MissedApproach From Canada, joined Oct 2004, 713 posts, RR: 2 Reply 1, posted (6 years 10 months 2 weeks 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 4127 times:
On the diagram I have for the F-18 there is a three-position switch located on the right side of the throttle labelled "communications". The positions are 1, off & 2.
(from F-18 Hornet in detail & scale, ISBN 0-8168-5016-X).
The F-15 is probably the same since it was the first application of HOTAS, & McDonnell had a big hand in F-18 development after Northrop lost the FSX competition to General Dynamics.
Moose135 From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 2141 posts, RR: 11 Reply 2, posted (6 years 10 months 2 weeks 2 days 8 hours ago) and read 4124 times:
Usually the button is on the throttle (closest to the pilot on a twin engine) positioned where you can press it with your thumb when your hand is on the throttles. I would imagine it's a fairly standard position - the T-37 & T-38 I flew a hundred years ago had it positioned there, and it just makes sense, to have it right at hand like that.
KC135TopBoom From United States of America, joined Jan 2005, 11899 posts, RR: 52 Reply 4, posted (6 years 10 months 2 weeks 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 3992 times:
It is the same in the Boom Pod on the KC-135. The buttons are on the Ruddervator stick, but two seperate buttons, one for the radios, and one for intercom. The KC-135 Pilots had a three position switch on the yokes, intercom, neutral, and radios.