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Old 04-14-2019, 05:53 AM   #11
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Default Re: Flapper hinge...up or down?

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Hard agree.


I'm going back to a flapper, .... If I understand the topic, 12 O'clock refers to where the staple is...... If you're looking straight into the stock from playing position. So you could turn the blowpipe in the stock so the staple would be where you want it according to clock position.
Yes.. 12’oclock ...at the top...the hinge ‘falls down’ by gravity

The Moose is fantastic...110% seal.. but ,since reverting to a simple vinyl tube trap with a Trap-Dri years ago ..I went back to a common rubber flapper and am happy with just a 100% seal. Now I’ve got 3-4 Moose traps in the drawer for new students ...temporarily.
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Old 04-14-2019, 01:22 PM   #12
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If you use a cup to attach the tube to the base of the drone stock you can have a Trap Dri AND Moose valve. I am a fairly wet blower and do it this way with success. The cup never slips, but very occasionally the tube slips out of the cup ; however, if it does, the Moose valve is still there.
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Old 04-14-2019, 03:38 PM   #13
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If you use a cup to attach the tube to the base of the drone stock you can have a Trap Dri AND Moose valve. I am a fairly wet blower and do it this way with success. The cup never slips, but very occasionally the tube slips out of the cup ; however, if it does, the Moose valve is still there.
How do you dump the tube with the Moose in place?

Also, this wouldn’t work with a sealed hide bag, which is what I prefer.
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Old 04-14-2019, 06:48 PM   #14
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Default Re: Flapper hinge...up or down?

This question of flapper orientation seems akin to asking if the blades of our drone reeds should be ‘up or down’. It makes absolutely zero difference.
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Old 04-15-2019, 09:18 AM   #15
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whom of us places their flapper hinge at the 12:00 position ..or the 6:00 position"? ..and why.
Never know it was a thing, never ever considered it, but I suppose there are arguments for both 12 and 6? It could be that they are much of a muchness as your blowstick stock is more or less parallel to the ground? Negating any gravitational bias for 6 or 12?
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Old 04-15-2019, 10:03 AM   #16
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Default Re: Flapper hinge...up or down?

In the days when everyone made their own out of a bit of scrap leather, I got in the habit of always putting it into the stock with the hinge at 12 o'clock. The idea being that gravity would help the valve fall into the desired spot, rather than working against it. I'm sure that with modern valves, this really makes no difference, but I still have the habit.
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