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12-23-2008 11:01 AM  8 years agoPost 1
wick3dr00st3r

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I was wondering for my first radio if I should get a new DX7 or a used XP9303. I think they would both be around the same price.

I leaning towards the DX7 just because it's my first radio, it might be a little less complicated and it's 2.4 GHz.

What do you guys think?

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12-23-2008 12:32 PM  8 years agoPost 2
BarracudaHockey

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The XP is upgradeable to 2.4 but you loose model match but its a very nice radio. I don't think it's all that much more complicated, in some cases its easier because the display is more detailed.

They are both good radios but the 9303 is more flexable.

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12-23-2008 01:08 PM  8 years agoPost 3
wick3dr00st3r

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So what about if I could get a good deal on a X9303, the 2.4 one. Do you think It would be worth the extra $$$? I'm wondering if I can justify spending the money. They do seem to have high re-sale value as well, just in case I ever want to get rid of it.

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12-23-2008 01:26 PM  8 years agoPost 4
BarracudaHockey

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Dude its a sweet radio. I love mine. If you're going to stick with the hobby its worth it IMO

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12-23-2008 01:37 PM  8 years agoPost 5
wick3dr00st3r

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Hmm, Thanks for the info Barracuda. That's what I was thinking. I just want to make sure I have an "out" in case I don't want to stay in the hobby - and I think that "out" is that the x9303 has a high good resale.

I heard the x9303 is a lot nicer then the DX7 in terms of contruction and the gimbals. I may just say screw it and buy a x9303 and hopefully not kick myself in the azz about it later.

Anybody have a 9303 and wish they did'nt spend so much on a DX7?

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12-23-2008 02:48 PM  8 years agoPost 6
exbritflyer

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I have both and I find myself slowly transferring models to the 9303. The programming is so much nicer, I like flicking the trainer switch to start the timer and for some reason the radio just feels nicer.

They are both good radios - but IMHO you get what you pay for

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12-23-2008 02:52 PM  8 years agoPost 7
Mike Fortin

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Unless your going to be doing scale applications the DX7 is more than enough. Your better off going with the DX7 that will do everything you need it to and save yourself some money for parts, fuel or other electronics.

Plus, I have seen some great deals on the DX7 since the new DX7 SE has been released. You can get a used DX7 for about $150 and a new for $200.

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12-23-2008 04:11 PM  8 years agoPost 8
enahs

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Also, if you fly planes currently or plan to, the X9303 will be a better choice in the long run.

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12-23-2008 04:23 PM  8 years agoPost 9
Mike Fortin

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The DX7 can also fly planes as well. I actually know several people that fly turbine jets with the DX7.

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12-23-2008 04:37 PM  8 years agoPost 10
wick3dr00st3r

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Where can I get a new DX7 for $200? Does it come with a reciever?

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12-23-2008 07:16 PM  8 years agoPost 11
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So now I have another question; What does the DX7 feel like compared to the 9303? I'm deployed right now and can't do hands on, that's why I ask. I am using my RF G4.5 and interlink controller, I think I heard somewhere the DX7 feels similer to the interlink, is this true? I'm not a huge fan of how plasticky it feels. Is the 9303 more solid? are the gimbals smoother? Thanks for the help guys.

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12-23-2008 07:20 PM  8 years agoPost 12
PilotDaz

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The 9303 feels way more solid and less like plastic. The gimbals are great.. in fact everything about it is great!

You really can't go wrong with a 9303. Best bang for the buck IMO.

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12-23-2008 07:25 PM  8 years agoPost 13
BarracudaHockey

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As an owner of both I can tell you the DX7 feels like a toy compared to a 9303

Andy
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12-23-2008 07:27 PM  8 years agoPost 14
wick3dr00st3r

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Sweet, thanks for the info guys. I think I'm leaning toward a used xp9303. Sounds like a reasonable middle ground for me.

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12-23-2008 07:34 PM  8 years agoPost 15
Mike Fortin

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the DX7 feels like a toy
LOL...it is.

It's funny after flying the Futaba 12Z, I felt more comfortable going to the DX7 vs. the 9303.

That's just me.

Both radios are great and will give you everything you need to fly your helis.

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12-23-2008 07:41 PM  8 years agoPost 16
DS 8717

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The 9303 has much better programing,it has a governor mode and is very easy to set up. It is also 2048 resolutution vs 1024 for the std DX7.

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12-23-2008 07:45 PM  8 years agoPost 17
jjeaster222000

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i have had both and i like the 9303 100 times better than the dx7 not to beat up the dx7 its a great radio but the 9303 is the best bang for your buck... the dx7 feels just like a toy like barracuda said...

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12-23-2008 09:53 PM  8 years agoPost 18
enahs

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I'm not saying the DX7 cannot fly planes, I just believe the the X9303 is a better radio that will allow for growth to scale helis or airplanes that require more channels/features.

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12-23-2008 10:45 PM  8 years agoPost 19
baddynergy

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Sweet, thanks for the info guys. I think I'm leaning toward a used xp9303. Sounds like a reasonable middle ground for me.
I would skip on the xp9303 and get the true 2.4 x9303 if possible. The model match feature is invaluable. The module for the xp9303 leaves a vulnerable wire hanging out in the breeze. If you cant get the x9303 get the dx7. I have both and only fly with the 9303, the dx7 is for the sim now..

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12-24-2008 01:02 AM  8 years agoPost 20
PilotDazrrKey Veteran - Seattle, WA - My Posts: All  Forum  Topic

module for the xp9303 leaves a vulnerable wire hanging out in the breeze.
Not if you run it on the inside instead. Then you're only missing model match and servo sync. Both are great features but on a budget it's ok without them too (I never notice).

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