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Today we're going to look at the DT Systems BL-509 bird launchers. Bird launchers are mainly used by upland folks. There are some applications for retrievers but it's mainly an upland product. The idea behind a bird launcher is that it allows you to plant a training bird. Typically, it's going to be a quail or a pigeon. They have a larger size unit for pheasants, but most folks are using pigeons and then occasionally using quail.

The smaller model is designed for that type of bird. A little small for a chucker. If you are using chuckers I'd go with a bigger model. But for most of us it's pigeons and quail.

This is the model that's designed for that. The idea behind it is that you are going to be able to plant a bird. He's going to stay there. Can't go anywhere. When you get ready to launch him he's coming off the ground whether he wants to or not. So it's a really important tool in training pointing dog. It allows you a lot of control over what's going on.

You do need to be careful with them, especially with a younger dog. I don't like to use them with a dog until we've had some bird introductions and they are comfortable with birds. And then when you use them in the field, you want to make sure you know exactly where it is and that you have the timing down on releasing your bird, because the last thing you want to happen is for this to go off in the face of a young dog and scare him. That's the thing that we're trying to avoid the most.

One of the things I like about the DT is it's very quiet. We'll talk about that in a second. What you have here is a transmitter. This remote control will handle up to 16 launchers. Not really typical for most of us. Three or four is going to be the most that you need. Three for most people is going to be perfect.

Hold down your on button. Turn it on. You have a beeper locator. The beeper locator is designed to help you pick up the unit after you are through. Back in the day before they had this, you would set your launchers up. You'd work your dogs. And then you'd come back to pick them up and, occasionally, you wouldn't be able to find them. Once or twice I even had to go back to the truck and get a dog and have him come out and find them for me.

So, beeper locator is kind of handy. And even after you trigger the launcher, the beeper stays on so that once you are picking them up in the field, real easy to find.

To load, you have a couple of different ways. We're going to use this dummy as an example. You can take your bird, put him in on the top. Close down. And then set your launcher. Now we are ready to go. It's armed.

DT's have a feature, though, that no other bird launcher has. They have this little trap door on the side here. So, if you want to, you can set your launcher and then you can load it from the side. Some folks have trouble loading birds from the top and they will lose birds occasionally. And so, the little trap door is a good thing for folks.

You've also got a safety pin here. If you want to load it at your vehicle and then carry it out into the field loaded, you can do that. No fear of it going off while you're just walking out in the field. You want to make sure that you remove the safety pin. It will not fire with the safety pin in.

Once it's set up in the field, you set your transmitter to the correct level and launch. Not really designed for indoor use, but you get the idea.

One thing that you'll notice on that launch is that the unit was quiet and it did not jump. Older systems and poorly made systems have a tendency to move a lot. The reason that the DT does not move so much is because of the base. It's hard to show in a video, but you've got a lot of metal right here. And the idea behind that is to keep it in place. It makes it a little bit of a heavier launcher compared to some of them out there, but it's quiet and it doesn't jump. And so, that's a good thing.

This has been a really popular launcher. They work well. They hold up great. DT has done a really nice job on them and we've had a lot of luck with them. It's my favorite of what we sell. It just does really well. It's a neat system. For birddog folks it is a great training tool.




"As an amateur dog trainer, I have found the DT remote launchers to meet my needs and be a very good value."

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By: James From TX

Hunts. Family pet. Competes.
I've been using the DT BL 505 for over a year, and found it to be very reliable and easy to use. I prefer the replaceable 9-volt battery to a rechargeable battery. The batteries last a long time and are inexpensive. I keep a spare battery in my training kit. Many people complain about the dial selector having too many positions making it hard to use. Because I use a maximum of 3 launchers at a time. I use the 12, 3, and 9 o'clock positions on the dial for my three launchers. These are visually easy to recognize in the field. As an amateur dog trainer, I have found the DT remote launchers to meet my needs and be a very good value.

Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars.
Review ID: 2737
Reviewed: 2011-09-09
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Customer Review #29987

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By: Jason From WV

Hunts.
Pretty slick setup. I bought it to go with the two launchers I have. It works every time.

Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars.
Review ID: 29987
Reviewed: 2016-06-11
Customer Review #27614

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By: Rod Deighton From WA

Hunts.
Love it, I'm going to pick up 2 more (eventually).

Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars.
Review ID: 27614
Reviewed: 2016-02-28
Customer Review #27199

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By: John Duclos From NH

Hunts. Family pet.
I have 3 of these and I just love them. The ability of simply programming up to 16 of these on one transmitter is awesome. I use these all the time and haven't had an issue at all.

Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars.
Review ID: 27199
Reviewed: 2016-02-13
Customer Review #26023

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By: Michael Bacon From KY

Hunts.
Nice and quiet. Throws birds up a good distance. Look forward to testing it further.

Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars.
Review ID: 26023
Reviewed: 2015-12-31
"Very easy to operate."

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By: TONY SACERDOTE From NJ

Hunts. Family pet. Competes.
Very easy to operate.

Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars.
Review ID: 21849
Reviewed: 2015-06-27
"Great customer service."

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By: Charles Day From PA

Hunts. Family pet.
Great customer service.

Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars.
Review ID: 20456
Reviewed: 2015-04-26
"Used/owned other launchers, but this is the best."

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By: Tom Brackett From GA

Hunts. Competes.
Used/owned other launchers, but this is the best.

Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars.
Review ID: 18962
Reviewed: 2015-02-26
"It has helped me to get my young dog to point without me having to worry about if the bird is still planted or not."

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By: Eric Moor From MI

Hunts. Family pet.
This launcher works great! It has helped me to get my young dog to point without me having to worry about if the bird is still planted or not, and I don't have to kick the bird to get it to fly! I have bought two so far and plan on getting more when I save up the cash. However, don't forget to pull out the safety pin. I have done that a couple times now, and it really messes up an otherwise great training session.

Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars.
Review ID: 10807
Reviewed: 2014-05-13
"Very easy to program to my existing transmitter."

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By: Roy Gunther

Hunts. Family pet.
Great. Fast shipping and delivery. Very easy to program to my existing transmitter.

Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars.
Review ID: 5592
Reviewed: 2013-11-20
"I bought the 505 add on launcher to help me steady bird dogs to wing and shot as I train by myself"

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By: Hal Grant From GA

Hunts. Competes.
I bought the 505 add on launcher to help me steady bird dogs to wing and shot as I train by myself. This unit works great like it is supposed to. This is a much better unit than the original 509 I bought almost 2 years ago. It was defective out of the box, which was no fault of GDS. I sent it back to DT Systems, and they tried to repair the unit instead of replacing. Really never been happy with it.

Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars.
Review ID: 4658
Reviewed: 2013-10-31
"Like the ease of battery replacement"

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By: Jim Brigham From WI

Brittany. Hunts. Competes.
Like the ease of battery replacement, loading of birds after closing the basket, the safety lock, the locator and release range

Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars.
Review ID: 2681
Reviewed: 2011-09-08
"Both work great."

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By: Michael

Brittany. Hunts.
Both work great.

Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars.
Review ID: 2702
Reviewed: 2011-09-08
"I like the ability to side load homing pigeons through the door"

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By: Dennis Stachewicz From MI

GSP. Hunts.
I like the ability to side load homing pigeons through the door rather than try and push on the net, etc...as you have to do with other launchers.



Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars.
Review ID: 2766
Reviewed: 2011-09-10
"One launcher consistently hangs up and won't open. The other two work without fail."

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By: Clayton Carr From KS

Brittany. Hunts. Family pet. Competes.
One launcher consistently hangs up and won't open. The other two work without fail.

Product Rating: 4 out of 5-stars.
Review ID: 2684
Reviewed: 2011-09-08
"All in all, a good system for a good price!!"

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By: Ron Bouveur From BC

Hunts. Competes.
It has been reliable and easy to use. The only thing to go wrong was the beeper button on the remote, but the launch button still kept working. All in all, a good system for a good price!!

