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05-09-2018 02:56 AM  6 months agoPost 1
Gearhead

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click and see,
love the power switch !

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05-09-2018 03:05 AM  6 months agoPost 2
TMoore

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Ah, the radio that's half asleep. Case looks good, PCM 512 not so much.

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05-11-2018 01:26 AM  6 months agoPost 3
scott s.

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can i get that
in 2.4

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05-11-2018 01:29 PM  6 months agoPost 4
BeltFedBrowning

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I would love to try a singe stick...on my simulator

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05-11-2018 01:55 PM  6 months agoPost 5
KJH

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A few notable RC folks used single stick radios.

Walt Schoonard

Curtis Youngblood's highly modified JR radio

-Kevin

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05-12-2018 02:45 AM  6 months agoPost 6
banshee rider

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I had one way back when
problem was/is
I had already been flying a two stick for a while
I never could hardly hover with a single stick after trying for some time
We used to call them cuddle boxes because of the way you held them

ageing is manditory maturity is optional

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05-12-2018 03:07 AM  6 months agoPost 7
KJH

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Walt Schoonard with his cuddle buddy

-Kevin

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05-12-2018 05:00 AM  6 months agoPost 8
TMoore

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Timmy used one but Ted flew dual stick. The Chapman's both Dan and Don flew SS, Curtis' Dad Dave flew SS and there were a host of others. The radios just couldn't be produced in enough quantity for them to be profitable.

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05-12-2018 05:08 AM  6 months agoPost 9
R.J.

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Sisters...

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05-12-2018 08:37 AM  6 months agoPost 10
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Back when single stick was popular, a reasonable number of people "flew the tail". The morphology of helicopters was still not well defined. Back then many (most?) of the people winning the big pattern contests were using mode 1 transmitters with the throttle and elevator controls reversed. Again, exactly how things were "supposed" to be was more open to interpretation.

It reminds me of the layout of motorcycle controls. Today, all bikes have the same controls. Throttle and front brake on the right grip, clutch on the left, shifter on the left toe, rear brake on the right toe. Shift patterns are all the same- 1-down and 3,4,5- up (this is reversed for race bikes). As a generality you can jump on any bike and ride it without learning new patterns. It wasn't always that way. In the beginning we didn't know what were were supposed to like. https://occhiolungo.wordpress.com/2...dians-and-guns/

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05-12-2018 12:44 PM  6 months agoPost 11
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Somewhat over twenty years ago a fellow club member decided that he would be able to control the throttle on a single stick transmitter better than a mode two dual stick transmitter. He bought a couple of single stick transmitters and switched all his helis and planes over to them. He successfully learned to hover his helis and fly his planes with the single sticks, but for some reason after five or six years converted back to dual stick. He still has the single stick transmitters, to the best of my knowledge. While he never offered to let me hover one of his helis on single stick, he did get me to trim out his planes with the single stick transmitters. Flying a plane on single stick wasn't any harder than flying on mode two, adapting to rudder being on the one stick was very natural. Throttle felt a little funny, but was doable.

One time a friend at another club wanted me to fly his plane that he had on single stick, I gave him back the transmitter after a few seconds because it didn't want to turn the way I expected it turn. He explained he had the ailerons on the rudder knob and the rudder on the stick where ailerons normally are. He let me try again and knowing you had to twist the stick to roll it was quite easy to fly, including the normal aerobatics you would do with a sport plane. The mind is quite adaptable, at least when you are young.

BTw, the reason a lot of pattern flyers in the sixties and seventies flew mode one was because they learned to fly on reed transmitters, where you controlled the ailerons with the right hand and the elevators with the left hand. It was natural for the first dual stick proportional transmitters to be set up to accommodate those flyers. There was a school of thought for a while that it was easier to be precise in flying pattern when the ailerons and elevators were on separate stick and didn't have to be mixed on the same stick. Though that has pretty much gone away here, it is my understanding, from what I've read, that in Europe and Japan mode one is still quite popular.

Allen Dye

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05-12-2018 05:10 PM  6 months agoPost 12
GyroFreak

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Just for grins, here is (was) my single button controller. Course it would be worthless for helicopter control.

I think about the hereafter. I go somewhere to get something, then wonder what I'm here after ?

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05-13-2018 12:58 PM  6 months agoPost 13
wjvail

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If anyone is really interested in owning and flying a single stick radio, you might call Tony Stillman at Radio South. There is a link on his web site for "custom work". While I haven't personally used this service it seems to be exactly what someone looking for a single stick radio might need.

http://radiosouthrc.com/custom-work/

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