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09-05-2006 06:58 PM  14 years ago
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philthewrench

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So I'm about to buy my first real radio, and i can't decide. JR 8103 or 7202. Like i said, fist resl radio so I'm not even sure what i really need and what's bells and whistles. Also if the included servos are even good enough( I know there not the best) for getting me in the air. I'll be flying an xcell 60, and hopefully a small electric (trex mx400 ect) with it. Pro, Cons, how do you like yours? I know everyone feels 9 channel or better and I'm sure I'll end up with one one day. Don't mind upgrading in the future but I'm hoping to start here. I just don't want to end up with a box full of useless stuff. Thanx for the ideas.
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09-05-2006 08:13 PM  14 years ago
scott sr

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I myself bought a JR9303 and that will last me forever . Has plenty of channels for expansion later if I need one it is a breeze to setup it has a nice screen . I think when you buy a radio it is going to be the first and last one you buy so don't be cheap it is going to last you 20 years so 20 divided by $500 or $600 dollars it is pretty cheap . Like I said to be cheap now and to buy another latter just don't make sense your going to spend @ $300 just bite the bullet and put the other $200 on it or you can throw $300 now and $500 latter . Have Fun Happy Flying Also get a flight simulator if you don't have one . Scott Sr. ><> ****Support Our Troops**** ><>
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09-05-2006 08:36 PM  14 years ago
ddierking

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I agree with Scott, I love my JR 9303. I had bought a 6102, then bought another 6102. Then I had to buy the 9303. I should have saved myself the money and just bought the 9303. It is great. I use it for my airplanes and helicopters.
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09-05-2006 09:08 PM  14 years ago
Tigerclaw

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I bought a 9xII (which is your 9303) and I'll never regret it. I considered the 6210 (your 6102) and decided same as the other guys, why waste that money, and have to upgrade later? I figured that if I didn't get on with the hobby, I'd get more back on the 9xII compared with the 6210. In most cases it's WORTH the extra to start with.

Tony
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09-05-2006 10:56 PM  14 years ago
arceye

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Buy the best radio you can, that will reduce the chances of you needing to upgrade the radio in the future and probably save you money in the long term.


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09-06-2006 09:18 AM  14 years ago
OH58D

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You can't go wrong with the JR 9303 as well. It is a great radio and should last you a while. I use the 9303 for my electrics and I use my Futaba 9Z for my nitros. I bought the 9303 first but decided not to use it because of the missing throttle cut switch. I don't like the mechanical trim. That was when I decided to use a Futaba radio which was my initial thought.

Still, the JR 9303 is a great radio.
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09-06-2006 10:25 AM  14 years ago
Tigerclaw

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Hasn't the 9303 got a buddy switch? The back one of top right 2 switches? It's a sprung switch on my 9xII you pull it towards you, let go and it springs back. If it has, that's the throttle cut on my 9xII. Isn't it the same for the 9303?

Just a thought

Tony
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09-06-2006 10:45 AM  14 years ago
OH58D

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I believe you can program a pmix to that momentary switch but it doesn't act quite the same as a real throttle cut switch.
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09-06-2006 02:08 PM  14 years ago
snobdrs

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IMOA you dont need a 9ch. Yea its nice if you can afford one but its not needed.Ive had an 8ch futaba for almost 8 years and has suited me just fine.I am only now deciding to upgrade.
The 8103 is a nice radio and as far as i know the 7202 is based on it and is replacing it.Plus the 7202 is synthisized.
Also with JR when you buy a new one, they have flex-quip ,or something, like that where you can pick the servos,reciever,battery,and switch harness that your radio comes with.
I think you would do just fine with a 7202.
But if you have the extra cash......
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09-06-2006 02:12 PM  14 years ago
DJDAZ

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FUTABA 9CHP
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09-06-2006 05:39 PM  14 years ago
philthewrench

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ok i did it
Thanx for the thoughts. I was thinking it over credit card in hand, yea i'm sure the 7 chan would be fine, but like you all saidthe 9303, radio for a lifetime and so on..... boy that's a pretty radio... and then my girlfriend comes out with "just buy the better one already". So I didn't need to think about it anymore and there's a 9303 on the way.
Thanks to all for the help, i really didn't want to end up with a couple hunderd dollars of stuff that isn't really what i needed.
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09-06-2006 08:17 PM  14 years ago
OH58D

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Nice choice!
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09-07-2006 03:22 AM  14 years ago
scott sr

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You will like the ease of programing also . You made the right choice and anyway with a 7 channel your going to use all 7 channels up and that wasn't going to leave you anything more . Happy Flying Scott Sr. ><> ****Support Our Troops**** ><>
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09-07-2006 05:30 AM  14 years ago
OH58D

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9 Channels is great for flying a scale model or when you use a GV1. It takes up 2 more channels.
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09-07-2006 11:32 PM  14 years ago
philthewrench

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my luck
So this is my life, I toil over a simple decision, go ahead and order. Get home the next day and hit the answering machine button.... sorry but it's on backorder!!! hehe if icouldn't laugh at myself i'd a a sad man!!
But, it should be here in a few weeks, so untill then....
And again, thanks to all for the input it really helps!
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09-08-2006 03:18 AM  14 years ago
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Unfortunatly, my budget's got me limited to around $350 to $400. I was looking at the jr7202 but couldn't find anything about ccpm mixing. Are there any radios that I can use on my trex 450 CDE I just ordered? This is also my first real heli. I'm finally graduating from Blade CP University."Human beings are viruses with shoes"
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09-08-2006 03:53 AM  14 years ago
slo_dave

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Page 74 of the manual states:

4 Swashplate options

1. Non-CCPM standard mixing
2. 180 degree CCPM
3. 120 degree CCPM
4. 90 degree CCPM


Should have you covered. Seems like a great radio for the money.

You can buy transmitter and charger only for $170 and change on Ebay
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