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David Campbell 521/07/2017 23:53:06
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Ive got some questions from a complete novice with no experience whatsoever in Rc that it would appear no one has asked before as the search function is drawing a blank. Okay so in my haste to rush into this hobby ive screwed up and ordered a mode 1 kit rather than the more 2 i would prefer (sportscub s). Now being a complete novice i know nothing obviously so my question is this : if i get a mode 1 is it possible to change to a mode 2 ? What actually sets the mode on these planes is it just the controller or the plane its self? I would greatly appreciate someones input on this

Edited By Biggles' Elder Brother - Moderator on 22/07/2017 15:35:34

Devcon122/07/2017 00:00:52
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Hi David,

It should just be the controller that dictates the mode, can you tell us a bit more about the equipment you've ordered.

Martin Harris22/07/2017 00:05:27
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It depends on the transmitter but the majority can be swapped between modes. I think you may have touched a nerve by highlighting the HH aspect which has been widely covered - BEB is normally very reasonable and a fine moderator.

Welcome to the forum!

(overlapped a bit with Devcon)

Edited By Martin Harris on 22/07/2017 00:06:55

David Campbell 522/07/2017 00:06:24
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Hi Devcon yes its a hobbyzone sportscub s as sold from horizon hobbies its the Rtf version so comes with the basic controller. Its 4 channel im sure
Dwain Dibley.22/07/2017 00:10:11
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OK...Hi David....First off , it's the Transmitter that has the "mode" assigned to it, not he Aircraft. Servos will serve any master via the receiver so to speak.

But we will need to know what Brand you are going for, Futaba, Spektrum, multiplex, hitec etc. Transmitter and receiver need to be the same brand.

Some transmitters can be changed from one mode to another, either mechanically, or using the programming.

Give us a bit more info Matey.

D.D.

Oh and welcome to the forum and the Hobby......laugh

Dwain Dibley.22/07/2017 00:11:32
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I seem to be a bit tardy with that reply.....LOL

D.D.

David Campbell 522/07/2017 00:13:28
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Hi martin thanks for your prompt reply. Hopefuly it can be i couldnt find anyone who asked this question about this plane so hopefully it is so basic that the question need not have been asked.
David Campbell 522/07/2017 00:19:31
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Thank you for your reply Dwain , and also im not sure what haplend with my 2 last replies they seem to have sent themselves , anyway its a hobbyzone sportscub s im sure its a Spektrum 2,4GHz DSMX radio on the website ? Im assuming this is the reciever in the plane or is this the controller ? The controller in the photos is a eflite mlp6dsm but i will most certainly upgrade if needed thanks again i know its hard dealing with people who dont even know what they are talking about btw ive dealt with it on motorbikes for years ! So its really appreciated
Martin Harris22/07/2017 00:27:18
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The answer seems to be (assuming it's the DX4e shown in the on line manual) no, it isn't interchangeable.

And yes it is with a little work!

Have a look at this thread - sorry, different forum!

 

This forum software is a bit clunky - often people don't think they've hit the "Add Posting" button properly and try it again (several times in some cases!) Check the activity indicator (usually near the end of the URL bar) and if it's showing as working, just wait...

Edited By Martin Harris on 22/07/2017 00:29:40

David Campbell 522/07/2017 00:47:08
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Thanks again martin that looks like exactly what i need , so from what i understand its a case of opening the controller and switching the wires for both analogues ? And then use the recalibration process described to ensure its all true?
John Privett22/07/2017 02:12:30
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Hi David, and welcome to the forum!

As Martin just said, the forum software is a little clunky - I think most wil agree the forum thrives despite the software, not because of it, and most of us are by now used to it's quirks and limitations.

Don't bother using the search function - it's very limited in what it does - it only searches within the titles of threads, not the actual contents... Also it will return lots of irrelevant results where the search term is just a substring of the thread title. For instance a search for 'mode' will return all threads where the title contains not just 'mode' - but also 'models', 'modeller', 'modelling' etc. etc.

