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    Well, shoot. Now I have to agree with chopper fixer. I have to agree that the welds are messy..... doesn't mean they aren't strong.... but they are messy. I hate messy grout lines as well.
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    Quote Originally Posted by copterdoc View Post
    Not a current model CD. And not bad welds for tubing. Look more like the old Tangelo Tosser. And they obviously have not failed yet.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Golddogs View Post
    Not a current model CD. And not bad welds for tubing. Look more like the old Tangelo Tosser. And they obviously have not failed yet.
    It's a Bird Boy, that I bought less than three years ago.

    I never said that it had failed.
    I just said that it's heavy, and poorly welded/assembled.

    And that I don't feel that it's quality justifies it's price tag.
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    Being a Machinist for almost 32 years, and have seen my fair share of welds of all types, I hve to say those welds pictured are examples of perfectly acceptable ARC welds.. Structurally sound..

    They are not like a Mig or TIG weld. Arc welds,, or "stick" as they are commonly called will sometimes show porosity
    ,, but will be sound welds.

    I mean really? the guy is welding a structure to throw a 7 pound bird..... Its not a frame to withstand the pressures of a 1/4 mile drag racer..

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    Copter Doc
    I find that you are very unhappy with your Trainrite bird boy! Even though it has not failed you or performed poorly. I did notice that you have a very early model. We have not used black paint for at least five years. That means you must have purchased from someone else other than us. In fairness to you I would like you to contact me as I would like to refund you purchase price. If others would like to buy this launcher I will resell it for the purchase price after we have refurbished it, and replaced the cords. It will be sold with a one year warranty to the New owner. Those who are interested may call me or PM me.
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    I never said that I'm very unhappy with my Trainrite Bird Boy.
    And a refund is not necessary.

    Somebody asked for opinions from those that have Trainrite wingers, or have experience with them.

    So, I gave my honest to God opinion.

    That opinion is that the winger works very well for launching flyers.
    It's design is far better than the Zinger/GU style winger for that purpose.

    The release is wonderful. It's an excellent design and very well built.
    There isn't a better release mechanism in existence.

    However, I do find the quality in craftsmanship of the winger frame to be significantly lacking. I feel that it's heavier than it needs to be. And I feel that it costs more than it should.

    It's that simple.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rookie View Post
    Copter Doc
    I find that you are very unhappy with your Trainrite bird boy! Even though it has not failed you or performed poorly. I did notice that you have a very early model. We have not used black paint for at least five years. That means you must have purchased from someone else other than us. In fairness to you I would like you to contact me as I would like to refund you purchase price. If others would like to buy this launcher I will resell it for the purchase price after we have refurbished it, and replaced the cords. It will be sold with a one year warranty to the New owner. Those who are interested may call me or PM me.
    Warren Price
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    Wow, Mr. Price! what a stand up guy. just based on this, I'll recommend your wingers... and the next time I go to buy one (I hate the one I have now), I'll really take a hard look at yours. Very few stand behind a product to this degree!
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    Quote Originally Posted by JusticeDog View Post
    Wow, Mr. Price! what a stand up guy. just based on this, I'll recommend your wingers... and the next time I go to buy one (I hate the one I have now), I'll really take a hard look at yours. Very few stand behind a product to this degree!
    I would be more impressed had he made the offer in private to copterdoc and copterdoc would have posted telling us about the offer, and I believe that he would have. As it is it looks to me like he called him out and tried to grandstand a bit, but maybe copterdoc feels differently.

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    Copter Doc was sincere in his observations about our launchers and he is a pretty good man. I have no issues with him and tried very hard to make him happy with his launcher. My offer to him is open and I was sincere in my offer to buy it back. I asked him to contact me so we could address his concerns! To date he has not done this but I wish he would. I would be happy to fix his frame or buy it back; even though he did not purchase it from us. We stand behind our products long after the warranty has expired. The last thing dog trainers need is a faulty piece of equipment when training. I spend a lot of time training my dogs and it upsets me to have to fix faulty equipment when doing a setup.
    I was not my intention to call him out but rather doing my best to have him contact me. I would like to address the issues he brought to light. I am not one to grandstand, but sincere in my offer to either fix it or buy it back.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Wade Scroggins View Post
    I would be more impressed had he made the offer in private to copterdoc and copterdoc would have posted telling us about the offer, and I believe that he would have. As it is it looks to me like he called him out and tried to grandstand a bit, but maybe copterdoc feels differently.
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