Futaba FF8

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Futaba FF8

Post by stormer254 » 24 Oct 2018, 22:02

Technical question please. Due to physical problems I fly WITH a Futaba FF8 converted to single stick and a slide throttle on the right hand side of the case that I move with the little finger while twiddling the stick. I find it quite difficult to move the slide switch up and down while my older JR cuddle box with a horizontally mounted throttle, which I believe is an adapted trim, is much easier to use. I would like to change my FF8 to a horizontal throttle but the case is not deep enough. So i was wondering if any one knows of a rotary control that I could replace the slide with. the full servo/ throttle movement would have to be in 90-100 degrees of rotation of the switch.
Any and all advice from where such a control could be sourced will be gratefully received.
Thanks, Steve.

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Re: Futaba FF8

Post by Wagga_Wayne » 25 Oct 2018, 09:39

Hi Steve,

Any chance of a few pictures? - what configuration works (JR) & what doesn't (FF8). I have some old (but unused) Multiplex linear slide pots which are very shallow (thin?), so may be a viable option.

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Re: Futaba FF8

Post by NeilMac » 08 Feb 2019, 14:25

Steve, Not the answer to your question, but I saw this and thought of you... looks like it would take a 2.4gHz RF module.

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Futaba-FP-T8 ... 1438.l2649
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