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Old 01-24-2007, 01:17 PM
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Default Diff between Airplane & Heli TX

Hey guys, is there really a difference in airplane vs Heli Transmitters. As I can see, the only diff is that one has ratchet action on the throttle stick. Please inform my ignorance on this matter! Thanks.
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Old 01-24-2007, 02:29 PM
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Default RE: Diff between Airplane & Heli TX

In most cases, the Heli has the smooth throttle stick, the 3 position switch usually located top right on an airplane radio is top left and the 2 position switch is on the right.

A new model will defualt to helicopter type.

And in some cases the complete systems come with a larger battery and better servos.

I use a 9chp for everything, helicopters, warbirds, even a glider. Most of the airplane guys I let fly my planes want the smooth throttle conversion done on theirs, especially the 3d flyer types.
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Old 01-24-2007, 11:11 PM
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Default RE: Diff between Airplane & Heli TX

the throttle ratchet is the main differnace. Also the terms used in programming are the main differances. also the mixing on a heli system is usually have more options available.
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Old 01-25-2007, 01:29 AM
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Default RE: Diff between Airplane & Heli TX


ORIGINAL: redfox435cat
Also the terms used in programming are the main differances. also the mixing on a heli system is usually have more options available.
This may lead to some confusion without clarification. You seem to be speaking to the programming differences between airplanes and helis. When it comes to the radios, however, in most cases the software on the H and the A versions is materially the same. A helicopter radio won't use any different terminology in programming airplanes than an aircraft radio in programming aircraft, for example.
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ORIGINAL: redfox435cat

the throttle ratchet is the main differnace. Also the terms used in programming are the main differances. also the mixing on a heli system is usually have more options available.
So the switches arent differnt?
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Default RE: Diff between Airplane & Heli TX

Some heli pilots find that they like the acro switch configuration better.

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Default RE: Diff between Airplane & Heli TX

The heli sets cost more money! [&o]
Switches? I only use the switches to slow down other pilots from grabbing the transmitter from me when I fly over the pits!
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