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On 1/24/2020 at 9:40 PM, Badcrumble said:

My only concern at the moment is dialling down the speed but I’ll give it a try at some point. If only all my cars weren’t in bits...

That looks exactly the same as the cheap ebay one I ordered think it was about 14 quid, did yours have throttle control or was it just full power all the time? 

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11 hours ago, Forko said:

That looks exactly the same as the cheap ebay one I ordered think it was about 14 quid, did yours have throttle control or was it just full power all the time? 

I think that there is meant to be proportional throttle control (See photo above showing the manual) but I have yet to try it.

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Thread resurrection!

Here is the Carson Start in the hand of a 5.75 year old 

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There is definitely dual rate on the steering, hard to tell in the throttle as He has been running it on a WW2.

Definitely not much fine tuning available though I do need to read the manual.

I had to trim the guide tag off the steering servo plug, the ESC plugged straight in - basic Mtroniks thingie.

El Kid loves ‘his’ controller!

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2 hours ago, Badcrumble said:

Thread resurrection!

Here is the Carson Start in the hand of a 5.75 year old 

A33E0D12-40A5-45D2-BB80-14C249D976C1.jpg

There is definitely dual rate on the steering, hard to tell in the throttle as He has been running it on a WW2.

Definitely not much fine tuning available though I do need to read the manual.

I had to trim the guide tag off the steering servo plug, the ESC plugged straight in - basic Mtroniks thingie.

El Kid loves ‘his’ controller!

Is this controller good? How does it fit in your hands ? I’m thinking of getting it. Hows the Carson brand ? 

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I quite like the Carson brand - relatively cheap and cheerful.

I have three full size 2.4Ghz tx/Rx which I quite like (great for loaners) but there are obvious quality differences between them and the Flysky (or was it Turrnigy?) 5 channel tx I bought. That was something like 4x the price and had more functions but is definitely nicer in the hand.

The Start is good for small hands (I hope the pic shows that) bit I wouldn't choose it if you wanted to limit throttle / steering - I haven't properly worked it out using the manual (pics earlier in the thread. Using a well-worn WW2 for reference probably wasn't my best idea.

Build quality seems ok, I take it apart after each use to remove the batteries which means sliding the grip from unit and removing a cover. I think it will hold up for a while. If my boy is overzealous with the wheel he will break it but that is no different to any other tx of this style.

Is it better than the £14 one off eBay that someone above mentioned? I have no clue!

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6 minutes ago, Badcrumble said:

I quite like the Carson brand - relatively cheap and cheerful.

I have three full size 2.4Ghz tx/Rx which I quite like (great for loaners) but there are obvious quality differences between them and the Flysky (or was it Turrnigy?) 5 channel tx I bought. That was something like 4x the price and had more functions but is definitely nicer in the hand.

The Start is good for small hands (I hope the pic shows that) bit I wouldn't choose it if you wanted to limit throttle / steering - I haven't properly worked it out using the manual (pics earlier in the thread. Using a well-worn WW2 for reference probably wasn't my best idea.

Build quality seems ok, I take it apart after each use to remove the batteries which means sliding the grip from unit and removing a cover. I think it will hold up for a while. If my boy is overzealous with the wheel he will break it but that is no different to any other tx of this style.

Is it better than the £14 one off eBay that someone above mentioned? I have no clue!

Thanks for your input. I think it’s the same exact radio as the $14 eBay but who stole it from who lol?

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