting the soldering iron warm up. Testing the switch it worked fine..even came with different colored toggle switches!

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Old May 08, 2005, 12:26 AM
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Dr Bill,

So sorry I didn't get back sooner. I got really crazy at work.
Glad to see that you found a solution.

Tag if I can find that radio I'll let you know. I just wrote myself a note
to look for it in the a.m.
Old May 08, 2005, 01:00 PM
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I found that radio. It is a xp642.

It is a little beat up but toggles andthe gimbles still work fine and the back side of the
case is very usable.

PM if interested

Rick

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