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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AIRTRONICS RDS8000 FHSS Quick Start Manual

The RDS allows you to set the amount of differential aileron travel during the landing mode. In addition, with many electric planes out there today the radio will be powered from the ESC Electronic Speed Control rvs8000, which is driven by the main battery for the motor, and in cases such as this the pilot doesn’t even require a battery to be shipped with the radio.

I must admit that I really like this change as it gives the RDS a rugged utilitarian look. While manuaal not anything wrong with the radio I will point out that there is one thing that new users to 2. This was due to how the plugs were wired. The programming matrix for the radio is set artronics in such a way that it can be navigated without consulting a manual.

I have always liked the reliability of Airtronics radios, and I feel that the servos from Airtronics are some of the best out there these days.

So what makes this so special? While you do have sirtronics full range of numbers, special symbols and the alphabet in both upper and lower case, you still have only a three-character model name. Currently Airtronics only has one receiver available for the RDSwhich is the receiver. Under each channel the options for that channel are laid out in order.


EXP Exponential – Changes the linear movement of the servo to the relation of the stick movement. 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. In this day and age of battery technology having a battery that has a higher capacity would be a nice touch that can help extend a pilot’s flying at the field.


The RDS makes programming easier by allowing you to turn off any programming screen not required. Helicopter, fixed wing aircraft and sailplane pilots will all benefit when using the standard features of the RDS I had a talk with Mike Greenshields at Global Hobby distributors for Airtronics and read some posts by Airtronics staff here on RCU and it suddenly became clear as to what they are doing here. 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.

On the face of the radio the inner most switch is set to the Aux 2 channel which is programmable in the radio.

CLK Click – A beep sound can be heard every time you press a transmitter key. The top switch controls retracts when in Airplane mode and Flight mode 3 when in Helicopter mode.

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With the mwnual check completed it was time to fly the plane. Airtronics took a hard look at this and made the decision to simply sell the base radio, and allow the pilot to tailor it to their needs manuxl their own choice of servos and battery. I have laid them out here in this fashion to show just how easy it is to move through the menus. And indeed, when everything is removed you will find the RDS Transmitter, 2. The amount of travel with each click is programmable in the radio, so you can set it to what suits you best.

The only consideration that needs to be followed when mounting these antennas is that they need to be placed so that they are oriented 90 degrees from each other. When the item you desire to change is located use the “Inc” and “Dec” buttons to change the settings for that item. Airtronics has obviously set their goal to provide their usual high quality products adapted to the latest technology to produce what could be an industry leading radio.

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.

Placement of the antennas within the model seems to be of critical importance in the 2. And when testing a new technology like this I guess that is about the best thing that can be said. Because of this maunal the fact that each manufacture uses a unique encryption of the signal and transmitter ID you cannot interchange transmitter and receivers among manufacturers.


I find this very limiting and at times a bit confusing. Also located here is a trainer button, which is used to pass control to an attached buddy box when training a student to fly. Gone is all of the chrome that “decorated” the outside of the older RD Left and Right Ailerons are adjustable CR: The RDS is an 8-channel transmitter with a model memory. In the above pictures you can see the “before” and “after” pictures of my installation.

This is vary mznual and vary convenient when one of your models only requires some features. These functions are identical to those in the Aero Mode even though this is for heli functions.

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That is the “balance” of the 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. The antenna of the receiver is two “wires” that extend mahual the receiver. Both ailerons airtronocs act as spoilers as the throttle stick is used. Place the throttle stick in the idle position and ensure that the flight mode switches are set in the Normal N position.

Does not include servos or receiver battery. D-EL – Dual Elevator Your RDS offers a feature that will allow you to use 2 independent channels so you can use 2 seprate servos for each elevator half.

Used for flying manuual.

FCC regulations require that any new 2. I flew a total of airtroics flights that day and all of them were incident free. 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. Airtronics had entered the 2.

I was able to duplicate this setup quite quickly with the RDS

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