QUOTE Why would they show that trackside box with SIX lanes ?
I think we have to assume because that one is the 'Sport World' race system and not connected with the separate digital control and lane changing system. The digital control box will be the other one - the first pic.
It's great to see some pics, even if a little unsure as to which is which!
Obviously it will have to wait for hands on testing, but my initial impression of the controllers is that a separate button for the brakes is probably a bad idea. Of course a separate button for lane swapping is necessary, but I feel another, second, button for braking will almost certainly detract from easy and accurate throttle control. I have definite reservations on that aspect.
I have to agree with the doubtful wisdom of two buttons and, in those pics, neither of them look too convenient for thumb operation - they seem mounted a little too far back for a natural thumb movement. This probably means two handed driving will be needed, yet their shape doesn't look quite right for a two handed operation. I also see the possibility of hitting the wrong button, which could be quite irritating! It's hard to judge anything sensibly from a small pic, but it IS good to see the pics.
Good point Beppe!
I really don't like the RC hand sets with their push/pull triggers and steering on the same unit. Horrible things - too complicated for old codgers! More seriously, not so much complicated as unnatural feeling in my hands - maybe some are better designed than others - I only have a couple of cheap ones.
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