Originally Posted by Jovanx
Thank you, Baseman for another great video. That is food for thought for sure. You obviously had so many birds flying around that bait was not necessary. I was just suggesting it as something that might work for someone who was trying to get videos of birds where they were not so plentiful. Actually, it started out as a joke about meal service, and then it occurred to me that it might actually work.
It is amazing that something that big could be flown in such a small space. I found it interesting that they ended up putting a rudder on it, even though it goes down instead of up. I'm sure they would have rather left it off, just for looks, but it must have been necessary.
I actually do think that it would work to feed them. At least to get them in your area in a group... or flock! .... (Flock of hawks..... doesn't sound right) Then follow them around. I found that a few will often follow me. That is why I mount my Camera backwards now. Actually that video was the first time I did so. At first I thought the tail was too much in the way, then I figured it gave perspective.
That robotic bird amazed me how maneurverable it was to be flown indoors. I bet they had alot of practice during testing!
Calla969... I definately reccomend spoilers. There are several posts in this thread showing how to do it! I have considered doing it also. consider making them a little bigger than some others to bring is down a little faster. Maybe put them on a flap dial on your radio if you have one so you can control how high they come up.