Product Rating: 4 out of 5-stars.
Review ID: 2743
Reviewed: 2011-09-09
"I like the rear loading door feature of this product, but feel the overall quality could be better."

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By: Joe

Hunts.
The launcher is decent. It is quiet, and there is not much lag when the button is pushed. I like the rear loading door feature of this product, but feel the overall quality could be better. Compared to Dogtra, the DT is heavier but not as rugged. The plastic actuator strips out pretty easily. Our club has sent several back for repair. If I had to buy and use multiple launchers on a regular basis, I would get Dogtra. Dogtra are more user friendly due to not having to reset the button after each launch. Dogtra electronics can be used on other equipment and are waterproof.

Product Rating: 3 out of 5-stars.
Review ID: 2697
Reviewed: 2011-09-08
"It still works after 4 years, so I can't complain too much"

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By: Tyson Traw From TX

pointers & setters. Hunts. Competes.
It still works after 4 years, so I can't complain too much. I did have problems with the remote and DT replaced it free of charge.

Product Rating: 3 out of 5-stars.
Review ID: 2711
Reviewed: 2011-09-08
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The DT Systems Natural Flush Remote Bird Launcher has several features that have never been combined plus a loading system that makes it easy to use. Includes remote launcher and receiver. Transmitter NOT included.

Features:

  • "Easy-Load" trap door making bird loading or unloading quick and easy
  • Expands the DT Systems BL509 Quail Launcher for multiple launches from one transmitter
  • "Quiet-Release" system to prevent "spooking" your dog
  • High quality nets and springs for effective launching
  • Large scent holes
  • Beeper locater on launcher for ease of use
  • Push button on-off switch on launcher
  • Uses standard 9-volt batteries (not included)
  • 30-day money-back guarantee and a 1 year manufacturer warranty

    Launcher Box Dimensions: 9 1/2"L x 5"H x 4 3/4"W

    Loading and Unloading birds for training your pointing/flushing dog has been made simple with the revolutionary "Natural Flush Bird Launcher." The DT Systems "easy-load" trap door allows you to set the launcher, lock it in place and then load the bird. This exclusive feature lowers the chance of losing the bird while trying to put him in the launcher and locking the springs. It also makes it very easy to load multiple birds in the same launcher to give more of a "covey rise" effect.

    The DT Systems launcher has a "Quiet Release" system to keep from "spooking" your dog. You still get a very strong launch but little sound and virtually no movement of the launchers placement.

    The DT Launchers also have a safety lock feature for use after the springs are set. This allows you to lock the springs, set the safety, load the bird and then carry the unit into the field without concern of the launcher going off in transit. After you have placed the launcher in the location, remove the safety lock and arm the remote release. Your bird launcher is now ready to use.

    Large Scent Holes in the DT bird launcher permit good air flow so dogs have the advantage of plenty of scent to help them locate the bird.

    A beeper attached to the remote launcher allows for quick and easy location with a touch of a button from your transmitter (not included). This is a very handy feature when you are working with several bird launchers in a large area. At the end of your training session, you can activate the beeper locator to go back and pick up your launchers. DT has a battery saver feature that shuts down the system after it has launched the bird, but the remote beepers will work even when the launcher is shut off.

    Note: We do not recommend the use of ANY spring loaded "catapult" type launchers in introducing pups to birds. You are better off to use planted birds when you are introducing young dogs to birds. Launchers are best suited for dogs that have been introduced to birds and are very interested in them.

    We also recommend that all dogs be on a check cord or otherwise under complete control when using spring-loaded "catapult" type launchers.

    Flushing birds with remote "catapult" type launchers is likely the closest thing to training on wild birds. Better yet, you can control the location of the birds and when they will flush with remote launchers. When steadying a pointing dog to wing and shot, using two or more launchers at the same location can help maintain the dog's interest and intensity after the initial flush. An occasional second and third delayed flush will help the dog anticipate additional flushes on all points and, therefore, help maintain its interest and its intensity longer. Additional launchers can also be used for the delayed second and third flushes.

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