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Old Dec 03, 2012, 11:32 AM
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Problem solved:

A phone call into Hitec's support center, and a chat with a great guy named Mike has resolved my question.

Under the sailplane menu, there is a throttle lock feature. I had activated this and played with it, but couldn't make it work. Mike and I were a little puzzled on this, until he mentioned that I had to be transmitting in order for the function to be active.

A quick change to transmit allowed for a quick check of the throttle lock function -- and all is good.

So I can use the throttle as a proportional control, managed by the stick, and after climbing to altitude, return the stick to full idle, and activate the throttle lock.

After that I can then activate crow and use the throttle stick as a fully proportional control over the flaps and ailerons.

True, the throttle lock feature isn't as simple or fool-proof as an idle-down switch, but it will work for me.

Yea!!
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