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    Single Stick Transmitter

    Just a newbe from little old New Zealand that wants to return to Radio Control Planes after loosing my right leg and right arm in a motorcycle accident. I would appreciate any help or ideas on a suitable transmitter that can be operated with the left hand. I am aware of an early model futaba with a single stick with a wheel on top that was put out some years ago but to date have been unable to find one. There may be other ideas as well is anyone able to help? Any help or idea's would be much appreciated.

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    RE: Single Stick Transmitter

    there is a guy in my club that flys a single stick..I plan on going flying today...if I see him I'll ask him to look this post up or I'll get the tx number....There has to be a good single stick tx out there.

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    RE: Single Stick Transmitter

    Many thanks will look forward to hearing from your friend.

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    RE: Single Stick Transmitter

    Hi armless
    how much of your right arm do you have I fly F3A pattern I lost my right arm above the elbow also in a motorcycle accident 30 years ago a standard single stick transmitter is no good to you
    email me and I'll give you my contact details and I'll explain to you how I do it I know most of your top kiwi pattern flyers they have all seen me fly

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    RE: Single Stick Transmitter

    We have a local flyier that also has the use of one arm. He was unaware of single stick radios until I showed him an old Kraft, but was able to find one afterward. He modified the transmitter as shown so to be able to control all functions with one hand. The large wood knob now controls the throttle lever mounted on the right side.

    Hope this gives you a useful idea, and welcome back to the hobby.
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    RE: Single Stick Transmitter

    At present no manufacturer produces a single stick tx.In the past kraft,jr,futaba,heathkit offered single stick.you may have to look for a used tx and have it updated.be a ware of old pcm tx as they are 512 pcm and no current rx are available.the best kraft tx are from 1976-84.If you can get a mark 3 or mark 4 they have servo reversing switches and removable rf modules.If you see one with a fm module jump on it as then you can use jr or airtronics shift recievers.there are a few places that make custom tx.you may want to contact Tony Stillman at radio south for suggestions.

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    RE: Single Stick Transmitter

    Every now and then I see a single stick for sale on either RCU or EBAY and they are fairly new. I think they are actually still made by JR for European sale. You can check into that aspect.
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    RE: Single Stick Transmitter

    sorry armless the single stick flyer wasn't at the field yesterday I'll go again today and see if he's there,,,on a side note we had a guest yesterday at our field..this guy was hit in the back 2 or 3 years ago by a 46 per cent Ultimate I believe he said..this thing was swinging a carbon fiber prop..basically cut his leg off. and embedded the spinner in his heel.
    I first heard this story a year ago while at Bealton Va. I happened to be looking at the right time at the right direction and saved a guy from gettin it in the neck head area....You know the guy never even said thanks..anyway..I'm done rambling I guess I'm just sayin be careful every where not just at the field.
    PS our guest is fine didn't lose any limbs just most of the up and down movement of his foot..

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    RE: Single Stick Transmitter


    ORIGINAL: HighPlains

    We have a local flyier that also has the use of one arm. He was unaware of single stick radios until I showed him an old Kraft, but was able to find one afterward. He modified the transmitter as shown so to be able to control all functions with one hand. The large wood knob now controls the throttle lever mounted on the right side.

    Hope this gives you a useful idea, and welcome back to the hobby.
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    RE: Single Stick Transmitter

    the knob on the right stick turns for rudder

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    RE: Single Stick Transmitter

    Twist the knob, moves the rudder.
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    RE: Single Stick Transmitter

    armless...the single stick flyer was at the field today..he said they didn't make single stick radios any longer but you can still get them at swap meets and on e -bay..I'd almost contact a manufacturer and ask them about a single stick...good luck

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    RE: Single Stick Transmitter

    You might contact Mac_Man_UK here on RCU. He appears to be a JR rep in Europe and may know of a single stick available there. It could then be bought or modified for our frequencies.
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    RE: Single Stick Transmitter

    I know I've seen a couple posts by people who replaced the gimbals in a new TX with an old single stick set..
    Here's one http://www.rcuniverse.com/forum/m_59...tm.htm#5998086
    You just have to be sure the pots are the correct resistance.

    The biggest issue I see with a normal single stick is the throttle.. most of the time it's a finger throttle on the side run by the left hand while you fly with the right.
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    RE: Single Stick Transmitter



    Just seen this in the Classifieds.

    http://www.rcuniverse.com/market/item.cfm?itemId=322568

    Thought of you.

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    RE: Single Stick Transmitter

    Armless, Contact Silvertone Thay should be able to set you up with what you need.

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    RE: Single Stick Transmitter

    Armless,
    Here is a link to what I think is what you are looking for. I don't how serious you are in getting into R/C, but this is a good site for your needs.

    http://www.jensenjetmodels.com/id30.htm

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    RE: Single Stick Transmitter

    Fly left handed.
    I often fly my AP heli left handed and use my right to control the camera.
    Use little finger on collective and index finger on cyclic.
    Works best if you use a transmitter tray or a table.

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    RE: Single Stick Transmitter

    Thanks for all the great suggestions and help with my problem currently working with Marv Jensen on a left hand single stick 8 channel Radio set. Again thanks foe all the great ideas

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    RE: Single Stick Transmitter

    Great. Good luck with all that.
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