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User currently offlineRes From United States of America, joined Jul 2000, 417 posts, RR: 1
Posted (9 years 3 months 3 weeks 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 7172 times:

Quick and simple question...
Where is the radio transmission button/switch to transmit on a frequency (F-18,F-16,F-14) ? I've looked all over the net and can't find it.

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User currently offlineMissedApproach From Canada, joined Oct 2004, 713 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (9 years 3 months 3 weeks 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 7148 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.

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User currently onlineMoose135 From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 2920 posts, RR: 19
Reply 2, posted (9 years 3 months 3 weeks 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 7145 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.

Check out
and follow the links to either "Cockpit" or "Flight Controls" They have a photo and diagram (with explainations) of the F-15E throttles.

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User currently offlineF4wso From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 974 posts, RR: 10
Reply 3, posted (9 years 3 months 3 weeks 6 days 19 hours ago) and read 7126 times:

The F-4 had the same button arrangement on the #2 thrust lever. One position for UHF (no VHF capability), neutral, and an intercom position.
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User currently offlineKC135TopBoom From United States of America, joined Jan 2005, 12360 posts, RR: 51
Reply 4, posted (9 years 3 months 3 weeks 6 days 3 hours ago) and read 7013 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.

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