planenut

Need Potentiometer for Saitek Proflight Yoke

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As the title says, I need a potentiometer (roll axis) for my Saitek yoke.  The original one in it now is bad - not just dirty.  I went to the Logitech/Saitek pages but couldn't find any info about getting a replacement.   Anyone know where to purchase one?  Thanks.

Jim

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Yeah, pop the lid off the controller, take a picture of the pot -in case orientation is important, yank out the pot and google the part number. Near a Fry's?... Amazon will most certainty connect you to a supplier

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I’d be amazed if you manage to source a replacement. They are about the size of a gnat’s kneecap and probably impossible to change. Otherwise there’d be a thriving trade in them and I’ve not seen any discussion on the subject.

Good luck.

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21 hours ago, planenut said:

As the title says, I need a potentiometer (roll axis) for my Saitek yoke.

Where are you?

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I live in Virginia.

I got the old pot out - even took it apart and cleaned it.   It's easy to check with an analog ohmmeter.  Still no joy.   Very intermittent. Yeah, it is smaller than the standard pot but not that difficult to change.  I'm doing some research on line now to see if I can match it.  It appears to be a 50K ohm pot.

Jim 

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I  have found one on Ebay that may work.  Seems to be the correct ohmic value and physical size.  I will post the findings when I receive  and install it.   Will probably be at least a week.

Jim

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Just wanted to report on the results of installing the new pot.  The physical size is identical to the original one in the yoke.  The only problem with it is that it doesn't have a flat area on the shaft where it goes into the plastic gear.  Also, the shaft diameter is slightly larger than the gear opening.  I fixed these two problems by taking a Dremel tool and grinding the shaft so that it would fit in the gear.  Installed it and tested it out.  Works great.  

For anyone who might need one, I ordered it through Ebay.  It is identified as a 16mm 50k ohm potentiometer.  This one is for the roll axis.  Not sure what the ohmic value is for the pitch axis although I suspect it is probably the same.  Hope this helps if anyone has to replace one.  It's not too hard of a job.

Jim 

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