I have read a few reviews and comments where people have expressed if these were a little short. I plan to use them on the Turnigy 9X. Do they fit nicely on 9x and can you screw them all the way till the end without any gap between the rocker and the stick?
The grub screw is the same as the original on 9x, T6 I think, except they are black. They fit nicely on the 9x however, they don't screw all the way down, because then the stick would come out at the other end. Take a look at these two pictures how it looks (they are the same, except mine are black): *******shrani.si/f/3F/Ku/2KAFrmGy/1010083.jpg and *******shrani.si/f/7/SS/YR5NOxL/1010084.jpg
Oh, you asked what is that grub screw for. It has the same function as the one on the original. You can set the height of the rocker and fasten it so it doesn't come loose. But the height adjustment is minimal.
Apparently these fit the Turnigy 9x, but I wouldn't know for sure. I ordered these myself two days ago for my 9x. If its for a Futaba, then it should fit the 9x. It seems these have the HEX screw for setting height, just like the original 9x gimbles do.
You know what? I didn't realize there was a hex/grub screw in the center of my tottle handles? The fact that they are black on the Turbo thumbs makes them easier to see. Thanks for that tip. Credit given. Hobby King: you should include a comment about the grub screw adjustment in your product description.
Yes, the original grub screws are the same color as the stick, so they are a little hard to see.
I personally would like to have shorter sticks, but for that I would have to cut the sticks a little bit. I will see how it looks when I get these Turbo thumbs. Thanks for the credit.
Ya, I guess whether we like them high or low, depends on whether we use just our thumbs or thumb and index finger to control. Most of the instructors in my club use thumb and index finger so I am trying to adapt to that. Seems to be easier to maintain control in very cold weather when I must wear gloves. Cheers!
jim, everything depends on lots of factors like age. im guessing all the instructors r "highly experienced?" all the young ppl who grew up playing video games just use thumbs..lots of older guys would have a stroke just trying to follow the actions of another person playing call of duty, which requires intense concentration and max dexterity. just hold the sticks in a way that makes u feel the most comfortable. the sticks have to move the same way no matter how u hold them
those are for Futaba.however JR & $pektrum share most accessories in common.
They will take a bit to get used to the hat on them is a good half inch wide. Probably perfect for thumb pilots, I am a pincher but they still feel comfortable. Nice aggressive grip on them that I like as well. Only down side for me is like most red anodizing they are more pink then red. I didn't take any crowns off for that as I think it is common.
I'm using these on a Hitec Aurora 9 TX. The ones that come with the Aurora are quite sharp, unlike my previous Futaba 9C. They have actually cut into my thumbs after flying for an afternoon.
These fit perfectly, and are much more comfortable to use. I do have one suggestion for how they would work more smoothly though. If the stick tops were rounded instead of flat, the user's thumbs would roll smoothly across the surface of the crown as they move the sticks. As it is, because these crowns are so wide, your thumbs tend to shift between the top and the edge as you move the sticks. Either that or you have to change your hand position as you move the sticks to keep your thumbs on top.