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Old 06-12-2006, 09:20 AM   #11
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Just got off the phone, the parts to repair are available. $28.00US for 2 of the plastic drums the sicks press into, the sticks, the threaded on ends, and expedited postal shipping.
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Old 06-12-2006, 10:32 AM   #12
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Futaba moved from California to the Chicago area when they got into the distribution deal with Great Planes/Tower/Hobbico et al a couple of years ago and revamped the service area at the same time.,
I must say my experience with them has been all good since ..........
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Old 06-12-2006, 10:50 AM   #13
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Futaba's service is performed by Hobby Services in Champaign Illinois. All of Hobbico's proprietary lines (OS, Futaba etc) are serviced in the same location.

I would have to agree that they do an excellent job.
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Old 06-12-2006, 11:12 PM   #14
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Yup, it was a bone-head move on my part for sure...
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Old 06-15-2006, 12:27 PM   #15
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I will look at my 9C later. But my initial thoughts are, if in a pinch you could do this:

Goto the hardware store with your thumb knobs. Find a couple of machine screws that have the same threads as the knobs. Or thread some bare rods yourself.

Back at the workshop, remove the damaged sticks from the drums. Get out some snips and cut them off. Drill out the center of the drum as required.

Then tap/thread/press/glue the screws (new sticks) into the holes on the drums.

Finally, thread on the thumb knobs and you are done.

This plan should get you going for like $2 and this will get you through the summer. Then if you are not 100% satisfied you can send the unit off for repair next winter or spend the $40 on a set of brand new sticks.
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Old 06-15-2006, 01:36 PM   #16
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Yeah that works

Ive done just that (what claude said) and replaced the stick with a dowel and some 5min epoxy to hold in inplace.

I do my best to keep my baby(9C aswell) in the case as much as possible and only bring it out where the sun shines to fly or charge.

Also Started using a neck strap this year when i got the 9C just for insurance while flying. especially when putting you float plane into the water holding the radio too. Cant drop it into the lake with the strap on.

Actually Im starting to love the neck strap I dont have to hold the weight of the radio anymore

easy to let go one hand to swat a mosquito without loseing controll of the aircraft.

haha Or worse take your eyes off the glider that is specking out in a thermal to swat a bug and then try to find it again lol.

I did that At Fergus Aero Tow a few weeks back
What an event.
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