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becker comms & gps

kwaito

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I'm looking install a new lighter radio in my Pitts, has anyone tried the becker radios or gps? good or bad quality stuff?
 

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High quality but hard/expensive to get serviced. Today there are less expensive options with better support. A friend flys and EA-300 and his Becker comm needed a battery for its internal memory or something. I think that the batteries come from Germany. Was a pain. Not many shops work on them. Other than service and support the radios work well....

Best of luck,

Wes
 

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The Becker has nice big numbers on the display, something most of the other small radios lack. Pricey though.

Andrew.
 

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Wes,

I had no issues at all sending my becker radio to beckerusa.com down in Florida for checkup last year... prompt service, the bill was exactly as quoted, nothing bad to say about them... perhaps it depends on the model? They also had a bunch of "overhauled" AR4201s for sale for $650 IIRC. I like my AR4201. Trig seems to be another popular one.

-Igor


High quality but hard/expensive to get serviced. Today there are less expensive options with better support. A friend flys and EA-300 and his Becker comm needed a battery for its internal memory or something. I think that the batteries come from Germany. Was a pain. Not many shops work on them. Other than service and support the radios work well....

Best of luck,

Wes
 
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Depending on what model Pitts you have the mounting depth of the radio may end up making the biggest factor. I looked at upgrading my radio in my S-1 but most of the small in dash radios are to long to fit.
 

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Someone else mentioned the Trig units. I like the idea of them in a Pitts because they have a model with a remote faceplate thats only an inch deep. Mount that on the panel then run the wires to the box behind the seat or somewhere else where theres room. And they are really light.
 

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Someone else mentioned the Trig units. I like the idea of them in a Pitts because they have a model with a remote faceplate thats only an inch deep. Mount that on the panel then run the wires to the box behind the seat or somewhere else where theres room. And they are really light.
I believe Becker have remote head units too.

Trig are British and having grown up with Lucas, prince of darkness, having British electronics just seems counter-intuitive! :D

I installed an Australian XCOM radio in a Starduster a number of years ago, before anyone had heard about Trig. It was the only radio that would fit between the panel and the tank. I believe they are a lot shorter than the Becker.

Andrew.
 

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I have installed several Trig units (radios and transponder) as well as Becker, Microair and Xcom. The Trig is undoubtedly the nicest unit of the lot, crystal clear, easy to install, smaller than any, a great unit.
 

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I had a Becker 3201 for 7 years without any trouble and now I changed it with a Becker 6201 only for the 8.33 rule
Small and light (about 2 lbs) it is ok IMO
Btw the 3201 is for sale if you are interested in
Ciao
 

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I've got one of the factory overhauled 4201s that I bought last year. It has not been out of the box. I have decided to use a regular size (not round) radio in that airplane. If you want it I will sell it for $600, shipped.
 

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