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11-28-2007 12:33 AM  9 years agoPost 1
fiveoboy01

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Waunakee, WI - USA

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Do you adjust them to short, medium or long length?

Please include if you're a thumb or pinch flyer.

Just curious what everyone's using for length, I've been playing with mine to find what's most comfortable.

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11-28-2007 12:40 AM  9 years agoPost 2
fly4d

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I have my sticks at a medium length,
I have larger hands, and im a pinch flyer.

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11-28-2007 12:40 AM  9 years agoPost 3
rada70

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Westchester, NY

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I've been playing with mine to find what's most comfortable.
You said it.

Just do it.

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11-28-2007 12:41 AM  9 years agoPost 4
tchavei

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Portugal

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Usually thumb pilots use shorter sticks and pinch guys longer ones.

Mines are pretty short. I'm a thumber.

Tony

PS - Around here we use to say that our Tx sticks are inversely proportional to another body part


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11-28-2007 12:42 AM  9 years agoPost 5
skydude

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Gainesville, Florida, USA

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The longer the stick the finer the resolution.

Also less sensitive

I purchased some big old honkin sticks from somewhere and grab a handful.

But I am just a noob.

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11-28-2007 12:48 AM  9 years agoPost 6
Droid

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Deep down in the Southwest- UK

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I fly pinch and like really short sticks. It also depends how you hold the Tx i don't fly with a neck strap and hold the TX below my waistline, so my arms are almost straight.

Like Tony said INVERSELY PROPORTIONAL

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11-28-2007 12:58 AM  9 years agoPost 7
Yug

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UK. Herts

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Mine are as short as I can get them with spring tensions set to minimum so they don't impede on my thumbs causing them to roll off with big stirring. That redresses the sensitivity issue provided thumbs stay nice and relaxed.

Vegetable rights and Peace

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11-28-2007 01:04 AM  9 years agoPost 8
tchavei

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Portugal

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Oh, I forgot to add... We also use to say that our stick tension is directly proportional to that other body part

Tony

PS - I even swaped out my radio's springs for some futaba high strength ones just to reflect that

Sorry Yug hehehe


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11-28-2007 01:06 AM  9 years agoPost 9
MMike

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I have a theory that pinchers need neck straps.

I know I do

MMike

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11-28-2007 01:23 AM  9 years agoPost 10
Santiago P

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South West, Ohio

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For heli flying: I 2-finger pinch, use very short sticks, and put auto suspension springs on my transmiter to stiffen up those sticks. Funny, I use much softer springs and medium length sticks when flying 3D planks, but when I race pylon, is the same setup that on the heli. I guess the racing and the heli 3D are such an adrenaline rush, the short stiff sticks feels normal.

It may expalin why I drink coffee when I just fool around with planks.

I also use a strap in all my flying

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11-28-2007 01:28 AM  9 years agoPost 11
Gyronut

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Martinsville In.

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Short for me and angled 20deg to the outside on both sticks.

Rick

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11-28-2007 01:31 AM  9 years agoPost 12
tchavei

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Portugal

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Speaking of coffee... did anybody notice an improvement when NOT drinking coffee during the day?

Here in Portugal (like in other latin countries) we call "coffee" to the expresso type (5gr of pure coffee under pressure) and it isn't unusual for one to drink 2-5 expressos per day. I've noticed that I fly MUCH lower and with much more precision when I remember NOT to drink coffee 12 hours before heading to the field.

Tony


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11-28-2007 01:41 AM  9 years agoPost 13
MMike

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One thing I never tried was drinking beer and flying.

Anyone ever try that?

MMike

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11-28-2007 01:45 AM  9 years agoPost 14
tchavei

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Portugal

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I did.

It has advantages and disadvantages. It takes out the shakes and the fear of crashing so your flying becomes more smooth and makes you push the envelope further. The bad note is that you need to know when enough is enough or you will end crashing.

I stopped drinking beer when I fly eventough I never crashed under the influence of it. Blade scrapes during aileron tic tocs are a warning to stop in my opinion

Tony


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11-28-2007 01:57 AM  9 years agoPost 15
spog

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Ontario, Canada

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Thumber, sticks at minimum length.

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11-28-2007 01:57 AM  9 years agoPost 16
skydude

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Gainesville, Florida, USA

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I had to go to big long sticks.

I just couldn't get used to holding a little tiny thing in my fingers.

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