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How to swap the controller's sticks?

Discussion in 'Phantom 2 Discussion' started by Jourei, Sep 27, 2014.

  1. Jourei

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    A newbie quadcopter pilot saying hello!

    I've been searching around for a solution to this for some time now but haven't found any sort of tutorial on how to do this, so I'll ask you:

    How do I switch over the control sticks' behavior? As in, left stick to move and hover around vertically and right stick to turning and ascending/descending.
    I've been playing console games for long enough to get used to control everything this way.

    Thanks in advance!
     
  2. N017RW

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    There is an option to change the Tx to 'Mode 1'.

    Thus:
    >left stick operates elevator & rudder,
    >right stick operates throttle & ailerons.

    Does this sound like what you are describing?

    Open up the RC System Assistant and you will see on the top of the first page an option to select Mode 1 or 2.

    Of course the hard-core pilot could rewire the internals to any combo he/she desires but this is easier with no risk.
     
  3. Jourei

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    Thanks for the fast reply!

    Yes, this is halfway of what I meant, but the copter still turns from the left stick as I'd like it to hover left/right from it.
     
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    Yea, I see now.

    That's actually Mode 4:
    >left stick operates throttle & ailerons,
    >right stick operates elevator & rudder.

    There's no option for that with the OEM Tx.

    Unless you want to buy a programmable system with all the mode capabilities then your only option is to rewire the gimbals to your preference.

    Not hard for a friend who is good with electronics to do this if you are not experienced or comfortable doing it yourself.
     
  5. Jourei

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    Well, I can only see two modes.


    So it looks like I should get used to the turning instead of moving.
    I'm an electrician myself too and can operate a soldering iron, but that gets a bit too far for me to be bothered to tamper with something.
    Kinda strange you can't remap the controls freely, but oh well...

    Thanks for the answers and help!