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Old 03-16-2006, 09:15 PM
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Hi, simple question, I suppose. How come my Futaba Skysport Tx from the late 90's to 2000 have more resistance than the brand new ones out now? My buddy got a Skysport 6 and I got one as well, and I did as it says in the manuel about taking the back off the Tx and tighting the springs. It gave the sticks a little extra resistance but not as much as my older Tx's.
What's the deal? I like a little extra resistance, I feel like it gives me better control.
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Default RE: Transmitter Stick Resistance?

The older transmitters had more resistors in them.

But seriously, I've noticed the same thing. I've even tried shortening the gimble springs but without any real success.
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Are all the new transmitters like this, even the non Futaba ones? And, why did they go this route by lightening the resistance?
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Futaba has some stiffer springs available. They are available from Tower, http://www2.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin...?&I=LXAEM7&P=7 . Tony Stillman at Radio South also has some.

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Thanks a lot, I didn't know Tower had those. I'll try'em out.
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Default RE: Transmitter Stick Resistance?

I was thinking about this, and maybe some of you can put some input in.

I think that exponential maybe so important now in RC flying because it's probably so easy to over control a sensitive model like an aerobatic or high speed plane due to the less resistance in transmitter sticks today.

What do you guys think?
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Default RE: Transmitter Stick Resistance?

In his competitive pattern flying days, Dave Brown said that stiff springs made better flyers but soft springs sold transmitters.
His contention was that soft sticks feel smoother when you try out a transmitter but the stiff ones give you a better feel for where the sticks are.

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