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 Posted: Thu Jun 21st, 2018 12:37 pm
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Si.



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" Before you go modding a gun-type transmitter,
show how to decently control a loco forwards and backwards with that trigger.
A short video to prove would be helpful, too."



Hi Helmut  :wave:



Thanks for your encouragement.  :thumb:



I thought it would be nice to Post some pix. of a few folks 'creative' options, from the amazing world of 3D-printing.  :) 



I am very vaguely considering modding a 'FlySky' GT2E or 'FlySky' GT2B Transmitter ...

... but my feeling is, that the somewhat limited 'throw-angle' of both 'triggers' & 'sticks' ...  :f:

... could be VASTLY improved upon in a decent D.I.Y. design.  :bg:




My inspiration would be from the stalwart 'Tri-ang' P-42 Circuit Control Unit, from the swingin' '60s !  :old dude:



In fact I have a spare BURNT OUT one, stashed in my hoard of thrashed & trashed slotcar throttles.

Still in SUPERB condition ... outside at least !  ;)




The vintage vanguard of very versatile Voltage variation.  :brill:



Once I've cleaned out all the loose asbestos from inside the BURNT OUT one ... It should be perfectly safe to experiment with !  :shocked:





Talking of which, those low-Ohm 'Parma' Pro. slotcar throttles really are THE $4!7 when it comes to SPEED and CONTROL ... F1 Baby !


:pimp:


The awesome design of the 'Tri-ang' P-42 phenolic-resin enclosure was WAY ahead of it's time ...

... I don't think I've yet seen anything 3D-printed, or otherwise, which can even touch it for shear STYLE !  [whack]





BUILT TO LAST !  :cool:

( unless you leave a screwdriver across the rails by mistake of course )  :f:



:moose:



Si.



P.S.   Sorry, I don't Post videos ... I'm more of a traditional 'stills' type o' guy myself.  :us:







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