Let's answer some questions once and for all
...the results are in! 1/2/10
|Simon Chaddock||06/01/2010 08:30:38|
5795 forum posts
Self taught but seemed obvious following on from full size flying.
4 forum posts
Sorry I do not yet fly yet, but find it very interesting reading the replies anyway.
|Craig Spence||06/01/2010 09:40:02|
1170 forum posts
1. Mode 2
4. Instructor (Bought an electric plane and learned the basics myself, after crashing so much the plane became unfixable due to so many repairs, decided to join a club and learn properly, which i did and it really is worth doing. You think you can fly untill you get taught properly then you think you were crap lol.)
|Robert Foreman||06/01/2010 09:43:32|
|71 forum posts|
277 forum posts
1. Mode 2
2. West Midlands (Shropshire)
3. West Midlands (Shropshire)
4. Instructor + Other club members
1422 forum posts
Border of W and N Yorkshire
Border of N and W Yorkshire
Club Instructor taught
|Dave Y||06/01/2010 10:08:28|
|22 forum posts|
1. Mode 1
2. South (Dorset)
3. South (Dorset)
4. Instructor (he flies mode 1)
|Phil E||06/01/2010 10:15:43|
|40 forum posts|
I learned to fly approx 20 years ago when Mode 1 locally seemed the norm but have only recently returned to the hobby. Now most of those I fly with are Mode 2, have preferences changed over the years?
|Clive Pegden||06/01/2010 10:49:36|
20 forum posts
1. Mode 1
2. North East
3. North East
|Les Littleton||06/01/2010 10:49:54|
120 forum posts
1 , Mode 2
2, west midlands
3, west midlands
In my opinion you can,t beat good instruction , even if you pay it is still cheaper than crashing lots of models. I have been lucky and have managed to use my cash to increase and improve my fleet.
|Romeo Whisky||06/01/2010 10:57:34|
|738 forum posts|
Mostly self-taught after a couple of instructed slope-flying sessions
Now only fly electric
|24 forum posts|
4.Self taught some 35years ago after watching others
|Clive Moore||06/01/2010 11:41:03|
150 forum posts
1 mode 2
2 South East (beds and bucks)
3 South East and South Midlands (Northampton)
4 From an instructor up to my first solo then on my own.
|Glenn Woodford||06/01/2010 11:53:21|
36 forum posts
1. Mode 2
4. Instructor also mode 2
|Biggles' Elder Brother - Moderator||06/01/2010 12:21:05|
15748 forum posts
well 65 responses so far. I've transfered them to a spreadsheet (sad I know - but I'm off work due to the weather situation!) prior to doing some stats analysis. I'll leave it running for a little while yet as responses are still coming in.
Just to whet your appetite there are already some interesting (and unexpected) trends emerging - like it seems, on first glance, that you might be more likely to fly mode 1 if your self taught? Mmmmm? As I say I haven't done the proper analysis yet so that is very tentative - but possibly interesting.
Keep the responses coming in - as I say the more we have the more accurate the result.
|Flanker .||06/01/2010 12:29:42|
622 forum posts
Hi all. Mode 1
Live n fly in Spain (Spain seems to be very mode 2 Tx's are supplied mode two)
Learned in North Wales self taught plus instruction at great club
My first TX was mode one.
|Andy Hogg||06/01/2010 12:34:10|
|5 forum posts|
|Steve Houghton||06/01/2010 12:38:11|
588 forum posts
1. Mode 4 - the first vote!
2. Currently in Cheshire
3. Learnt in Cumbria - Kendal MAC
4. Learnt from self-taught instructor. Several club members were mode 4 then (mid '70's).
9 forum posts
Self taught first on elec helis & planes. Advice and help from club members when started on IC planes.
|mal brewer||06/01/2010 13:02:41|
|334 forum posts|
Just a slight diversion here, what is mode 4, or mode 3, if there is one? And did anybody ever fly with the 'cuddle-box' type transmitter,I think Idris Francs's 'Flight-Link' radio was of this type...................Mal.
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