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Old Dec 06, 2006, 09:05 AM
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not sure if im in right forum, but??

I am thinking of getting a r/c plane but first im gonna buy the real flight simulator, it gives me the option for mode1 which is right hand throttle,left eleavator and mode 2 which is left hand throttle, right hand eleavator ? im right handed. is there a standard for these controls?
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Old Dec 06, 2006, 09:11 AM
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Mode 2 is standard for North America. In Europe I understand it is a mix of Mode 1 and 2.

Your profile name does not indicate what part of the world you call home. If you are not in the US I suggest you update that or people will give you bad advice.
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Old Dec 06, 2006, 09:11 AM
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Welcome to R/C and RC Groups

Get mode 2, i believe that is what most flyers use.

Perry
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Old Dec 06, 2006, 09:13 AM
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Old Dec 06, 2006, 09:48 AM
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go mode 2 if your US. That makes it easier for you to use other people's stuff and for them to use yours.
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Old Dec 06, 2006, 10:06 AM
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Not to mention buddy cord compatibility.
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Old Dec 06, 2006, 10:43 AM
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Not to mention buddy cord compatibility.
No I wouldn't mention buddy cord compatibility .

A buddy cord is works perfectly well with a Mode 1 master and a Mode 2 slave or vice versa. As more or less the only Mode 2 flier in a club full of Mode 1 fliers I know this for a fact. The mode doesn't affect the channels used (e.g. throttle is always ch3 for Futaba) and it's channel information that is transferred not stick positions.

Mode was important for training in the old "grab-the-box" days but those days are long gone .

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Old Dec 06, 2006, 01:37 PM
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Mode was important for training in the old "grab-the-box" days but those days are long gone .

Steve
Oh no they are not.

In fact, "grab the box" or the "hand on hand" approach are the dominant form of training at our field as most new flyers are coming in with RTF electrics which have no buddy cord capability.
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