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Flight Mode Switcher for APM, PX4 and Pix Autopilots

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The flight mode switcher has been designed for open source autopilots such as APM, PX4 and Pix etc. It can switch the flight mode accurately and quickly and replaces the troublesome 2 stage and 3 stage switchers.

Users can set the parameters for the flight mode switcher on the unit and choose the most suitable modes for their requirements. The flight mode switcher features a stable performance, is easy to set up and is small and lightweight.

Typical flight modes are as follows:
• STA (Stabilized) Model will automatically level itself
• SIM (Simple) Allows you to control the movement of the model from the pilots point of view regardless of which way the model is facing
• ALT (Altitude Hold) When this mode is selected it will hold this altitude
• LOI (Loiter) Allows model to hover in the same spot on its own without any input from the pilot
• AUT (Auto) The model will follow a pre-programmed course stored in the autopilot
• RTL (Return to land) Once selected the model will return and land at the point of take-off

The flight mode switcher is simple to install on your transmitter but it is not "plug & play", there is a small amount of soldering involved inside the Tx. See under the "Files" tab for installation instructions.

Once installed on your transmitter and set up in "Mission Planner" it is very simple to use, just press the relevant mode button on the switcher and the model will go into that mode. There is an indicator light to show which mode has been selected and is in use.

Features:
• Allows the user to easily set 6 flight modes
• Simple and straightforward to install
• Compact and lightweight
• Status indicator lights

Specs:
Type: Flight Mode Switcher
Working Voltage: 3~5V
Modes: 6 selectable
Operating Temperature: -10°C~+60°C
Dimensions: 59 x 29 x 9.3mm
Weight: 13g

Included:
Flight Mode Switcher
Connection harness

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rumcajs | Verified Buyer

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Shawn | Verified Buyer

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Jul 26, 2018

A bit smaller than I expected, but still good. Set up is easy.
Fitted to a Taranis X9D+ on the S3 switch pads on the circuit board and physically attached to the Taranis neck-strap mount with a spare gopro mount.
It's really worth while to have the flight modes in one place like this unit allows, and use switches for other functions.

Doug | Verified Buyer

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Great Mode switch that frees up other Channels and switches when set up.

Jun 25, 2018

Great item and works well. Just a little fiddly as it is fairly small and I have to use my fingernails to work the buttons. It was set up correctly when I went in to Mission Planner. Easy as.
In the reviews Gregory complained that one button felt different so he gave it 4 stars. He obviously didn't investigate and find that the RTL button has a different mounting configuration internally and that is why it feels different. There is nothing 'wrong' with it.

Gustav | Verified Buyer

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Nice !

Oct 30, 2016

Well, I thought at the price it was going to be iffy, but I was wrong !
I fitted mine to my JR 9X II, the left slider was conveniently close to a little board where I could connect the + and - wires.
I only unsoldered the signal wire from the pot, and connected that wire to the signal wire of the switcher.
For now the unit is mounted on the speaker area of the Tx, and the wires fed through a 3 mm hole I drilled on top of the Tx.
Setting up the switches for my preference was as easy as can be, using Mission Planner to check the actual pwm value.
No more fiddling with mixes and switch combinations, YES :-)

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Oct 17, 2016

Excellent switch, build quality, functionality

The Fiamma | Verified Buyer

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Jul 18, 2016

I hooked this up to my TGY-I6 for switching the various flight modes of an APM 2.6.
It was easy to desolder the potentiometer of VrA and solder the cable in place. I only had to change the PWM value of the ALT-Hold switch and it was so simple that it looked almost unreal. Absolutely a must have, if you have a compatible radio (it only need to have a potentiometer aux channel) and an APM/Pixhawk Flight controller.

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Mar 21, 2016

ottimo! lo consiglio io l'ho montato sul mi frsky taranis x9d

Juan D | Verified Buyer

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Nov 03, 2015

Nice and cheap switch.
Makes switching modes easier and the leds help to know the exactly mode you are flying with. The manual is clear but more information regarding possible TS would help buyers to decide. Regards

p66charly | Verified Buyer

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Oct 14, 2015

very good item ,easy to install, a littlle bit of soldering ability, very clear instruction on file tab , i install it on a JR radio transmitter with a switch for select knob or flight mode switcher

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