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01-09-2006 12:51 PM  13 years ago
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Tasteless

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Newbie - Choice Mode 1 or Mode2 Transmitter
I am purchasing my first Heli a T-Rex 450XL CDE and I have a choice of Mode 1 or Mode 2 Cotroller, the transmitter is an Airtronics RD8000.
This is for Perth, Australia.
I have been doing some SIM training on a Mode 1 but this was a loan unit, and I have only spent 4 hours so far, lots to go.


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T
I used to skydive badly now I want to fly Rex's well
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01-09-2006 01:01 PM  13 years ago
Saint728

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I would go with what most guys at your field are using. If it were about equal then I would go with mode 2.

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01-09-2006 03:03 PM  13 years ago
Tasteless

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I have another id10t question.
What are the legal frequenices in Australia?
Are they Australia wide or state by state?

Should have googled a bit harder I found them
The frequency bands approved by the M.A.A.A. are 26.957 - 27.282MHz, 29.720 - 30.000MHz, 36.000 - 36.600MHz and 40.660 - 40.700MHz

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T
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01-09-2006 10:37 PM  13 years ago
Saint728

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All frequencies are the same through out Australia. The legal frequencies are the frequency bands approved by the M.A.A.A.
26.957 - 27.282MHz, 29.720 - 30.000MHz, 36.000 - 36.600MHz and 40.660 - 40.700MHz. Check this link out and read near the bottom. It lists the only channels you can use for each frequency. http://www.silvertone.com.au/maa.htm

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01-10-2006 08:32 PM  13 years ago
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Mode 2 for you!-= I know there is Money in RC helicopters. I put it there=-
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01-10-2006 11:27 PM  13 years ago
Tasteless

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Thanks for all the replies.
I now know that the RD8000 is convertible to Mode 2 there is howto on the Internet so I can change that if required.
And I am happy with the frequencies.
-=*As punishment write this out 50 times: the tail rotor blades spin up into the rotor wash *=-
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01-12-2006 08:25 PM  13 years ago
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go with mode 2 it is most common and not to many people fly on mode 1
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01-12-2006 10:34 PM  13 years ago
Saint728

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go with mode 2 it is most common and not to many people fly on mode 1
Mode 2 is not common here, mode 1 is and he's from here. I would just go with what the majority of helicopter pilots where you fly use. It makes a big difference if you need help with your helicopter and are flying mode 2 and no one else flys mode 2 your screwed. If some people are flying mode 2 where you go, then choose mode 2.

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01-13-2006 01:22 AM  13 years ago
Tasteless

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Thanks Patrick,
Most of the guys (some girls fly here too 8-) ) are using mode 1, so that was why I started the SIM on mode 1.
This site and trextuning are brilliant for help, although I should never have gone to the crashed and burned section nothing like seeing a giant pile of Lego on the ground to put the fear of god in you before a flight.
My other half is now more interested in heli's after another skydiving tragedy here in Perth. Just shoveling money down a different deep dark hole.
Regards
Tony
-=*As punishment write this out 50 times: the tail rotor blades spin up into the rotor wash *=-
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01-13-2006 01:25 PM  13 years ago
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Hey Tony which club are you flying at? When in Perth i fly with the Perth Heli club then out to Whiteman park for the arvo, will be moving to Perth in June, I live in the desert get me outta here Drill it, Blast it, Bog it
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01-13-2006 01:45 PM  13 years ago
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Here are some links you may find of interest.

http://www.archeli.com.au/phpBB2/

and a couple of local club sites

http://www.perthrcheliclub.org.au/

http://www.whitemanrcheli.org/

which operates at

http://www.wamasc.org.au/wamasc/index.html
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01-14-2006 12:27 AM  13 years ago
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Hi Ausheli,
I am just starting to get to know the perthheliclub but living South of the river I am looking for a club this side. I had some friends who worked offshore and had nothing better to do so flew heli's on the rigs. Both have now gone to the Eastern States. Some amazing stories from these two and they tried in vain to teach me to fly :-)
-=*As punishment write this out 50 times: the tail rotor blades spin up into the rotor wash *=-
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01-14-2006 09:34 AM  13 years ago
ausheli

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Well Tony youre in luck, I'm moving south side too, Boardwalk estate in Southern River, so that'll make 2 of us, not to mention Nigel Brown flies at both those clubs, and he's current Australian 3D championDrill it, Blast it, Bog it
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01-30-2006 11:12 AM  13 years ago
Tasteless

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Well after spending 10 days on holiday with my Helli (I think the family went too :-) ),
I tried and tried the mode 1 and decided that mode 2 was for me. Just seemed to have better control and reflex with this set-up. I was lucky that the RD8000 was fairly easy to convert.

Thanks for all the help.
Tony
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