Does anyone have pictures of a winger that they made? I am thinking of starting some serious training and wanted to make my own wingers and thought maybe someone had pics of a good design? If not what brand would you recomend Zinger? Bumper Boy, etc.. What remotes would you recomend Tri Tronics or Dogtra etc..?
Kelly and Amber
Kelly and Greenwoods Amber Wave CD RA OA NAJ OF WC CGC CL1-F SW<br />Chino CA<br /><br /><br />
I use Bumper Boy & love them I train alone 90% of the time I have used Zingers & Gunners Up like the GU a little better Tri-Tronics are the best in my mind for electronics Here a plans for home made You can make them with & with out electronics
Sent a PM with pictures If anyone else needs the pictures let me know
2 way radio with headphone jack i.e. Motorola t4900/t5900 (radio shack, $24.99)
Make sure you have the headphone/speaker piece
9.6v rechargeable battery and charger (radio shack, $19.99)
PEI Low Voltage trigger (internet, $16.99)
2-wire actuator arm (eBay, $6.32)
Headset adapter (radio shack, $.99)
Battery repair kit (radio shack, $2.99)
Project Box 6x4x2 (radio shack, $4.99)
9vDC SPDT relay (radio shack, $4.29)
Total of 17 joints.
(2) 1 45 degree bend
(8) 1 to ½ T In the picture you can see I substituted 2 of these for 2 1 cross joints to stabilize the base a little better. If you do this you will have to get an adapter to fit 2 of the ½ legs.
1 to 1 T
(4) ½ to ½ 90 degree bend
(2) ½ to ½ T
(3) Full length ½ 600psi PVC piping (Home Depot, $4.17)
Total of 11 pieces will be needed, all measurements vary.
(2) 38 ½
(2) 38 ½ cut to 12 ½ and 26 4 pieces total
(4) 19 ½
(2) Full length 1 450psi or 600psi PVC piping (Home Depot, $5.18)
Total of 16 pieces will be needed. all measurements vary.
(2) 4 ¼
25 front leg
Some various length smaller pieces for putting the base together.
Measurements will vary, so adjust length as you see fit.
Tru-Fire Patriot bow release (Sporting Goods Store, $14.99)
Drill a tiny hole in trigger
Cut the bent part of the threads off of the base.
(4) ¼ to 2 ½ long eyebolt (Home Depot, $1.98)
¼ to 2 long eyebolt, used on center of pouch (Home Depot, $.98)
(4) 1 ½ pulleys (Home Depot or Lowes (lowes are better), $9.92)
(4) Quick Link Carabineer 800lb (Home Depot, $15.49)
(4) ¼ nylon insert lock nut (Home Depot, $1.96)
Bag of Strong Zip ties (Home Depot, $5.78)
6 Thin Wire Rope with Vinyl Covering (Home Depot, $.42)
1 pouch (Orion dog supply, $15.00)
120 of elastic tubing cut into 4 30 sections (Orion Dog Supply, $1.29 per ft)
Piece of ¼ rope for front leg brace
Small piece of high test fishing line or metal leader.
I believe this list includes every piece except, PVC primer and glue. My suggestion is to build the base first, then the top square, and then the middle. Then adjust and glue it all together, but check everything first before gluing. Now you have a manual winger.
Once you move onto electronics, use the exact pieces listed above, I tried a different low voltage trigger and it wouldnt work, and the pieces listed above work great. Use the following website to guide you threw the process. The most difficult part is the soldering, but it is actually pretty easy, just look at the wiring diagram and test before putting it all together. You can also use different 2 way radios but they have to have the headphone jack.
This website is also very helpful:
It contains more pictures and some helpful hints.
I have a "Son-of-a-Gun" winger with Tritronics for the remote part and LOVE it! It is small enough to fit into my station wagon.
Karen and<br />UAG1 SHR UCDX GRCH Tracker Belle of Bedford RAE JH CDX TT WCX WC CGC (Belle)<br /><br />UCD SHR GRCH BIMBS BBI Belle's Kodiak Dreamweaver JH UD RAE TT WC CGC (Kodi)<br /><br />SHR UCH BBI Ponderosa's Big Blond Guy JH RE TT WC CGC (Hoss)
I have 3 ZWII's, and one Gunners Up. There is not much difference, I like the ZW release a little better. The TT releases are much more dependable than the Dogtra's, in my experiance.
HRCH Ellie Mae MH CGC
Justlabradors.com -- the best site for your Labrador needs.
Tri-Tronics electronics are much better IMO. I use them at 400 yards plus all the time without any problems.
I like Tri-Tronics & if you ever have any questions or problems, their customer service is excellent.