DiamondMox wrote:Like I said, I never used normal mode, even when learning. The modes are just like servo rate switches. One position for high rates and one for low. Idle up is essentially high rates for the cyclic servos. Just jump on in and if you can fly it on high rates, you can do anything.
I'm not sure I quite understand this. The way I understand it the rates wouldn't be any different unless you had dual rates set in the TX and they were tied to your flight mode switch. I'll admit I'm still a newb. I just realized a couple of days ago I wasn't setting my cyclic range high enough.
I agree on the not flying in normal mode idea. On my logo all my pitch curves are linear because the governor controls the throttle coming out of throttle hold. I don't have that option on the TREX because the slow start is still too fast. On that one I'll spool up to half stick in normal and then switch to idle up before lift off.