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If you are a cheapskate like me, you could just add a break cable and a little brass piece in your current 80's controllers and then just connect that cable to the negative pole where the black cables join the powerbase. Et voilá! All the breaks you 'll ever need


I took some pics to demonstrate how I did it enjoy!


Just make sure the brass thing is flush with the resting step, and make sure there's a bit of plastic left on the resting step between the resistor and brass so that there won't ever be contact directly between the brass breaking strip and the resistor (Not good)


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ok, sorry if I was a bit unclear Monaro. I chose a blue cable for the extra breakwire too, wich in hindsight might seem illogical, but that was what I had at hand at the time. If you look carefully at both the pics you will notice that the cable going to the resistor is acctually blue and white, but nevermind. In the second pic you see the added breakwire as the bottom one of the two (slightly lighter shade of blue).
By "resting step" I meant the plastic "step" that the accelerator sits on when the trigger is not pulled, this is where you want the breaks to engage. That's why I've added the extra brass strip there to allow the breaking. But like I said earlier, it's nessesary to leave a bit of insulating plastic on the edge of the "resting step" otherwise you'll short cut the power source (BAD IDEA!) instead of the trackrails. So just make sure there can never be contact between the added break cable and the resistor. And no the brass piece is not from the trigger, leave that as it is. The brass piece that I added on the "resting step" is just from something else, you could use any condutive piece of metal really. I was thinking it might work even just with copper tape, wich would be a superquick trick really, meaning no need for recessing the "resting step" to fit the brass piece flush with the plastic.

I hope I've made myself a bit clearer now
. Just ask again if you need more info!


Thanks for the kind words Bacardibeast, and good luck with the installing of the breaks! I'm sure you'll make it work!
 
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