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#51 Slot-Racer

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Posted 10 January 2019 - 11:25 AM

Hi Jim,

 

Thank you for your kind words. I was referring to the volt meter not the foam. The foam was just an added touch. 

 

The foam is self adhesive and was from Michael's craft store. Comes in many colors. Makes the controller easier to hold and way more comfortable to grip for long periods of time and eliminate the plastic slip feeling. I would not expect you to supply the foam on the handle themselves, although it's easy to cut and apply. You can always include a sheet of it and let the customer cut to their desire or just let them do it themselves. One sheet which is 8 1/2x11 is about $2.00.

 

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Posted 11 January 2019 - 09:06 AM

No, I was talking about the voltmeter location, not the foam. I have seen the foam on a controller before but I didn't know it was a craft item. That works out much better than those foam sleeves that slip onto the handle. Once a racer puts them on they never seem to take it off to clean their brake contacts.

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Posted 11 January 2019 - 11:36 AM

Hi Jim,

 

Happy Friday to you and all.

 

Ok. Well the volt meter is very easy to put in the handle in that location. Nothing really holds it in the handle but the handle itself when assembled and a little foam behind the meter to fit snug. All I did was put a small piece of the same craft foam behind it to give the meter a snug fit and to protect from any shorts as the back of the volt meter is exposed circuitry, and positioned the volt meter in that location under the trigger. The Parma handle internals hold it perfectly in place and no other modifications are necessary. Hope that helps.  :)

 

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Posted 11 January 2019 - 11:48 AM

I was going to put a voltmeter inside my controller handle, but as Jim eluded to, it would require me hacking a hole in my controller wrap. I mounted it down on the heat sink instead.

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Posted 15 January 2019 - 12:31 AM

Well Jim I just got my G2...with the optional Volt Meter...it was a snap to install and got me a good look see my new controller.
I've used Jim's controllers for years now..always very nice to use.
This is the nicest acting that I've had...its true you can tune the traction to position the trigger closer to full on and still have plenty control and that puts the button closer to the full on..so shorter to the full on relay...very quick!
It's a very nice option...i have built a kit Difalco that has a traction control as well...again a very nice idea.
Thanks Jim for a very resonalbly priced high end controller..regards always Paul
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Posted 22 January 2019 - 12:00 PM

Got a chance to run my controller this week end at the GRRR race at Bill Pinches Track in Melbourne. There is definitely more brakes than the previous version I had been using. I can say I’m finally happy with the brakes we get with the FK motors.

I played with the traction control in Practice, but not enough to be an expert on it. It made my F1 wich was a tad loose coming off a couple of the turns faster by .05. I was going to play with it in F1 but unfortunately blew up a Motor o the first lap.

This model is a major step up and evil approved.
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Posted 22 January 2019 - 01:35 PM

I tried one at the last GRRR race.

I like it so much I just ordered one today.
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Posted 23 January 2019 - 02:49 PM

Well you can’t ask for a better recommendation then that.


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Posted 23 January 2019 - 02:51 PM

It was good to see Jim at the race answering questions. Jim and I go way back. Jim was one of the original team Trinity members and ghost built my production chassis after I got into R/C.


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Posted 23 January 2019 - 08:42 PM

I tried one at the last GRRR race.

I like it so much I just ordered one today.


The real test will be if you actually use it.
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Posted 23 January 2019 - 09:16 PM

The real test will be if you actually use it.


I'm down to the S&K and my Difalco on order.

Sold my 3rd-eyes and one-pro controllers.

I'm sure I will use it. 😎
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Posted 24 January 2019 - 07:54 AM

Tony, I still think I have spring steel dust in my lungs from all the six rail chassis I cut out for you! I want to say you paid me about $15 a chassis to cut them out. Not bad for the late 1970's.

 

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Posted 01 February 2019 - 03:47 PM

Fred, it will be similar to a choke with the full power on but my traction control will have a more pronounced affect on the power available. So it will have a wider range of adjustment.
 
Jim

Jim, is the brake the only difference between the DD-280 and DD-281?
What is the functional difference between the economy and pro brake?
Thanks
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Posted 03 February 2019 - 08:27 AM

Shiggy, correct, the brake is the only difference between the DD280 and the DD281. This is also the case between the DD270 and the DD271 models. Performance between the controllers is the same as my ESP brake relay makes sure you get consistent full braking from both rheostat types.

 

When the ESP brake relay is being used you have a direct connection on the brake circuit.  This means the brake fuse is also bypassed so the resistance of the electronic fuse is not added to the brake circuit.

 

Other than that the economy brake is 5 ohms and the pro brake is 3 ohms. With the pro brake you are paying for the extra security of a rheostat that will take more abuse from incorrect hook-ups. While the brake circuit is fused the thin wire in the economy brake and the knob position determine the ability of the re-settable electronic fuse to protect the rheostat.

 

If you ever damage the economy rheostat in the future I have my DD806 w/knob kit available if you ever want to upgrade it to the pro rheostat version.

 

Thanks, Jim


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Posted 06 February 2019 - 12:12 AM

Can one assume the wider economy brake control (5 ohm) vs the pro brake (3 ohm) gives a larger range of brake adjustability?

And the higher resistance of the economy one allows you to dial-out/back-off the brake more?


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Posted 06 February 2019 - 11:03 AM

Rob, correct on your thinking.


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Posted 06 February 2019 - 06:45 PM

Thank you, Jim. I just ordered a DD280.
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Posted 23 February 2019 - 05:58 PM

Question im interested in the controller and I have seen one with red circuit board at the handle which is what I want over the one with a green one, my ocd wants same colors on both ends😁 anyone know who might have this variation in stock?
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Posted 23 February 2019 - 07:17 PM

I had a customer have me ask about the color of the circuit boards on the new controller.

 

Here's his reply;

 

Yes, all the main and heatsink circuit boards are now red. Everyone seems to like the red boards with the black components.  Jim


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Posted 23 February 2019 - 09:57 PM

I had a customer have me ask about the color of the circuit boards on the new controller.
 
Here's his reply;
 
Yes, all the main and heatsink circuit boards are now red. Everyone seems to like the red boards with the black components.  Jim[/size]

the controller I just received is red/red
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Posted 24 February 2019 - 12:17 PM

When I get bored with the same circuit board I change my soldermask colors. My 17 band design was blue and is now black. The black looks good but it hides the circuit lines on the PCB's. I have used a clear mask in the past so the boards have a copper color which looks good with black.

 

One of my favorite colors was my silver finish. This was done by first plating the entire circuit board with nickel then applying a clear mask to the surface. Usually the nickel is done after the soldermask only in the exposed copper areas.


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Posted 18 July 2019 - 08:28 PM

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