EDIT: I pulled my pedals apart for the second time. It seems the pot recovers when the pedals are disassembled. I’ve reassembled with less screws, so the case isn’t as tight around the pot. Sounds counterintuitive, I know, but so far so good. While I am still curious about replacement pots for these CH Products…products, I guess this post can be deleted now. Cheers.
Wow… CH PPPP! What an initialism!
Greetings all! This is my first post. I joined because I’m having trouble finding a replacement potentiometer for my CH Products rudder pedals. There’s so many options on DigiKey and my knowlege is limited. I’m hoping someone can point me in the right direction.
A bit of background on the situation. About a wwwk ago, the pot started jumping up to the top of the Z axis on returning the axis to centre. It would do this almost every time I moved the pedals. I tried pulling them apart to clean the runners that the pedal base rolls in. This didn’t fix it.
I contacted CH support. They are happy to supply me a replacement pot for free, however they don’t ship internationally. I’m in Australia. I got a quote from shipping proxy “Shipito” but I’m looking at between $20 and $140 (USD) in shipping to get one official CH pot sent to my door. I’ve asked CH for alternative options. I would be happy to buy a pot locally or from a warehouse supplier like DigiKey as I’m sure they can ship much cheaper.
So far, CH haven’t answered my request for the pot specification so that I can try to find an alternative. I managed to find the pot specs on a forum post from near the turn of the century. They are as follows:
Potentiometer - HP106, 50K, $9.75, Potentiometer for CH Pedals, Marked “900-630”.
Potentiometer - HP100, 100K, $9.75, Potentiometer for most all of CH’s Joysticks. Markings on the back of pot are “HP-100A”
The original poster of this information took this info from the old CH Products spare parts website, which is now closed, unfortunately.
I’ve trawled through the many pots listed on DigiKey, but I feel like I’m flying blind. Most of the results turned up pots market as “obsolete” so I’m now at my wits end.
I don’t particularly want to spend $40 on shipping a $5 part to my door. It’s looking more and more like my only option, however.
Sorry for this long and, perhaps, convoluted post. I hope someone can help me.
Thanks for reading.