So I bought the Turnigy FBL100 to learn to fly and chose to get Mode 1 thinking to be able to use it for cars later (silly me). After a few hours trying, found out that Mode 1 controls is not intuitive, used to how Dualshock 3 handles decided to convert to Mode 2.
There is no guide whatsoever on the net that I can find so decided to do the conversion and document it. The conversion is not in any way perfect
First is to remove the back cover to reveal this
Remove the cable tie, and note where the connector from the sticks potentiometer connect to. We are going to remove the stick and swap the position
Using allen/hex key remove the stick by undoing the screws on the front plate
Sockets on the board is actually labeled, here’s a closeup
After swapping the sticks location, its time to wire it back it. But before that, two of the pots connector have to be swapped. If not the polarity of the movement would be reversed (have to pull throttle down to throttle up). Here’s the connector
Pull the left and right conductor out and swap them
This has to be done for two axis – throttle and fore/aft cyclic
The final connection is as below. Enjoy flying! One thing to note that we didn’t move the trim button location, so throttle trim is still on the right and vice versa.