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#11182090 - 10/23/15 09:16 PM Helix 9 DI GPS and Helix 10 SI GPS
Diel11 Offline
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Registered: 10/27/11
Posts: 681
Loc: Frisco, TX
Ok so here we go:

1. Screens are extremely bright, like the Helix 7 for sure.
2. Screen covers are very thick, heavy and go on very tight. Would be surprised to see them blow off.
3. Both units boot up slower than the 7 but still a lot faster than the Onix. The menu fonts look exactly like the Onix.
4. I have both units ethernet connected to each other. You can subscribe to the Helix 10 SI transducer with the Helix 9 DI unit and you get SI on the Helix 9.
5. The units will share waypoints but not maps like the Onix.
6. If you can use a Core unit, you can use the Helix.
7. The units use the same power, ethernet and transducer cables as the core units.


So far not a single problem. I have not seen a 12 CHIRP unit so I have no information on them at all. I just had neck surgery so I've been able to run them a couple of times but no on the water pics yet. Will update as soon as I get some.

NO MORE WHITE BOXES!!! Under the set up menu you have a choice to have data boxes on, off, or overlay. Out of all the features, I think this is the best by far. You actually get exactly what you pay for now when it comes to screen space.

One other thing, the 9 and 10 units are physically the same size, the 9 just has a wider border around it.















This is the Helix 7 in front of the Helix 10


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#11182095 - 10/23/15 09:20 PM Re: Helix 9 DI GPS and Helix 10 SI GPS [Re: Diel11]
RangerBass21 Offline
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Registered: 01/09/15
Posts: 2210
Loc: Plano
And when do this come out and price?
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#11182171 - 10/23/15 10:07 PM Re: Helix 9 DI GPS and Helix 10 SI GPS [Re: Diel11]
Diel11 Offline
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Registered: 10/27/11
Posts: 681
Loc: Frisco, TX


Edited by Diel11 (10/23/15 10:08 PM)

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#11182278 - 10/23/15 11:52 PM Re: Helix 9 DI GPS and Helix 10 SI GPS [Re: Diel11]
JayRBV Offline
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Registered: 01/24/12
Posts: 112
Loc: West Lake Hills, TX
So why can't i find on the Bird website that any of the helix units ethernet?
Had I known that, I would have bought one instead of another 9 series to link to my 998 on the console.


Edited by JayRBV (10/23/15 11:53 PM)
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#11182282 - 10/23/15 11:58 PM Re: Helix 9 DI GPS and Helix 10 SI GPS [Re: Diel11]
JayRBV Offline
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Registered: 01/24/12
Posts: 112
Loc: West Lake Hills, TX
Nevermind, now I found it. [censored]. I just bought a 959 because none of the Helix units 2 weeks ago networked. I wasn't happy at that time about it either.
My thought was, why build a new improved technology unit that doesn't network.
Stupidity on Bird's part.
If It wasn't for linking my graphs to my iPilot and using Lakemaster which is better than Navionics, I'd go to Lowrance. Because the Motorguide is definitely better than the Minnkota with spot lock.
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#11182366 - 10/24/15 06:05 AM Re: Helix 9 DI GPS and Helix 10 SI GPS [Re: Diel11]
skeeter james Offline
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Registered: 05/16/14
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Loc: Corinth,tx
I'm very interested in seeing the 360 images on one of these units ...
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#11182441 - 10/24/15 07:45 AM Re: Helix 9 DI GPS and Helix 10 SI GPS [Re: Diel11]
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OVERVIEW
HELIX 9 SI GPS | HELIX 9 Series | 409950-1

The HELIX 9 SI GPS features a super bright LED backlit 9" display. This wide screen 800H x 480V color display provides bright, crystal-clear images for easy viewing in harsh sunlight. The Side Imaging/Down Imaging sonar with DualBeam PLUS and SwitchFire has up to 8000 watts PTP power output, GPS Chartplotting with built-in ContourXD map and Ethernet Networking capabilities. includes a unit cover, dual card reader and Instant Access Preset buttons.

*Optional 50 kHz transducers available for extreme deepwater use

*To obtain 1000 watts, optional deepwater transducer required?


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OVERVIEW
HELIX 10 SI GPS | HELIX 10 Series | 409990-1

The HELIX 10 SI GPS features a super bright LED backlit 10.1" display. This wide screen 1024H x 600V color display provides bright, crystal-clear images for easy viewing in harsh sunlight. The HD Side Imaging/HD Down Imaging Sonar with DualBeam PLUS and SwitchFire has up to 8000 watts PTP power output, GPS Chartplotting with built-in Humminbird ContourXD map and Ethernet Networking capabilties. Includes a unit cover, dual card reader and Instant Access Preset buttons.

*Optional 50 kHz transducers available for extreme deepwater use

*To obtain 1000 watts, optional deepwater transducer required


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OVERVIEW
HELIX 12 CHIRP SI GPS | HELIX 12 Series | 410030-1

The HELIX 12 CHIRP SI GPS features a large 12.1" display with LED backlight, Side Imaging and Down Imaging sonar with CHIRP sonar with up to 8000 Watts PTP power output, GPS Chartplotting with built-in ContourXD maps, and Ethernet networking capabilities. Includes unit cover.

*Optional 50 kHz transducers available for extreme deepwater use and to obtain 1000 watts.

*Optional Chirp transducer purchase required for 28kHz to 540kHz and maximum 5000 ft depth performance


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#11182726 - 10/24/15 10:58 AM Re: Helix 9 DI GPS and Helix 10 SI GPS [Re: shut-up-and-fish]
Allan W Offline
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Registered: 09/04/09
Posts: 1191
Loc: EM Lake
Does the SI model have a dedicated DI crystal or is the DI generated like the core units?

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#11182799 - 10/24/15 11:40 AM Re: Helix 9 DI GPS and Helix 10 SI GPS [Re: Diel11]
Diel11 Offline
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Registered: 10/27/11
Posts: 681
Loc: Frisco, TX
No dedicated crystal. The Helix 10 SI I have came with the same HDSI transducer as the core units. Think of the Helix as a little faster, much brighter Core unit.

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#11182928 - 10/24/15 12:44 PM Re: Helix 9 DI GPS and Helix 10 SI GPS [Re: Diel11]
Allan W Offline
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Registered: 09/04/09
Posts: 1191
Loc: EM Lake
Thanks Diel

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