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HelicopterMain Discussion › mode 2 vs mode 1
04-04-2005 03:25 AM  13 years agoPost 81
AirWolfRC

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For my money, mode-2 is the only way to go.

Mode-2 is the setup used in full scale helis and planks. I suspect that a full scale pilot (me) would have a real hard time using mode-1. Anyway, it makes flying a Zaggi a piece of cake.

Wolfgang

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04-04-2005 03:40 AM  13 years agoPost 82
mcatech

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Airwolf
comparing holding a tranny to flying full scale is irrelavent
I fly full scale planks and rc helis and planks as well and I fly mode 1
and dont have a problem I think its more to do with the way you learn
and personal preference I do see some merrit in mode 2 for helis and some 3d manouvres it may be better but I am not about to cahnge after 17 years flying
Cheers Michael

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04-04-2005 03:48 AM  13 years agoPost 83
AirWolfRC

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As I said, If you fly full scale, it IS relavent.
It makes the difference between full size and model much less.

Wolfgang

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04-04-2005 04:03 AM  13 years agoPost 84
mcatech

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I still feel the art of flying Full scale over RC is a totally different skill
without doubt knowledge of aircraft and aerodynamics is the same
but I dont fly Full scale with my thumbs on 2 sticks
I see your point Wolfgang its just does not make any difference which way you learn its all just hand eye coordination
if aircraft manufacturers suddenly changed the command seat to the right model fliers will not change from mode 2 to 1 to suit
cos the full scale controls have swapped
Cheers Michael

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04-04-2005 04:19 AM  13 years agoPost 85
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A lot of it IS eye-hand coordination but I don't like to re-invent the wheel.

I suspect that mode-1 came about with the evolution of RC. First there was rudder only, then elevator was added. Later came ailerons and throttle. Then somebody looked at the result and said "huh ? that's not scale" and came up with mode-2 by putting aileron on the right stick with elevator and rudder on the left.

Wolfgang

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04-04-2005 07:44 AM  13 years agoPost 86
Unbalanced

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Mode 2 does work well for fixed wings guys learning because they only have to master a single stick - throttle simply goes fully on or off. As they advance they may learn a 3rd position for the throttle for cruise. Getting really advanced might be using rudder in a stall turn. Masters do coordinated turns while mixing the throttle proportionally - they are now qualified to start with a training u/c with a heli mode 2

Mode 1 fixed wing guys have no alternative but to use both sticks to complete even their first turn (3 channel+) - so in some ways it is easier to convert to heli's if you learned mode 1.

No difference if you're first r/c experience is with heli's - mode 2 would have to better given the direct relationship between the right stick and the disk. (I'm mode 1)

Jeff

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