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Just received my new FF5 decoy,watched several U tube videos,but no mention of the voltage of the battery. I knowits 5 months away butI want tobe ready,Any advice appreciated.Dont want to damage anything.Thanks Mattie



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Mattie,

 Be patient and you'll get a good answer. It's been pretty dormant here for the last couple months. 

 Randy 



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Mattie wrote:

Just received my new FF5 decoy,watched several U tube videos,but no mention of the voltage of the battery. I knowits 5 months away butI want tobe ready,Any advice appreciated.Dont want to damage anything.Thanks Mattie


The motor is run by 12V DC.  The battery I use is one of the sealed lead-acid rechargeable ones like in the picture.  I got mine at Batteries Plus at around $17, but the internet is full of them, ranging from $10 on up.  You will also need a small recharger.

A charged battery will keep the FF5 flapping for hours.  

Hope this helps,

 

Demi



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Thank you very much Demi.Seems like in another world ago I had to redo my Johnny Stewart caller by using 2 6 volt batterys in series [ I think , Im not electrically minded]. BT126 7AH.Thanks again,nowI get to wait 5 months to use this baby.


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Mattie: Yep, just as Island Shooter said...  12V DC... battery will run your "flapper" for HOURS!! If you have not used it yet, be sure to hide well and take lots of ammo with you!!!! smile

 

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 Get  a remote  control  also  so you  can turn it on and  off  you can get one on  ebay



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My FF-5 came with a smartphone app that allows for intermittent operation, flapper speed control and a “Quick Burst” feature. Can be adjusted remotely from the blind via Bluetooth. I assume they still have them available.

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Thanks guys,this should be a game changer.Ever stake out a cripple and they just sulk there and dont move whenyou reallyneed them to move or just say something. thanks again Mattie

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Mattie,

Check the game laws in your area. While many game wardens go pretty easy on crow hunters, using live birds for any kind of hunting is illegal in most states. Heap big fines and penalties.

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