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Old Mar 21, 2004, 11:42 PM
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mode, witch one to learn on?

Just wondering what controller mode should I be learning on the FMS. I've heard mode 2 is what it should be, but really I have no idea.I just need to get this all sorted out before my maiden flight, wich will be in june if this weather doesn't start looking better.
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Old Mar 22, 2004, 12:59 AM
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I think you should be useing mode2. Radios are easier to buy and sell. Help is easy to get and give because the majority of flyers use mode2. I learned on mode2 and switched to mode1 when flying pattern several years ago. At the time, the top flyers (Hanno Pretner) were on mode1 and so were my flying buddies. I prefer m1 but m1 flyers are few and far between. Most important element is practice. Good luck.
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Old Mar 22, 2004, 03:41 AM
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I agree - learn what the locals use most. However if you are thinking of emigrating to Australia I'd suggest Mode 1. Most are on this mode here.
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Old Mar 22, 2004, 08:52 PM
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Thanks mode two is what I'm trying to learn on. made the mistake of starting with mode three, but I'm getting the hang of 2 if I can only remember that roll is on right and yaw on left!

Thanks, Bill Adams
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Old Mar 22, 2004, 10:50 PM
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yep - landing in a crosswind is tricky business - last thing you want is to dip a wing instead of yaw.
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