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It's been a while since I've been active on the forum, so apologies if this has been covered at length already, but I was hoping someone could recommend the preferred replacements for the standard hand controllers?

Mine are refusing to zero properly and I've lost patience with them and would like something better. I am not bothered about extra functionality unless it is really easy to use and doesnt mandate using a laptop as we are rug racers and typically just use a Rich G lap tower (as that does all we need timing wise). Wireless would be great, but again not if it adds complication or means making changes to the cars.

So far TruSpeed seem the best like for like option, but for the price I am expecting them to be rock solid, smooth to use and to last!

Thanks in advance.

PS - We run PB Pro and have the Robo Power upgrade (I cant remember the official name for it).
 

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I agree that based on your post, the TruSpeed is the way to go. I don't have one, but all the reviews have been quite favorable.
Hopefully there will be other options out there soon, but other than TruSpeed, Slot.it is the only other choice I know of. It's not "really easy to use", though it doesn't require a laptop at all. It does require power, though. That power can be vampired off the track power using the included adapter, but it does complicate things.
 

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Bit disappointed with my Truspeed and it won't always zero properly either, i.e. apply dynamic braking, and it needs regular cleaning. I think it's overpriced (ca 5x more than Scaley) as it doesn't add any new features other than aesthetics & being non-linear and smoother. Also, you have to buy another card for different throttle profiles. A weaker spring and a good clean with something like DeOxit will transform the Scaley controller to something closer to the Truspeed and the DeOxit solved my zeroing problems.
 

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Another thing to check is that the return spring is not fouling on the internals. I have found that slightly enlarging the loop at the end helps to keep it moving freely as does rubbing some graphite (pencil lead) on the posts as a lubricant. Elsewhere, people have replaced the spring for a softer one.

At the end of the day, you are always going to have some time on maintenance whatever controller you end up using.

All the best - Greg
 

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hi
having seen some of the prices being asked for wireless throttles and there complexity i decided to stick with the standard scaley offerings.

Yes they do vary a little in performance but when the pb is connected upto ssdc you can tinker with the how the power is delivered.

Also it is worth taking them apart and using a drop or two of the magical inox on the spring tines and the wiper arm/slider.

Even just using the supplied laptower auto calibration is available and well worthwhile performing...
 
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