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Old 23-01-2013, 05:44 PM
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Hello I use a model airplane to train my pursuit falcons and I'm extremely happy with the result.
I use to kite train my birds and found the tow plane to be quicker to setup, more versatile and more effective.
I use a RC release hook that allows me to release the lure anytime I choose to and the towline ends with a parachute that acts as anti carrying device.
I love it and my birds love it too.
I used this towplane to recall birds during a tamehack project and found it a great tool to end the day on a good note with a taxing chase.
I have some footage from some training sessions but I have to upload them somwhere on Vimeo before I can share it with you.
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Old 23-01-2013, 05:54 PM
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Hello I use a model airplane to train my pursuit falcons and I'm extremely happy with the result.
I use to kite train my birds and found the tow plane to be quicker to setup, more versatile and more effective.
I use a RC release hook that allows me to release the lure anytime I choose to and the towline ends with a parachute that acts as anti carrying device.
I love it and my birds love it too.
i used this towplane to recall birds during a tamehack project and found it a great tool to end the day on a good note with a taxing chase.
I have some footage from some training sessions but I have to upload them somwhere on Vimeo before I can share it with you.
Thanks for sharing mate look forward to seeing the video
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Old 23-01-2013, 06:50 PM
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While waiting for the video, here is a pic of my setup:
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Old 23-01-2013, 06:52 PM
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While waiting for the video, here is a pic of my setup:
Can i ask were would i get a parachute from a model shop
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Old 23-01-2013, 06:56 PM
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You could ask your mum or you wife to sew one for you. You could even start playing with the sewing machine yourself
You could also buy one for model rockets or for model glider winch.
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Old 23-01-2013, 07:01 PM
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Hi Mark,

It does sound a great idea, if I had someone I could rely on that fly's RC planes then I would consider having a go with my next falcon.


Adam
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Old 23-01-2013, 07:03 PM
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You could ask your mum or you wife to sew one for you. You could even start playing with the sewing machine yourself
You could also buy one for model rockets or for model glider winch.
thank you mate

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Hi Mark,

It does sound a great idea, if I had someone I could rely on that fly's RC planes then I would consider having a go with my next falcon.


adam
Im thinking of it adam just trying to work things out mate for the pursuit falcon
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Old 23-01-2013, 07:08 PM
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As per SWMerlins question - Do you use a parachute on the bait/lure Anton or simply let the bird fly to the ground with it's prize?
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Hi Dave
I got my answer to Tanner mixed up in the quote. But I use just a string with a pigeon leg. They go straight down to the ground and mostly close to the vehicle, sometimes they keep following the plain and I direct them towards the vehicle. Bare i mind these are eyases that have only fed on the ground or on the fist. I will definately try just the string with my peregrine whom I have kited with parachute when season comes.

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Old 23-01-2013, 07:09 PM
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I forgot to mention I also use an altimeter in the plane to help increasing the difficulty of the mission chase after chase.
Here is a vid that I used to demonstrate a prototype altimeter that I intend to use on the backpack of my falcons. Don't worry the finished product is much smaller and lighter then the one demonstrated in the video.

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Old 23-01-2013, 07:10 PM
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Hi Lorrain,
Could you tell me what sought of plane you are using and does it have an electric motor, if so what size is the motor. I have been looking into setting myself up with an rc plane but having seen some of the planes i am interested in being flown on youtube i am not sure they are fast enough( to much of a beginners toy).
Regards Mark.
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