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.
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..
Last edited by MooseGooser; 01-27-2014 at 01:04 PM.
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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.
Last edited by copterdoc; 01-28-2014 at 04:40 AM.
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.