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Old 03-08-2021, 07:49 AM
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Hello all. I got a 9ZAP as a gift a few days ago. I am having trouble finding the switch control page, that is supposed to be on the System menu. I canít find it on the radio or the menu instructions in the manual. What am I doing wrong??
Old 03-08-2021, 08:41 AM
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Not familiar with that specific radio. However on some Futaba radios you have to hole 2 menu keys and then turn on the TX to access those functions. If that dosen't work ask in the Futaba Direct support forum.

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Old 03-08-2021, 09:11 AM
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Thanks, Dave. Already asked there. The icon SWT is listed as part of the System menu, but doesn’t appear in that menu in the radio or the manual. I don’t understand where it could be
Old 03-09-2021, 03:51 PM
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Thanks, Dave. Already asked there. The icon SWT is listed as part of the System menu, but doesnít appear in that menu in the radio or the manual. I donít understand where it could be
Like most radio manuals and probably worse, the 9Z manuals are not complete nor absolutely correct. All you can do is look around and experiment. I will recommend that whenever you get something working, back it up. That way you will not loose things as you experiment.

That is the voice of experience having owned, and eventually loved, a 9Z WC II.....

Sorry I'm not more helpful, but it's been way too long since I had that radio to remember much more other than to tell you what I just did about the manual not being complete or very comprehensive.
Old 03-10-2021, 10:40 AM
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"colmo" i didnīt owned a 9ZAP but did ownerd and own many other computer Futaba radios, from old T7CP to modern T18MZ, and I think quite strange that SWT submenu is within System Menu.

I think it strange as System Menu is intended as configuration of the radio itself and adjustments apply to all model memories saved. Switches configurations may vary from one model to other so on all Futaba radios I remember the switches configuration lays in the now called "Linkage Menu" (today that is done with the "Function" submenu), so go to other menus intended for individual model configuration, just where you will find things like servo reversing, full travel limit adjustments and mixes.

Good luck with your classic radio!

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Old 03-11-2021, 08:54 AM
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The Futaba 9Z does not have an specific switch menu. How the switch selection works is in each function menu that requieres a switch you will find the "SWT" option to select the switch that will activate o control that function.

This is a very flexible approach, this allows you to use the same switch for different functions, for example you can activate D/R and retract with the same switch.

With this radio the options are unlimited but of course the flexibility comes with a learning curve.

I have been flying with a Futaba 9ZWC2 for about 15 years and it has been a great radio, from my point of view one of the best built Futaba radios. I have just moved to Jeti DS12 and DS16G2 but I still use, like and trust my Futaba 9Z with a FASST TM-7 module.

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Old 03-13-2021, 10:28 AM
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It is contextual, you will see the SWT selection when it applies. It is not a top level selection

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