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D12 - RADIO - I hear about the Tx switches being On or Off, but which way is which ?

Common and accepted convention says that all switches on a radio should be pointing AWAY  (which is known as OFF) from the pilot when the aircraft is ready for take off.  This is because it is so much easier to quickly scan your radio before starting to fly to ensure everything is set up correctly, and you are not going to get a nasty surprise...

The only 2 normal possible exceptions to this are the Throttle hold switch, which is only turned OFF immediately before you take off to ensure that the motor cannot start until you really want it to do so, and the Idle up switch, which again is only switched on immediately before take off to spool a helicopters main blades up to full speed before it takes off.

So switches AWAY from you are OFF, switches TOWARDS you are ON



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