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Old Feb 21, 2013, 01:48 PM
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What is the difference between Mode 1 and Mode 2

I have been designing some possable foam planes and want to order a new radio for the power system. During my serch both Mode 1 and Mode 2 come up and I am unable to comprehend the difference. The radio I am leaning to is the Orange Rx T-SIX 2.4 Ghz DSM2 6Ch Programmable Transmitter W/10 Mode Memory (Mode 1) from Hobby King but this comes in Mode 1 and Mode 2. Would someone please exlpane the difference between the two!
Thanx for any and all help.
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Old Feb 21, 2013, 01:51 PM
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Old Feb 21, 2013, 02:43 PM
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Simple answer: Mode 2 is the most common set up used in the US, it is very rare to find a Mode 1 flyer in the US.
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Old Feb 21, 2013, 04:02 PM
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Mode 2: elevator and aileron on the right stick, throttle and rudder on the left stick.

Mode 1: throttle and aileron on the right stick and rudder and elevator on the left stick.
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Old Feb 21, 2013, 08:47 PM
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Mode 2: elevator and aileron on the right stick, throttle and rudder on the left stick.

Mode 1: throttle and aileron on the right stick and rudder and elevator on the left stick.
I fly Mode 1 and find it hard to fly Mode 2. Are there some proven advantages of either of them or is it just something you get used to?
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Old Feb 21, 2013, 09:15 PM
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Mode 1 is by far the most popular setup in Australia
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Old Feb 21, 2013, 09:29 PM
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As far as Aircraft I don't think you can prove that there is any advantage either way, only one I've heard mentioned is performing rollers in 3D can be easier with Mode 1 but everything else is a wash.

With Heli's I think it's meant to be easier to fly Mode 2, it's not uncommon to find people who fly aircraft on Mode 1 but fly Mode 2 for Heli's as they've found it easier with a Heli.
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Old Feb 21, 2013, 09:55 PM
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A few comments from Oz. Mode 1 or Mode 2 popularity here is mainly dependant on location. I guess this comes partly from who was flying what a few years ago and thus how newcomers have learnt on that mode in that area.

I fly Mode 1 and have on a couple of occasions tried Mode 2 but neither my head or thumbs seem to respond well enough. All of this may be that either I'm thick or just an old f...t.

I have a friend who can fly either mode perfectly and without the slightest problem. That includes whether the aircraft is in trim or not. Maybe he's lucky or not "normal" like the rest of us.

Without trying to influence anyone I like Mode 1 personally because I happen to prefer the separation between aileron and elevator. This may not occur with good, precise, fliers but too often the casual sport flier (and I fall in that category) can inadvertantly input small cross amounts between both the ailerons and elevators. This is rarely a problem with slower flying models but can be a hassle with fast ones. From observation this seems less of a problem on Mode 2 if one holds the sticks between the finger tips and thumb rather than just putting the thumbs on the top of the sticks.

Regardless, providing I don't crash my models too often I really don't care what anyone else chooses so long as they are happy.
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Old Feb 21, 2013, 10:43 PM
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Mode 2 has always worked well for me...if aileron and elevator on one stick is good enough for real airplanes, it is good enough for me and R/C....

I have never noticed any control interaction...unless I want it.... I have always thought that was more of a red herring put forth by the proponents of Mode 1 than a real issue.

I can fly Mode 1, but it does take some concentration and I am not 100% comfortable while doing it.

Choice of Mode is usually perpetuated by the local flyers in a given location...if a club is primarily Mode 1, it will tend to train in Mode 1. Same if it is primarily Mode 2.
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Old Feb 21, 2013, 11:05 PM
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Don't forget Modes 3 and 4.

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Old Feb 22, 2013, 12:02 AM
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Mode 1 is by far the most popular setup in Australia
Makes sense. Your toilets flush backwards too.
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Old Feb 22, 2013, 02:49 AM
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Makes sense. Your toilets flush backwards too.
All depends on which way is forwards. Actually the coriolis effect is negligible for the water that drains in a toilet. But you can see them in jet streams, storms, low pressure systems & ocean currents.
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Old Feb 22, 2013, 03:04 AM
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Mode 2 has always worked well for me...if aileron and elevator on one stick is good enough for real airplanes, it is good enough for me and R/C....

I have never noticed any control interaction...unless I want it.... I have always thought that was more of a red herring put forth by the proponents of Mode 1 than a real issue.

I can fly Mode 1, but it does take some concentration and I am not 100% comfortable while doing it.

Choice of Mode is usually perpetuated by the local flyers in a given location...if a club is primarily Mode 1, it will tend to train in Mode 1. Same if it is primarily Mode 2.
+1

One stick to control direction and one to control throttle and rudder when needed.
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