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    Default Dummy Launcher

    I am going to purchase a dummy launcher in the coming weeks. I have read about the Lucky Dog, Retrieve- R-Trainer, and the Hallmark. Do y'all have any comments on quality, range, and whether I should buy a shoulder stock?

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    I just sold one of my two Ret. trainers. And stil don't use the one I have left. Look at buying a Bumper Boy or Gunners' Up lauchers. Also Zinger Wingers are good too if you can stand the price.

    Shoot me a PM if you want to look at either. I'm in Bmt too.

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    I would go with the BB 2 shooter at the least if you can cough up the $, I have 2 4-shooters. I have a RTR and use it very seldom but htey can be useful. Be sr to get teh shoulder/knee stock as these things are knucle busters and pack quite a punch (loud too!).

    I have had no problems with my RTR over the last 4 years (used about 100 times) but others may differ, I know of one that does and you can find her post below.

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    Default Retieve-r-trainer remote launcher

    Here is a picture of a remote launcher I made myself with a retrieve-r-trainer and and FRS radio. Besides these 2 items it only cost me about $15, and it will work from 2 miles away!!

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    I would run as far away from the retrieve-r-trainer as possible. I had one that broke at the hinge two months after I bought it and it took 10 months to get it back! Yes that's right 10 months. I would just save the money alittle bit longer and buy a winger with electronics.

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    Default Re: Retieve-r-trainer remote launcher

    Quote Originally Posted by Mike Bons
    Here is a picture of a remote launcher I made myself with a retrieve-r-trainer and and FRS radio. Besides these 2 items it only cost me about $15, and it will work from 2 miles away!!
    Looks good Mike. Can you give a bit more info on how you built the trigger mechanism?

    Cheers, Jason.

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    Thanks Jason.

    The trigger/release mechanism is very simple. I drilled a small hole in the piece that you pull down on the retrieve-r-trainer. I then tied a string through the hole. On the other end of the string is a loop. THe loop wraps around a sprocket on a r/c airplane servo. When the FRS recieves a signal it powers the servo which rotates. As it rotates it releases the the string.
    I have made 2 other wingers with this type of setup, except with the wingers I use a archery release with the servo. Here is a pic.

    For more info go to www.kwicklabs.com or http://www.refugeforums.com/refuge/s...hreadid=238179

    Mike

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    Thanks Mike. Looks like a very useful device. Sure beats actually holding a wristbreaker!

    Cheers, Jason.

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