STAN­DARD SWITCH PO­SI­TIONS

Electric Flight - - RADIO PROGRAMMING PRIMER -

Let’s talk about the stan­dard switch po­si­tions on the ra­dio. It is a good idea to have a stan­dard po­si­tion for all your trans­mit­ter switches. For ex­am­ple, set your rates (for el­e­va­tor, rud­der, and aileron) so that all the switches are po­si­tioned away from you when they are in low rate and to­ward you on high rate. Hav­ing dif­fer­ent po­si­tions for dif­fer­ent rate switches can quickly lead to con­fu­sion when you’re per­form­ing com­plex ma­neu­vers. By hav­ing all the rate switches set in the same stan­dard di­rec­tion, it is easy to avoid con­fu­sion, es­pe­cially when you are mak­ing a quick move and need to be sure of your rate set­ting. In ad­di­tion, it is easy to set the rates with­out even look­ing at the trans­mit­ter.

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