Crash and Safety Forum Punch something in lately? Have safety suggestions? Tell the story, share safety tips, and show the pictures here.

Wind sock

Old 10-12-2010, 01:34 AM
  #1  
Pigflyer
Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Posts: 24
Default Wind sock

Wind and weather has taken it's toll on the wind sock at our field. Has any one an idea where we could buy a wind sock of suitable size ( 15 to 20 MPH) sock to replace ours?
Pigflyer is offline  
Old 10-12-2010, 01:39 AM
  #2  
kenchiroalpha
Retired Master Chief USN
 
kenchiroalpha's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Posts: 3,837
Default

Hi
Im pleased to meet you
Try here
Standard windsocks
http://www.airportwindsocks.com/
Decorative Windsocks
http://www.aboveitallkites.com/merch...FWJo5QodKCEFjA
Take care
Hank
kenchiroalpha is offline  
Old 10-12-2010, 02:28 AM
  #3  
max-nix
max-nix
 
max-nix's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: South Central MO
Posts: 309
Default Wind Sock

I use a yellow ribbon, it is super sensitive & super cheap.
max-nix is offline  
Old 10-12-2010, 02:31 AM
  #4  
Lieutenant Loughead
UNCLUB OWNER
 
Lieutenant Loughead's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Oklahoma
Posts: 4,406
Default

I've got this one, and I love it.

http://www.airportwindsocks.com/inde...dex&cPath=13_6

I take it out to the soccer fields with me when I fly -- it helps "stake my territory", and keeps the soccer people away.
Lieutenant Loughead is offline  
Old 10-12-2010, 02:41 AM
  #5  
firemanbill
Community Moderator
 
firemanbill's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Sevierville, Tennessee
Posts: 20,652
Default

I like the one at Hodges Hobbies...
Attached Thumbnails Click image for larger version

Name:	P4290731.jpg
Views:	528
Size:	49.5 KB
ID:	137086  
firemanbill is offline  
Old 10-12-2010, 02:49 AM
  #6  
kenchiroalpha
Retired Master Chief USN
 
kenchiroalpha's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Posts: 3,837
Talking

Originally Posted by firemanbill View Post
I like the one at Hodges Hobbies...
Hi Bill
Thats pretty cool
I love this one
http://www.douglasdc3.com/dc3vane/dc3vane.htm
http://explorenorth.com/library/aviation/cf-cpy.html
Take care dear friend
Yours Hank
kenchiroalpha is offline  
Old 10-12-2010, 03:04 AM
  #7  
Lieutenant Loughead
UNCLUB OWNER
 
Lieutenant Loughead's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Oklahoma
Posts: 4,406
Default

Originally Posted by firemanbill View Post
I like the one at Hodges Hobbies...
I asked Mac about that windsock last summer -- it is an actual airplane that he actually flew!
Lieutenant Loughead is offline  
Old 10-12-2010, 03:08 AM
  #8  
firemanbill
Community Moderator
 
firemanbill's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Sevierville, Tennessee
Posts: 20,652
Default

Originally Posted by Lieutenant Loughead View Post
I asked Mac about that windsock last summer -- it is an actual airplane that he actually flew!
Indeed it is. And the balance of it is awesome. Just a hint of a breeze and the prop turns and it noses into the wind, I find amazing how little wind it takes to affect it.
firemanbill is offline  
Old 10-13-2010, 01:26 AM
  #9  
Pigflyer
Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Posts: 24
Default Thanks Kenchiroalpha

The info you gave me was exactly what I was looking for. Thanks so much. I'm taking the info to our monthly meeting tonight.
Pigflyer is offline  
Old 12-07-2010, 05:53 PM
  #10  
FlyingBrick50
FlyingBrick50
 
FlyingBrick50's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Florence, SC
Posts: 418
Default

Nice pic, I bet it will get your attention when you drive by the store,.....
FlyingBrick50 is offline  
Old 12-07-2010, 05:54 PM
  #11  
FlyingBrick50
FlyingBrick50
 
