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Old Feb 15, 2007, 11:57 AM
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Question for UK members - what mode are RTF micros sold with in England?

It seems like all of the popular RTF micro's sold in the US are Mode 2.

I fly Mode 1 and would like to be able to avoid hacking the RTF transmitters to convert them to Mode 1.

Am I correct in assuming that Mode 1 is the standard in the UK (as well as the rest of Europe)? If so, I think I will try to purchase from the UK via some English friends.

Also, I assume that the chargers would also be different, although that issue is easier to solve.

thanks!

John
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Old Feb 15, 2007, 02:29 PM
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People use mode 1 & 2, the model that I bought I just set up on my Futaba transmitter. You would need to ask the dealer. It is probably more common to have Mode 2 on the transmiter with the cyclic set up on a single stick.

I fly mode 1 fixed wing and mode 2 heli
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Old Feb 15, 2007, 04:30 PM
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Mode 2 is more common. Its not a UK/US thing - you can buy mode 1 or 2 in the UK it is up to you.

The real problem is - US uses a frequency 72mhz thats illegal for airborne models in the UK, and UK uses 35mhz which correct me if i am wrong but the USA doesnt use?

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Old Feb 15, 2007, 05:26 PM
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good point Butuz -

I didn't think about the frequency difference.

I glad to hear that both modes are available in the UK.

For some reason over here all of the 'ready to fly products' are only available with Mode 2.

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Old Feb 15, 2007, 06:32 PM
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I fly mode 1 fixed wing and mode 2 heli
Mike
Me too. Just so you don't think this is a weird arrangement.
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Old Feb 16, 2007, 04:25 AM
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Both my helis are mode II (XRB SR Lama and EF Sabre) and 35 MHz. The Blade CX2 my friend bought was mode II also, but 2.4 GHz radio of course.

There are threads on converting Tx between the modes - some are easier than others.
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