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Old Oct 25, 2012, 12:40 PM
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hahaha! apparently its not just me, so that makes at least TWO of us now.
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Old Oct 25, 2012, 01:16 PM
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Gents,
As you likely know Mode 4 is just Mode 1 with the sticks on the opposite side. For acrobatic lefty's?

Here you go
The Case for Mode 4 Transmitters, or - Martin's Flying Machines

For me..well I'm stuck in Mode 2 mode

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Old Oct 25, 2012, 01:35 PM
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newell has always been one of my heros due to his tiny plane talents. but i didnt realize he was also one of the top rc ergonomics geniuses. he really sums it up:

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Mode 2 is a testament to the human brain's ability to learn complex actions and to the perseverance of those individuals. The reason they use Mode 2 is because that's how they were taught.
mode 4 for those who base choices on reason instead of tradition. so that makes THREE of us now. lol!
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Old Oct 25, 2012, 03:24 PM
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newell has always been one of my heros due to his tiny plane talents. but i didnt realize he was also one of the top rc ergonomics geniuses. he really sums it up:



mode 4 for those who base choices on reason instead of tradition. so that makes THREE of us now. lol!
Yeah, and I know people who push on the stick to go up and pull to go down.
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Old Oct 25, 2012, 03:28 PM
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elevator:

1. push stick forward to go down.
2. pull stick back to go up.
3. pull stick way back to go down very very fast.

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Yeah, and I know people who push on the stick to go up and pull to go down.
im one of them. strangely, in our hobby, pushing (throttle) stick forward is to go up and pulling back is to go down. real plane throttle is opposite. however not everybody knows elevator is for speed and throttle is for altitude.
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Old Oct 25, 2012, 04:31 PM
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elevator:

1. push stick forward to go down.
2. pull stick back to go up.
3. pull stick way back to go down very very fast.



im one of them. strangely, in our hobby, pushing (throttle) stick forward is to go up and pulling back is to go down. real plane throttle is opposite. however not everybody knows elevator is for speed and throttle is for altitude.
I seem to recall full throttle is with the throttle knob all the way in (forward), at least for small Cessna's like the 152, 172, so that's the same as RC. (Of course on a real plane the left hand controls attitude and right hand controls the throttle, and feet controls the rudder, but we digress.)
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Old Oct 25, 2012, 04:35 PM
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elevator:

1. push stick forward to go down.
2. pull stick back to go up.
3. pull stick way back to go down very very fast.



im one of them. strangely, in our hobby, pushing (throttle) stick forward is to go up and pulling back is to go down. real plane throttle is opposite. however not everybody knows elevator is for speed and throttle is for altitude.
I didn't explain properly. I was talking about flying a loop.
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Old Oct 25, 2012, 05:06 PM
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I seem to recall full throttle is with the throttle knob all the way in (forward),
oops... you are definitely right. i had my quicksilver mx in mind where rotax throttle knob was reversed. maybe its good i get nowhere near the ol' c150 anymore. lol!
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Old Oct 25, 2012, 05:53 PM
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Wow! I haven't checked in for a few days and there are pics of nearly 20 new Chinese quads!...LOL I do have to say that the ones with prop gaurds were interesting especially for inside flying in the house! I doubt they did anything to compensate for the extra weight but I sure do like the idea of it because I mainly fly indoors in small confines areas...
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Old Oct 25, 2012, 06:21 PM
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Wow! I haven't checked in for a few days and there are pics of nearly 20 new Chinese quads!...LOL I do have to say that the ones with prop gaurds were interesting especially for inside flying in the house! I doubt they did anything to compensate for the extra weight but I sure do like the idea of it because I mainly fly indoors in small confines areas...
Not so sure if the prop guards are to protect the props, or to protect things and people that can get hit by the props, in either case I doubt they are really needed for the 'toy' quads we're talking about; or they could be just for looks. All things being equal, I wouldn't want the extra weight.
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Old Oct 25, 2012, 06:38 PM
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Not so sure if the prop guards are to protect the props, or to protect things and people that can get hit by the props, in either case I doubt they are really needed for the 'toy' quads we're talking about; or they could be just for looks. All things being equal, I wouldn't want the extra weight.
I myself can attest to the possible danger these seemingly innocent "toy" quads can do. My mjx 100 got a liitle too close and got my ankle and made a little slice and I can tell you it hurt like hell...lol I reminded folks on the mjx100 thread that these quads are not for children and care must be taken even though they look like toys. So for that reason I like the idea of the protectors, especially in indoor areas near kids, pets, spouces, etc. they seem like a good idea. Outdoors if they are removable, that would be even better. I really do love these small quads, they are a blast!
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Old Oct 25, 2012, 06:46 PM
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The prop guards are to protect the props and motors. I can personally attest to the effectiveness of my homemade prop guards as I haven't broken a blade since installing them. My props also have substantially less road rash from pavement crashes. The curved-up prop guards on that new model should provide more blade protection from upside-down crashes.

The full body armor EPO frame gaurds are a little overkill (no pun intended) and would affect performances, but my-style guards have little to no impact on performance.
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Old Oct 26, 2012, 01:17 AM
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I noticed that the U816 tx does not save the trim settings once you turn it off....that's no fun..
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Old Oct 26, 2012, 01:35 PM
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Hi,
Did anybody try this Spektrum board? http://www.hobby-wing.com/dsm2-fligh...rol-board.html

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Nice find!
I'll order me one of these and compare it to my mQX board
thanks for sharing that with us
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Please let us know your findings. This is super tempting.
Just in case someone wants to fly the mQX with the Walkera radios.
To replace the board I was looking for spares.
Here are cheap ladybird boards:
V2 3-axis

and V1 6-axis
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Old Oct 27, 2012, 05:46 AM
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If mode 4 is Throttle and Aileron on left stick, Rudder and Elevator on right stick - So, the Mini Pet has this option.
It ha a switch for changing from Mode 2 to Mode 4.

P.S. The text labels of this switch are wrong - Mode 2 is really Mode 4, an vice versa. But both modes are supported.
It is exactly the same thing for the HuanQi 881, even if they say Mode 1 or Mode 2 (I ordered one and sent it back because I can only fly in Mode 1...)
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