Radio Glove Switch Solution
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[Courtesy of Stephen Reuss, sreuss "at" sunwise.uwaterloo.ca, December 1998]

My wife and I made a transmitter glove two seasons ago and after using it only once, I opted not to because the switches can get changed just by putting your hands in the glove -- the fabric gets pulled tight, and toggles a switch.... didn't use it till now...

Two weeks ago it started getting cold enough to wear the glove again. To avoid the problems of: - accidentally toggling switches, and - the uncomfortable way the fabric/plastic front window of the glove touches your hands as you're flying or moving switches,

I created a stand off, attached to the TX handle on the top of the TX, that wraps out away from the TX, and up and over the front of the TX. This holds the glove fabric far enough away from all of the switches and the sticks so that none of the problems above occur. I used easily bendable rod (brass or bronze??) from the hobby shop that was as thick as possible, such that I could still bend it with some pliers. Works like a charm!! Now I'm more comfortable flying with the glove.

HIH, SR


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