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Old November 4th 16, 01:43 AM posted to rec.aviation.soaring
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Our club is discussing what we can do to deter birds from perching in our hangar and messing up our aircraft. Can anyone recommend a technique? Are there any methods which have not worked?

The birds are small, probably swallows.

Thanks Ben
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Old November 4th 16, 07:08 AM posted to rec.aviation.soaring
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Can the hangar be effectively sealed? By which I mean are the doors tight fitting enough that closing them, sealing cracks and putting grilles on vents etc. make it pretty much impossible for birds to get in and out? That was what worked well for someone I know who has a hangar and had this problem. Swallows might respond well to properly designed birdhouses on the field as a way to keep them out of the hangar too. Swallows eat a lot of insects and are fun to watch flying around so if you can figure out a way that keeps them in the area but not crapping on the gliders it's well worth some effort.
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Old November 4th 16, 09:29 AM posted to rec.aviation.soaring
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Probably not for our main hanger. It is roughly 25x25m (or more) and holds around 13 gliders. Of course anything can be done but probably looking for something less daunting.
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Old November 4th 16, 10:09 AM posted to rec.aviation.soaring
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On Friday, 4 November 2016 11:29:39 UTC+2, Ben Coleman wrote:
Probably not for our main hanger. It is roughly 25x25m (or more) and holds around 13 gliders. Of course anything can be done but probably looking for something less daunting.
Regards Ben


How effective are those rotating reflective prisms that one can see mounted on the top of buildings?
Example: http://www.birdbarrier.com/content/2...ered-versions/
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Old November 4th 16, 10:15 AM posted to rec.aviation.soaring
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We have an electronic deterrent that makes a high frequency sound the birds don't like. All people can hear is an intermittent clicking noise. It seems to work, the birds hardly crap on our lawnmowers at all! (We tie down our all metal fleet.)
Google: Bird-x qb4 electronic bird repeller.
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Old November 4th 16, 10:38 AM posted to rec.aviation.soaring
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On Thursday, November 3, 2016 at 9:43:22 PM UTC-4, Ben Coleman wrote:
Our club is discussing what we can do to deter birds from perching in our hangar and messing up our aircraft. Can anyone recommend a technique? Are there any methods which have not worked?

The birds are small, probably swallows.

Thanks Ben


The birds (pigeons) in our hangar died suddenly from high velocity lead poisoning.

Uli
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Old November 4th 16, 01:12 PM posted to rec.aviation.soaring
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On Thursday, November 3, 2016 at 5:43:22 PM UTC-8, Ben Coleman wrote:
Our club is discussing what we can do to deter birds from perching in our hangar and messing up our aircraft. Can anyone recommend a technique? Are there any methods which have not worked?

The birds are small, probably swallows.

Thanks Ben


You might try keeping a light on in the hangar.
I put a LED floog light in the hangar and left it on 27/7 and the birds have not returned.
bob
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Old November 4th 16, 01:26 PM posted to rec.aviation.soaring
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On Thursday, November 3, 2016 at 8:43:22 PM UTC-5, Ben Coleman wrote:
Our club is discussing what we can do to deter birds from perching in our hangar and messing up our aircraft. Can anyone recommend a technique? Are there any methods which have not worked?

The birds are small, probably swallows.

Thanks Ben


We have used the Bird X QuadBlaster QB-4 for over a decade, works very well keeping birds out of the hanger, Emits a very high pitch series of sound pulses that most people can not hear, some younger people can detect it and find it annoying. This devise is not cheap around $550.00. we have it mounted on a side wall of a 60 x 60 hanger. Installed a on off wall switch to shut it down when necessary. Web site URL http://www.bird-x.com/quadblaster-qb...hp?page_id=103
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Old November 4th 16, 01:36 PM posted to rec.aviation.soaring
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On Friday, November 4, 2016 at 6:38:35 AM UTC-4, AS wrote:
The birds (pigeons) in our hangar died suddenly from high velocity lead poisoning.


Oddly, the roof started leaking just afterwards...
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Old November 4th 16, 02:29 PM posted to rec.aviation.soaring
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On 11/4/2016 9:36 AM, Dave Nadler wrote:
On Friday, November 4, 2016 at 6:38:35 AM UTC-4, AS wrote:
The birds (pigeons) in our hangar died suddenly from high velocity lead poisoning.


Oddly, the roof started leaking just afterwards...

Actually, farmers solved that problem many decades ago. Just use the
correct ammo.
http://www.basspro.com/Federal-GameS...0829053330614/
 




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