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Offline Rooster Cruiser

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What's this button for?
« on: May 07, 2012, 06:14:55 AM »
Mike, don't feel bad about this.  I've been flying the PC-12 for eight years now, and there's one button on the yoke that I have NEVER figured out what it is for!!!  Apparently it is an extra switch, or it is for a system that is never installed on planes intended for the US Market (bombs away?  guns?).

Once upon a time, someone told me what that switch was intended for, but I forgot it and now I have no clue.  Since I never have used it, it gets ignored.  Is there anyone in the forum who could help enlighten me?  Hehe.

Another great strip, guys!   |:)\ ::bow::

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Re: What's this button for?
« Reply #1 on: May 07, 2012, 11:38:39 AM »
James Bond style ejection seat if you ever get caught by Ernst Goldfinger goons? lol
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Re: What's this button for?
« Reply #2 on: May 07, 2012, 11:57:29 PM »
Ha, yeah!

Some of the cyclics on the old Hueys but also the AStars have all kinds of extra buttons we don't use.
I'm sure some are for guns and rockets....
(I'd like to have at least a few rockets....got a couple of targets)


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Re: What's this button for?
« Reply #3 on: May 08, 2012, 11:33:18 AM »
Wasn't there a Spy vs. Spy cartoon about a helicopter ejection seat?  ;D

But yes, a bombs away button would be nice sometimes, also for my car!  ::rambo::

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Re: What's this button for?
« Reply #4 on: May 08, 2012, 01:25:40 PM »
Ha, yeah!

Some of the cyclics on the old Hueys but also the AStars have all kinds of extra buttons we don't use.
I'm sure some are for guns and rockets....
(I'd like to have at least a few rockets....got a couple of targets)

Well soiunds like a good project for you Mike.  Use an unused button and mount that old AR of yours.  Might need a bigger clip though.
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Re: What's this button for?
« Reply #5 on: May 08, 2012, 04:33:03 PM »
Ha, yeah!

Some of the cyclics on the old Hueys but also the AStars have all kinds of extra buttons we don't use.
I'm sure some are for guns and rockets....
(I'd like to have at least a few rockets....got a couple of targets)

Well soiunds like a good project for you Mike.  Use an unused button and mount that old AR of yours.  Might need a bigger clip though.

It'd be cool to have some sort of a set of mini-incindiary rockets to start backfires or burn off little pockets ...
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Re: What's this button for?
« Reply #6 on: May 07, 2015, 04:31:45 PM »
Omg thats like the button from that one cartoon thats red and says don't press it. Maybe it was Dexters laboratory or something like that haha :D ;D |:)\

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Re: What's this button for?
« Reply #7 on: June 12, 2015, 03:04:26 AM »
Mike, don't feel bad about this.  I've been flying the PC-12 for eight years now, and there's one button on the yoke that I have NEVER figured out what it is for!!!  Apparently it is an extra switch, or it is for a system that is never installed on planes intended for the US Market (bombs away?  guns?).

Once upon a time, someone told me what that switch was intended for, but I forgot it and now I have no clue.  Since I never have used it, it gets ignored.  Is there anyone in the forum who could help enlighten me?  Hehe.

Another great strip, guys!   |:)\ ::bow::

RC

First thing that comes to mind is autopilot "sync" button for the flight director when hand flying.  Another button sometimes on yokes is for the transponder ident function.   
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Whats this button for
« Reply #8 on: September 11, 2018, 09:24:09 PM »
looks like one of the ones in my basement, ill check this evening for you