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Post by Stubbsy on Thu May 19, 2011 6:39 pm

Heres a quick question - I have noticed that quite a few people grip their TX sticks between thumb and forefinger - gripping the tx with their three left over fingers. I have also noticed that some people (me included) steer the sticks with the tips of their thumbs and hold the tx underneath with the rest of their hand.
Is there an official right and wrong way to do it or is it just personal choice?
I have tried to grip the sticks between thumb and forefinger but it just feels odd to me!

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Post by Robert Piechulski on Thu May 19, 2011 7:05 pm

The only right way to do it is the way you feel comfy with Smile
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Post by Mark Barnes on Thu May 19, 2011 7:09 pm

As Rob says no right or wrong way,

For years I was a thumb only guy but the last 2 or so Ive switched to thumb and forfinger grip, started from flying heli's.

Makes using some TX's tricky though like Roys 'taba Zap (one of the switches is in the way for my middle finger on the left, and Andy's Spaziplex but the name says it all really


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Post by Zaidy on Thu May 19, 2011 11:11 pm

As above.

With Helis, if you are trying to be accurate, you tend to have more control with thumb and index finger (That is what works for me)
And on the rear occasion when I fly fixed wing I tend to only use the thumb

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