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Car rules vs controller rules

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Until recently, I would always have supported the freedom to buy and use 'the best' controller 'you' can afford. All the bells and whistles 'you' like and the more adjustability the better.

But recently, I have been compelled to consider a different angle.
It was very sensibly put to me that, if a bunch of people with a variety of disposable incomes want to enjoy FAIR and enjoyable racing together, yet they still permit 'sky's the limit' expenditure on controllers, this has near as dammit the same ability to disrupt the group as allowing unlimited mods to the cars. Hmmm!

I have to admit the fellow made an excellent point.
There would be no problem with open racing (depending on the rules as always), but in a friendly group environment it could easily result in the group falling apart. Just to clarify - if 'you' can afford an all-singing all-dancing DiFalco, for example, should 'you' be allowed to use it in competition with a bunch of your buddies who can't? If you insist, you are going to pee them all of them off and you may end up witth no one to race! Conversely, if they insist, they are going to pee 'you' off - all that money and not be allowed to to use it? Come ON chaps, you have to be joking!

I haven't made my mind up, but it's worth some thoughtful consideration, I believe.
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at wrexham we have house controllers that everyone uses because those who couldnt afford it moaned about the adjustable ones. Having visited pendle last sunday and trying an adjustable vertion of the controllers we took we were suitable impressed and have bought a resistor parma plus controller each with a sensitivity box.

I know I cn drive faster with a resistor controller than an electronic one, there is what I would call feedback on resistor type, on an electr. one there isnt the heavyness on the throttle allowing the heavy handed better feel and control.

3.9 will carify that I can lap our track faster using a resistor controller than an elect. one.

fair enough, I guess it can be cured that way.

now I think about it, Grah wont a carrera plunger do as they are of pretty good quality.. also, can you do something about your controller as it gives off this wierd humming sound.. as if it's about to go bang or summat

Also thinking about the club, There is no apparent advantage of having dials on the controller.. apart from reducing the braking effect.. oh that could come in useful for record attempts

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