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Hey folks
First post here - I been lurking/reading for ages but for Christmas i got my son (cough cough) a scalextrix set to add to his last set and for some reason this year Its turned into a real father son activity that we are both really in to! I do find though especially now its more than a figure of 8 drift set that When he is gone to sleep I am playing a little more than him and getting quite addicted!
I have a load of questions of course like all new comers to the hobby but i'll start at the beginning with just one and see how i go.

At the moment we have about 40ft of sport track using the standard controllers and power base.

Now while I can envisage more track / cars / modding cars / etc I will start with what we have and the main issue is control the stock controller is pretty poor with very unprogressive feedback/response as to how you squeeze the trigger translates to car speed both accel and decel.

So obviously google led here and i searched and read and searched and read and now I am... confused.So much choice.

There are no clubs here so I cant try out a couple of different types of club members like maybe some of you guys can.

What i want from the controller is to have a distinct range of power to the vehicle depending on finger travel on the trigger and for the brakes/decel not to seem so abrupt as it robs you of any corner entry speed.

To narrow the choice down lets say we are not rich! So absolute max 80 pounds - 100 euros per controller and that would want to be special

I am also quite efficient at soldering and DIY electronics so not afraid of kits.

Can anyone help? All the searching and reading i have done here has kind of over loaded me with info that unfortunately i dont have much of a frame of reference on so the voice of experience may help give me a better idea which way to go.

Well thats a long enough first post - looking forward to seeing ye on the forums

jasperok
 

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Thanks for the welcome and reply folks

Maybe the parma will be ok - is it progressive enough on the trigger?

My main gripe with the stock controllers are not being able to hold the vehicle at different speeds it only really seems to have 3 or 4 different speeds and not always feeling in the same trigger position - and also when you slow for the corners it seems you cant say decelerate by 20 - 30 % .

I am guessing when you are trying to get good at this hobby alot of it is about muscle memory of the fingers and the the position they are are in for diferent speeds (as well as technically understanding about cornering etc) This doesnt seem acheivable with the stock controllers as they seem too random.
 
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