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Old 08-10-2023, 09:25 AM
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Originally Posted by gigaplex
What quality radio is not made in China?
Ko Propo is made in Japan
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Originally Posted by rhodopsine
Ko Propo is made in Japan
Are you sure? Even most Japanese companies manufacture in China or Taiwan these days...
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Old 08-10-2023, 10:12 AM
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Originally Posted by DirkW
Are you sure? Even most Japanese companies manufacture in China or Taiwan these days...
Could be, but even then the Japanese company is the designer and so they determine the needed components.
The Chinese are pretty capable to produce quality stuff as long you keep control on the whole production, if not then there is a high chance they will save money by cheaper components and production. That is why many companies from Europe have an Office in the factory with some people to keep control and make decisions when needed.
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I'm aware of all that. But the same would be true for Sanwa and Futaba then, would it not? Both also Japanese companies, but their products are mostly manufactured outside of Japan (IIRC).
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Originally Posted by DirkW
Are you sure? Even most Japanese companies manufacture in China or Taiwan these days...
Mine has Made in Japan written on. Same thing for every KO servo I own.


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Old 08-10-2023, 12:36 PM
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That can also be assembled in Japan.

But only electronics production can be done anywhere, even I work at such a small company in the Netherlands.
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Old 08-14-2023, 02:11 PM
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I opened it all up, cleaned it and things seem stable now, perhaps a crumb / dust / speck / thing was in there. So I hope I'm good for a while now.. The steering spring broke after only a week, but stretching it out and bending a new 'loop' on it , magically, still holds up.
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Old 05-29-2024, 01:13 AM
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My M17 wasn't used for 2 years and now the steering jitters. I'm guessing the potmeter is bad.
Although before storing it, it was in perfect condition and only 1 year old.
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Are top shelf pots more accurate that hall sensors?
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Originally Posted by oldfool
Are top shelf pots more accurate that hall sensors?
Even if they are, it'll only be when they're fresh. They wear out over time.
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