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The Bitless
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How Do You Control the Sticks - Pinch or Thumbs Only?
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6-25 15:50
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22340179
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Yes, I use my fingers. I used to use my toes but it was difficult to see the screen.
6-25 17:50
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raven swe
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as above,
6-25 18:38
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djiuser_0sznpSoW5hVC
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I'm surprised people use #2. Better control I guess?
6-25 18:59
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DAFlys
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Sometime have to use my nose to hand launch.  
6-26 00:48
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djiuser_0sznpSoW5hVC Posted at 6-25 18:59
I'm surprised people use #2. Better control I guess?

I come from traditional RC helicopters and you have better control indeed. Initially I used the thumbs only but I realized it was more precise with two fingers and now I can not make a step back.
6-26 00:48
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DAFlys Posted at 6-26 00:48
Sometime have to use my nose to hand launch.

6-26 01:16
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Doesn't everyone?
6-26 01:53
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DAFlys Posted at 6-26 01:53
Doesn't everyone?

I alway launch using stick down and inside, I have never used automatic takeoff. Also I have never used hand takeoff, for me it is too dangerous (perhaps I have a too dark view but I know what such a small propeller can do to hands).
6-26 02:02
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Francoisd Posted at 6-26 02:02
I alway launch using stick down and inside, I have never used automatic takeoff. Also I have never used hand takeoff, for me it is too dangerous (perhaps I have a too dark view but I know what such a small propeller can do to hands).

I only hand launch when I can't manually take off,  like on a boat, or a surface thats dusty/sandy/long grass etc.
6-26 02:26
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Thumbs on top of the crown. The most sensitive is probably a side push but denies you the freedom of smooth movements to other sides.

Going to buy elongated adjustable sticks for finer control
https://www.aliexpress.com/item/4000640184272.html
6-26 02:37
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Richard Hopkins
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At first I used my thumbs, now I pinch better control for me.
6-26 03:42
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It would seem difficult to hold phone/ controller and still use pinch, but I have small hands.
6-26 10:27
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videoeditman Posted at 6-26 10:27
It would seem difficult to hold phone/ controller and still use pinch, but I have small hands.

The pinch feels natural to me with both the Min and Air2 controllers.  For me, it allows for finer input.

While I believe that the pinch is best for me, we must remain  open to variations. (even when they're nuts!!)



6-26 11:10
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Well I'm still a newbie,  but I use both variations, exactly like on the pic, left hand just thumb,  right hand pinch......
6-26 13:33
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Usually, I pinch, but sometimes I thumb. I think it depends just what I'm doing.
6-27 11:40
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6-27 13:32
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Montfrooij
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Depends on how long I have to make the same movement.
If it is 'too' long, I use 2.
Otherwise 1
6-29 01:38
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Do be honest when things go south I'm not sure what I use
6-29 09:59
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The Bitless
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Hihi, thanks that was a funny man.
6-29 12:20
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Droneflier Posted at 6-29 09:59
Do be honest when things go south I'm not sure what I use

Then you use colorful language.
6-29 13:27
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The Bitless Posted at 6-29 12:20
Hihi, thanks that was a funny man.

That's our very own Ken Heron.

See him every Thursday night at 7 central time at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCCN3j77kPMeQu41gfMNd13A
6-29 13:38
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The Bitless Posted at 6-29 12:20
Hihi, thanks that was a funny man.

That's our very own Ken Heron.

See him every Thursday night at 7 central time at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCCN3j77kPMeQu41gfMNd13A
6-29 13:43
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I just got these in the mail, I haven't flown with them yet but they feel very nice and I really like the adjustability.

BTG Adjustable Joysticks



Will report back later after I've gotten some stick time on them, I will say compared to my last set of metal sticks early impressions are strong.
6-29 14:17
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Francoisd Posted at 6-26 00:48
I come from traditional RC helicopters and you have better control indeed. Initially I used the thumbs only but I realized it was more precise with two fingers and now I can not make a step back.

I agree, but then you'd have a lanyard attachment point on the RC so didnt have to juggle holding the RC as well. Its a pity there isnt an attachment point for lanyards on DJi remote controllers. I prefer the precision of thumb and finger.
6-29 14:26
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This all depends on how evolved you are, with opposable thumbs or not, you know ;-)
Personally, I only use the thumbs...not very evolved I guess.

6-29 18:48
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GaryDoug Posted at 6-29 18:48
This all depends on how evolved you are, with opposable thumbs or not, you know ;-)
Personally, I only use the thumbs...not very evolved I guess.

  

notice my avatar...
6-29 18:56
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PhantomPil Posted at 6-29 14:26
I agree, but then you'd have a lanyard attachment point on the RC so didnt have to juggle holding the RC as well. Its a pity there isnt an attachment point for lanyards on DJi remote controllers. I prefer the precision of thumb and finger.

I could not stand having to support the remote all the time so ......

6-29 18:59
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I noticed a long time ago ;-) One of my fav movies of the 60's. Can we call you Keir?
6-29 19:09
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GaryDoug Posted at 6-29 19:09
I noticed a long time ago ;-) One of my fav movies of the 60's. Can we call you Keir?

I'm Dave Bowman!!




and you know what happens next!
6-29 19:39
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GaryDoug
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Well...Keir did all the work and Dave got all the credit ;-)
6-29 19:52
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PhantomPil Posted at 6-29 14:26
I agree, but then you'd have a lanyard attachment point on the RC so didnt have to juggle holding the RC as well. Its a pity there isnt an attachment point for lanyards on DJi remote controllers. I prefer the precision of thumb and finger.

I agree with you that an attachment point is missing.
I have printed this mod ( https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:4028307 ) but not tested yet.
6-29 20:26
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Hello there The Bitless. Thank you for reaching out and for creating this thread. In addition to this thread I will post a DJI Forum link on Thumb vs Pinch Control Method - Precise RC control Tips! ( https://forum.dji.com/thread-207264-1-1.html ) for additional reference. Thank you and fly safe always.
6-29 21:33
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The Bitless
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There's a strange story behind the name, HAL!
History says that in chronological order:
However IBM does, HAL will be one step ahead!
H comes before I
A comes before B
L comes before M

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Both, depending on how I'm feeling and/or the type of flight control needed.
7-1 15:28
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22340179 Posted at 6-25 17:50
Yes, I use my fingers. I used to use my toes but it was difficult to see the screen.

7-28 19:18
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