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    SD-10G stick switches

    Hello,

    I'm flying pattern and i found that flipping switches while flying the sequence is pretty difficult for me. I would like to use stick switches to change the flight modes; for example i would like to change to snap roll flight mode when i have over 75% stick travels for ailerons, elevator and rudder.

    The manual states that you can assign one or MORE stick axes to a stick switch, but couldn't find a way to do that.

    If a stick switch only allows 1 stick axis, it means that i would need 3 stick switches only for snap rolls to the left. What about snaps to the right? I would need another 3 stick switches, that means a total of 6 stick switches only for snaps, and as we know i only have 5 available.

    If this is possible, can someone explain how?

    Thanks,
    Alex


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    RE: SD-10G stick switches

    Hi Alex,

    The short version is that it's not possible for the reason you described.  That said, there are some solutions.  Ideally we have 4 snap conditions right/left positive, right/left negative.   There are really several limits on the SD10 for this situation (two of which I'm hoping will be addressed in some future software upgrade).   The first is that the stick switches are not bi-directional, meaning that you can't assign it to turn on at 80% deflection EITHER left or right, up or down.  Regardless, I've found a "workable" solution that you might try.

    It still requires one traditional "switch".  I set my stick switch to turn on my Snap conditions when my aileron stick passes 85% (my personal preference for when to do it) AND when the other switch (choose a switch you find easiest to flip) is on.   What this does is allows me to flip the standard switch anytime prior to the snapping maneuver, and then when it 's time to snap, going to full aileron puts me in snap rates which for me changes the throws on all my control surfaces.

    In flying the F-11 sequence, this allowed me to enter the Snap/reverse 4/8pt roll with my switch on, but flying normal rates.  Perform the snap which would increase the rates when I went to the corners, and then still have low rates for the 4/8pt roll (assuming I didn't use full Aileron) and then turn the switch off later.  

    Hope that helps...

    Mark Atwood
    Team Airtronics | Castle Creation | F3A Unlimited | YS Parts and Service

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    RE: SD-10G stick switches

    Thanks a lot Mark, this is really helpful. I will do as you suggested.

    Alex


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