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Old 12-24-2005, 08:39 AM   #1
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What type of ratio system do you prefer for ON road racing??
Wheel OR Stick???
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Old 12-24-2005, 09:00 AM   #2
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it all depends on you. But for me and the majority of racer, gun type is prefered. But there are some top racers, that use stick type radios which means that if you use gun radio, you'll surely win.
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i like gun type because it looks cool
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i like gun type because it looks cool
i agree.... i was driving to school once and i brought my radio. on the entrance, the security guard did his routine ispection. he saw my radio.. his face was like, " IS THAT A GUN>?>>??" It took me a long time to convince him what it was for... hehehehehehehe
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Security guard on a school???!!!
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I went to HS long while ago and we had like 3-4 security guards. One would always patrol the parkinglot while the others would blend in and watch large areas.

Not only that we always had 1-2 police officers at our school and its not that bad of an area. Granted these people would be the same ones you saw everyday.

But we did have 1-2 shootings...so maybe that was why.
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Old 12-24-2005, 06:31 PM   #7
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I use a stick radio (Futaba 3VCS) with a neck strap. My hands don't get tired after long mains like what used to happen with a pistol grip. It's also more natural to me because I also fly planes and helis.

It's virtually imposible to find a high end stick radio in the states, even though every major manufacturer makes one. Futaba has the 3VCS, Airtronics - Super EXCES, KO Propo - Vangard, Hitec - Eclipse Pro Car. I chose the 3VCS (which I had to order from Hong Kong) because I've always been a futaba fan and I could use the Spektrum module for the 3PK in it.

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I started with stick hating the idea of wheel radios and i got an old futaba junior megatech one given to me (with EPA) and have never gone back since it comes to me more naturally. the only thing i had to adjust to was brakes was pushing instead of pulling towards me
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Yep, i also started with a stick radio but now race with a wheel radio....its largely a matter of personal preference.....some of the top racers are using stick radios to great effect, others wouldnt use anything but a wheel radio.
Before buying, I`d go into a LHS and see how both types feel in your hand.....also, if theres a local hobby centre with track in your area some of these will hire out radios/cars.....it may then be possible to test drive the two systems and you`ll soon know which is best for you.
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I raced for 10 years with a wheel radio before getting my hands on a high-end stick radio. I wouldn't race with anything else now. However, I do keep an old Futaba 3PDF around for my cheap, non-racing cars. I don't want to risk losing my $500 system on vacation.

It is a matter of preferance, and I would suggest that you do try out both types. However, like I said earlier, high-end two sticks are hard to find in the states. Likely you'll have to order it from an international source.

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