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Author Topic: Two line control handles for speed - what are you using?  (Read 241 times)

Offline Dennis Toth

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Two line control handles for speed - what are you using?
« on: July 05, 2021, 12:15:28 PM »
Not trying to over post but since I am interested in a couple two line speed events I was wondering what handle designs are being used for speed? I have lots of stunt handles but I'm pretty sure the line spacing is way to big and the handle too bulky. Can you post some pictures.

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Re: Two line control handles for speed - what are you using?
« Reply #1 on: July 05, 2021, 03:23:01 PM »
Any handle with a 4" spacing that will stand the pull test would be fine.


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Re: Two line control handles for speed - what are you using?
« Reply #2 on: July 05, 2021, 03:57:04 PM »
4" spacing???????
Mine has 2 1/2" spacing.  Used for Fox speed and Perky.  I could see 2" spacing for .21 sport speed and .21 profile proto.
Made from 1/8" by 3/4" aluminum bar from Ace Hardware.  A 3/4" wood dowel for hand grip. Racket wrap for comfort.  Ace Hardware for the adjusting screw and the 1/4" stainless steel thru bolt with locking nut.  1/16" cable for the leadouts.
Of course the height would be to fit your hand.  This one is about 3 1/4" for mine.  The arms are 2 1/2" long.
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Re: Two line control handles for speed - what are you using?
« Reply #3 on: July 06, 2021, 09:19:06 AM »
Dave,
What are the dimensions for the dowel and overhang arms?

I saw a simple handle design from Warren Kurth's Peanut 1/2A speed ship that was a straight 1/2" dowel about 3"- 4" long with 0.045" wire through the dowel spaced at 1" with a 1 1/2" overhang on the wire. Maybe to simple as it didn't allow for line adjustment, kinda like a fixed point handle. The Moon brothers use a turnbuckle on one line to allow adjustment and that might be what is needed but in a small size.

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Re: Two line control handles for speed - what are you using?
« Reply #4 on: July 06, 2021, 11:49:29 AM »
I use the Reyco Hard Point handle by Bill Reynolds. It's easy to set-up for any desirable line spacing and allows for neutral adjustment, if necessary. The grip is slight bigger than a Hot Rock but feels just fine. They are available from Brodak.

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