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upalm
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 13, 2009 11:25 am
PostPost subject: mode 1 or mode 2?
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is mode 1 or mode 2 on a Tx chosen by whichever feels better to the pilot or are there rules to follow, so to speak?
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 13, 2009 6:42 pm
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Hi upalm,

There are no real rules and if there are they will always be broken, I have tried both (mode 2 Planks then years after mode 1 Helicopters) and can only tell you I really have no problems with either, but you must choose one and stick to it, other wise in an emergency you will shut down the throttle at the worst possible time.

Traditionally mode 1 throttle on Right was used by Europe & Australia mode 2 was used by North America, not sure about South America & Africa.

To choose this time around I looked at what the rest of the people in my local area were doing, if your flying (molly duker, south paw, whatever) to everyone else then you are going to miss out on having a lot of help, no experienced RC Pilot is going to test fly you Mode 1 helicopter, that you not sure about flying, when he normally flys mode 2.

It's all brain training, best way is to decide which mode has the most local support for you, get a Flight Sim in your preferred mode and practice until your making those subtle stick movements in the right direction tail in or tail out without having to think about them.

A micro like an MCX does the same as a SIM in regards Brain Training and I can recommend using both if it fits the budget.
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upalm
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 14, 2009 1:13 am
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thanks a lot for the info Admiral. i'll get on my sim when it arrives in the mail and see whether i prefer mode 1 or mode 2 + i'll ask around my local area to see what other fliers are doing, as you suggested.
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 14, 2009 2:31 am
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+1 Admiral....

Good advice, I too would go with the norm in this instance.
I help allot of people at my local field, and if some one was using mode 1, they would be on their own.
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tombo242
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 14, 2009 7:29 am
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I agree there too - good advice.

Only point I would make Admiral, is that most of Europe, to my knowlege, fly mode 2 not mode 1, but I do only have practical experience in Portugal, France and the UK. I am a European and have never flown mode 1 or met a mode 1 flier. Brazil is definately mode 2 only. No idea about the rest of S.America.
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 08, 2010 12:23 pm
PostPost subject: I changed uppalm !! best to do before too much practice
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Hi uppalm, admiral.
I'm a newbie from australia, and I did a bit of research, and thought MODE-1 was the norm over here. I bought a Heli and Tx setup for Mode 1. Started to learn on the sim and crash my model like everyone else, when I paid a visist to the local Aero club. There were two experienced Heli flyers there, one was mode 2 and the other was Mode 3 !!! Since I am a LHander, it made sense to have all of the hovering controls on the one stick. I then changed my heli and sim settings and began to re-learn for MODE 3. !!
after 3 weeks I have creashed just a smany times, and many hours on the SIM, but I am getting there slowly. I only grab the rubber instead of the aileron in emergencies now!! (which is then more of an emergency !!)

My suggestion is to make sure you learn on the mode that both suits your primary "sidedness" as well as choose a mode that will enable the experienced flyers to help at the club site. !1
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 08, 2010 10:29 pm
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Just a little update on modes here folks. There are 4 modes (see this pic):



As a newcomer you really have two choices:
1. Which mode looks like it will suite you. Cool
2. The one that most people that you will fly with are using. Smile

My personal choice is mode 2 as I have never flown a plane with the throttle on the right. The stick is always in my right hand with ailerons and elevator, throttle on the left and the rudder bar at my feet, so mode 2 is the nearest that I can get to real flight.

Most Txs can be switched from one mode to another providing the internal leads are long enough. The Walkera Txs have a section on how to change the modes around. (This pic came from there.) My DX6i can certainly be changed over. However, this is not a job to be done in the field so start as you mean to go on is the rule here.
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 22, 2010 3:45 am
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Hi Tombo, I guess you have never been a captain, the throttles are always on your right... Very Happy, just a little humour, no insults intended, I find it a little awkward with the mode setting your discussing, I set mine up for mode 3, a real helicopter would be exactly opposite of what I have set up. I am left-handed though, 98 percent of helicopters are collective/throttle in the left and cyclic in the right hand. Very interesting forum though.
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 22, 2010 4:27 am
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Hi OTTERDRIVER,

No I've never flown side by side, only in warbirds. This was taken in Germany in 1957.



Hope that answers your thought re throttle position. You are, of course absolutely right about the helicopter layout, but we never had them in fighter command.
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 22, 2010 6:24 am
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Yeesh.... now I feel like a heel, I never even thought of wartime aircraft, I'll pull my foot out of my mouth now, I fly an otter that is a couple of years older than your picture there, again sorry about the comment. Embarassed
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 22, 2010 7:55 am
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Hey no problem, how could you know? We're all friends here and just learning about our hobby and each other. I still find life is a big learning curve that we think we've got to the top of only to find that we haven't.

Safe landings OTTERDRIVER.
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 22, 2010 10:00 am
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Tombo242:

The picture of you piloting a war bird. What is it.

Jack
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 22, 2010 3:28 pm
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Its an RAF Hawker Hunter.

Here's a link to the ClearView model I made.
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 22, 2010 10:29 pm
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Thanks Tom - I have down loaded that model. Flies great.

I am having trouble with the camel. Can't get it to turn left with rudder. It starts to turn but then goes straight again almost right away. That's on the ground. In the air the rudder works well.
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 23, 2010 2:49 am
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Checked the Camel out, you are right! I'll have to get that sorted. Embarassed

Idea Send you a copy to check as soon as I've got it done.
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