FlyingBrick50's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Florence, SC
Posts: 418
Default

How big is the plane Firemanbill?
FlyingBrick50 is offline  
Old 12-07-2010, 05:57 PM
  #12  
Bub Steve
Super Contributor
 
Bub Steve's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Shadeville Fl,
Posts: 7,189
Default

26' span I think,, it's like a lighthouse for SEFF!!
Bub Steve is offline  
Old 12-08-2010, 08:01 PM
  #13  
FlyWheel
Ochroma Pyramidale Tekton
 
FlyWheel's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Blackstock, South Carolina
Posts: 3,029
Default

A.M.A. sells socks too. granted, they all advertise the A.M.A.....
FlyWheel is offline  
Old 12-09-2010, 09:24 AM
  #14  
A.T.
Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: New Zealand
Posts: 123
Default Wind Sock, Wind Guages & Beaufort Scale.

Originally Posted by Pigflyer View Post
Wind and weather has taken it's toll on the wind sock at our field. Has any one an idea where we could buy a wind sock of suitable size ( 15 to 20 MPH) sock to replace ours?
DIY Windsock. Very cheap.

DIY Windguages to calibrate windsock in need:
1. How to use your Balancer as a wind speed indicator (Anemometer)
A very unique feature of a Precision Balancer is its ability to read wind speed.
This method can be as accurate as 2mph.
All you need is a Tachometer and a Balancer and an 11x8 Prop.
Place the prop on the balancer and either place the balancer on a level surfaced or hold it so that the BACK of the prop is facing the direction the wind is coming from.
Turn on the tach and read the wind speed. The wind speed with the 11x8 prop will be the RPM divided by 100. Most tachometers read rpm in thousands so the wind speed will be in tens. For example, a reading of 0.5 on the tach is 5 mph. A reading of 18.8 on the tach is 188 mph (in which case you should not fly).
The recommended prop for most accurate readings is a Top Flite 11x8 Power Point prop. Any 11x8 prop should work and be reasonably accurate, if you want to be more accurate use the following formula:-
Wind Speed (in MPH) = RPM X Pitch of the prop (in inches) X .00114
Barry Hobson http://www.bmaps.net/

2.
Wind Gauge
DIY wind gauge!
Drawings attached - print them, and fix it to a piece of stiff card.
The Beaufort Scale is on one side, and speeds in mph and kph on the other side.
Fix this to a 6ft x 1" x 1" wooden pole (Or broom handle with extension)
- insert pin at centre of scale, attach a thread at least 12" long (not critical) with a pin-pong ball at the end. The wind speed can be read off from the scales.

Alan T.
Alan's Hobby, Model & RC FAQ Web Links

Attached Thumbnails Click image for larger version

Name:	Windsock #1.gif
Views:	633
Size:	711 Bytes
ID:	140413   Click image for larger version

Name:	Windsock #2.gif
Views:	1534
Size:	1.1 KB
ID:	140414   Click image for larger version

Name:	Wind meter MPH_KPH.gif
Views:	804
Size:	4.8 KB
ID:	140415   Click image for larger version

Name:	Wind meter Beaufort.gif
Views:	523
Size:	8.0 KB
ID:	140416   Click image for larger version

Name:	BeaufortScale.jpg
Views:	703
Size:	121.1 KB
ID:	140417  

A.T. is offline  
Related Topics
Thread
Thread Starter
Forum
Replies
Last Post
starcad
Humor
2
05-20-2009 01:46 AM
Mysterious
General Electric Discussions
10
06-15-2008 09:00 PM
neilg.
E-Flite Helicopters
5
05-30-2008 03:56 AM
jswigart
General RC E-Heli Talk
19
05-17-2008 09:30 PM
Twmaster
ParkFlyers
5
06-16-2006 06:41 AM

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off


Quick Reply: Wind sock


Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service - Do Not Sell My Personal Information -

Copyright 2018 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.

Page generated in 0.09613 seconds with 20 queries