| and I guess you could get accused of crashing somebody else's
| plane by turning on your radio, no matter what frequency they were
| using -- with a standard module, you generally only get accused like
| this if they are on the same frequency as your module. (Ok, that last
| con is theoretical, but I can see it happening with some people.)
I should expand on that ...
I've heard of synthesized modules called `dial a crash' modules. Some
people seem to hate them, because they have the capability of crashing
just about anybody at your field.
I suspect that a lot of this is just FUD (fear, uncertainty, doubt),
but there is certainly the capability of making a mistake and dialing
in the wrong channel and crashing somebody else's plane. And then,
once you realize this, you dial in the right channel and play dumb
about the crash (if you're dishonest.)
In my experience, a lot of what people blame on `radio hits' is really
pilot error -- their plane didn't glitch, instead it tip stalled
because they were flying too slow. Or they hit a bit of turbulence.
Or they pulled up, forgetting that they were doing a two foot inverted
high speed pass. (Inverted flight -- where down is up and up is
Of course, you wouldn't be dishonest, and if you did goof, you'd own
up to it (right?), but others may not be aware of this.
Still, I think they're probably worth it if you've got a number of
planes and you fly where there's a large danger of frequency
conflicts. Some receivers can even synthesize any frequency --
allowing you to use any frequency you want at any given time. Never
be grounded due to a frequency conflict again!
Doug McLaren, email@example.com
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