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02-19-2005 05:34 AM  15 years ago
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Rcbry

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Poll::: How many fly with fingertips as opposed to thumbs??
I've been flying heli for 15 years now and have always flown with my thumbs and index fingers on the sticks with a neckstrap. I've recently tried flying a little with my thumbs and i'm finding that at least with the rudder I don't seem to inadvertently deflect the rudder with doing large collective movements.

I was curious how the rest of you handled the stix and why you like it.

Rcbry
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02-19-2005 05:43 AM  15 years ago
Aaron29

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Thumbs only here -
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02-19-2005 05:55 AM  15 years ago
dragonlord

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luton uk

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well i fly well bad with me thumbs.

so I pinch and use a tray fly much smoother that way.
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02-19-2005 06:58 AM  15 years ago
JitsuGuy

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Tulsa, Oklahoma

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Thumbs and fingers on right stick and just thumb on left stick. I dunno, it's just how I fly.


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02-19-2005 07:12 AM  15 years ago
Vigor3DFX

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Always use the pincer thumb and finger,
When picked up my 1st Tx in 1979 at 11yo i just held it like that as if it were natural.
Only used a neckstrap in the last year.
Tony
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02-19-2005 07:18 AM  15 years ago
DOKEY

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Right or wrong I'm a thumb man (not dumb man )

Tried a few years back to do finger and thumb using a tray, although I felt more comfortable doing precision hovering, I just didn't like flying around like it. Occasionally I try finger and thumb just to amuse myself
Ryan.
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02-19-2005 07:41 AM  15 years ago
rroback

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Irvine (UCI), Ca

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I do both, depending on if I use a strap or not.. which.. depends on my mood. I think, I can be more precise with thumb and middle finer, but I'm more comfortable, no strap, and using just thumb on top.Rhett..... I can't fly, but the Profi sure can.
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02-19-2005 08:56 AM  15 years ago
Drunk Monk

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Thumbs over here too
Stephen

I only open my mouth to change feet.....
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02-19-2005 09:08 AM  15 years ago
RobRoy

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Huntsville, Alabama

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Thumbs here, learned that way on planks, I've tried the pinch method, just don't feel natural to me.Ignorance is curable, stupidity is for life.
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02-19-2005 09:40 AM  15 years ago
Nordbo

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Started out with thumbs only but changed to pinch after a while. For me the pinch style feels more accurate.
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02-19-2005 12:56 PM  15 years ago
AlanR8

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High Crompton, Manchester. UK

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Fingers and thumbs and a tranny tray
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02-19-2005 01:00 PM  15 years ago
CHamm

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Thumbs for me, just cant get the hang of pinch piloting.

Instant Gratification is as good as it gets!!!
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02-19-2005 01:10 PM  15 years ago
SLiebl

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Lancaster, PA - USA

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Thumbs only for me too.
I did recently try a neckstrap, and I really like it.
-Steve
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02-19-2005 01:37 PM  15 years ago
FBaity

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Tuscaloosa, AL

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Thumbs with neckstrap.
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02-19-2005 01:40 PM  15 years ago
nivlek

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Norfolk England

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I fly finger and thumb and a neckstrap.I can fly a fixed wing with no neckstrap but wouldn't dare even try to hover a heli with out one.I have a corded XRB and even had to fix a neck strap to its tx because, even although they hover themselves, it just didn't feel comfortable to me.
Anyway, when I learned to fly fixed wing back in '78, my instructor made me fly finger and thumb because "full size pilots don't fly with the palm of their hand flat on top of the stick".
At the end of the day , it gets dark .
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02-19-2005 01:44 PM  15 years ago
Arctic

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Flying Field

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Finger and thumb w/neckstrap.
Be the change you wish to see in the world. (Gandhi)
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02-19-2005 02:35 PM  15 years ago
Gary Jenkins

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All thumbs here.
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02-19-2005 02:47 PM  15 years ago
Flying Weasel

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Fingers and thumbs, my tran tray broke so i am without that now.
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02-19-2005 02:59 PM  15 years ago
LV2FLY

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Eudora, Kansas

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All thumbs here
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02-19-2005 04:11 PM  15 years ago
60Raptor60

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both here,
fingers for heli, and thumbs for planks

Thumbs and fingers

.
FLYING IS NOT DANGEROUS; CRASHING IS
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