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Old May 31, 2008, 02:28 AM
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Radio holding for 3D flying?

Whats the best way to hold a transmitter when doing 3D aerobatics? I hold it the conventional thumbs on sticks but stick moving via thumbs is somewhat difficult. Or maybe I just need more practice.. So can I get an idea on how you guys hold your radios when flying. Pictures if available too..
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Old May 31, 2008, 07:48 AM
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If you do some searching on this you will find a lot of info along with a lot of opinions on the subject. Bottom line is what is comfortable for someone else may not be comfortable for you. If you have a simulator I suggest you keep switching around with all techniques and find what works best for you.
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Old May 31, 2008, 04:48 PM
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Yeah I have been doing this but flying "normally" I like my thumbs on the sticks, but 3D flying I prefer holding the sticks on the sides, even though this feels unnatural to me, but I have better control over throttle movements.
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Old May 31, 2008, 05:03 PM
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I had a lot of trouble being able to find a comfortable "thumbs" position for 3D flying (where you frequently have to use all the movement in all directions) and was even contemplating a change to "fingers" with a neckstrap -- and then I bought a new transmitter.

My old Hitec E7 and Optic 6 transmitters were simply too big for effective "thumbs" 3D with my quite normal sized hands. Even with the adjustable-length sticks wound right down, they were simply too long.

But when I reviewed the iMax 9X I found that this cheap little transmitter was small enough to make "thumbs" 3D flying *much* easier.

With this transmitter I can easily move the sticks to all four corners of the gymbal without having to stretch -- it's improved my flying immensely.

I think that many transmitter makers haven't really caught up with the growth in 3D flying and still expect us to be making small corrections or flying circles with a warbird.

Go out and try some other transmitters -- you might be surprised how much better some are than others.
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Old May 31, 2008, 06:05 PM
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I found out that most sticks are too long for good thumb operation.
I cut my sticks extra short and screwed on HC's aluminium controller stick ends:
http://www.hobbycity.com/hobbycity/s..._Ends._(FUTABA)

Flying is much more convenient and precise now.
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