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    I'm speechless, gotta see this!

    Well i got my real 727 throttles hooked up today and all i can say is WOW!!!!!! Took me 1 hour and i have full movement as well as full proportional reverse movement!! See pics and any questions feel free to ask.

    String Pot= 137.00ea
    fishing line=12.00
    Swivels=1.80
    Split shot weights=1.20


    Not having to mess with w/slide pots having to short of throw, mounting them, linkages,no reverse thrust, and overall pain in the a$$ install


    PRICELESS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    I highly reccommend these for any throttle build!!!
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    Excellent build !

    Well done.

    Do you have a link to the ebay shop where you got the string pots ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by dnoize View Post
    Excellent build !

    Well done.

    Do you have a link to the ebay shop where you got the string pots ?

    Stef


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    http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/Strin...mZ230217953451

    He raised the price 5.00

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    thanks alot...these things are expensive...but perfect !

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    Quote Originally Posted by dnoize View Post
    thanks alot...these things are expensive...but perfect !

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    Yes they are, if you have a real quad, they worth their weight in gold!

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    Just made my first flight with the throttles and flaps working. AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    This is the first time i've ever had full proportional reverse thrust and it is COOL! All of it works perfect!! Now i'm off to wire up the buttons, lamps, and Speed brake.

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    Rob this is great news!
    Congratulations!

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    That's good news Rob. Glad everything is working OK.

    I looked at string pots too trying to save mechanical linkages and soforth, but at the time I couldn't find anything affordable. The is a company in St. Charles, Missouri that I contacted about their string pots, but they were around $320 a pop. Too much for me.

    You found a really good deal on those. I almost wish I still needed them for my throttle.
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    These are made for automotive data systems, good price.


    Well i'm almost done with all the buttons, light plates, and switches. All that i got left is park brake, (thinking of some kind of solenoid??) and my spd brake pot. Long night ahead!

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    Rob

    These really look great. i didn't know there was such a thing. Sure would like to see a YouTube video of them in operation sometime.

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