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Old 09-22-2011, 06:52 PM   #1
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Has anyone made the switch from a wheel radio/ transmitter to sticks? What advantages did you notice?
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Old 09-23-2011, 03:52 AM   #2
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Brakes seem easier with sticks. I find left and right transitions are also quicker. But its a preference thing. Most of the youngsters near me seem to have spured wheels for sticks as well. Maybe as it feels more like a games console.
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I have used sticks all my racing life, but tried my mates sheel radio once.

Unfortunately, I got confused as his nitro car was heading very fast towards a kerb, and ended up sticking his car full speed into that kerb!

Push back on a stick radio means brakes, squeeze back on a wheel radio means full speed......

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I've used mostly sticks for 15 years, but occasionally used wheel.

If you get sweaty hands, your thumbs can slip off sticks sometimes.

I liked how smooth/progressive steering can be turning a wheel, but that also depends on car setup obviously. Controlling the throttle felt odd though

I think i've had too much experience with sticks to convert, but overall I like the more direct proportional feel of sticks.

They both have advantages and disadvantages, all down to personal taste IMO
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I found steering and throttle were easy enough to get used to. i.e. hardly a thought. Braking. That's another matter altogether for me though.
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I have a stick radio (Futaba Attack 2DR) I would like to try, but I see myself as Wingman2 put it right into the wall with no one to apologize to.
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