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First 2 hours with the AKA Berkut

Discussion in 'Berkut-5' started by Ethane, Aug 30, 2019.

  1. Ethane

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    Last week I ran into a second hand AKA Berkut, price was to amazing so I couldn't wait till Stiv was back from holiday and I bought it. Only downside is, its a version 5.17.1 and has to be updated at the AKA fasility :(.

    Anyway, went straight to the field with it. And ooooo, this is a completly different machine compared to the sorex and signum :O..

    First of all the GB is a little different, it looks like you cant control the strenght output in GB mode.. I lowered the gain, AT, IT but signal in GB mode still didnt change and was way to strong. That said, I believe the GB on sorex and signum is much easier :). Anyway, the farmer throwed fresh cow crap on the field so I didnt search to long.. Had a few coins and tested some targets against the Deus. Some iffy signals on the deus became much more clear when I swung over the Berkut :). Oh... and I was digging those crappy red stones again xD..

    Setting wise I have much to discover and read the manual a few more times. Its pitty that they dont have an updated manual, im very curious what parameters they have changed in the stock programs in the higher software versions.
     
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    All the changes appeared in the later firmware versions are mentioned in thread: "Berkut 5 Firmwares"
     
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    Hmmmm.....the latest version 5.20 is very interesting - the added settings in each program separately....
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    To the end I like to sell Sorex and Signum......:Yahoo: and left only Berkut ....
     
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    Yes, I know but not in-depth changes?

    In 5.20 they stated they changed the 5 key parameters, but I can't find the exact values ;). That's what I mean... Was curious what they had changed.

    Well, when stiv is back I gonna send the unit in if he is able to update it. Caus it's one with the serial numbers stated in the firmware section.
     
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    Well done Ethane.:Support:

    I always like the feel of the Berkut in the hand. I'm sure your be challenged with this machine but in a good way.
    It's great that you have done a write up on your initial experience. Keep that sort of thing coming mate, makes very good reading.
     
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    You have a berkut as well??? Than you will be my saving angel and teach me ;)?
     
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    Mmmm. interesting machine the Berkut............:)
     
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    @Ethane No, unfortunately not:(.
    One member here is very well up on the Berkut, but have not seen him in ages now. An American chap.
    I was so close to getting one after using a Berkut for a whole day and liking it, but went for the Sorex in the end.
     
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    @Rew I understand what you mean, perfect machine for me would be the sorex pro but with the a few extra settings from the signum (RT duration, etc)
     
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    You have to send it to Moscow. But first get contacted with AKA Moscow.
    Do not declare berkut as goods with value in customs declaration, otherwise yr berkut could be abandoned at RU customs
     
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    We need an emoji with sweat dripping from his forehead.;)
     
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    I had Berukt for 4 years and I upgraded to Signum MFD. Berkut is a brilliant machine, but it needs a lot of practice.
     
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    @Ethane
    She looks good with a Mars stem;)
     
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    Hmmm, I already have a signum pro, so I downgraded :p!? The only thing I still need some practice in is the GB... It's annoying they buffed the gain in a firmware update and it looks like I can't manipulate the GB gain by normal menu gain.. maybe the auto GB feature has some influence.

    @Rew I know but one problem... I'm 2.02m tall... Already had a marsMD rod but I always struggled with the length of the damn shaft... Way to short. Stepping on the coil now and then :Fool:.. as a Deus owner I checked if the longer middle stems did fit the marsMD but unfortunately :(...
     
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    That's a shame mate.
    For the life of me, I can not understand why AKA stopped making there retractable stem.
    Such a good bit of kit to have.
    The member here who had a Berkut was @Sven. He had a good knowledge of the machine.
     
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    Chewbacca?
     
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    A what?

    @Rew yes, I already guessed it was him ;). Which shaft of AKA you mean? That plastic thingy?
     
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    The shaft that I would like to buy. Why Why Why did they stop making them:Mad:

     
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    AK47 model shafts :)
     
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