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>> Home > Forum > General Resources > Newbie radio control question
Newbie radio control question
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GerryD
(Seaman)





Forum Posts: 4
24th Mar 2018 16:41  
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I need to get a new radio that I can potentially use on a variety of boats. I have been looking at this: Turnigy TGY-i6 AFHDS Transmitter and 6CH Receiver (Mode 2) from Hobby King. Is it any good? And what is the difference between Mode 1 and Mode 2?

Helineil
(Chief Petty Officer)





Forum Posts: 9
24th Mar 2018 16:59  
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Hi Gerry.
Mode1 generaly means rudder on left stick, throttle on right. Mode2 throttle on left stick, rudder on right, that’show I have always understood. Hope this help Neil.

dragon
(Admiral)





Forum Posts: 107
24th Mar 2018 17:00  
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Yes there ok friend of mine has one and is very pleased
mode 1 or 2 are the throttle control 2 is left 1 is right

GerryD
(Seaman)





Forum Posts: 4
24th Mar 2018 17:44  
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Thanks for the quick responses.
Gerry

ukengineman
(Petty Officer)





Forum Posts: 11
24th Mar 2018 19:54  
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The TGY-i6 AFHDS is an excellent radio and at the moment is on offer at £32.32, an almost unbelievable price for a decent 6 Chan radio. Unless you are left handed you will want a mode 2 radio which will give you steering on the right (with sprung centering) and throttle on the left (stick stays where you left it).

teejay
(Commander)





Forum Posts: 47
24th Mar 2018 21:48  
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just the post I have waiting I am just about ready to start thinking about the radio setup form my schenllboot I think this post has answered my question ,but who is selling it for the price mentioned

teejay
(Commander)





Forum Posts: 47
24th Mar 2018 21:51  
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ps I will be posting soon on the progress of the schenllboot which is the preparation for my dads boat D2764 an RAF Rttl

RNinMunich
(Fleet Admiral!)





Forum Posts: 2492
24th Mar 2018 22:03  
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Hi All, don't sweat about mode 1 or 2, you can easily reprogramme any stick or switch or pot to do whatever you want on any RX channel you want!👍
If you want the ratchet throttle stick on the right hand side just swap the sticks over! There are instructions in the manual and demos on U-tube.

I have one, a re-branded German version which they call 'Reely HT-6', and spent an entertaining evening chucking out all the fixed wing and heli presets.

Attached is the excellent 68 page English User / Programming manual I got with it. It has no Chin-english gobbledygook in it 😉
I reprogrammed mine for various boats and a Sub no problems.
A Good Buy, Cheers Doug 😎
PS I program my sets always for right stick rudder and throttle, leaves the left hand free for any 'special effects', or the Bierkrug 😉 - I sail here on a lake in a Biergarten 😁


Attached Files - Click To View Large


Young at heart - slightly older in other places 😉 Cheers Doug
RNinMunich
(Fleet Admiral!)





Forum Posts: 2492
24th Mar 2018 22:47  
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Hi teejay, which Schnellboot are you building? The S-100?
They were generally known in England as E-Boats.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/E-boat

I have the Revell 1/72 kit, vid on this link shows what some guys can do with it!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k4oBL9W4LVo
😎


Young at heart - slightly older in other places 😉 Cheers Doug
ukengineman
(Petty Officer)





Forum Posts: 11
25th Mar 2018 00:01  
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At the time of posting the TGY-i6 AFHDS is available for £32.32 from the UK HobbyKing warehouse. Go to the hobbyking.com website and put 9114000020-0 into the search box. Their sale may be ending soon.

teejay
(Commander)





Forum Posts: 47
25th Mar 2018 00:57  
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Hi RNinMunich I am building the 1-35 scale schenllboot from Italeri as the design was use for the RAF RttLs which were built in Germany in the 1950s my father was RT operator on D2763 &4 they were only in service for 5years , I did a post on the project about this time last year ,and since the tax man has returned my pension money I am now in a position to proceed , I am at the stage where the kit decks are complete and I have done the rudders and I am working on the tillers,( for s boot)and since I have been able to re equip my workshop / garage I will be starting the D boat, and thanks to ukengineman for the info on the TGY-i6, I expect I will be asking more advice in the near future.

teejay
(Commander)





Forum Posts: 47
25th Mar 2018 02:02  
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Ps It is my understanding that the term E-boat was the allied ID for the s boots much the same as the Russian TU 95 is known the bear

RNinMunich
(Fleet Admiral!)





Forum Posts: 2492
27th May 2018 00:02  
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'E' just meant 'Enemy' TJ 😉
NATO codes for USSR stuff, like FOXBAT, FIREFOX etc etc, came much later when the Cold War started.
And I heartily agree with the TGY-i6 recommendation, been using one for some time, very reliable and no problems - once you find a decent English language manual without all the Chenglish gobbledygook. I have one in PDF format if you want.
See also above re Mode 1 and Mode 2, forget it, you can easily use the set the way YOU want and not what the manufacturers pre-programmed for the 'Fly Boys' 👍
Cheers Doug 😎


Young at heart - slightly older in other places 😉 Cheers Doug
JBRCfloats
(Petty Officer)





Forum Posts: 4
27th May 2018 02:12  
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Hi,
Just thought I would comment regarding the difference between Mode 1 vs Mode 2. I fly aircraft, but the configuration should be the same using the radio for boats.
Mode 1 - Elevator/Rudder stick on the left. Throttle/Aileron stick on the right. Mode 2 - Throttle/Rudder stick on the left. Aileron/Elevator stick on the right.

I'm getting into boats now and my radio that I will using is set up in the mode 2 configuration. The choice depends on what you have used in the past or the type of radios your boating buddies use. In aircraft flying we always use the same modes just in case someone has to step in and take over the flying. In boating I don't think this a criteria due to the fact the boat would go down like aircraft do sometimes.

Hope this helps.

Haverlock
(Fleet Admiral!)





Forum Posts: 503
13th Jun 2018 04:37  
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one is tempted to point out submarines do go down and some times even come back up!


"that's not a bug its just an undocumented creature."

Sir Terence David John "Terry" Pratchett, OBE (28 April 1948 - 12 March 2015)
RNinMunich
(Fleet Admiral!)





Forum Posts: 2492
13th Jun 2018 05:26  
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Every sub dives - at least once! 😁


Young at heart - slightly older in other places 😉 Cheers Doug
Fred
(Commander)





Forum Posts: 57
13th Jun 2018 08:11  
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I have the 9xR Pro from Turnigy. at the price I payed for it was so good, it is very light in the hand and all the controls just full to hand also I found it very easy to bind with all my receivers.

Fred


That's all right, Mr Ryan. My Morse is so rusty, I could be sending him dimensions on Playmate of the Month.