RE: RDS8000 Transmitter gimbal wire failure?
I had to replace the pots in my Futaba 7C 72Mhz radio after four seasons. I'm surprised that abulfletcher is so upset about having a service issue after half a decade of reliable operation with his RDS8000.
Nobody likes to lose a model, but it's part of the sport. Transmitters wear out, servos fail, glow engines shed bearings, electronic speed controllers spontaneously combust, covering quits sticking, batteries give out; sometimes you catch the problem before crashing if you're lucky.
You had a good run, abulfletcher. Why not spend $179 for another new RDS8000 and an extra 92824 receiver and simply plan on replacing the transmitter 5 years from now? $36 per year doesn't seem like an outrageous price for an RC radio system.