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Hi so has anyone Upgraded a Scalextric SSD throttle by changing the parts inside

I would like to see about upgrading some as I quite like the basic shape and feel of them but as stated in other threads some don't zero and all give different top end values

So does anyone have any idears on what to do


and no I dont want to buy a Slot.it or Scopious or TRUE Speed as we all use the same club controller

Michael
 

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Michael,

I have relocated the trigger spring inside mine to make the trigger feel better/tighter.

I know some have replaced the spring altogether.

I'm sure there was a thread on here somewhere, but it was probably a few years ago.

It was easy enough to do, just take the throttle apart and you'll see where the spring currently sits. to the back of the rear spring post is another post. Just unhook the spring and place it on the post further back.

And if you don't like it, you can easily put it back.
 

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I've been wanting a mid-range SSD controller for a while now. It's great that we have all these wireless solutions, and a couple top-end controllers (TruSpeed, Slot.it), but there's no "in between" to consider. If you can't afford $100+ per driver, you're stuck with the OEM controllers.

I don't know of anyone who has replaced the resistor with a better one, but I would love to read about it if someone did.
 

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How different are SCX, Ninco or Carrera digital controllers ? I know ninco probably is not an option (not enough steps), but I never heard complains of SCX controllers and they also have to switch lanes and brake. Whole different ball game, or switch plugs, or something in between :), anyone knows ?
 

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If it does not zero it needs cleaning. There are some threads on this. A good clean of the rack, fitting a better spring and the difference is noticeable. Pendels do a couple of throttles for SSDC at moderate prices. One based on parma and one I think on MRRC. I was all for a change of throttle, but cleaning improved it significantly so no it is good enough that Wireless is a higher priority for me. I say that only to indicate the difference of a clean and new spring is large.
 

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hi
cleaning and lubing with inox gives the throttle a whole new feel. Clean the resistor and slider and then apply the inox,sparingly.

Also apply to the spring tines and the spring mounting points,the difference in feel is noticable..

I am more than happy with the standard throttles when they are all cleaned and callibrated and used with the wireless throttle pro box's.

Some time in the future will see ssdc doing auto cal on all throttle's that are plugged in. (hoping so anyway)
 

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We've done all those things. Like I said, with most controllers, calibration is all that's needed. Sometimes a controller is too bad to fix, though.

As for other brand's controllers, I don't think any others use two buttons like SSD does, other than Slot.it and Scorpius, and they both have three. Other than Ninco, though, I think they're all sliders like we have, just at different values.

Pendle's is great, but you can get the TruSpeed controllers for much less direct from TruSpeed, including their latest one that Pendle isn't even listing. I wish their prices were in US dollars, though. Still, it's cheaper than a slot.it controller, and doesn't need the power supply to work. I really should get at least one of them.
 

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Michael, have you tried a Truspeed before?
BTW the latest one is actually cheaper than the previous model was when it was released...still £48 is not cheap, but you're getting very good controller with good support as well.
I'll never go back to the standard Scalex controller for all the reasons members have already mentioned.
 
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