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    home made stringpot

    Boys and girls,

    A few weeks ago i bought a single stringpot from 737NUT. Ive opened it to find out how it worked. I then disigned a simple construction using bits and parts i already had. And i actualy made a working stringpot.
    It has a travel of 70cm/27inches and uses about 7 turns on the 10 turn potmeter.
    I have no idea if it wil work correctly on Stefs(Dnoize) and my throttle witch only has a travel of about 25cm/9inches (including reverse). But we will see.



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    cant wait to try it mike !

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    Care to let us in on the inner workings so's we can build some too?

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    That's slick!!!!! Nice job

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    Baie Lekker!!!

    Please share design
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    Guys,

    Stef has tested the stringpot and it worked perfectly using only 3 out of 10 turns.
    I hope to make more within the next few days. And I will try to make a tutorial so the rest of us can also build them.

    Some more details:
    - It uses a 10Kohm, 10 turn vishay potmeter
    - I used the internals (wheel + spring + string) from a ski pass holder.
    - Shell made from 5 layers of wood
    - Materials costs +/- 16 euro's
    - Time needed to build: about 2 hrs
    - It's the perfect "low budget" solution for people using real throttle quadrants

    I finaly did my part to help out the home cockpit builders community...

    Will post more info/photos when the first production run starts....

    Regards,

    Mike

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