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    Transmitter Mode 2
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    RHBaker
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    Hi Doug.
    I have the centre brushed motor on the LH stick, separate from the brushless which are on the RH. The LH side to side is now the rudder.
    The article is by Glynn Guest and is in one of this years magazines. It is called something like Modes. Sorry cannot be more specific as the mag has been passed on to other enthusiasts.
    Enjoy Malaga, should be ice free by now!
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    RNinMunich
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    Hi Rowen
    Thanks for tip ๐Ÿ‘ I'll give that a try when I get back from Spain mid April.
    Off to Malaga on Monday โ˜€๏ธโ˜€๏ธ

    I agree. Two stick control is great for tanks, only practical solution!
    But hopeless for boats, especially at high speed.
    So far even my twin screw boats all run off one ESC, BUT I now have 3 and 4 screw ships as well. So I'll be experimenting with the P94 dual ESC / Rudder mixer from Action / Component Shop. Which can also run a third motor through an external ESC.
    How do you control your centre motor using this mix arrangement?

    I have a digital subscription to Model Boats mag. Which issue is your article in??
    Cheers, Doug๐Ÿ˜Ž
    Young at heart - slightly older in other places ๐Ÿ˜‰ Cheers Doug
    RHBaker
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    Hi Doug,
    I have now introduced the ELEVON function on my twin, independently controlled screw models. That puts both motors on the RH stick (up/down) for simultaneous speed control and LH/RH differential operation for side to side.
    Tried to explain it in more detail in a recent Brave Borderer blog update. It is also covered in a recent Model Boats mag article.
    With twin, independent motors find it so intuitive that I like it. Previously had one motor on LH stick and the other on the right. Found them difficult to synchronize and then steer accurately.
    Pity my only tests are on the bench as no sign of ice free water here yet.
    Will report water tests in due course
    Rowen
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    RNinMunich
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    Hi JK,
    Mode 1, Mode 2? Pooh pooh!
    I have the German branded version of the i6, also a Spektrum D6 and a Graupner MC-10 40Meg set (for my subs๐Ÿ˜‰).
    I use a simple convention on all of them.
    Throttle and rudder are both on the right stick, channels 1 and 2 respectively.
    ALL aircraft special functions and mixers are switched OFF.
    Connect ESC and rudder servo to the corresponding outputs at the RX and away you go.
    Regardless of which Mode the TX thinks it is.
    This means that I can control the boat with one thumb.
    Leaving the other hand free for the special function pots and switches, or the Bierkrug๐Ÿ˜‹
    I sail at the Ostpark Lake here in Munich, sitting at the edge of the Biergarten on the bank of the lake ๐Ÿ˜ See pic of my usual corner.

    My TX can be set to either Mode 1 or 2. I left in Mode 1.
    Mode 1 or mode 2 doesn't matter, unless some sets have the self centring stick built in on the left. Even these can be swapped over to the right.
    Or use the left thumb for navigating!
    Only minor irritation with this setup; on all the modern 2.4Gig sets designed for the fly boys, is that on switch-on the TX still demands that the throttle,which it 'thinks' is left stick, is pulled down or it won't boot โ˜น๏ธ Safety feature for aircraft motors! No chopped fingers๐Ÿ˜ฎ
    Haven't found a way to switch this off yet. It's embedded in the firmware.๐Ÿค”
    Cheers, Doug๐Ÿ˜Ž
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    Young at heart - slightly older in other places ๐Ÿ˜‰ Cheers Doug
    Wingcoax
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    Which mode you use is purely personal. I use mode 2 for aircraft use and mode 1 for marine. Normally there will be one stick with a ratchet for throttle, this can easily be modified to spring loaded.
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    juskiddin
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    The more I read the more confused I get. What do most people use as far as self centering. Throttle or rudder or both? Do I really want mode 2?
    juskiddin
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    After a bit more research the proper language is "self centering"
    Hillro
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    I think you can buy kits to spring load the second stick on certain transmitters
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    octman
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    I think your Tx is the same as my Turnigy i6 and they only have spring loading on one stick
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    juskiddin
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    Newbie question. I am going to buy a FlySky FS-i6 and want a spring loaded throttle on left and spring loaded rudder on right. Do I get this if I buy mode 2. ie will it be spring loaded. Chose this brand as I understand it and use it on my sailboat. My sailboat transmitter is not spring loaded on left as it pulls the sheets on and is then left alone.



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