Sold Airtronics RDS Manual Aircraft – General – Radio Equipment (FS/W). I brought my brand new Airtronics RDS for Show-N-Tell to the July meeting. The Airtronics manual provides details instructions and diagrams on how to. Index of /global/airtronics/Transmitter and Accessory Manuals RDS , , 10M. [ ], Radiant 6P 6H ,

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The antenna of the receiver is two “wires” that extend from the receiver. I flew a total of 4 flights that day and all of them were incident free. In other radio brands the throttle cut must be assigned to a radio switch and then programmed, but on the RDS it has its own button and the only programming required is to set zirtronics amount of travel that occurs when the control is activated.

Any trim that you set while your model is in flight by use of the Digital Trim keys will automatically be stored in wirtronics for that specific channel and model. Typical thermal sailplanes require about twice as much of up travel than down travel of their ailerons in order to produce a coordinated turn. The radio manula worked as it was designed to.

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The trainer connection is the standard Airtronics 5-pin connection that has been used for many years. This is a valuable option as most sailplanes will need a change in pitch trim when ever flaps are deployed. The trims are digital, which means that each time the trim tab is moved you will get one “click” of travel from that control. CPY Copy – Copy one model to another. Frequency boards are a thing of the past with this new technology.

For instance, a radio that ships with “standard” servos might gain a reputation as a beginner’s radio and have more serious pilots pass it over when considering a new radio. This is vary useful and vary convenient when one of your models only requires some features. At the left side of the control panel is a LED which is used when binding the receiver to the transmitter, and below rcs8000 is the bind button which is used to place the radio in bind mode.


After a little bit of experimenting I found that the easiest way to mount them in the fuselage was to cut two small pieces of clear antenna tubing and attach them with CA to the top of the fuselage.

So when this radio was offered to me aortronics review it was a “no-brainer” to have them send it to me! The RDS allows you to set the amount of differential aileron travel during the landing mode.

The only noticeable difference between the two, of course, is the antenna on the old 72 Mhz radio is missing in the second picture because the RDS 2. The cost for Spektrum replacement modules with receiver are about the same. The airtronnics part of the wire is the coaxial leads that connect the antenna to the receiver, and the actual antennas are the clear portions of these wires.

Without the big antenna of older radios the balance of the radio airtronifs a little bit different when first used, but it doesn’t take too long to get used to the new feel of these radios. Turning the radio over we find the battery compartment. I airtroics the plane up as high as I could, as well as flew it as far away that I could safely see the plane in order to see if there were any glitches in the controls, which there weren’t. Currently Airtronics only has one receiver aietronics for the RDSwhich is the receiver.

Back to the RDS And when testing a new technology like this I guess that is about the best thing that can be said.

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The toggle switch on top activates the flaps when in Airplane mode, and activates flight modes when set to Helicopter mode. The key to how the 2. Many radios out there these days will get labeled as a certain type of radio simply because of the servos that are included with it.


I would have much rather seen a dedicated switch instead of a button. The RDS has a push button that, when pushed, overrides the throttle sticks low throttle position and drives your throttle servo to a lower position, stopping the engine. Aircraft Basic Menu Structure.

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So the RDS will be able to suit all of your flying needs with a full line of 2. The purpose of this mixer is to allow one transmitter control input to affect flight functions.

The installation of the receiver is quite simple and can literally be accomplished in minutes. First, let me dispel the worries about compatibility.

After arriving at the field I setup and prepped my plane to fly. In addition, the standard receiver shown here is one of the most affordable 8-channel 2.


Both ailerons will act as spoilers as the throttle stick is used. I must admit that at first this was a little shocking for me. It can airrtonics be used so that the strip ailerons act as flaps and deploy in a downward direction to create both lift and drag.

I have always thought that Airtronics did an excellent job writing their manuals, and the manual for the RDS is no different. The amount of travel with each click is programmable in the radio, so you can set it to what suits you best. This plane has become a bit of a test bed for reviews such as this because it’s one of my favorite planes and therefore I know very well how it handles. On the right side of the panel are four buttons, which are also used to make selections while programming the radio.

Adding some down elevator will help reduce it.