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Remote Launcher: DT or Dogtra

Postby sns2 » Sun Oct 01, 2017 6:41 pm

Have to order a remote launcher. In Canada, I have the choice between DT or Dogtra. Any thoughts? All would be appreciated. Thanks folks.
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Re: Remote Launcher: DT or Dogtra

Postby ForestDump » Sun Oct 01, 2017 8:14 pm

They all work the same now days, whichever you can get the better deal on go with it.
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Re: Remote Launcher: DT or Dogtra

Postby bhennessy » Sun Oct 01, 2017 9:05 pm

I've got a couple dogtra quail launchers and my complaint is that they won't loft a pigeon very high (2 feet or so). The spring mechanism can be monkied with to get a bit more tension, but suspect the pheasant version would work better with larger homers. However, I can't speak to if the pheasant version would be too large for pigeons and the lack of lift with the quail version isn't too big a deal with strong flyers. I've had a few weak ones however cartwheel down 10 feet from the launcher. Fortunately I was firing a blank gun for conditioning each time so it wasn't negative training.
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Re: Remote Launcher: DT or Dogtra

Postby Coveyrise64 » Mon Oct 02, 2017 10:18 am

I prefer the Dogtra launchers because of the transmitter/receiver unit. Better quality than the DT.

Captive birds won't fly well unless conditioned....I free fly my homers every other day whether I'm using them or not. My Dogtra launchers are set on the minimum spring tension and I've never had a bird fall back to the ground.

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Re: Remote Launcher: DT or Dogtra

Postby ryanr » Mon Oct 02, 2017 11:30 am

Definitely go with the Dogtra. For years we used the DT (loved the rear trap door for loading birds after launcher was set) and still do sometimes but the Dogtra holds up better, specifically the spring system is more reliable. The DT relies on a plastic arm & gear to move a thin wire to release the spring. Grass or twigs can interfere with the wire to either cause it not move to release the spring. This will also wear out the plastic gear over time and cause it to begin to fail as well.The Dogtra uses a stronger metal arm and gear mechanism and simply holds up better to the wear and tear of training use. It is also simpler to set the trigger.
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Re: Remote Launcher: DT or Dogtra

Postby Doc E » Mon Oct 02, 2017 8:06 pm

Dogtra --- pheasant size (does pigeons well too).
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Re: Remote Launcher: DT or Dogtra

Postby Doc E » Mon Oct 02, 2017 8:06 pm

Dogtra --- pheasant size (does pigeons well too).
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Re: Remote Launcher: DT or Dogtra

Postby sns2 » Sat Oct 14, 2017 10:58 am

Dogtra pheasant size arrived last night. Seems like a quality unit. Thanks for the suggestions.
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Re: Remote Launcher: DT or Dogtra

Postby bhennessy » Sun Oct 15, 2017 9:39 am

Let me know how they work with pigeons sns2 as I'm thinking of adding one more launcher. Thanks
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