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Newbie radio JR X-378 or XP8103 ?

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Old 08-26-2003, 06:21 AM
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I'm interesting in new radio for majorly park flyer airplane and electric helicopter. I've just in this hobby for several months. I have a small micro heli (Hummingbird, couldn't make it fly yet ) and a bunch of park flyers.

I am using JR Quattro for all my fleet. I like the radio but I'm tired of re-trimming and reversing the servo every time I fly different aircraft. I need a new radio that can memorize my models!

I'm thinking about these two radio coz I wanna stick w/ JR for now. Heard that they have similar software but not sure which one I can stay with it longer (not likely but I might have grown to bigger model in the future).

BTW, where can I get just the TX only for those models? The included servos are way too big for my need right now.

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Old 08-26-2003, 08:37 PM
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Default Newbie radio JR X-378 or XP8103 ?

Personally I like the 8103. The extra channel may come in handy for you sometime. All I can say is...great radio! There aren't many better or more capable radios out there. The 8103 will keep you happy for a long time, especially if you are flying park flyers.

I'm not sure where you can get the transmitter only. You may want to try Servo City .

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Thank you for your reply, Pauly
I'm checking out the 378 coz I was told that it has the same software as 8103 w/ less price.
Could you tell me a bit more how 8103 would help park flyers?
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Default Newbie radio JR X-378 or XP8103 ?

Originally posted by temp_oct
Thank you for your reply, Pauly
I'm checking out the 378 coz I was told that it has the same software as 8103 w/ less price.
Could you tell me a bit more how 8103 would help park flyers?
Won't you need the extra channel for retracts, throttle sync, bombdrops?

Seriously, though. Among other reasons I'd recommend the 8103 over the 378. I'm a big fan of the 8103's top-mounted screen - its a lot easier to read while flying than the 378's bottom-mounted screen.

The 8103's digital trim system with its ratcheted lever for the motor is a lot more intuitive. Digital trims on the motor are a bit of a pain, as you can't tell your idle trim position ata touch... you have to look at the screen or scroll up and down as you feel out that "sweet spot."

Just FYI - ChiefAircraft.com has the 8103 on sale for $379 w/ the standard flight pack....
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temp_oct,

What I was trying to say is that if you are mainly flying park flyers you should never outgrow the 8103. For that matter, you will probably never outgrow the 378 either.

As far as having the same software, I have to question that.

If the price difference is marginal, I would go with the 8103.

As visioneer_one said, Chief Aircraft has great prices.

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Thank you everybody
I was going to go w/ X-378 but I found out the promotion on Chief. It is just $50 more. I will go with 8103 then .
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You won't be disappointed. Good luck!
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