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02-07-2010 05:34 AM  8 years agoPost 1
57NOMAD

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I'm torn between the two, hope you guys can swing me to the right one.
I've been flying Futaba for years until I bought my first DX7 about 2 years ago and been flying it ever since. What I need is your feedback between the two radios, any input would be appreciated. I'm aware of the difference between the X9303 and X9503 it's basically the same radio except the latter is just newer with extra features.

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02-07-2010 06:12 AM  8 years agoPost 2
Elgreco

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Both are fine and about in the same level.

If you had a DX7, stick to JR. Programming is the same and you can still use your receivers...

Trex 550 V-BAR, Trex 700 V-BAR, N5-os55VBAR, TREX700E V-BAR /X9503

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02-07-2010 06:34 AM  8 years agoPost 3
chopper_crazy

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I bought a X9303 at the beginning of last year and logged just under 75 hours on the radio and not a single problem. Really easy to use and a good looking radio. If I was in your position right now, I would get the new 9503 since I believe they are the same price. Also, Horizon hobby has excellent service.

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02-07-2010 06:37 AM  8 years agoPost 4
baby_zyklon

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8fg. Don't see a reason to pay more for the 10c which offers less.

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02-07-2010 07:35 AM  8 years agoPost 5
ch-47c

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Flew Futaba for 10 years and had several problems with their service. Switched to JR and love that JR feel. I prefer JRs programming, JR manuals, feel of their gimbals, and their service dept when I needed it. I fly only 2.4 ghz now, but when I used 72mhz, I never had any interference with JR, but I did with Futaba. Just my 2 cts.

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02-07-2010 08:38 AM  8 years agoPost 6
bulldog319

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I won't even buy Futaba Servos anymore, Horizon customer service has been second to none in my experience.

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02-07-2010 08:51 AM  8 years agoPost 7
57NOMAD

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Don't see a reason to pay more for the 10c which offers less.
Baby_Zyclon,
Could you please elaborate on what more Jr has to offer?

Good point on the services, I forgot to take that in consideration.

Thanks for the inputs, please keep them coming.


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02-07-2010 02:16 PM  8 years agoPost 8
Steff Giguere

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I own a 10C and have programmed and flown with 9303, both are great radios, you will not go wrong with either. Hold them both in your hands and choose the one that feels right to you.

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02-07-2010 02:29 PM  8 years agoPost 9
Andy from Sandy

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If at present you a using a DX7 then maybe you should take a look at the Futaba 8FG. It has proper programming to correct swash interaction and errors in servo travel on eCCPM machines as found on the 12Z and 14MZ. It also has ball raced gimbals as standard that I don't the 10CG has.

The 10CG does have a nicer display though.

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02-07-2010 03:00 PM  8 years agoPost 10
Mutt

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I use both futaba and jr have no isses with either one. If you have a bunch of jr rx's then I would go with the jr no need to buy a bunch more. as for programing they are all about the same to program. All have good and bad points like chevy and ford buy what you like.

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02-07-2010 03:23 PM  8 years agoPost 11
Mioca

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Sincerely Futaba FASST is still, the best 2.4G system and you have even free switches on any radio..

I only would buy JR under the name Graupner.. better sofware and free channels..

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02-08-2010 01:24 AM  8 years agoPost 12
baby_zyklon

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Could you please elaborate on what more Jr has to offer?

Good point on the services, I forgot to take that in consideration.

Thanks for the inputs, please keep them coming.
I was referring to the 8fg having more flexibility and function than the 10c for less money. Both only have 8 proportional channels. IMO, ccpm linkage compensation function on the 8fg will make it a better radio than both the 10c and JR X9303.

As for JR, I never like the way they feel, be it the stick, the way they feel in your hands or the programming and scroll wheel.

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02-08-2010 09:02 PM  8 years agoPost 13
57NOMAD

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Guys thank you for all the inputs so far.


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02-08-2010 09:05 PM  8 years agoPost 14
57NOMAD

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BabyZyklon,

Gotcha, I will be looking into the 8fg too.

Thnx


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02-08-2010 10:55 PM  8 years agoPost 15
Elgreco

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Another thing to consider is that with JR, you have the option to use spektrum receivers which are available in the classifieds by far more numbers than futaba. They are cheaper new also I think.

Trex 550 V-BAR, Trex 700 V-BAR, N5-os55VBAR, TREX700E V-BAR /X9503

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02-08-2010 11:05 PM  8 years agoPost 16
RcNutTz

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I have all the Dx7, X9303 (30 model memory) and now the X9503 (50 model memory) Sold my futaba I like the Jr/spektrum stuff better

I upgraded to the X9503 because the back light and the throttle/timer function I forget to turn on the timer with my electric helis half the time so for me it was a must have I'll never fill the 50 model memory, but other then the timer, 50 model and back light its the same as the x9303

if you can do with out the 3 extra features take the $100 saving and get the X9303

maybe its best to go to your LHS and see them in person have them tell about the radios

yes dear the hobby shop again

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02-09-2010 12:19 AM  8 years agoPost 17
57NOMAD

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if you can do with out the 3 extra features take the $100 saving and get the X9303
A very good point taken seriously.

Thanks


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02-09-2010 01:14 AM  8 years agoPost 18
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I just checked my LHS, the price for the X9303 and X9503 is the same, but he's willing to give me a discount on the X9303 but nothing considerable. After talking with the owner, I think I would prefer the newer newer version because I'm well known for running out of fuel in mid flight so the timer being linked to the throttle is a good feature.

For those who own the Futaba 10C what can you say about that little gimbal selector, it looks a little flimsy to me and may be the first cause of problem in my opinion.

As I mentioned in the beginning of the post I was a Futaba user and know the programing fairly well so Futaba will be a plug and play for me, but as Elgreco said the JR receiver availability on here by far outnumbers Futaba, just another thing to take in consideration.

Another question are the JR gimbals bearing raced or does it have a brass sleeve?


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02-09-2010 01:16 AM  8 years agoPost 19
JayL

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It also seems that jr is alot more user friendly with most flybarless units today and thats why im sticking with jr.

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02-09-2010 01:29 AM  8 years agoPost 20
RcNutTz

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the X9303 is $449 on horizons web site (after you add it to your basket) but out of stock right now, the link has it for $469

http://www.amainhobbies.com/product...1-DSM2-Receiver

I'm sure the LHS will cut you a good deal since they will want to sell them out

yes dear the hobby shop again

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