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Old 12-27-2002, 05:43 PM
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I have just got an 8103 PCM Heli version from a pawn shop and I got a very good deal on it so I had to buy it. I need to know if I am going to run into any problems flying just airplanes with this radio. I have no intention on getting into Heli's any time soon. Will this radio program the exact same way that an aircraft version will or am I going to have to do it differently?
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Old 12-27-2002, 05:52 PM
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The only difference physically in the systems is the switch layout, the programming is exactly identical. You shouldn't run into any problems flying planes with that system. Your switch positions will be better suited for helis, but will still work just fine. Just different.
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Todd,
I use my 8103 heli version strictly for my fixed wing stuff, my 10sx is used for my helis.
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I use the airplane version for my helis, and starting now to run it on my planes as well.

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Thank you all for your input. I have a lot of confidence now to go ahead and keep the radio I have and program it the way I need it.

The only other question I have is, can you use the directions from the airplane version to program the radio or do I have to follow the directions specifically from the heli version of the manual that I copied off of the net? Thank you for your input.
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The manual itself is the exact same and will work either way programming wise. Only switch positions are different, so the that would be the only difference. For instance the programming in the ultra stick manuals works the same, only the switches you have to flip are in different places.
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Thank you Danny for all of your feedback on this subject.
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No problem! If you have any further questions please let us know.
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