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    Do you fly Mode 1? or Mode 2?

    My brother and I were talking about mode 1 vs mode 2 and how Mode 2 came to dominate in the US. We both fly Mode 1 and race Club 40 and we are 2 of only the 3 pilots who fly Mode 1 in our area. We can see the advantage and disadvantage of both modes. Who flies Mode 1 or Mode 2 and races? Please let me know what you fly.
    Thanks in advance for the replies

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    RE: Do you fly Mode 1? or Mode 2?

    I am left handed and I fly mode 3. It really depends, how you are confortable with the controls. The elevator and a ailerons are onmyleft.

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    RE: Do you fly Mode 1? or Mode 2?

    Mode 2 for me, i understand that mode 1 is mostly used in Europe,middle and far East.
    It aint over, till its over

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    RE: Do you fly Mode 1? or Mode 2?

    I use to fly/race with Single Stick (one stick with ailerons and elevator, rudder was on a knob on the stick and throttle was a slide bar on the side of the Tx) back in the 70's.  When I came back to RC in 08 I could only get a two stick Tx.  Since Single stick was a modified Mode II I am a Mode II flyer now.  I see some of the Custom Radio Shops now will take current electronics and put them in a nostalgia case.  I see I can get a Single stick now but, I would rather have the extra money to buy other items I want for Racing.  The nice thing now is that the computerized Tx's can be modified for what ever you want.  You have many options besides mode I & II like George is doing.
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    RE: Do you fly Mode 1? or Mode 2?

    I fly mode 2 but I can tell you that the best Club 40 Pilot in the south east uses mode 1. I also know a few other guys that use mode 1. I know nothing about it since I've used nothing but 2 but just wanted to let ya know there are some great Pylon Pilots out there that use both

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    RE: Do you fly Mode 1? or Mode 2?

    I also fly mode 2. Matt and Jack Fehling both fly mode 1, however Matt can fly either mode without a problem.
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    RE: Do you fly Mode 1? or Mode 2?

    Most of us who flew "reed" radios found the transition to proportional easier by going to Mode 1. Think about it; Mode 1 was the first mode! Many of todays Mode 1 pilots are seniors (50's 60's and 70's) or were taught by Mode 1 flyers, such as father and son arrangements. We have one Mode 1 pilot in our club who taught his son to fly Mode 2, but that is the exception. My son flies Mode 1. Occasionally I will fly a Mode 2 airplane, but it has to be something like a trainer, where I have time to think! I have taught new radio control students both ways. It's true that Mode 1 is the standard in Europe, and the East. I'm not about to get into the arguements about which is better. There are tons of great pilots who fly both ways. Greg

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    RE: Do you fly Mode 1? or Mode 2?

    Thanks for the input to my question. Just so everyone knows I learned Mode 2 to start with in the mid 70's. I switched to Mode 1 about 30 years ago so I could fly my fathers 1/4 scale Cub. The Cub still flies at least once a year.

    Thanks Again,

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    RE: Do you fly Mode 1? or Mode 2?

    either mode is fine and can be successful.

    I fly mode 2 and have won a few races.
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    RE: Do you fly Mode 1? or Mode 2?

    Learned to fly in Redding, Ca in the mid '70's as a teenager.
    Was taught by the best hot dog barnstormer in the area on mode 1.
    I still fly all my own planes mode 1.
    I fly mode 2 also to assist other people when they need instruction or help in setting a plane up.
    It's not a problem when I do fly mode 2. I just respond to what the plane needs.
    It\'\'s called \"Warbird Racing\".
    So ask yourself, is that a warbird?

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    Greg is correct mode 1 is what was used in the 60's when I first flew RC and was the only mode being used. I got out of RC for a while, flying full size, and when I came back in the 80's everything had changed to mode 2 really do not know why. Both work just depends on what you learned on.

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    I started out flying Mode 1 in 1972, had flown single channel previously for a couple of years, mentored by a great friend that's still currently and a very, very competitive Q-40 pilot. Then changed over to Mode 2 after successfully flying Mode 1, flew it around 6 months or so, and changed back to Mode 1. I discovered in racing / sport flying that I was not as smooth in Mode 2 verses Mode 1. Been a "Mode 1'er" ever since.

    At this point in time, I think I am the only "Mode 1" person at our field. (we have approximately 90 members in our club)

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    Mode 1 for me.....
    Just the way I learned to fly -

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