He has trouble in sand traps

This little guy's hilarious.

(Yet another Crabfu creation, of course.)

4 Responses to “He has trouble in sand traps”

  1. Mohonri Says:

    From the second part of the video, it looks like he uses the right stick to control the vehicle's travel, and the left stick for the club and the head. It's not a big deal, but I was under the impression that the "standard" way to control tanks was with two forward-and-backward sticks. Since both the club and the head use a left-right motion, use left-right motion of the sticks.

    Bah, I guess it doesn't make that big of a difference. Easy to criticize when I'm not building my own...

  2. awollangk Says:

    He can control four channels with the sticks of his transmitter. It makes more sense to use one stick to control motion and one to control "accessories". Of course it makes things like pirouettes more complicated which is why the traditional two stick control is used more often.

  3. Daniel Rutter Says:

    It can get more complicated than that, too. Modern radios make it easy to mix sticks and channels however you like, and have all sorts of other exotic stuff like non-linear control (25% stick = 15% steering, 75% stick = 90% steering...). This makes it easier to control all sorts of weird things, and also lets you do stuff like non-linearly control some aquaplane trim doodad on your model boat depending on your throttle setting.

    Heck, by now they probably let you set time delays between Stick Axis X doing something and Output Channel Y doing something else.

  4. DBT Says:

    It's not uncommon to have 7 or more channels on a digital radio.

    The fancy programming options are commonly used with collective pitch RC helicopters, to control such things as non-linear throttle curves and various throttle/rotor pitch relationships. As such, they are highly customisable.

    The operation manual for one of these radios is usually an order of magnitude thicker than that for the model aircraft itself.

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