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The Mode Survey - what do you fly?

Let's answer some questions once and for all

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The mode survey

The mode survey

...the results are in! 1/2/10

Simon Chaddock06/01/2010 08:30:38
5795 forum posts
3063 photos
Mode 2
Self taught but seemed obvious following on from full size flying.
onthecouch06/01/2010 08:31:19
4 forum posts
Sorry I do not yet fly yet, but find it very interesting reading the replies anyway.
Craig Spence06/01/2010 09:40:02
1170 forum posts
615 photos
1. Mode 2
2. Kent
3. Kent
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 Foreman06/01/2010 09:43:32
71 forum posts
45 photos
Mode 2
Sparks06/01/2010 09:52:17
277 forum posts
55 photos
1. Mode 2
2. West Midlands (Shropshire)
3. West Midlands (Shropshire)
4. Instructor + Other club members
Plummet06/01/2010 09:57:08
1422 forum posts
41 photos
Mode 1
Border of W and N Yorkshire

Border of N and W Yorkshire
Club Instructor taught
Dave Y06/01/2010 10:08:28
22 forum posts
4 photos
1. Mode 1
2. South (Dorset)
3. South (Dorset)
4. Instructor (he flies mode 1)
Phil E06/01/2010 10:15:43
40 forum posts
Mode 1
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 Pegden06/01/2010 10:49:36
20 forum posts
10 photos
1.   Mode 1
2.  North East
3.  North East
4. Instructor
Les Littleton06/01/2010 10:49:54
120 forum posts
30 photos

 1 , Mode 2   
 2, west midlands   
 3, west midlands   
 4, Instructor
  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 Whisky06/01/2010 10:57:34
738 forum posts
205 photos
Mode 2
SW Scotland
Mostly self-taught after a couple of instructed slope-flying sessions
Now only fly electric
Del06/01/2010 11:20:18
24 forum posts
1.Mode 2
2.North Yorkshire
3.North Yorkshire
4.Self taught some 35years ago after watching others
Clive Moore06/01/2010 11:41:03
150 forum posts
28 photos
Hi all,
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 Woodford06/01/2010 11:53:21
36 forum posts
1 photos
1. Mode 2
2. Dorset
3. Dorset
4. Instructor also mode 2
Biggles' Elder Brother - Moderator06/01/2010 12:21:05
15748 forum posts
1460 photos
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
5 photos
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 Hogg06/01/2010 12:34:10
5 forum posts
Hi All
Mode 2
South East
South East
Self Taught
Steve Houghton06/01/2010 12:38:11
588 forum posts
438 photos
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).
Paul06/01/2010 12:55:49
9 forum posts
Hi All,
Mode 2
Self taught first on elec helis & planes. Advice and help from club members when started on IC planes.
mal brewer06/01/2010 13:02:41
334 forum posts
1 photos

 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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