Transmitter is always a necessary part when you controlling your vehicle, but we are always overlooked it affect when having competition. Improving grip can make a difference in how well you drive your vehicle, which is a definite benefit if you like to compete. Here are a few tricks that you can exploit and they can be that edge you gain over your competition.
1. Racket Grip Tape
The Racket Grip Tape can help wick away any moisture that is created from your hand, therefore reducing the ‘slip’ factor. So wrapping the grip to the transmitter can let it becomes easier to hold without the worry of dropping it. You can use much less effort to hold the transmitter and reduce the hand fatigue. Also, you can now have a choice of colors and patterns with the grip tape and will make your radio more stylish!
2. Steering Wheel Change
If the steering wheel is worn or you want to try something different, aftermarket steering wheels are available from the likes of Yeah Racing, Xtra Speed and Active Hobby. Not all foam is the same and you can end up finding one that feels better to you.
Depending on your transmitter, the manufacturer might offer a drop down steering wheel kit. These kits will lower the steering wheel so that your hands are in line with each other and this you may find a more comfort position.
For triggers that don’t offer a tight feel for your finger, which can hinder braking responsiveness, a length of fuel tubing is the easy fix. Slide the fuel tubing over the forward section of the trigger to help closeup the opening for your finger. This trick will also add some friction for your finger.
5. Self-adhesive Foam
If you find that you want to make the grip larger and/or contour the grip to your hand, some self-adhesive foam can do the trick. It may take some trial and error to get it how you want it, but it is worth the time to get it right. Once in place you can make it more secure by then covering it with some grip tape.
If you look through the instruction manual for your transmitter, chances are you will find that the manufacturer offers optional transmitter grips. Typically they are offered in larger or smaller sizes than stock and install easily onto the transmitter.
So now, we have introduced 6 methods for you to improve your experience with your transmitter, which method you think can improve your experience most? Please tell us on our Facebook Page!
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