Originally Posted by Greg Head
mode on the screen refers to dual rates not real mode one and two. If the throttle is on the left you have a mode 2 controller.
Hello everyone, I'm kinda new here, but i love my X1! I'm waiting on parts to come in now so i can fix it and fly it some more. I had just told me flying buddies the day before the the x1 was "In de structible" (3 words!). As it turns out, it's not In de structible, it's only crash proof. A 2-liter bottle of Diet Pepsi carreening and probly flipping across the back of my Jeep then smashin down on the lil copter, on a fast left turn will wreck a gear shaft. In relation to the above post: On my Tx it shows an H or an L on the screen for Hi and Low rates that are changed by the left bumper button. The Mode 1 or Mode 2 on the screen refers to which mode u have the tx in. When it says Mode 1 on the screen it's actually in mode 2 as we know it whereas the left stick is throttle and rudder and the right stick is ail. and ele. or cyclic in copter speak. If u turn the Tx off, and hold the aileron trim button to the right (or right cyclic trim) when u turn it back on it will toggle it to Mode 2 on the screen. This is not, however, what we know as a traditional mode 2 opperation as this was allready covered with mode 1 on the screen. When it says mode 2 on the screen it's actually what i think they call mode 4, whereas the left stick is throttle and aileron and the right stick is elevator and rudder. Everyone I know flys mode 2 (Mode 1 on X1 controller) and i can't see any reason to do it any other way. From what i understand a lot of
"Europeans" fly mode 1, which makes no sense to me, but that's thier deal. I have no idea who fly's mode 4 (Syma Mode 2). The only thing i can imagine is that it makes it easier for people who have learned to fly 3Ch helis, like the Syma S107, to make the transition to 4Ch control, but IMHO it just teaches them to fly wrong. Idk, lol, that's my take on it.
Cheers! Happy landings!