R/C Tech Forums

Go Back   R/C Tech Forums > General Forums > Nitro On-Road

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 11-14-2006, 09:39 PM   #1
Tech Adept
schufflerbot's Avatar
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: austin/houston TX
Posts: 113
Default Radio Mods?

Ive seen several radios at the track that have some mods on them.

I know what some of them are; spektrum conversions, rocket launchers, etc...

but i cant figure out how to get my 'steering wheel' lower!

they're controllers that look normal, except they have some sort of robo-cop style mod that makes the wheel itself stick out a little and move down an inch or 2, allowing the drivers hands to be close together.

i think this would be much more comfy for my paws, does anyone have any info on these?

schufflerbot is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-15-2006, 03:56 AM   #2
Tech Master
fritzD's Avatar
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Cebu City, Philippines
Posts: 1,136
Trader Rating: 1 (100%+)
Send a message via Yahoo to fritzD

you are probably talking about KO EX10 Helios. It has a wheel extension upgrade. I use this radio. It's makes things comfortable.

Check on your radio manual if it offers a wheel extension upgrade.
fritzD is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-15-2006, 07:45 AM   #3
Tech Elite
duneland's Avatar
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: NW Indiana, USA
Posts: 2,403

Futaba 3pk has a drop-down wheel option (included with radio).
KO Helios and JR Z1 (same radio) have it as an available option & throw in the adjustable angle for good measure. These are not mods, just options.
The old Airtronics CP & CX models had drop down wheels as do the M8 & M11.
The now extinct, hitec linx 3d also had a drop down wheel position.
I use the Helios and greatly prefer the drop down wheel. Putting both hands at the same level, is a more natural feel.
If you want to mod your radio, go for it! Or, just buy one of the radios mentioned...
duneland is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-15-2006, 10:00 AM   #4
Tech Apprentice
Join Date: May 2006
Posts: 64

I agree with the previous two guys, the helios is so much more comfortable with the wheel lowered and the ability to angle it.
Neil777 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-15-2006, 01:58 PM   #5
Tech Adept
schufflerbot's Avatar
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: austin/houston TX
Posts: 113

outstanding information!

thanks, fellas.

now, I am currently using a Spektrum DX2 and I dont think it says anything about options for the controller setup, or upgraded parts.

Does anyone have any experience with actually modding a controller?

I'll gladly pull my old futaba apart, inspect the parts to see if some sort of 'ghetto engineering' is possible, then burn the remaining parts in a 'screw AM frequency' ritual, familiar to south australian natives from the late 1800's.

If anyone knows of a simpler method, I'm all ears! (read: eyes)
schufflerbot is offline   Reply With Quote

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
brushed mods vs brushless mods b-man777 Electric Off-Road 12 03-21-2008 04:42 PM
FS: M8 Radio with Spectrum 3X Rx and mods semore R/C Items: For Sale/Trade 8 11-27-2007 02:02 PM
Mods and regional Mods names turn to Green? Mr. Shookie R/C Tech Site Forum 2 07-08-2007 08:50 AM
KO PROPO Ex1 Radio and 2 mods., and rec triumph R/C Items: For Sale/Trade 2 03-07-2004 02:44 PM
T3 for sale or trade for pede mods, Pede, Batteries, Charger and a digital radio! Tragic Thoughts R/C Items: For Sale/Trade 2 02-19-2004 04:04 PM

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off

All times are GMT -7. It is currently 02:48 PM.

We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.
Powered By: vBulletin v3.9.2.1
Privacy Policy | Terms of Use | Advertise Content © 2001-2011 RCTech.net