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Old 08-01-2004, 08:22 PM
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Default Berg 5 DSP-II receiver and sticky antenna problem

I wanted to replace my Hitec 555 (ch.58) on my speed 400 glider with a
smaller receiver. I got Berg 5 DSP-II and a sticky antenna. To my suprise,
when range checking, I could get away only 20 paces before Berg's servo
hold started activating (this was with motor off). Berg has a reputation
of a great receiver and instructions with Sticky Antenna claimed only a
"minimal loss of range". Both these products were designed by Berg so
I assumed they will work great. With Hitec 555 I could over 100 paces
away before any servo chatter started. The range checking was
done with transmitter antenna collapsed (Futaba UAF8 BTW).

Does anyone have experience with Sticky Antennas? Berg Receivers? Is
that just a bad combination? Should I have close to normal range with
Hitec and StickyAntenna?


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Old 08-02-2004, 05:56 PM
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Default RE: Berg 5 DSP-II receiver and sticky antenna problem

I have a Berg 5 and it is great. Great range. I have never tried the "sticky" antenna though.
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Old 08-03-2004, 01:21 PM
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Default RE: Berg 5 DSP-II receiver and sticky antenna problem

I've got a Berg with the Azarr Lite antenna which is pretty close to the Sticky. Works great. Sorry to not be more help.
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Default RE: Berg 5 DSP-II receiver and sticky antenna problem

have you tried contacting mr. berg directly? he stands by his product and is always helpful.

he can also be found here and on rcgroups.com as "potifar".


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Default RE: Berg 5 DSP-II receiver and sticky antenna problem

I have been using a Hitec Electron 6 receiver with an Azarr lite antenna also. I would try one of those as range is basically not lost at all.
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Default RE: Berg 5 DSP-II receiver and sticky antenna problem

Thanks for all the answers. I contacted RC-Direct as well as Mr. Berg, and they told me how to determine if the cause is receiver or antenna. One of them is defective as this configuration should work very well.
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