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HelicopterRadio - Servo - Gyro - Gov - Batt › hey JR guys- 8103 or 9303
05-08-2005 11:16 PM  12 years agoPost 1
cudaboy_71

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hi-

i've been flying planes for years with nothing more than a basic non-computer 6 channel radio. i'm looking at upgrading to a computer radio and moving into the heli realm.

looking at the JR8103 & 9303, what does the extra ~$120 get me aside from an extra channel (how many do you need for heli?) and some presets?

if it ain't broke, break it.

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05-09-2005 01:31 AM  12 years agoPost 2
Gizmoman

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Go with the 9303. I've flown the 8103 for many years and just recently got a 9303. The 9303 has dedicated governor function, much more flexibility on the gyro settings, and just generally more of the good stuff!! In my books the $120 is money well spent.
Giz

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05-09-2005 01:54 AM  12 years agoPost 3
Al Magaloff

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Plus, a thirty model memory.

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05-09-2005 02:34 AM  12 years agoPost 4
lakespinner2

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I have both, I'm glad I upgraded. I really like the 9303. The menus are very easy to navigate (without a manual). My old 8103 didn't have digital trims either but regardless the 9303 is a nice radio.

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05-09-2005 02:50 AM  12 years agoPost 5
DMShanks

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The 8103 will handle your needs. If your budget allows, go with the 9303. It is a dandy. A basic heli needs 5 channels.

Dave

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05-09-2005 03:42 AM  12 years agoPost 6
Tyler

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Good advice is to always spend as much as possible on your radio when a purchase is needed. Radios are expensive to upgrade for one or two features you THOUGHT you could live without. Also, I found I quickly grew into needed features.

I just sold two nearly new JR 8103's for a 9303. I don't regret this at all. I have owned 5 JR 8103's over the past 8 years and held them in high esteem.

I choose the 9303 over the 10X and don't regret that in the least. Many pilots are exchanging the 9303 for their 10's now a-days.

Tyler

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05-09-2005 03:49 AM  12 years agoPost 7
cudaboy_71

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$100 or so in this hobby doesnt even cover a Bad Weekend™. so, an extra bill or so is worth considering. i just wanted to get some feedback on whether it's worth it or not. sounds like the consensus is yes.

thanks for the replies guys.

if it ain't broke, break it.

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