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View Poll Results: What method do you use to hold the Tx?
Pinch 115 29.72%
Thumbs 217 56.07%
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Old 12-07-2005, 06:13 AM   #26
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OK - you guys have convinced me. Looks like I'll be getting a neck strap for my mode 1 radio and trying the pinch method, because I do have the dumbest left thumb in the world, and have gotten away with it so far for fixed wing.

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Old 12-07-2005, 06:50 AM   #27
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.........It works great for me though. Jimmy Hendrix used to play his guitar backwards too!
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Old 12-07-2005, 11:43 AM   #28
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do you fly with an LSD soaked headband?
Ok, who told you?! :p I found that flying while "tripping" is much more challenging. I also hold the transmitter behind my head, just like Jimmy did with his "axe". No, I don't ever squirt lighter fluid on it and set it on fire while flying. Well, I did one time just to show off. The TX just hasn't been the same since. He He He!!!

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Old 12-07-2005, 12:23 PM   #29
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Yeah, a neckstrap is a good idea. Especially now with the lighter weight notebooks and smaller pc's available.

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Old 12-19-2005, 04:45 AM   #30
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Tried pinching, but she slapped me.....thumbs since the start...helis and fixed wing...I'm too old to change now.

Was flying electrics waaaay before it was cool
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Old 12-19-2005, 12:44 PM   #31
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Tried pinching, but she slapped me.....thumbs since the start...helis and fixed wing...I'm too old to change now.
Been slapped many times, but like the energizer Bunny, I keep on pinching, and pinching and pinching!
 
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Old 12-30-2005, 02:49 AM   #32
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I pinch both sticks.
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Old 12-31-2005, 10:51 PM   #34
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What ever works for you. I too am a pincher.

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Old 12-31-2005, 11:03 PM   #35
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where can i get an adjustable neck strap?

ive since taught myself to use pinching....i think it is more precise than thumbs...i notice quite a difference in flying the heli.

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Old 12-31-2005, 11:54 PM   #36
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Hey Tim,
I have an extra neck strap. I will throw it in your package when I ship.
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I fly helis pinch, although recently changed from transmitter tray to neckstrap only, on mode 2 and fixed wing thumbs mode 1 - seemed like a good idea at the time.
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Old 01-07-2006, 07:31 AM   #38
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I learned from Radds site recently. I pinched the whole time. I do not know anything else. It seems natural to me.
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Old 01-07-2006, 08:55 AM   #39
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I learned from Radds site recently. I pinched the whole time. I do not know anything else. It seems natural to me.
Pinching is the only natural way to "feel" some things. When one needs to "feel" the texture of whatever, one pinches it, we don't thumb it, do we?

I have been slapped silly quite a few times because of my hopeless "pinching" habit.
 
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Old 01-13-2006, 07:57 AM   #40
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Thumbs up Thumbs

was thumbs Since i was twiddiling with parachute "the LCD game that was about in the 80's " My brothers had Popie and Octapus and so on , and am thumbs now.

I have wanted to get some sort of program where i could hook up my G3 controler and see on screen a drawn line so i could train in some fluid circular movements and so forth. this could be interactive with the operator chasing an on screen item , you could use both together and or one at a time . different patterns could be traced and tracks and mazes could be lead through " where hitting a wall would be cause for loss of one life. and then the girls come out and you have to ..... OK stopping here. wishing getting out of Controle .

Oh and Mode 3 Fixed and Rotory wing.
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Old 03-03-2006, 09:18 AM   #41
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On tx I do the thumbs, on girlfriend I do the pinch :O) Jimmi
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Old 03-04-2006, 08:12 PM   #42
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I'm a thumb, it came natural!!!
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Old 03-05-2006, 05:59 AM   #43
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I did try thumbs for a while, but always thought I flew smoother with less interaction between controls with the pinch method.
What's interesting to me is I just had a "Small" stoke in December, and a couple weeks later was able to get my January all weather Flyer flight in using the pinch method, no problem with control, but still cannot thumb the left stick.
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Old 03-21-2006, 12:29 PM   #44
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Having two kids with Nintendo/PS games machines makes me a thumb man. Doe's that mean u got to be young to thumb? (a sprightly 46)
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Old 03-24-2006, 08:53 PM   #45
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What do the top pro's do and how many of the national champions over the last say 10 years were pinchers vs. thumbelina's anyone know. That could prove to be valuable info if "the right hands," got ahold of the data. <<<<<<<Gadungcha! thank u, thank u, I"ll be here all week.>>>>>>

I have been faithfully crashing planes and helicopters for over 2 years now.
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Some years ago, a commercial pilot who was joining our club to learn to fly models got into a discussion over which was better. After he had watched several of us fly for a while, he told his son that it seems that the pinchers seemed to fly smoother, so that's what he was going to do.

In the final analysis, the best method is what works best for you.
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Old 03-30-2006, 04:26 PM   #47
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Originally Posted by qban_flyer View Post
HE HE HE.

I just couldn't let that one get by me without a smart alecky comment!
SOS - HELP - ANYONE! I can't post here because it keeps asking me for my sending & receiving codes like Http or POP3. I don't know these things or how to find them.
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SOS - HELP - ANYONE! I can't post here because it keeps asking me for my sending & receiving codes like Http or POP3. I don't know these things or how to find them.

so how did you post the SOS then?
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Able to post a reply but not a new thread?
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Your computer, in its infinate wisdom, is asking you to pick how you want to access the internet. So......go to internet tools and figure it out. This should only be a problem if you are trying to send things from your desktop.

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