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Member #160633

Member Since: November 5, 2010

Country: United States

  • I had no problem assembling this, and the layout is nice, but the joystick turned out to be bad. When one axis was moved towards its extreme position the other axis changed value, even though there was no significant movement in the associated potentiometer. I took it apart, and the joystick in one axis directly controls its pot through the a direct connection to the lever, the other axis uses a cage mechanism around the lever that lets the lever slide through in one direction and moved the other pot when moved in the other axis. This cage seems to use the pot as is bearing point and I beleive that vertical movement in the cage is what caused the error. The other issue with the device is that it did not always "electrically reset" to its neutral position (as measuired with a multimeter) when release. I had to tap it or exercise the lever to get it to reset.
    My advice it to check out the Joystick using an ohmmeter or equivalent before assembling the kit to make sure it is working properly. I am going to try another one to see if this was a fluke.

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