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  • #16
    Originally posted by JimDouglasJr View Post
    If budget's an issue...
    I use old Aurora 60 ohm controllers for everything and have won many a race against pro controllers. They work just fine with modern Super G+ and Mega Gs.
    They're cheap, and plentiful. $5-$15 usually, and often found in inexpensive lots. Easy to have 6 on hand in case one unravels.
    I run 18-20 volts.

    Sure you get a little more range with a higher resistance, but how slow do you want to go?
    Start young learning to control the car, not letting the controller do it for them. Kids have amazing eye/hand coordination.
    Yeah, and then like I had said somewhere else in this forum, you can say, "I beat ya with a $5 controller!" Ya gotta love it... Enjoy! -- Ernie :>)

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    • #17
      New Jersey Nostalgia Hobby has some Parma controllers with three position switches for about fifty bucks, I'm thinking about getting two of them. If I do I'll give yall the low down on them.

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      • #18
        Originally posted by dragonbusa View Post
        New Jersey Nostalgia Hobby has some Parma controllers with three position switches for about fifty bucks, I'm thinking about getting two of them. If I do I'll give yall the low down on them.
        Please do as I have been looking at them as well.

        Charlie

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        • #19
          I had one but sold it, not for any negative reasons, of course.
          The guys I know that use them are satisfied with the product, especially at that price.
          Enjoy! -- Ernie :>)

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          • #20
            Does anyone know if PARMA intends to again manufacture their 218D-45 Ohm controller model? My mistake was buying two when I should have bought four.

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            • #21
              I think everything Parma-wise when it comes to slot car racing is 'iffy', sad to say.

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              • #22
                It seems this thread Parma is the latest news from Parma
                http://www.slotcarillustrated.com/po...78#post1014078

                Not clear if/when what you want will be available.
                If you need an equivalent from another maker, DS do a 45 ohm controller that'll do the job

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                • #23
                  Thanks for the tip.

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                  • #24
                    Just wanted to mention I acquired a couple Mega G+ Indy cars a few weeks back. Found them next to un-drivable with a 45 ohm Parma economy controller. Finally put a 90 ohm economy resistor in a spare controller today and it made them totally drivable. Thanks to all the various posters in the various threads that led me to doing that.

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                    • #25
                      Originally posted by galerdude View Post
                      Just wanted to mention I acquired a couple Mega G+ Indy cars a few weeks back. Found them next to un-drivable with a 45 ohm Parma economy controller. Finally put a 90 ohm economy resistor in a spare controller today and it made them totally drivable. Thanks to all the various posters in the various threads that led me to doing that.
                      FYI, AFX uses a 120 ohm controller for all the MG+ sets. 45 is more like an on/off switch <g>. 90 or 120 seems to be the best option for those cars.

                      Charlie

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