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01-17-2010 04:53 AM  8 years agoPost 1
Madyax

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Hi Guys,
I've been into flying heli's now for around 6 months, flying the twin coaxil type RTF helis in mode 2! I'ts now finally time to stop drinking milk and get into eating some 'solids' (so-to-speak) and, as a result, I've purchased a Trex 450 heli (as yet to be assembled) and a brand new Spektrum DX7se radio transmitter in mode 2 and an accompanying receiver, AR7600 also by Spektrum!
I've since spoken to an experienced heli pilot from the local club where I live, here in OAMARU, South Island of New Zealand, and he said that whilst he may be able to help with the mechanical assembling of the heli, he was unable to help me with the tuning of the radio side of things as that involves actually flying the helicopter 'initially' and he is a mode 1 pilot and my radio (natrually enough) is in mode 2! He further went on to say that he doesn't know of any heli pilots who fly mode 2
Does anybody out there know of any mode 2 heli pilots in New Zealand, especially experienced 'Instructor-type' pilots down my way, who can help me set up or am I, yet again, the "Guinea Fowl"?
I'm loathe to have to go to mode 1 now!
Hope to hear from someone soon.
Madyax

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01-17-2010 05:05 AM  8 years agoPost 2
bigbadflyer

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Welcome!!

Have you looked here???

This is the hang out spot for the NZ boys!!

https://rc.runryder.com/t293054p169/?p=4664813#RR

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01-17-2010 05:07 AM  8 years agoPost 3
bigbadflyer

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Oh and there are hundreds of us in NZ that fly mode2!!!

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01-17-2010 05:47 AM  8 years agoPost 4
Madyax

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Thanks Big Bad Flyer, will do.
By the way, do you mean heaps fly 'Heli' mode 2 in New Zealand??

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01-17-2010 06:51 AM  8 years agoPost 5
bigbadflyer

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Most guys that I know fly heli mode 2.
Its the most common by far.

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01-17-2010 08:29 AM  8 years agoPost 6
Madyax

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Gosh Big Bad, where are you from, Auckland?
The guy 'I' spoke to has been in the Oamaru club now for about 20 years, he says that the Timaru boys fly Mode 2 but no one 'he knows' there fly's Heli. The Dunedin boys, he says, all fly mode 1, he says and he beleives most or all of the Christchurch boys fly in mode 1... Also I had a guy come to my place once, from Nelson, and he has been flying heli for 8 years and he flys mode 1, in fact, he said, eveyone he knows who has tried to fly anything but mode 1 soon came around to seeing mode 1 as being superior, even real life heli pilots who tried mode 2 because it was closer to the real thing (which insidentally is why I went to mode 2, not that 'I'm' a real life heli pilot or anything) have since gone to mode 1 citing the fact (or myth) or whatever, that you get better turns out of mode 1 than you can with mode 2!
Whether you actually can or not I don't know as I'm too inexperienced to tell, but I sure hope not!
Regards

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01-17-2010 08:47 AM  8 years agoPost 7
bigbadflyer

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Wellington

Come to our funfly in march and meet some others......
Mode 1 is the devils mode

http://www.helifliers.co.nz

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01-17-2010 08:57 AM  8 years agoPost 8
Madyax

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Great stuff, I'll see what I can do!

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01-18-2010 10:06 PM  8 years agoPost 9
TachyonDriver

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Come on over to England - loads of us fly mode 2....too!

I wonder what the guy meant by getting better turns out of mode 1??

Tach.

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01-19-2010 03:47 PM  8 years agoPost 10
Madyax

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Hi there Tachyondriver,
When you say heaps of you fly mode 2 over there, obviousley thats heli's but, is that scale model helis or is that 3D heli flying?

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01-19-2010 05:26 PM  8 years agoPost 11
Southern Man

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Come to the big Heli event in Hamilton at at the end of Feb, most of the top Heli pilots there will be using mode 1.
You just have to see what they can do with a Heli, it will make you wonder why some even bother trying to fly mode 2

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01-19-2010 11:08 PM  8 years agoPost 12
bowies12

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Try a Buddy lead, it can connect 2 transmitters together with different modes. I'm mode 2 but I had a go at mode 1 using the above method. It was weird!!!

It was a few years ago using Futaba FF9 radios. The same technique should work with other radios but always test first.

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