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barrows flyer

Postby woodduck31 » Sat Apr 13, 2013 7:48 pm

I flocked and painted a couple thousand feather flyers for Ron Latschaw over the past few years and decided to use some of the spare hardware to make a custom one for myself. I plan to have 4 or 5 of them supported on a framework that has 3 floater decoys and a river keeled decoy trailer to keep the decoy moving even when the wind isn't blowing.

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this is a short video clip of the flyer in some wind.
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Re: barrows flyer

Postby Fatback » Sun Apr 14, 2013 5:48 am

thats awesome !
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Re: barrows flyer

Postby Weedwacker » Sun Apr 14, 2013 6:49 am

Excellent :thumbsup:
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Re: barrows flyer

Postby MassDecoyCarver » Mon Apr 15, 2013 7:15 am

woodduck,

That one of the best (if not the very best) motion - flyer decoys I have ever seen !

I assume that the way it reacts to the breeze is a by-product of the wing shape, and also the balance of the decoy on the rod,.....but what type of decoy is it that is light enough to work like this ?

I've got to figure out how to make something like this !
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Re: barrows flyer

Postby woodduck31 » Mon Apr 15, 2013 7:42 am

this is the same home depot foam I use for all of my decoys, but I don't burlap them. A double coating of flocking is virtually the same as trestle coating other than the surface is lighter and more flexible than trestle coating. Ron latschaw has a bunch of blank unpainted flyers for sale at prairiewind that have all the hardware, they have straight wings, but they still have decent movement, there are generic duck and goose designs.
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Re: barrows flyer

Postby Ga ducker » Mon Apr 15, 2013 8:43 am

That looks incredible! When will you start selling to the public? :yes:
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Re: barrows flyer

Postby MassDecoyCarver » Mon Apr 15, 2013 8:56 am

Thanks Woodduck, I'll check Prairie Wings
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