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Old 03-04-2008, 05:59 PM
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Help. I need to find a wind sock for our air field. Anybody have info? Preferably, on the net. Thanks
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[link=http://www.airportwindsocks.com]www.airportwindsocks.com[/link]

Good product and very reasonable prices.

Hope this helps

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Old 03-04-2008, 07:13 PM
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Thanks for the quick response Ken. I'll give them a try. Ed
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Our club in N. Central Florida went though windsocks about every 10 to 12 months, finally installed a 5 ft. tetrahedron on a pole. Thin aluminum sheeting, aluminum angles . . . . it is still going after 7 years. It may be time to repaint it and oil the bearings in a couple more years. Picture gives you an idea of what one looks like.

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The triangle thing is kinda neat, but doesn't give you wind speed like a good sock does.
I've bought windsocks from "Sporty's Pilot Shop". They are quality calibrated socks, but a little more expensive.
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Here's an idea. (Sorry, I couldn't resist. It's been a long, cold, windy Wyoming Winter!)
Regards to all!
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The triangle thing is kinda neat, but doesn't give you wind speed like a good sock does.
I've bought windsocks from "Sporty's Pilot Shop". They are quality calibrated socks, but a little more expensive.
How long do they last?
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Is that for real or are you just yanking my chain ?? Har, Har !!! I hope there isn't a weak link in that !!
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Aircraft Spruce and Specialty. Google them for the web address.
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Red,
apparently RCU lost my reply or something.

Our sock lasted about 3 years, I think. It's just been out in the weather all that time, I'm not sure if the winter weather or the UV did it in. It's still up there, but there are some tears, so it's due for replacement. We have an 8-foot long one, which is really visible, but the extra length seems to make it want to fold in light winds, and it's along that fold that a couple of splits have developed. It might actually last longer in an area with more steady winds, I don't know. Or a shorter sock might last longer.
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Sure! Cut off the toes of someones Nylons.
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The big A.M.A windsock works just fine. Order one today!
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Here's mine at my airstrip. I originally had one from Airport Windsocks, but it was too stiff to be very effective and it faded to white in just one year. I eventually replaced it with one that I bought from some vendor at Joe Nall. I wished I could remember that guy as he sold good stuff. This sock is two years old, flies perfectly in the lightest breeze and has not faded.
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Red,
apparently RCU lost my reply or something.

Our sock lasted about 3 years, I think. It's just been out in the weather all that time, I'm not sure if the winter weather or the UV did it in. It's still up there, but there are some tears, so it's due for replacement. We have an 8-foot long one, which is really visible, but the extra length seems to make it want to fold in light winds, and it's along that fold that a couple of splits have developed. It might actually last longer in an area with more steady winds, I don't know. Or a shorter sock might last longer.
We were lucky to get a year out of one here in Florida. Tried them from several airport equipment vendor$ and gave up in favor of the 6 ft tetrahedon high on a pole.
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The big A.M.A windsock works just fine. Order one today!
I really wish the AMA windsock had the AMA logo on both sides instead of saying Muncie Indiana on one side, I just can't bring myself to fly it in Texas
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I really wish the AMA windsock had the AMA logo on both sides instead of saying Muncie Indiana on one side, I just can't bring myself to fly it in Texas
I hear ya man! This Texas boy knows what yer talkin about! That's pretty funny. [sm=lol.gif]
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Our club uses Windtek windsocks from [link=http://www.bestwindsocks.com/]www.bestwindsocks.com[/link]. We have their 8P unit and leave it out year around. The sock portion gets replaced about every two years.

Stan
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AMA has 2 sizes for sale. We use these little things you find at the Dollar Store for about $.50 each, they work great

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