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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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A controler is a very personal thing ,the one I use is a home made one which I built over 15 yrs ago ,I do not think it makes my cars go any faster but it certainly makes me feel more comfortable driving them.30yrs ago I used to carry a boxfull of controlers to a meeting ,different resistance for different motors and that put quite a strain on my racing buget at the time ,the one electronic controler I now use will run any thing from a scalex to a strap at any voltage .I dont think any restictions on controllers should be introduced other than no controler can increase track voltage higher than supply or increase the amount or braking available(reverse polarity brakes).Any resistance controler can be modified to make it adustable in both brakes and resistance with out costing a fortune. theres a circuit on my website for any one intrested.The biggest problem I find buying a comercialy produced control is there isnt a decent thumb unit on the market at the moment and I cant use a trigger
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No humming Rob must be your well tuned young ears.
I have a carrera handle but they seem to have a poor action , I also have an old cox vari ohm which is quite good but a little low resistance for scalex
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