Control Multiple Ion-Slides Ionic V1

Is there any possible way to control multiple ion slides in a single .html? In swiper this is done by params.control. In Ionic V1 it seems there is no way to do this but I find it hard to believe. I would like to have a thumbnail slider that will change/control another slider above it as the thumbnails are scrolled through. Essentially creating a nice sliding photo gallery similar to’s Thumbs Gallery With Two-way Control. Any help with this would be greatly appreciated as I have been trying to figure this out for days now and my angular controller is not recognizing params.control like in the swiper example. Thanks in advance!

Tyr Ion slide box from bellow link