I love Slot.it products but I never could get used to their controller, particularly the ergonomics of the handle and the feel of the trigger. I used it analogue and digital. When racing Ninco Digital I was faster with the basic Ninco controller that came with the Master Digital set. When racing analogue I was faster with a Difalco controller. If Slot.it ever puts all their controller technology into a parma/fox/whatever handle i'd happily repurchase.
Never had any faults of any kind, which is indicative of Slot.it quality.
Probably a case of being comfortable with what one is used to but I bought a Slot.it when I got back in the hobby 3 years ago. I really have not tried much else but mine works perfectly for me: gives me the options to adust the things I want without being excessively complicated. I also like the feel (shape and trigger operation) but that is possibly because I do not have much to compare it against...
I have had the SCP-1.1 for a few months now and must say that it`s awesome compared to Ninco`s analogue or digital controllers. It`s so cool that you can just switch catridges and it`s compatible with whatever system you are using.
The feel of the trigger is very light, so it takes some getting used to, but once you got it it`s vastly superior.
I had one for a season and it was faultless. The size of it takes some getting used to. Drivers at my club started to switch to Tru-Speed and all of them improved. I changed also and have never looked back. Slot-it is a good controller but there are better out there IMHO.
I have tried and purchased a couple of the Slot It controllers. The first one suffered with the early version low rated re-setable fuse. The later verion I had was rather to sensitive even with everything turned to the minimum. An email to Maurizio soon had a replacement trigger dispatched and the throtle now works correctly.
Its a good product.
It would have been even better with more R&D, but what product would not? I think Maurizio should have gone for 2 versions a 'home user', and a 'Pro' clubmans version at the outset.
The H/U item could have had a lot less 'bells and whistles' and retailed perhaps around £60.00. The club 'Pro' version could have been better engineered, with higher quality components and in a much more user friendly handle, and retailed around £110-120 pounds sterling.
I have used and tried many different handles on all sorts of throtles and IMHO, the parma handle is the best...period.
Every time I pick up the Slot it controller I think..who's serve is it! (Table tennis!)
I have seen guys struggle with the slotit in a race situation but fiddling around at home it will be great.
If you look at high end controllers they generally have three adjustment knobs....there is too much to adjust during a race on the slotit.
The hi amp cartridge seems to help with analogue racing .
A similar price controller is the Professor motor 2110 this has the essential sensitivity and brake adjustments....go for this one IMHO.
I have been using Slot.it controllers for a long time.
pfj - I don't have much comparision experience for digital, but I know for O2 wireless digital, it feels exactly the same driving an O2 chipped car with an O2 cartridge in the handle, to driving wired "analogue" (same wood track, same setup cars)
I think they are not for everyone because some guys just can't get their heads around setting up a controller for a car/class/track quickly when there are so many options.
One guy in our club who shall remain nameless, often I see him struggling, I grab his Slot.it, run one lap, make two quick dial turns, and maybe put it back from LOG to LIN mode (which is more fogiving if other settings are not optimised) - and hear "wow, that's way better"
- But a couple of weeks later - cue a re-run of the same scene.
But for me, I set it for one class, and maybe make one change of sensitivity if we drive a significantly different class of car on the night, and another to reduce braking if we run a class of car which has a lot of brakes. - I back off brakes about 30% when driving my Slot,it Nissan RAW, as the flat-6 has a ton of brakes, and we run very high grip levels, so wheel slide is minimal.
I race against Munter, and like most guys in our club, he has a high end controller - I always forget which guys are using Carsteen, DiFalco or 3rd Eye. But i do know I go as fast as those guys, and that I haven't had the reliability problems which they have all had in various areas.
I had one with a trigger jamming for right hand drivers only the other day, an assembly issue of trigger screw, or something I'd messed up when I changed to e case to yellow from std. green... but a 5 minute fix that should never repeat.
I also like the mode two braking, as it covers my sometimes poor braking timing, and if I have not got a car quite set up right, or it has a bit of 'hop", I can dial in some anti-spin to tame it out of corners. - Sure it costs me a few hundredths a lap, but if I have been lazy in setup, or just plain lacking in finesse in setup, it saves my bacon.
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