DumboRC make (IMO) the best budget radios you can get with the original X6 series (covered here) and the new X6PM-350 (reviewed here). One weakness however on both models they included a horrible plasticky steering wheel which felt a bit unpleasant in hand. Good thing then that the have released a low cost foam steering wheel upgrade which I have reviewed here and also give feedback on which other models it fits.
As mentioned above the steering wheel on all the DumboRC radios I've reviewed feel cheap because of the plastic grip. It's a shame they didn't use foam from the outset because it's not like this is an expensive upgrade - even stock WLToys remotes use foam and feel better for it. The newly released DumboRC Controller Metal Handwheel directly addresses this however and at a cost of under $10 it won't break the bank. They are available in black or titanium grey and I went with the latter. I'll be really clear that this is not a metal wheel, it is still moulded plastic so will be recommending to Banggood that they change the description. Anyway, included in the pack is the plastic wheel with foam outer, 2 adaptor pieces shaped like vented brake discs, stick on "calipers" if you like that look, a hex screw for fitting and a DumboRC domed decal to cover over the screw after installation:
Fittment to DumboRC remotes
Fittment to either the DumboRC X6 or the newer X6PM-350 is really simple, just follow the steps below:
Job done for the DumboRC X6PM-350 compared to stock on the left. Feels much better and looks really cool.
And here it is for the DumboRC X6 with the stock on the left. Again a much better feel and look how it makes it appear much more premium
To me this should have been included from stock but it least it is a nice bolt on option that fits well, is not expensive and is readily available so it's the next best thing. Since it is not included from stock this is definitely an upgrade I recommend.
How about fitment for other radios?
I can also confirm it does fit all of the Radiolink radios such as the Radiolink RC6GS I reviewed here although not a big benefit since this already had a foam wheel.
The DumboRC Controller Metal Handwheel is not really metal but is an upgrade for the budget DumboRC radios that I highly recommend as it makes them feel much better in the hand than the stock plastic wheels. They also fit a number of other models including those from Flysky and Radiolink but no RTR remotes that I have found yet.
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