CineSticks RC2 Ultra - US
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CineSticks RC2 Ultra are resistive joysticks that use a specialized design to give you smooth control over your drone that standard joysticks just aren't capable of.
Note: We've renamed these "Pro" versions as "Ultra".
The New Ultra version of our popular CineSticks RC2
- Upgraded new softer silicone rubber
- 30% more adjustment from super soft to firm
- Allows a full range of motion for stick start-up
- Even better return-to-centre.
We've heard from our customers, and although the current CineSticks are hugely popular, there are some that want a softer rubber that allows stick-start-up.
Now, you can start up from your CineSticks with all but the firmest settings.
These CineSticks are made specifically for the DJI RC controller (i.e. the light grey smart controller with a touch screen).
The new CineSticks design is more compact giving you more control over your drone than ever before!
You'll be able to achieve those cinematic movements such as pans, dollies, and tilts without any little jitters that are so hard to avoid with standard joysticks.
We use super soft silicone rubber to give you the smooth motion your video needs. But that's not all, we made them with adjustable resistance, allowing you to fine-tune the sensitivity of your sticks.
Check out our videos showcasing how CineSticks will enhance your videos!
Matt Holder from Reflex Films reviews the latest CineSticks from Scotty Makes Stuff and shows us the competitive edge that they bring to his work.
So why do we have these touchy, small joysticks?
When drone flying first started the majority were those homemade FPV drones and when they're raced they needed to be able to turn in microseconds, so it made sense to have such touchy joysticks.
Unfortunately, it seems that nobody at the drone manufacturers ever considered the kind of joysticks that would suit standard consumer drones (cinema drones) so we got lumped with these unsuitable sticks.
Not only are our CineSticks good for cinematic motion, but due to the very deliberate and smooth motion, we've found that newcomers to droning find they can get the hang of things far quicker.
Matt Holder from Reflex Films Australia in Perth, shows us why CineSticks give him that winning advantage with their drone footage.
Note: These are for the CineStick R2 version but the effective smoothing will be very similar.
The well known Italian Youtube personality, Bighenet, gives his verdict on the new resistive joysticks called CineSticks.
Italian Drone YouTuber David Ulivelli
Ernst Markus Kofler
Hawaiian Drone YouTuber Atort Aerials
How to use
To attach the CineSticks,
- first, unscrew your current joysticks, then take the threaded rods and screw the small threaded end into your joystick threaded holes
- Take the silicone rubber 'boots' and the alloy silicone caps and push the caps onto the top of the boots. You may need to push them on using a screwing action.
- Push the boots over the threaded rods.
- Screw the knobs on top of the exposed threaded rod and push fully down to expose the threaded rod ends.
- Finally, screw in the knobs and adjust down until you get to the desired firmness.
To increase the firmness/resistance, you just screw down the knob of the joystick. To soften/decrease the resistance, pinch the neck of the silicone rubber and unscrew the stick.
To Remove the CineSticks,
- Just pinch the neck of the silicone rubber and unscrew the knob until it screws off.
- Pull the silicone boots off.
- Finally, unscrew the threaded rods.
DJI RC Controller
More coming once tested. If you successfully test these CineSticks on a controller not covered in this list then please let us know by emailing email@example.com so we can add it to this list.
For most of the resistance range from soft (0%) to medium firm (75%) the sticks will return to centre, and you can perform a stick start-up.
At higher resistances (above 75%), letting go of the joysticks may not return to the centre exactly and you should bring the CineSticks back to the centre and then confirm visually that there is no drift. You also won’t be able to perform a stick start-up or shut down at these higher resistances.
For the majority of controllers that perform a pre-flight stick check, it’s best to start up with the CineSticks at or below medium firm (75%) resistance before increasing resistance, otherwise, you may be asked to recalibrate your sticks.
It’s recommended that you store the CineSticks with the resistance set to low to keep your CineSticks performing at their best. Please avoid making rapid (whip) turns when the resistance is set above medium firm (75%).