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Another question guys!

Has anybody had experience with SCX cordless controllers?

I bought a set today and find them uncontrollable!


I hardly have to touch the trigger and the cars go flying off the circuit!

Am i doing something wrong?

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Well i thought i would give it one more try tonight and i even changed my layout to a fast corner layout, but almost as soon as i put the car on the track the car zoomed off the table totally out of control and was damaged!


I give up on the controllers so i will be packing them away, i can't afford to keep damaging cars.

Anyone thinking of buying some cordless controllers, DON'T DO IT!

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The lack of responses suggests that these units probably haven't been used much outside Spain.
The idea of cord elimination is great and it is such a pity that SCX appear to have failed in their implementation of cordless technology.
To be honest, I would rather get rid of the cord than have digital lane changing.
 

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I don't know much about the cordless controllers, in fact I've seen them in the catalogues, but that's it. However, have you checked if everything is properly plugged in? If you have a car on a scaley sport track when u plug your controller in, the car can shoot off under full power until the plug is fully home.
Are the batteries in the controllers the right way round etc? Are the batteries new?
Does bright sunlight affect the controllers (are they infra red)?

Silly questions I know, but if it jogs your memory all well and good. If you know all this then I apologise in advance.


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I asked a stockist about these as I thought the no cord idea was a good one and I was told that the major problem with them was that their default setting was full power.

That meant that if the base and controller were not in infa red contact with each other, like when something gets between them, FULL POWER is applied.


Consequently the stockist advised me to buy exstension cables for my controllers instead.



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I am not saying that that is incorrect but, if it is true, then it is one of the stupidest arrangements I have ever heard! The mind boggles at the sheer ineptitude of illogical thinking.
 

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Definitely not a Fail Safe mode!
It is possibly a cunning ploy to get you to buy more slot cars as they are written off one by one!

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I can believe the default is full throttle, because that is exactly what is happening!

Even though i am almost standing directly in front of the tower, when it seems to drop out or lose contact thats when it hits full throttle and the cars fly off!

There doesn't seem to be any way of adjusting power or how touchy they are.

I bought the SCX LeMans set to expand and replace alot of my old Scalextric track and they came with it and of course the thought of going cordless like my keyboard and mouse appealed to me.

Thanks for all your comments and thoughts guys.

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