In this set you get two sets of silicone resistors; a soft & firm pair that attach directly to your controller. Allowing you to fine tune the sensitivity of your sticks.
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.
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.
Note: These are for the CineStick R2 version but the effective smoothing will be very similar.
Matt Holder from Reflex Films Australia in Perth, shows us why CineSticks give him that winning advantage with their drone footage.
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 knobs leaving the bare M3 threaded post.
Take the silicone rubber 'boots' and push them down onto the threaded post.
Push the alloy silicone caps on top of the boots. You may need to push them on using a screwing action.
Screw the knobs on top of the exposed threaded rod down until it meets the ally caps.
Finally, screw the knobs further 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, unscrew the stick.
Note: As CineSticks add a piece of silicone between the sticks and the controller, you will not be able to move the sticks to 100%, hence, you cannot start up or shut down from the sticks. You will need to instead start up and shut down from your screen. As CineSticks add a piece of silicone between the sticks and the controller, you will not be able to move the sticks to 100%, hence, you cannot start up or shut down from the sticks. You will need to instead start up and shut down from your screen. When using the CineSticks, particularly at higher resistance, letting go of the joysticks may not return to the centre exactly. Instead, you should bring the CineSticks back to the centre and then confirm visually that there is no drift. For controllers that perform a pre-flight stick check, it’s best to start up with the CineSticks at low resistance before increasing resistance. It’s recommended that you store the CineSticks with the resistance off to keep your CineSticks performing at their best.
DJI Phantom 2, 3 & 4 standard controllers and Phantom 3 Pro
DJI Inspire 1 & 2 Standard 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 firstname.lastname@example.org so we can add it to this list?