Got a panel makeover underway? Want to take
full advantage of your audio panel Com 1 and Com 2 Flip and Com features to flip
flop frequencies and to have ident of your transponder all at your fingertip on
the control wheel?
These features are typically available in your audio
panel, COMs and transponder by simply applying a momentary ground connection to
a pin in the avionics component mounting tray. A quick glance at your avionics install
manual or pinout wiring diagram will reveal which pin can activate the feature.
You run a ground connection to an appropriate switch
and the switch carries that momentary ground connection to the appropriate pin.
Here's how I set up my OTTO T5-0055:
IDENT or PTT - Push Down
A/P Disconnect - Push South
COM 1/2 Audio Panel Flip - Push North
COM 1 Freq Flip - Push West
COM 2 Freq Flip - Push East
An OTTO T5 switch like the one above can get
you a plethora of control features at your fingertip on your control wheel. See
the OTTO T5 spec sheet
HERE. Combine a switch
like this with this coiled cord & panel receptacle and you're all set.
Simply solder your connections to the back of the
receptacle and place the receptacle into your panel while connecting the
corresponding control wires to your switch. The 12" long coil stretches to about
42" in total length.