Homemade Duck Wing Spinner

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  1. Delta Duckman

    Delta Duckman New Member

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    After many years of buying and using spinner duck decoys I had enough of them falling off the top of the stick into the pond when guys were picking them up while in the boat. Had enough of having to buy stick extensions because we need them for the depth of our ponds. Had enough of stuffing the decoy under the bow of the duck boat and tripping on the stick that protrudes from the bow. Had enough of buying AA batteries to power them. Had enough of the on / off switches going bad.

    It is my belief the duck decoy on the end of the stick of the spinners makes no difference rather it is the motion that attracts the ducks. I bought all of the parts off of the internet except for the 6 volt battery that can be recharged. I cut out the wings to the size I like and painted them. I made and have hunted with three of them this season. So far they are working as I thought they would.

    The whole thing can be done for under $50.00. It is the functionality I was looking for rather than the cost savings. My buddy calls them the 'Headless Voodoo Duck'.
     

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  2. theduckguru

    theduckguru Elite Refuge Member

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    What motor you running and where do you buy them?
     
  3. Delta Duckman

    Delta Duckman New Member

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    1st question answer:

    It is a dual shaft motor I found on the internet. Below is the link to the URL for information on them. Copy and paste. $14.50 each and they send it to the house no shipping.

    https://www.ebay.com/itm/Johnson-Electric-Dual-Shaft-DC-Motor-18-VDC-2700-RPM-3-17-mm-Dia-Shafts-/282257420431?hash=item41b7da708f:g:M9wAAOSwGWNUVNjN

    2nd question answer:

    Because of some the knuckleheads I hunt with I started screwing the duck to the stick to avoid the duck falling off the stick when picking them up. The easiest thing would be to take the duck off the stick but again there is the knucklehead factor. If you leave the plastic duck decoy on the end of the stick there is a rise from the end of the stick to the decoy about 4 inches or so. So with the design pictured the stick lays flat on the bottom of the boat.
     
  4. negooseman

    negooseman Senior Refuge Member

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    Could always tape a couple flock a flickers to a stick so they actually look like spinning wings. :D
     
  5. bullpinnie

    bullpinnie Elite Refuge Member

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    you know,.... you can kill ducks without one.


    :scratch???
     
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  6. CookMan

    CookMan Elite Refuge Member

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    My thinking as well?? :scratch Calls work too.
     
  7. num70

    num70 Elite Refuge Member

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    Nice work. Looks sturdy. Curious as to why you shielded (as best as I can tell from pics) one side of the motor rather than bend the piece of metal over the whole thing, like a hood. Was there a reason?
     
  8. warrenwaterfowler

    warrenwaterfowler Senior Refuge Member

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    That'll never work....you have to have bright orange legs dangling off of it to attract ducks
     
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  9. Easterncanadafowler

    Easterncanadafowler Refuge Member

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    Good idea. using your brain to make something.I like it.
     
  10. H20DAD

    H20DAD Elite Refuge Member

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    It would work better if it was flocked.

    I’m still looking for a design that uses real duck wings.
     

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