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Old Jul 14, 2002, 04:26 PM
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Throttle Hold


Should the Idle up switch be on the right or left?

Should the Throttle hold be on the left or right?

These two questions go together


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Old Jul 14, 2002, 08:18 PM
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IDLE UP- left side

TH-HOLD-right side
Old Jul 15, 2002, 01:20 AM
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Quote:
Originally posted by fourstarforty
IDLE UP- left side

TH-HOLD-right side
My Eclipse 7 works the same way. Just curious, is this standard on all heli radios?

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Old Jul 15, 2002, 07:51 AM
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I use it the other way round, hold on left, idles on right, just to be differnet
Old Jul 15, 2002, 09:13 AM
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The Airtronics RD6000 is Throttle Hold on the left and Idle up on the right.

It comes woth stickers to reverse it.

John
Old Jul 15, 2002, 09:25 AM
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All the Futaba and JR radios as a standard have the Throttle Hold on the Right and the Idle Up on the left.

So if you change brands to JR or Futaba someday you might have some "habits" to unlearn.

Brad
Old Jul 15, 2002, 10:20 AM
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I think there are two versions for the JR radios. My JR radio (Japan version) have the throttle hold on the left while the Idle up on the right.

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Old Jul 15, 2002, 11:42 AM
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Yes, there are different stick and switch configurations available for Futaba and JR. The default used by all but a very few flyers in the US is Mode 2. Other Modes 1,3 and 4 are available. Usually the switch for Idle Up is on the same side of the radio as the Throttle stick.

In Mode 1 the Throttle is on the right stick with Alieron and the left stick is Rudder and Elevator (Idle Up is on the right side).

In Mode 2 the Throttle and Rudder are on the left stick and Elevator and Alieron are on the right (Idle Up is on the left).

Mode 4 is the reverse of Mode 1

Mode 3 is the reverse of Mode 2

Complicated isn't it?

Brad
Old Jul 15, 2002, 03:48 PM
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If you get an airplane version of the Futaba radios, the switchs are reversed as well eventhough they have identical software to heli versions.

on 9C/9Z all switches/knobs are not labeled with their functions, just A-B-C-D-etc. Then you assign whatever you want to each switch.

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Old Jul 16, 2002, 07:10 AM
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Hi,

Just to add to the fun:

I fly mode 1 and when my trottle stick is at 0 % the stick at my TX is down.
Others at the local club fly the same mode but with a reversed trottle setting (empty trottle: stick up). They also reverse the pitch setting when they fly heli, they have full up pitch with the stick down.


So now we have 8 modes

JoggerKe
Old Jul 16, 2002, 07:40 PM
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Haha...there are so many modes of control. So don't just take up your friend's control and fly

Is it true that all the switches can be interchange positionally?

the control sticks are alleged interchangeable with the removal of the spring at one stick and the installation of that spring at the other stick.


Ben


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