OT (sort of)- Potentiometers?
I sure hope you guys don't mind me infiltrating your forum and asking you a question having to do with R/C equipment. I'm an old R/C racer from way, way back and I'm wondering if they still use standard potentiometers for steering and throttle/brake control in the transmitter... I know they were a pretty basic item back in the 80's... However, I would think that with the increased speeds the cars are capable of, that the R/C manufacturers may have dramatically improved the precision of these units by either going to an optical design or similar idea. I'm asking this of you guys because I'm into a similar hobby now which uses very basic pots for control and feel there's possibly room for improvement there.
Anyone care to enlighten me on where the technology is today?