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Transmitter/Controller (T/C)(4)-Continued The T/C can be carried by a
parachutist while descending under a parachute and has the option of a
remote control switch assembly (5) which plugs into the T/C. The remote
control switch assembly terminates in two thumb operated switches which
allow the parachutist to control an AGU in flight manually with a thumb
switch in each hand such that he/she does not have to remove his/her
hands from the parachute control handles to command with AGU. The
T/C can be operated either in the manual mode or automatic mode while
on the ground or in the air while being carried by a parachutist. In the auto
mode, the AGU and T/C work together to fly the parachute to the target
without any operator intervention. In the manual mode, the operator uses
controls on the T/C for precise steering of the parachute during descent.
The T/C may be switched between manual and automatic modes at any
time. This allows automatic homing during the first part of the descent
and manual operation once the parachute is within visual range.