The training of high flying falcons just got a lot easier and fun with the use the Northwoods Quadcopter!
Until now, falconers have been using large kites and helium balloons to tow lures hundreds of feet up into the sky to entice their falcons to climb to higher waiting on positions. This involved a truck load of gear from large kites, line winders, helium tanks, huge balloons and a constant need to deal with either no wind, any wind or too much wind. Now, the use of remote control quadcopters is gaining in popularity worldwide. Our custom built units outperform most other four propeller quadcopters with twice the power, speed and lift. Falconers involved in bird abatement also find that the addition of a quadcopter used to chase flocks of small birds is an extremely useful tool. Couple our quadcopter towing a lure with a chasing falcon and you can become the most effective bird abatement company in your area!
For those of you who are new to this training method, the quadcopter is a four propeller (there are also six and eight prop models) remote controlled flying device originally designed for aerial photography and now being adapted for many other uses from delivering packages to checking raptor nests! In the realm of training falcons (and even hawks) it can climb vertically to 2000 feet in seconds, can tow a lure the size of a sparrow or pigeon, fly horizontally at high speeds making the falcon chase the lure, remotely drop a live lure the size of a duck at nose bleed heights and even return to the spot where it was launched by using onboard GPS! Not only are they a fun way to train but they require a modicum of open space and can be flown effectively in 0-20 mph wind. We designed our quad in collaboration with a Radio Control expert and a handful of falconers both here and abroad.
Here are some of the important features of the Northwoods Quadcopter:
We recommend you purchase just a few accessories to have on hand: Extra carbon fiber blade set, extra landing legs and possibly another battery (comes with two).
We build these in lots of five or more at a time to reduce parts costs and labor . When you order and pay for your quad, it may take us up to three weeks to put it together, test it in the field and ship it to you. Or, we may have them in stock for immediate delivery. Contact us to find out if we have stock on hand.
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