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Yeah,Ive tried one.A mate has one and it was nice.

I have a feeling that it uses PWM electronics(whatever they are)

I think the wiper is contactless which might explain PWM

But the main feature was the braking which apparently comes on as you ease back on the trigger,i.e. as soon as the wiper moves back not when the wiper gets back to the start of its movement.

 

There are three adjustments of brake ,choke and sensitivity on the top of the controller making it good for lefties.

 

The controller I used was the first of the series which could handle motors up to about S16D....It ran cool with no heat generated at all.

 

Recommended... I would say!

 

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John Warren

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Dave, there are half a dozen up here with them, I have tried a few, and they are worth every cent, They are maintenance free, have no trigger resistance and the power is so smooth and as Munter said the brakes are the best around. you just instantly like them.

 

I'll be getting one as soon as I've built a couple more cars.


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Thank's for the reply guy's,

 

Ace hobbies has them, and as my Professor Motor had an issue at the APC although i gave it a clean and seems fine now i might just send Werner an email to see if he has any special's atm... :)


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Sounds good Dave... which nut are you removing???!!! :o

$310 and that's the cheap one!!!

Still... I spose if you buy 3 cars these days you're almost even....

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I looked them up as well, and thought the same thing, clearly once you get into this territory you move into a totally different price structuring system. I recall reading a post about the Jaygee controller, and a few months later there was a post about a new affordable controller for home tracks, clicked on the link, specs sounded good (but what did I know) and the affordable price was only US$199

 

Just on the whole PWM thing seems to be the way to go, Isn't the Scorpius controller based on that technology and don't the slot.it controllers use a zero contact hall effect and PWM?? Also I see that Truspeed make a PWM controller, but it is as expensive as the ACD Pro.

 

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Guys, these are built for performance, I don't have one, my controller is an electronic controller with wipper and it is ok, in fact its better than a PM or slotit but when you use one of these Acd controllers your driving skill is instantly better because of the smoothness and the ease in which you can drive with it.

 

Guess you need to try one to understand what I mean, I'm not saying its the only one out there but all the good ones will cost you @ $300 or more

 

DM, yes Scorpius is the same type, maybe not as rugged but it doesn't need to be. I don't think that Rick has them running on commercial anolog tracks yet either.

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...There is an article about the varoius (high end) controllers on the IMCA website in the News Section (you have to scroll down a bit) ;

 

CLICK HERE

 

It gives you a good summery on what is currently on the market.

 

 

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Well i ordered the ACD Pro5 today, apparently it's my Christmas pressie for the next 5 year's... B)

 

When i have tried it out i will add my thought's, if it's better than my PM then it should be awsome..

 

Thanks guys for the info and link's ;)

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Great! I'm sure you will enjoy "the fresh new feeling" a good electronic controller brings to slotcar driving.

 

It wasnt that long ago I remember seeing quite a heated debate over controllers on this forum!

 

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John Warren

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Cheer's guy's,

 

@ Eric, thats the plan.. ;)

 

I was hoping to try it out tonight, but in my rush to get out of work i left it in the office.. :nice: :P

 

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Hi Dave,

 

I use one of these & is far more sensitive than the PM. The only issue is Dave N & I blew quite a few fuses. However, Dave went into J Car electronics and for $6ea he bought some self reseting fuses. Soldered them to an old blown fuse & now more problems. We will show you at Hornsby next week. You will really notice a big difference in the way the power comes on. OK on a big track but on the little tracks takes a bit of getting used to.

 

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Hi Dave,

 

I use one of these & is far more sensitive than the PM. The only issue is Dave N & I blew quite a few fuses. However, Dave went into J Car electronics and for $6ea he bought some self reseting fuses. Soldered them to an old blown fuse & now more problems. We will show you at Hornsby next week. You will really notice a big difference in the way the power comes on. OK on a big track but on the little tracks takes a bit of getting used to.

 

Pete

 

G'day Pete,

 

Was there any reason for blowing fuses so often?

Good to hear there is a quick fix solution if i have that problem.

 

I plan to do some testing with it at MR soon, hopefully i can get it sorted before the 13th.

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Yeah, nothing to do with the quality of the controller. They are very good. I think on our tight home tracks, when you de slot and run over braid, if you have your finger still on, it might just short over the braid. Being all electronic it is a safety measure. In saying that, Werner has not replaced a fuse in his. But its better the fuse blows than the controller. But these auto reset fuses, protect he controller & by the time the car is marshalled, it has re set. Very easy to do.

 

You will really notice some punch out of a corner....

 

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Dave...its been a while since you got the controller,any news now you have got used to it?

 

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