It's much better to use google (which is after all a search engine!) You can restrict your search to just this site by adding site:modelflying.co.uk to the end of your search terms. For instance try this search.

Dave Hopkin22/07/2017 07:40:31
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Posted by David Campbell 5 on 22/07/2017 00:47:08:
Thanks again martin that looks like exactly what i need , so from what i understand its a case of opening the controller and switching the wires for both analogues ? And then use the recalibration process described to ensure its all true?

You will also need to move the throttle ratchet from the right stick to the leftl stick - not sure how the speky set does it, it might just be a case of moving the steel toothed bridge across

Edited By Dave Hopkin on 22/07/2017 07:40:52

Percy Verance22/07/2017 07:50:24
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Hi David

If you're a little unclear/unsure regarding changing the mode, and you don't particuarly wish to return the transmitter to HH in Germany, then take a look at Mike Ridley's website at www.modelradioworkshop.co.uk.

Mike is the UK service agent for Multiplex radio, but can service/repair any make. He also carries out bespoke modifications - such as placing all three flying controls on a single stick for those whom may have lost the use of a hand. Do take a look at Mike's site, and you'll find his contact details as well. Rest assured, he's good.

Edited By Percy Verance on 22/07/2017 07:51:09

Barrie Dav 222/07/2017 08:07:42
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David have you joined a local model flying club. Always a good thing to do if it is possible There, you would find loads of help and probably find someone who could effect the mode transfer for you. Also, in addition, you would have insurance cover, which is really necessary.

David Campbell 522/07/2017 08:40:33
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Hi folks thanks for your replies. Yeah i forgot about the spring and the bridge but seems simple enough there is 2 threads ive bookmarked with step by steps etc. Looks really simple , i worked for a well known power tool manufacturer before the motorcycle crash so it shouldnt be a problem as it looks to be a 5 minute job if that. Ive not considered joining a flying club but might look them up (im Scottish incase anyone was wondering).
Percy Verance22/07/2017 08:41:32
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Barrie

You don't necessarily need to be a club member to obtain insurance, as you'd be covered if you joined the BMFA as a Country ie: non club member.

I'm not a BMFA member personally. I obtain my insurance cover through a different model flying organisation.

Edited By Percy Verance on 22/07/2017 09:18:54

Nigel Dell22/07/2017 08:41:51
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Posted by Percy Verance on 22/07/2017 07:50:24:

Hi David

If you're a little unclear/unsure regarding changing the mode, and you don't particuarly wish to return the transmitter to HH in Germany, then take a look at Mike Ridley's website at www.modelradioworkshop.co.uk.

Mike is the UK service agent for Multiplex radio, but can service/repair any make. He also carries out bespoke modifications - such as placing all three flying controls on a single stick for those whom may have lost the use of a hand. Do take a look at Mike's site, and you'll find his contact details as well. Rest assured, he's good.

Edited By Percy Verance on 22/07/2017 07:51:09

Agree with Percy re Mike Ridley David, he is excellent and quick too, just piece of mind if you don't want to fiddle, if you are happy to do so great but another option.

Welcome by the way.

Dave Hopkin22/07/2017 08:46:15
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Posted by David Campbell 5 on 22/07/2017 08:40:33:
Hi folks thanks for your replies. Yeah i forgot about the spring and the bridge but seems simple enough there is 2 threads ive bookmarked with step by steps etc. Looks really simple , i worked for a well known power tool manufacturer before the motorcycle crash so it shouldnt be a problem as it looks to be a 5 minute job if that. Ive not considered joining a flying club but might look them up (im Scottish incase anyone was wondering).

As Bekilted Haggis muncher the Scottish Model Flying Association might have better links to clubs north of the Border

**LINK**

Barrie Dav 222/07/2017 08:47:37
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Yes, I do know that Percy. I did say that it was an additional benefit of joining a club.

Percy Verance22/07/2017 09:20:50
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AbSolutely nothing wrong with being Scottish David, my mother was Scottish........

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