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Hello Lee,

I think if you look though the EAHORC topics you will find a thread about controllers. As with most things it comes down to personal preference. It's best to try a couple and see how you get on. I've not been at this long so there's plenty of people who can advise you better. I started out using a 60 ohm controller but have now moved to a 45ohm. For the faster cars e.g. pro mod some people run lower than that. Most of the top guys have adjustable controllers so they can vary the resistance.

I have a 60ohm parma controller you can use at King's Lynn. You can use my 45ohm controller as well if we aren't in the same heats.

From my own experience I would say it's better to try before you buy.

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You would be welcome to try my One Stop Stage III at some point too.



It is very much a personal thing, from tension in the spring/wiper to resistance and the weight/shape of the controller. Some like short leads, some long, there really is no one answer.

Try as many different ones as you can, and don't be afraid to ask as the guys are a great bunch
 

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I actually attended the Orpington swapmeet today and truspeed were there. I tried their latest controller on a rolling road and it seems impressive for the money, he is working on a HO specific version but its not ready yet.

But still though the sound advice, is try as many as you can before you buy.

Ahh and what do I use now, a brp 2 stage 90ohm resister controller.
 

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QUOTE (LeeH @ 20 Nov 2011, 17:26) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>I'm very tempted to buy an adjustable controller truspeed do one that is £78

I think Dave Hannington and have a few others have those, Steve from TS does diode, transisitor and even PWM units. The BRP controller goes for a resisitor layout/feel, but with lots of adjustability. Some people stick to one ohmage, and no adjustability, as well.

Lots of ways to skin a cat then, so try before you buy. Something that you can also use at Presto would be a bonus, but don't make that the be all and end all...
 

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Tony, did you get to try the new handle? Truspeed controllers are great but thought it was a real shame when they went from Parma to Red Fox be intereting to see what their own is like.

I use a Truspeed diode controller for Mega G's and the transistorised ones are good but not quite as good as the Mike Perkins ones I use for pro and Andy W uses all the time.

The BRP's are fantasstic though, going to have to make the leap at some stage.
 

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Yes Marc, the new controller was built into the new handle, which feels bigger than the Parma, but not in an uncomfortable way!
 

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QUOTE (montoya1 @ 22 Dec 2011, 15:23) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>Blimey Tony


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Lee H - were you using your new Truspeed at SCHORC last night?

How was it?

I spoke to Steve who is Mr Truspeed about the possibilities of running from Pro-mod (15 ohm-ish) to T-jets (120 ohm-ish) and he said it was a fairly simple mod. I'll be getting one at the end of the month, so we'll see if that works. It would make it a cool controller for running all HO cars. All it needs is coast to make it perfect
 
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