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  1. wyfarrell

    wyfarrell Senior Refuge Member

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    I would save your money on the power flappers. Seems like the chinese motors used by Sillosock are very prone to failure.
     
  2. CamoHunter870

    CamoHunter870 Elite Refuge Member

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    Do you have a link to that thread about retying the wing to the body on them?? I would be interested in knowing how as I have a pair of the silosock motorized flappers and looking to improve them. Thanks
     
  3. King Buck Hunts

    King Buck Hunts New Member

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    It was at the beginning of this one by swamp stomper or something like that out of TX. I'm going to play with this defective one. I disassembled it last night to try and fix the one wing...And didn't work. However, tying off to the body look like it will only help with wing movement. Don't see how it will effect noisy motor. If I get it, I'll post pic and explain.
     
  4. King Buck Hunts

    King Buck Hunts New Member

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  5. King Buck Hunts

    King Buck Hunts New Member

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    So I tore it down and then tested in phases. Nothing is going to make the motor quieter except possible putting some insulation around motor. The wings do make extra noise flapping. I stapled them to edge of body which decreased that noise a little. I think that's about all we can do.
     
  6. ArmChair Biologist

    ArmChair Biologist Senior Refuge Member

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    The decoys are noisy but I don't see that as a problem. I didn't notice the noise over the ecallers as long as the wind was over 5mph. I was using them away from the blinds to try and keep the birds attention off the blinds. Personally I thought the wing movement was fine without modification.
     
  7. King Buck Hunts

    King Buck Hunts New Member

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    I plan on spray painting the screws.
     
  8. King Buck Hunts

    King Buck Hunts New Member

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    I agree the e-caller will cover it. How loud do you usually set yours or do you dial it down as they get closer?
     
  9. ArmChair Biologist

    ArmChair Biologist Senior Refuge Member

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    I know allot of guys on here like to mess with volume but I don't. I set them more towards the quite side so I don't blow them out when they are working and leave them that way.
     
  10. CamoHunter870

    CamoHunter870 Elite Refuge Member

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    Thanks for the picture
     
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