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 transmitter cannot control the receiver until the binding process has been accomplished.

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Because the receiver was already bound to the transmitter I did not have to do this for my radio, but I want to explain the process here to show how simple it is to do. RST Reset – Clears all setup data in any model to factory default settings. So when I heard that Airtronics was releasing a 2. These are in addition to the predefined mixers. The height of the sticks can easily be adjusted for the comfort of the user. The programming menus for the RDS is very easy to understand and navigate.

But if a new receiver is added to the transmitter, or in the unlikely event that a receiver loses its binding, the binding process will have to be done by the operator. Looking at the right side of maual radio we find 4 controls located above the right stick.

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Activating the Daul Elevator feature will automaticly disable your AUX-1 channel 7 switch and will allow channel 7 to be used with the elevator stick.

While in the air I noticed that I really liked the feel of the radio in my hands. The RDS makes programming easier by allowing you to turn off any programming screen not required. These receivers are small and light weight, about 1oz, and look like they will fit into most park flyers.

Whether flying a basic model or one that requires advanced features, the RDS can do it all! What I mean is that I grew up in this hobby when you opened up a radio box and everything you needed was in there.


I think that it was a great decision on the part of Airtronics to make a move such as this. These functions are identical to those in the Aero Mode even though this is for heli functions. The manual has several suggestions on how meet the degree rule.

Gone is the long antenna that needed to be extended while the radio is in use. Airtronics radios only have a 3-character model-naming field. Use Channel 1 for your left elevator and use channel 7 for your right elevator. This is an 8 channel receiver which measures 1. This also comes in handy when setting up new planes as you can use it to see how you have set up items on other planes.

So the RDS will be able to suit all of your flying needs with a full line of 2. Adding some down elevator will help reduce it. Since the actual receiver portion is quite small 1.

While Airtronics says it’s basically the same as the old RD radio, I must say that it felt better in my hands than my old 8-channel radio. On older radios the range check was performed by walking about 30 paces away from the plane and lowering the antenna, but of course that is not possible on a 2.

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Basic programming gives you the basic features included in the RDS Airtronics has taken the time to create a radio system that will appeal to a large group of pilots, but has kept the price at a level that the wallet is sure to like.

I manuak this can really come in handy when you “decommission” a plane, but decide aritronics get it back in the air at a later date. I felt that the battery provided could have been a little bit bigger. There are two switches and a control button on the face of the radio and one toggle switch located on the top of the radio. Helicopter Advanced Menu Structure. The trims are digital, which means that airtroics time the trim tab is moved you will get fds8000 “click” of travel from that control.

Back to the RDS The receiver can be used with any standard servos on the market, although using Futaba servos will require shaving off the alignment airtrnics located on the servo plug. The most important aspect that this brings to the table is the fact that Spread Spectrum radios can be operated in the presence of other radios without the risk of interference.


Because of this and the fact that each manuual uses a unique encryption of the signal and transmitter ID you cannot interchange transmitter and receivers among manufacturers. Since I save all of my programming sheets I can quickly re-setup the plane using the cheat sheet. Aircraft Advanced Menu Structure. Turning the radio over we find the battery compartment.

After arriving at the field I setup and prepped my plane to fly. I would have much rather seen a dedicated switch instead of a button. It can also be used so that the strip ailerons act as flaps and deploy in a downward direction to create both lift and drag.

When the box is opened up I want to give everybody a small warning as many may be shocked with what they find, or more importantly what they won’t find. I still have it and it works fine. Some of the most notable changes have been adding more than one channel, reed control, fully proportional control, FM signal, narrow band frequency selection, and full digital signals.

This function is most commonly used for aerobatic models where deploying flaps or flaperonswith elevator control can make for tighter corners on maneuvers such as the square loop. A common mix would be Aileron to Rudder to achieve coordinated turns without moving the rudder stick. Helicopter Basic Menu Structure.

STW – Stopwatch The RDS offers a built-in timer and allows the pilot to use the stopwatch function in either elapsed time or countdown mode. FCC regulations require that any new 2. I have always thought that Airtronics did an excellent job writing their manuals, and ,anual manual for the RDS is no different. Newsletters Archive.