RunRyder RC
WATCH
 1 page 1005 views Post Reply
Home✈️Aircraft🚁HelicopterHelicopter Main Discussion › 9303 broken switch
09-06-2006 07:40 PM  14 years ago
Topic Vote0Post 1
leland915

rrNovice

USA

MyPosts All Forum Topic
9303 broken switch
Ok so u just got a new JR 9303 last Friday, and as I was taking it out of the case I bumped the trainer switch on the lip of the case and broke it off. The people and horizon are refusing to sell me a new one. They say that I have to send the radio in and get them to fix it. And the last time I sent a radio in to them it took 5 weeks to get it back, and I am not doing this with my new radio. Does anyone here know where I can buy the trainer switch for a 9303.

Thanks
Lee
SHARE  PM  EMAIL  Attn:RR  Quote
09-06-2006 08:11 PM  14 years ago
JRMAN

rrVeteran

Macedon, New York

MyPosts All Forum Topic
Try http://www.digikey.com

The less time I have the more I get done.
SHARE  PM  EMAIL  HOMEPAGE  GALLERY  Attn:RR  Quote
09-06-2006 08:28 PM  14 years ago
HELI3DFLYR

rrApprentice

Hamilton, Ontario, Canada

MyPosts All Forum Topic
Send it in or you will void your warranty or worse.MinAir 1005SE Gasser, Align T600E, T500E GF, 450SE V2
SHARE  PM  EMAIL  GALLERY  Attn:RR  Quote
09-06-2006 09:57 PM  14 years ago
MrMel

rrProfessor

Gotland

MyPosts All Forum Topic
I did the same with mine, mailed MacGregors directly, they sent replacement switch via mail. (http://www.macgregor.co.uk)
SHARE  PM  EMAIL  GALLERY  Attn:RR  Quote
09-07-2006 01:18 AM  14 years ago
RDscuba

rrNovice

KS

MyPosts All Forum Topic
I did the exact same thing and got the exact same answer from Horizon.

I don't know about you folks but mine was not a very hard "bump" at all. It broke off very clean at its narrowest point.

It appears to me that they may have installed a bad batch of switches... at our time and expense.
If the wings are traveling faster than the fuselage, it's probably a helicopter...
SHARE  PM  EMAIL  GALLERY  Attn:RR  Quote
09-07-2006 02:52 AM  14 years ago
tauscnc

rrKey Veteran

Joliet IL

MyPosts All Forum Topic
Many Hobby stores have switches or use one for a futaba radio...they are all the same.

I think I have one here. PM me,,,I will check tonight.

taus
http://www.cuttingedgecnc.com
SHARE  PM  EMAIL  HOMEPAGE  GALLERY  Attn:RR  Quote
09-07-2006 02:53 AM  14 years ago
leland915

rrNovice

USA

MyPosts All Forum Topic
Yea I am kind of pissed. I buy a nice radio and it breaks, I didn’t even realize that I had done it that’s how soft of a hit it was. And if I send the radio in that’s 2 at least 2 weeks that I will not get to fly. I guess I just wait until I have a bad crash and the heli is broken as well.
SHARE  PM  EMAIL  Attn:RR  Quote
09-07-2006 02:57 AM  14 years ago
steve9534

rrKey Veteran

yakima, wa.

MyPosts All Forum Topic
Switches
You can buy these through Tower. Search for "switch" under the Futaba manufacturer section. Part # LXCLP5. $5.59.Take the battery out of the Tx before working on it and you won't fry anything. steve.
SHARE  PM  EMAIL  GALLERY  Attn:RR  Quote
09-07-2006 03:01 AM  14 years ago
tauscnc

rrKey Veteran

Joliet IL

MyPosts All Forum Topic
Yeah, it does suck... I just checked and I have a throttle hold switch but not the trainer switch. They are very easy to replace as you probably already know. I doubt JR is going to be able to tell there is a new switch in there by the solder joints (pending you use a JR switch). You could switch it out (with any brand switch) use the radio and if you ever need to send it in put the old broken switch back in. Or just wait till winter when you are not flying as much and send it in then.

Not the best way to get around the situation but I just got my radio back after about 2 weeks checking on the syn. module and RX.

All of those switches are "brittle" if you bend them they break...kinda like an antenna.

taus
SHARE  PM  EMAIL  HOMEPAGE  GALLERY  Attn:RR  Quote
09-07-2006 05:01 AM  14 years ago
leland915

rrNovice

USA

MyPosts All Forum Topic
Thanks for all the info. I think i may just order that futaba switch through my LHS.
SHARE  PM  EMAIL  Attn:RR  Quote
09-07-2006 05:24 AM  14 years ago
RDscuba

rrNovice

KS

MyPosts All Forum Topic
While the $5.59 Futaba switch from Tower looks very tempting... I think I'll wait until winter and bite the bullet by sending it back to Horizon. I don't want to "void the warranty" should something happen to the electronics in the next 2.5 years.If the wings are traveling faster than the fuselage, it's probably a helicopter...
SHARE  PM  EMAIL  GALLERY  Attn:RR  Quote
09-07-2006 04:39 PM  14 years ago
NitroPolymer

rrVeteran

Southeast Florida

MyPosts All Forum Topic
Radio Shack sells them as well. I broke a switch off my G3 USB "Transmitter", and found an identical one for $2 at RS.
SHARE  PM  EMAIL  HOMEPAGE  GALLERY  Attn:RR  Quote
09-07-2006 05:27 PM  14 years ago
snobdrs

rrVeteran

coatesville,pa-usa

MyPosts All Forum Topic
Crack it open, get the numbers off of the switch and look it up a digikey. You should be able to match it exactly.They are a snap to put in if you have any solder skills at all.Support your local hobby shop
SHARE  PM  EMAIL  GALLERY  Attn:RR  Quote
09-07-2006 07:31 PM  14 years ago
tauscnc

rrKey Veteran

Joliet IL

MyPosts All Forum Topic
Radio Shack does have them but not the long toggle switch ones (at least not the ones instock). Digikey or Mouser electronics will have them... or just order it from Towers and be done with it

taus
SHARE  PM  EMAIL  HOMEPAGE  GALLERY  Attn:RR  Quote
09-07-2006 11:39 PM  14 years ago
steve9534

rrKey Veteran

yakima, wa.

MyPosts All Forum Topic
Switches
I've tried 5 or 6 different Radio Shack stores and none had the long handle switches. I also looked at Digikey's site and none of the switches I saw are exactly the same, either. The Futaba item is a different color than my JR switch. The folks at JR would know once they looked inside that you'd changed it, but it was exactly the same size and threads as the switch on my 10SX so it fit perfectly. From the outside no one would ever know it was replaced. steve.
SHARE  PM  EMAIL  GALLERY  Attn:RR  Quote
WATCH
 1 page 1005 views Post Reply
Home✈️Aircraft🚁HelicopterHelicopter Main Discussion › 9303 broken switch
Print TOPIC

 4  Topic Subscribe

Monday, November 23 - 4:06 pm - Copyright © 2000-2020 RunRyder   EMAILEnable Cookies

Login Here
 New Subscriptions 
 Buddies Online