Whew! Rake, you were right. I was not turning off the Tx each time, and evidentally that is imperative. All is well - they all
check out fine now - even the one I thought was faulty. So I take back everything bad I said about them
and many thanks for your help.
When I saw the Rx's were on backorder at HK, I hovered until the price went to $5.66 and went ahead and ordered ten more and paid for them. Now when I went to cancel the order (which they suggest you do by phone) I see a notice that phone help will be unavailable due to the volume of orders they have received. Figures. I can tell this is going to be one of those days when I shouldn't try to 'fix' anything.
I agree with Nick, for you to get a few of those [link=http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/store/uh_viewItem.asp?idProduct=16268]cheapo HK brand micro servos[/link] and give them a try. They almost give them away at 2 bucks, and while I haven't tried the micro, I have 2 regular sized and one mini and they work great.