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Push To Talk button location

Post by 5806 » Tue Aug 13, 2019 12:46 pm

Where is your PTT button located? Photos?

I have used a Telex PTT that plugs in series with the headphone mic for years but am considering an installed push button on the new radio install.
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Re: Push To Talk button location

Post by 6643 » Tue Aug 13, 2019 1:32 pm

I put one in the plastic hub of the pretzel yoke for a friend once. Sorry, no pictures...

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Re: Push To Talk button location

Post by 6898 » Tue Aug 13, 2019 3:17 pm

Send your email to colorfastinc@sbcglobal.net and i'll send some photos
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Re: Push To Talk button location

Post by 6298 » Tue Aug 13, 2019 11:31 pm

I put mine just to the right of the throttle. I can push it with my hand on the throttle. Been that way for years..
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Re: Push To Talk button location

Post by 2066 » Wed Aug 14, 2019 8:13 am

I recently flew a friend's 140 with a momentary PTT toggle left of throttle (similar to Randy) -- surprised at how easy & natural it was to use with hand on the throttle (where it usually is?). Mac

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Re: Push To Talk button location

Post by 7896 » Wed Aug 14, 2019 11:12 am

Simple solution. Works well for me.
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Re: Push To Talk button location

Post by 8474 » Wed Aug 14, 2019 12:42 pm

Will tidy this up a bit when the airplane gets its new interior, but for now it works well.
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Re: Push To Talk button location

Post by 6352 » Wed Aug 14, 2019 9:19 pm

Mine are on the yoke, as above. But they were that way when I bought the plane. If I were to do it myself I would put it on the panel somewhere. Simple, no wires in cockpit. I used to rent a 150 that had that arrangement and adjusted to it quickly. KISS.
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Re: Push To Talk button location

Post by V529 » Thu Aug 15, 2019 5:12 am

2066 wrote:
Wed Aug 14, 2019 8:13 am
I recently flew a friend's 140 with a momentary PTT toggle left of throttle (similar to Randy) -- surprised at how easy & natural it was to use with hand on the throttle (where it usually is?). Mac

Mac & Randy,

can you post pictures of your ptt? I'd like to get a visual on it.

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Re: Push To Talk button location

Post by 7836 » Thu Aug 15, 2019 6:33 am

8474 wrote:
Wed Aug 14, 2019 12:42 pm
Will tidy this up a bit when the airplane gets its new interior, but for now it works well.
Mine is similar to this except flat metal screwed to back of yoke not wrapped around.

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