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04-25-2011 12:29 AM  7 years agoPost 1
welsh_boy28

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can anyone explain why rudder control is located in throttle stick? tx is mode 2.

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04-25-2011 12:50 AM  7 years agoPost 2
Gamb

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Why do the the British drive on the "other side" of the road? Same reason I guess. It is just a convention. I am not sure that there is a "reason" for it. I am not sure if they use mode 1 or 2 in the UK, but I would suggest that you use the mode that is common in the region. That way you can have anyone help with setup. Cheers.

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04-25-2011 12:51 AM  7 years agoPost 3
Hotwings

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where else??

mode one or two rudder on left stick!!

Please cancel my clearance, I have the field in sight. Got my RW Turbine Waiver, need lottery!

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04-25-2011 02:39 AM  7 years agoPost 4
welsh_boy28

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isnt it that in mode 2 your throttle is left stick and tail/rudder stick is in right. im talkin bout helis. it would be hard to fly if both your throttle and rudder are in left.

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04-25-2011 03:53 AM  7 years agoPost 5
Ladymagic

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Can you tell me where all the inputs are on the sticks in Mode 1?

Flying Mode 2 just seems to make more sense to me. With your Elevator and Aileron on your right stick it allows you to integrate your inputs to better articulate a coordinated turn. Since the swash is controlled by the right stick it's easy to understand since your right hand is soley responsible for tilting the heli. I could be wrong, but I think in Mode 1, your rudder and elevator are on the left stick and your throttle and Aileron is on the right stick. It doesn't make sense to seperate the functions that inherently need to work together to fly an aircraft (ie aileron and elevator). I think right handed individuals are fairly dominant, so that historically played a role in the current design of the mode 2 setup as well. With your throttle and Rudder on the left stick, is easy to manage in mode 2 becuase both inputs are independent functions that don't need to be constantly managed together as much as the cyclic....especially in terms of an airplane. Anyways, both modes were orginally designed for rc airplanes, before the conception of RC helis. Heli control functions were seemingly assigned after the fact, based on what had already established for both mode setup styles.

I tried to fly mode 1 a few times, but it was like I'd never flown a day in my life. I'm not saying that either mode is better than the other either. From what I've been told piro manuevers are much easier to perform on mode 1 helis. I suppose it just depends on what you learned on when everything was new and that's just how your brain learns to control your aircraft. I'm sure that if I'd learned on Mode 1, Mode 2 wouldn't make sense to me either.

Mellisa

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04-25-2011 05:42 AM  7 years agoPost 6
the collective

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It depends on what you're doing... I fly mode 2 for helis for the same reason you mention... having the swash controls on one hand is natural for me. I also fly some airplanes on mode 2... freestyle and sport types.

For precision aerobatics or pylon racing mode 1 works better for me... Mode 1 puts rudder and elevator together which makes corrections in slow rolling and point rolling maneuvers easier for me, and on a fast pylon ship I feel like I'm a LOT less likely to over-roll in a hard turn at 200+ when I pull hard elevator to turn the plane...

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04-25-2011 03:35 PM  7 years agoPost 7
BarracudaHockey

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Wow I can't imagine going back and forth.

But then again, there was a day when I was told by a guy that he couldn't believe I was able to fly my heli and plane on the same day that he had to bring one or the other to the field.

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04-25-2011 06:03 PM  7 years agoPost 8
the collective

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To be honest I don't think I'd ever try switching back and forth either... I tend to stay with one thing for a while... then if I do something else I stay with that.

I have a feeling that if I tried to fly mode 1 and mode 2 in the same day or even weekend it could lead to some dumb thumb incidents.

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04-25-2011 07:05 PM  7 years agoPost 9
wifeorheli

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what would you call what curtis youngbloods tx "MODE WTF???"

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04-26-2011 01:02 AM  7 years agoPost 10
the collective

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I've seen him fly mode 2, but also single stick which is probably what you're referring to.

I learned to fly helis on a single stick that I made back in the days when you could actually find parts to modify a transmitter in a hobby shop.

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04-27-2011 04:23 AM  7 years agoPost 11
RCHSF

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Never Mind. I see what he was asking now.

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