In regards to the 1-26
The situation for the past few weeks has been: The radio itself and speaker
are fine, but the boom mic isn’t picking up voice or it’s not getting to
the radio. Could just be as simple as a loose connection
I flew the 1-26 off the winch last weekend with a hand radio. It was
fine, even with having to do two emergency releases, but I definitely agree
with not flying it off the winch until the radio is fixed.