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#1 brnursebmt

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Posted 06 September 2018 - 08:51 AM

My CS-4 controller came with what I think are Red Fox handles. I like Parma handles but the holes in the Carsteen frame are too small to fit. It seems that the Red Fox handles have been modified to fit the Carsteen frame, or maybe they came that way.

 

Any ideas?


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Posted 06 September 2018 - 09:41 AM

Parma handles can be made to fit.

 

However, you have to make the holes in the circuit board a bit larger as the studs in Parma handles are thicker than in RedFox.

And then you have to make a few cuts "here and there" to make the handles accept the circuit board.

 

It certainly can be done, but move carefully!

 

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Posted 06 September 2018 - 09:50 AM

The few cuts on the handles are no problem but I was worried about enlarging the holes in the frame.  If this doesn't cause a problem I think I can do that.  I would hate to ruin the controller!  So this is OK?


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Posted 06 September 2018 - 10:15 AM

I chickened out of trimming mine to fit a Parma handle. I got used to the RF handle soon enough.
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Posted 06 September 2018 - 12:30 PM

Seems they are sold with both handles - mine has the Parma one.


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Posted 06 September 2018 - 12:50 PM

I didn't like the trigger so I changed that out. Wish mine had come with the Parma handles, too. I may just leave well enough alone!


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Posted 06 September 2018 - 02:37 PM

JK makes a handle that is similar to the Red Fox. I use the Parma and JK interchangeably, depending on which one the racer wants.


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Posted 06 September 2018 - 07:47 PM

Its very Easy to change Handles out. I to like the Parma Handle & trigger. Have the same handle / trigger on all 3 controllers I carry. That way all controllers fit my hand the same just have to adjust controler for what ever cars. Go for it I have faith you can complete with success. try some drill bits by hand.

 

 

 

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Posted 10 September 2018 - 03:12 PM

Tim not as Easy as you may think with the CS4 I started cutting and Grinding and after over an Hour I put the Red fox back on and will learn to like them I have always had Parma Handles 

 

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P.S when you messing with 800+ dollars you don't want to screw it up


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Posted 10 September 2018 - 09:49 PM

Not difficult to do. I did it for a friend.

Grind the Parma handle to fit the Carsteen board.

I replaced the trigger with a Turbo as well.
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Posted 01 October 2018 - 12:02 PM

Agree with Stan.. I fitted new Parma handles to my Carsteen.. I did'nt touch the circuit board, just gently ground out the Parma handles with a Dremel. Probably the most critical part is the 3 bolt holes.. you have to shorten them.. but not so much the nuts or bolts can break thru. Whole job took less than an hour.  


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