- Mar 19, 2009
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Anyone know where I can get a new one? It seems Rocket Hunter has disappeared...
Yep, and at least they're offering an upgrade of some sort -- it'd be much worse if they told you you had to buy a totally new receiver.Ouch!
I was still operating with one of the old frequencies, so it looks like it will cost me $200 to have a new transmitter and an upgraded receiver...
Oh well. Still worth it considering the cost of rockets, motor hardware, altimeters, parachutes, etc...
FWIW, the guys at ComSpec are totally top-notch and love our hobby. I had my receiver upgraded last year to the new frequencies, and since the company is local, I dropped it off in person -- the guy helping me out had a copy of Rockets Magazine on his desk and a signed "thank you" picture from Burt Rutan on his wall.Yep, and at least they're offering an upgrade of some sort -- it'd be much worse if they told you you had to buy a totally new receiver.
As long as you don't mike being somewhat illegal, Falconry transmitters are available in the 216-219 band. Google it and you should be able to find reasonably priced ones. Omit the bird mounting features for the best prices.There are still some options you have, Just use creative thinking.... They still sell the 216-219 band transmitters out of country.
I had a Canadian friend order me one then ship it to me!
I take success is to mean your flying buddy comes back to returnActually there are about 2000 falconers in the US. So it's really not bigger than HPR but comparable, which is interesting by itself.
However, falconers have a higher flight success ratio.
I wonder how that compares with other traditional hunting. Around here its common for hunters to go days without bagging their prey.I heard a radio interview with a falconer a couple months ago, and IIRC, he said that the bird would have about a 10% hunting success rate.