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Old 10-07-2018, 07:51 AM
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Default Spektrum dx 18 throttle ratchet strip versus smooth strip

This is my first Spectrum radio. I have always had a throttle ratchet in the past. The DX 18 comes with the smooth throttle strip installed. I am used to the ratchet but I have to say the smooth throttle strip has a nice feel to it. Thought anyone?
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Old 10-07-2018, 09:58 AM
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Lots of folks like the smooth throttle action, especially some of the 3D guys who find that the power setting they want is in between clicks. I didn't care for it initially but someone suggested that I tighten the gimbals up and I've used smooth throttle stick every since.
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Thank you Zeeb. It does have a nice feel to it.
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I flew helis so it was natural but I converted a lot of early 3D guys to smooth throttle when they flew my planes on my helicopter radio.
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Old 10-11-2018, 05:51 PM
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Thank you Barracuda Hockey. Good info. It does have a good feel to it. Smooth...
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Were you at the Mighty 8th benefit fly-in a few weeks back?
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Old 10-14-2018, 02:10 PM
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Is this Andrew Griffith?
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Yes, I was at the fly-in.
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Yep, the very same
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Sorry I missed you. I was trying to make my way over to you, but I was busy with attendees, etc. Bill Barbee and I were greatly involved in putting this event together. I am member of Tri County RC Flyers and the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth. I saw you being interviewed by WTOC, thought that was my chance to get over to see you, then more people showed up that needed attention. Thank you again for being there. We raised $3000 for the Mighty Eighth and they are very appreciative. Bill and I had a board meeting with them soon after the flyin and they are interested in doing a flyin again next year. I have a 1/5th scale Top Flite P51 that I should have ready for that. I remember you doing a review on this model I think in the AMA magazine. So, can I get it over those trees and down on the 600' runway?
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