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#1 toast

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Posted 06 August 2008 - 05:54 PM

Hi,

Was wondering if i could get some help and advice with controllers.

My boys are just running the parma $42 job , but am wondering what maybe i should get.

I have seen with brake adjustment , and without , digital and not and well the list goes on and on.

So am wondering and without giving away secrect's i guess what are we all running out there ??.

We race at tracks in the north of adelaide as am hearing some are legal and some arent....

Any help would be great...

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Posted 06 August 2008 - 07:39 PM

I started out with two Parma Economy controllers with 45 ohm resistors then went to a Parma Pro Turbo 45 ohm then a Pro Turbo 35 ohm and now a Slot.it SCP 1.

The others are rarely used now as the Slot.it is so light on the trigger and adaptable to different cars without changing resistors. Also we have always run adjustable brakes so the Slot.it was a no brainer. No problems with our group using them, new technology is our friend. (In analogue racing)
The Slot.it is also well supported by the manufacturer and is being constantly developed.

I don't think the controller has improved my driving but it is nice to carry one controller that doesn't cause hand cramps, yes my hands are stuffed, and can be used no matter what type of car we race.

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Posted 06 August 2008 - 08:17 PM

There was a review done on the Slot-it controller earlier

Link here
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Posted 07 August 2008 - 12:54 PM

The SCP-1 looks the best for 1/32 racing.....and thats coming from a 1/24th racer!!!!!
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Posted 07 August 2008 - 03:18 PM

I went on a similar journey to Vinno but I didnt buy a slotit controller. I bought a professormotor electronic with adjustable brakes and adjustable sensitivity.
I have since upgraded to a carsteen.

I would urge you to go with the best electronic you can afford.

The two guys I know with a slotit controllers have still not mastered the many variations it offers.
Once conquered in this area they look really good, a real nice feel.
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Posted 07 August 2008 - 04:11 PM

Vinno,

You're not wanting to dispose of any of the Parmas are you?

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Posted 07 August 2008 - 04:32 PM

View PostHiString, on Aug 7 2008, 04:11 PM, said:

Vinno,

You're not wanting to dispose of any of the Parmas are you?

B)

No they are for people who come over to use on other lanes and spares in case of problems. I always take a spare Pro Turbo in case of blow ups when I race too.

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Posted 08 August 2008 - 03:23 PM

View Postmunter, on Aug 7 2008, 03:18 PM, said:

The two guys I know with a slotit controllers have still not mastered the many variations it offers.
Once conquered in this area they look really good, a real nice feel.

I've nearly got it sussed John, I just can't work out which button combination I push to make the rotating spikes come out the sides of my car ALA James Bond style, to chop you up as you pass me by............


and you're right, I can't find that other post where-ever it was............did the mods think I was taking "a swipe" at you and remove it....it sure read innocuous enough to me.......


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Posted 08 August 2008 - 09:55 PM

I actually know three guys with the slotit controller.The other guy leaves it in the box in preference to other controllers.
There are some very good controllers out there for reasonable money but this is not one of them.
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Thanks Mark Ive seen the mail,there are some great plans there

Edited by munter, 08 August 2008 - 09:56 PM.

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Posted 16 August 2008 - 05:01 PM

OK, as I was pointed here, what are the plusses & minusses for each? I have been looking at the Professor motor controllers (but which one? Not 100% sure), the slot.it & the circuit Master
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Posted 16 August 2008 - 07:45 PM

I have tried alot of different controllers, Ninco, Parma, Professor and more, and for my money on a standard type controller I can not go past the Fly controller. Armchair was the only place who had them a few years back.

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Posted 20 August 2008 - 08:11 PM

The PMTR2116 looks like the best P/M controller for you. It doesnt come with variable brakes so just buy a 5ohm -25ohm wire wound pot and put it inline somewhere in the brake wire. This controller will also do 16D's aswell.
i hope all of your racing is enjoyed
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Posted 20 August 2008 - 08:55 PM

Hoffy,

The PM diode type is crap, in my opinion. Im working on a transistor type that is a simple retrofit into a Parma. Uses the 90 ohm resistior barrel. Dennis has a very simple controller that uses an external variable resistor barrel, works a treat.

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Posted 20 August 2008 - 11:36 PM

P/M's PMTR2116 utilizes their new platinum series transistors
i hope all of your racing is enjoyed
slot on!
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Posted 21 August 2008 - 07:51 AM

Hoffy, I have THE original Circuit Master (unit number 1) and the only time I've had a problem with it is when I pluged it in to the wrong polarity it blew the brake pot. :(
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Posted 21 August 2008 - 08:02 AM

View Posthmcsat, on Aug 16 2008, 07:45 PM, said:

I have tried alot of different controllers, Ninco, Parma, Professor and more, and for my money on a standard type controller I can not go past the Fly controller. Armchair was the only place who had them a few years back.


Totally agree, as far as "standard" controllers go, the Fly controller is head and shoulders above the others.

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Posted 21 August 2008 - 10:00 AM

Look here for a simple do it yourself electronic controller.

Go to: => controllers
=> transistorized

Edited by Chadly, 21 August 2008 - 10:03 AM.

i hope all of your racing is enjoyed
slot on!
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Posted 21 August 2008 - 11:41 AM

Here is a pic of one of my "new fangled" electronic controllers.

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This one was brought about 1966 and I used it for several years. They were made here is Australia by Horwood Electronics.

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Posted 21 August 2008 - 12:10 PM

:D Looks more like one of them "ladies Personal Enjoyment" controllers, than what your touting it to be. :( :D :lol:

Edited by espsix, 21 August 2008 - 12:10 PM.


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Posted 21 August 2008 - 12:42 PM

Wouldnt it cause lots of deslots positioned on the track like that? :(

Hat coat Im outa here.

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