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    Cool Low Cost Release Electronics

    Hello All!

    I am new the RTF and to retriever games but excited to get involved!

    My questions is has anyone looked at lower cost options for release electronics other than TT/Dogtra? For a new off the shelf 1TX/3RX the cost is close to $600! That would 1 or two new wingers?

    It seems like a lower cost should be available with all the electronics available today.

    What do you' all think?

    Thanks David

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    I don't know of any other options besides TT or Dogstra.
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    Thats the point Wayne. I have not seen anything other than those TT/Dogtra listed. The cost is about 500-600 for 1tx-3rx. With all the available electronics out there today there is no low cost options. Have any dog trainers out there used any lower cost solutions for release controls?

    Thanks, David

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    you can use the walkie talkie style releases heres the link
    http://gundogforum.com/resources/Rem...ncherPlans.pdf

    or kwiklabs has one on his website using a different system

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    If you're mechanically and electrical inclined you could make your own, Here.s a link to a thread with lots of info.
    http://www.retrievertraining.net/for...read.php?50862

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    The problem with low cost is that you get what you pay for. And especially with electronics that need to stand up to vibrations and a level of impact, I can't imagine a cheaper unit holding up well.
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    http://www.retrievertraining.net/for...ht=electronics

    Another link to thread with info.

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    Ok. I have everything for the walkie talkie remotes including the 9v booster. Can't get servo to trip. Is there anything special as far as the radios I'm missing? Getting 3+v's coming out if the reciever radio
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    Lion Country Supply took over the old Innotek servo/receiver system. Its priced right and from my experience, I would give it a c+ at best due being so basic and have had intermittent problems with receivers working and etc. Here is the link:
    http://www.lcsupply.com/LCS-Launcher.../products/184/
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    Quote Originally Posted by GilWlsn View Post
    Ok. I have everything for the walkie talkie remotes including the 9v booster. Can't get servo to trip. Is there anything special as far as the radios I'm missing? Getting 3+v's coming out if the reciever radio
    im not sure shortly after I saw the walkin talkie design I found out about carymart electronics. Do a search. More reliable better battery power than the 9 volt. And you can use as many as you can afford unlike walkin talkies

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