The new Scout was originally intended to be the ideal transmitter option for the Short wing Hawker, having the best combination of range, size, long battery life and low-cost that this group is after.
A key design goal in creating the Turbo version of the Scout was to provide another high power transmitter option in UHF that was a flat low-profile design which is best for dorsal mounting methods (tail and backpack). This also gives the option to customize the large flat lid with customer names or numbers, and eliminating the need for another “Lost Bird tag” on the leg.
AS A LEG MOUNT
For the larger birds such as Harris’ Hawks, Goshawks and Redtail Hawks, the Scout makes an ideal leg mount with it’s light weight and short antenna. This mount can also be used for the neck.
There is a generous sized Bewit slot at the top and the case is flat and smooth on both sides.
AS A TAIL MOUNT
When using a Scout as a Tail mount, it comes with a small spring attached to the bottom of the case. The case is machined with three tiny retention posts on the underside that hold the tail spring in place. This mount can also be used to apply to a TrackPack.
The flat shape and short 7-inch antenna makes it ideal for a “dorsal mount” like the Tail or TrackPack.
The Bewit slot attachment is still part of the case, so that in an emergency (or if the spring broke for some reason) you could still use the transmitter as a leg mount temporarily.