Game decoy with high-speed, rotating “strobe” wings and in-line motor drive

  • US 6,508,028 B1
  • Filed: 01/26/2000
  • Issued: 01/21/2003
  • Est. Priority Date: 01/26/2000
  • Status: Expired due to Term
First Claim
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1. A decoy, comprising:

  • a basic body simulating in shape the body of a winged animal and having sides, a head and a tail and a hollow interior chamber therein;

    a pair of longitudinally extended, rotatable wings, said wings being substantially flat in their entirety and each having a terminating, distal wing tip opposed to that on the other wing, with one of said wings on one side of said body and the other of said wings on the other side of said body, said wings extending laterally out and away from said body, each terminating in a respective distal wing tip and devoid of any supporting restraint at said distal wing tip, each of said wings being directly attached to a separate wing shaft laterally disposed with respect to said body and extending along a longitudinal axis, said wing shafts not extending beyond said distal wing tips; and

    a double shaft, direct drive, DC, electric motor located in and mounted on said body in said hollow interior chamber and having two, opposed ends, each of said opposed ends having a centrally-located drive end shaft extending laterally out each end of said motor, wherein each of said drive end shafts is inserted directly into a respective said wing shaft and coupled thereto, wherein said motor provides common rotation together, said wings being solely supported off said basic body by their respective wing shafts coupled to their respective motor drive end shafts, said wings being devoid of any other connections to said body and being solely supported by said motor onto said body.

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