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10-05-2005 09:04 PM  12 years agoPost 1
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rrApprentice

Towanda,​Pennsylvania

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I want to buy a specific used Airtronics RD6000 but I see a lot more European auctions than American. I want a Mode 2 72mhz version, but since the auctions are in Europe, the radios are Mode 1 and 35mhz.

How can I convert the RD6000 from Mode 1 to Mode 2, and is there any way (aside from purchasing a new radio) to make a 35 mhz system use 72 mhz crystals?

Thanks.

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10-05-2005 09:12 PM  12 years agoPost 2
rckrzy1

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Hurst Texas

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You fly mode 1 in the US ? You sir are the exception for sure.



Wildcat Fuels

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10-05-2005 09:43 PM  12 years agoPost 3
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Towanda,​Pennsylvania

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Ok, I think I messed up the wording. I want to fly with the throttle and rudder on the left, as opposed to the throttle and rudder on the right.

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10-05-2005 09:44 PM  12 years agoPost 4
BarracudaHockey

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Jacksonville FL

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Thats mode 2.

Andy
AMA 77227
http://www.jaxrc.com

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10-05-2005 09:46 PM  12 years agoPost 5
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Towanda,​Pennsylvania

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Ok, I changed the original post.

So anyways, how can I convert from mode 1 to mode 2? Can I do it myself, or would I have to return it to Airtronics? What about the crystal frequencies (35 mhz to 72mhz)?

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10-05-2005 11:44 PM  12 years agoPost 6
dkshema

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Cedar Rapids, IA

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You simply CANNOT change frequencies in the 35 MHz band to those in the 72 MHZ band and expect anything to work, by simply changing crystals.

The ONLY way to change from the 35MHz stuff to 72MHZ (and vice versa) is to replace the entire Transmitter RF Module (if so equipped), and to replace the receiver with one designed for the desired frequency band.

Mode 1 to mode 2, or mode 2 to mode 1 isn't all that difficult, you're simply swapping the elevator and throttle functions between sticks.

To make a mode 1 TX out of a mode 2 TX, this amounts to making the vertical axis of the left stick return to neutral when you let go, and removing the ratchet (if any). The right stick vertical axis is the reverse -- adding that ratchet (if applicable), and making it so it doesn't return to neutral when you let go.

To make a mode 2 out of mode 1 TX you make the left stick stay put by removing the return to neutral stuff for the vertical axis, and adding the ratchet to it. You add the return to neutral stuff to the right stick vertical axis and remove the ratchet.

Depending upon the design of the stick gimbals inside, this may be a very simple task.


You're probably better off just buying what you want to begin with instead of trying to buy something on the cheap and modify it, especially since you can't use the TX RF module or the receiver.

Dave

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10-06-2005 10:26 AM  12 years agoPost 7
ShempHoward

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San Francisco, Ca -​too many beggars +​bad drivers

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Your profile lists you already have an RD6000. Is it mode 1 or 2 and what frequency is it on? BTW - 35MhZ is not legal here.

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10-06-2005 10:52 AM  12 years agoPost 8
Henrik Engert

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Cedar Park, TX

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Why would you ever buy a radio from Europe? Even if used?

Your prices are so much better in the US than over here. For a used one you can most likely get a new one in the US for the same price.

If you're going to buy a radio with a different freq. band, then the best bet is to get one with a removable module that can be swapped for a US freq. module.

We run stick mode 2 in Sweden at least. I have yet to see one run mode 1 in Sweden.

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10-06-2005 11:14 AM  12 years agoPost 9
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rrApprentice

Towanda,​Pennsylvania

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Your profile lists you already have an RD6000.
I have it listed in my profile, but I don't have one in my posession yet.
Why would you ever buy a radio from Europe? Even if used?

Your prices are so much better in the US than over here. For a used one you can most likely get a new one in the US for the same price.
There aren't that many RD6000 auctions on eBay (well there are right now, but both are in England, which uses Mode 1/35 mhz). But since 35 mhz is illegal (didn't know that, thanks for warning me), I guess I'll have to wait around for an American auction.

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10-06-2005 11:49 AM  12 years agoPost 10
nivlek

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Norfolk England

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The majority of flyers in the UK use mode 2 .

At the end of the day , it gets dark .

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10-06-2005 12:08 PM  12 years agoPost 11
zoom boy

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N.E. Lincolnshire UK

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The majority of flyers in the UK use mode 2 .
Yep, cos its better.

Sits back with popcorn

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10-06-2005 01:07 PM  12 years agoPost 12
dkshema

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Cedar Rapids, IA

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Yep, cos its better.
No, it's a matter of personal preference.

Dave

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10-06-2005 07:04 PM  12 years agoPost 13
zoom boy

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N.E. Lincolnshire UK

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No, it really is better.

Come on, this has to start a fight.

*after resetting the thread, zoom boy sits back down with popcorn and waits for the show

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10-07-2005 07:42 PM  12 years agoPost 14
andy01423

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uk bradford

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i use mode 3

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