Skip to main content

RealFlight Homepage

How do I change the InterLink-X controller from Mode 2 to Mode 1?

Tools Needed


Please read all instructions carefully before you begin this conversion. Great Planes will not accept responsibility for incidental damage to your InterLink controller or personal computer as a result of failure to adhere to these instructions properly. Please contact RealFlight Support prior to performing this conversion if you have any questions about this procedure.

  1. Make sure your RealFlight InterLink-X Controller is completely disconnected from your computer. Failure to do so could result in permanent damage to your InterLink-X and/or your computer.
  2. Remove the six screws from the rear of the controller (four in the case and two in the handle), remove the case rear half, and lay the controller face-down on your workspace.
  3. Remove the silver metal ratchet lever and screw from the gimbal on the right-hand side. This is the throttle ratchet. Physically relocate it to the gimbal on the left-hand side. Rotate the metal ratchet 180 degrees. The screw hole should now be on the bottom right side of the gimbal. The ratchet end should point upward, nearest to the switch on the top right side, and rest on the gimbal's ribbed surface. Line up the lever's hole over the plastic mounting stud on the gimbal, insert the screw and tighten to a snug fit (making sure the lever maintains proper alignment over the ribbed area of the gimbal). DO NOT OVERTIGHTEN, as the plastic gimbal may easily become stripped.
  4. On the left-hand gimbal, notice there is an arm-and-spring type lever mounted vertically along the inner-right side of the gimbal. The spring is attached at the lower end to a plastic mounting stud. This arm and spring assembly must now be moved to the right-hand gimbal. Using pliers, gently pry the head of the spring upwards off of the plastic arm. Now remove the spring and arm from the gimbal (this may require slight maneuvering of the parts to get them out from behind the main body of the gimbal). NOTE: Pivot the arm outward, then slide to the side to remove it from the gimbal.
  5. Looking at the right-hand gimbal from the back, on the inner-left side, notice similar arm and spring mounting lugs as were on the other gimbal, except the spring lug is now on the top end and the pivot arm lug is on the bottom end. Take the arm just removed from the other gimbal, insert the pivot end onto the round pivot lug on the lower inside part of this gimbal and rotate the arm upward over the gimbal. With pliers or hemostat, grab one end of the spring which was removed from the other gimbal. Insert the spring down into the gimbal so the loop on the opposite end hooks onto the plastic lug located on the inside top-end of the gimbal. Once hooked, gently pull the opposite end of the spring outward and loop it over the end of the plastic arm. If any question arises to the assembly of the arm and spring assembly, refer to the arm already in place on the bottom of the gimbal as they are assembled in the same manner.
  6. Both gimbals are now in the Mode 1 configuration. No alteration of any wires is necessary. Reinstall the rear of the case onto the front half and re-install the six case screws.
  7. Simply enter the RealFlight program and check the configuration of the software to operate in the Mode 1 setting. Adjust the Channel Mapping to match your controller preference.

Return to Article List