Wattflyer RC Network: RC Universe :: RCU Magazine :: RCU Forums :: RCU Classifieds :: RCU User Reviews :: RCU YouTube
Home Who's Online Calendar Today's Posts RealTime Post Spy Mark Forums Read
Go Back   WattFlyer RC Electric Flight Forums - Discuss radio control eflight > R/C Electric Topics - General > Crash and Safety Forum
Register Members List Wattflyer Extras Articles Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read Social Groups

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

Thank you for your support (hide ads)
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 10-12-2010, 01:34 AM   #1
Pigflyer
Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Posts: 24
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
iTrader: (0)
Friends: (0)
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  
  Reply With Quote
Old 10-12-2010, 01:39 AM   #2
kenchiroalpha
Retired Master Chief USN
 
kenchiroalpha's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Posts: 3,837
View kenchiroalpha's Gallery2
Thanked 300 Times in 294 Posts
Awards Showcase

Outstanding Contributor Award 
iTrader: (0)
Friends: (168)
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

"When wild the head-wind beat,Thy sovereign Will commanding, Bring them who dare to fly, To a safe landing."
kenchiroalpha is offline  
  Reply With Quote
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
View max-nix's Gallery1
Thanked 15 Times in 13 Posts
iTrader: (0)
Friends: (2)
Default Wind Sock

I use a yellow ribbon, it is super sensitive & super cheap.

Truth is treason in the empire of lies
max-nix is offline  
  Reply With Quote
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
View Lieutenant Loughead's Gallery35
Thanked 188 Times in 181 Posts
Club: Flown 517 days in a row!
Awards Showcase

125mph Speed Demon  Globetrotter Pilot  WAA-08 Pilot  100mph Speed Demon 
iTrader: (3)
Friends: (24)
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.

Owner of the UNCLUB flying site and hobby shop in Arcadia, OK.

AMA #930992
Lieutenant Loughead is offline  
  Reply With Quote
Old 10-12-2010, 02:41 AM   #5
firemanbill
Community Moderator
 
firemanbill's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Yorktown, Virginia USA
Posts: 18,863
View firemanbill's Gallery67
Thanked 718 Times in 706 Posts
Club: Newport News Park R/C Club
Awards Showcase

125mph Speed Demon  100mph Speed Demon  2kW  4kW 
iTrader: (35)
Friends: (63)
Default

I like the one at Hodges Hobbies...


Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	P4290731.jpg
Views:	246
Size:	49.5 KB
ID:	137086  

2012 SEFF Night Bowling Champion!
firemanbill is offline  
  Reply With Quote
Old 10-12-2010, 02:49 AM   #6
kenchiroalpha
Retired Master Chief USN
 
kenchiroalpha's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Posts: 3,837
View kenchiroalpha's Gallery2
Thanked 300 Times in 294 Posts
Awards Showcase

Outstanding Contributor Award 
iTrader: (0)
Friends: (168)
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

"When wild the head-wind beat,Thy sovereign Will commanding, Bring them who dare to fly, To a safe landing."
kenchiroalpha is offline  
  Reply With Quote
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
View Lieutenant Loughead's Gallery35
Thanked 188 Times in 181 Posts
Club: Flown 517 days in a row!
Awards Showcase

125mph Speed Demon  Globetrotter Pilot  WAA-08 Pilot  100mph Speed Demon 
iTrader: (3)
Friends: (24)
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!

Owner of the UNCLUB flying site and hobby shop in Arcadia, OK.

AMA #930992
Lieutenant Loughead is offline  
  Reply With Quote
Old 10-12-2010, 03:08 AM   #8
firemanbill
Community Moderator
 
firemanbill's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Yorktown, Virginia USA
Posts: 18,863
View firemanbill's Gallery67
Thanked 718 Times in 706 Posts
Club: Newport News Park R/C Club
Awards Showcase

125mph Speed Demon  100mph Speed Demon  2kW  4kW 
iTrader: (35)
Friends: (63)
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.

2012 SEFF Night Bowling Champion!
firemanbill is offline  
  Reply With Quote
Old 10-13-2010, 01:26 AM   #9
Pigflyer
Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Posts: 24
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
iTrader: (0)
Friends: (0)
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  
  Reply With Quote
Old 12-07-2010, 05:53 PM   #10
FlyingBrick50
FlyingBrick50
 
FlyingBrick50's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Florence, SC
Posts: 418
Thanked 15 Times in 15 Posts
Club: Gooney Birds Flo, SC
iTrader: (0)
Friends: (13)
Default

Nice pic, I bet it will get your attention when you drive by the store,.....
FlyingBrick50 is offline  
  Reply With Quote
Old 12-07-2010, 05:54 PM   #11
FlyingBrick50
FlyingBrick50
 
FlyingBrick50's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Florence, SC
Posts: 418
Thanked 15 Times in 15 Posts
Club: Gooney Birds Flo, SC
iTrader: (0)
Friends: (13)
Default

How big is the plane Firemanbill?
FlyingBrick50 is offline  
  Reply With Quote
Old 12-07-2010, 05:57 PM   #12
stevecooper
Super Contributor
 
stevecooper's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Shadeville Fl,
Posts: 7,048
View stevecooper's Gallery86
Thanked 519 Times in 502 Posts
Club: Mullet Mauroders
Awards Showcase

WAA-08 Pilot  Outstanding Contributor Award 
iTrader: (2)
Friends: (88)
Default

26' span I think,, it's like a lighthouse for SEFF!!

Monkey Minion'air
stevecooper is offline  
  Reply With Quote
Old 12-08-2010, 08:01 PM   #13
FlyWheel
Ochroma Lagopus Tekton
 
FlyWheel's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Blackstock, South Carolina
Posts: 2,537
View FlyWheel's Gallery5
Thanked 70 Times in 68 Posts
Club: Lancaster County Fliers
iTrader: (0)
Friends: (3)
Default

A.M.A. sells socks too. granted, they all advertise the A.M.A.....

"Give a man a plane and he'll fly for a day.
Teach a man to build a plane and he'll fly for a lifetime"
FlyWheel is offline  
  Reply With Quote
Old 12-09-2010, 09:24 AM   #14
A.T.
Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: New Zealand
Posts: 123
Thanked 23 Times in 21 Posts
Club: To many to include.
iTrader: (0)
Friends: (0)
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:	265
Size:	711 Bytes
ID:	140413   Click image for larger version

Name:	Windsock #2.gif
Views:	371
Size:	1.1 KB
ID:	140414   Click image for larger version

Name:	Wind meter MPH_KPH.gif
Views:	392
Size:	4.8 KB
ID:	140415   Click image for larger version

Name:	Wind meter Beaufort.gif
Views:	332
Size:	8.0 KB
ID:	140416   Click image for larger version

Name:	BeaufortScale.jpg
Views:	324
Size:	121.1 KB
ID:	140417  

A.T. is offline  
  Reply With Quote
Reply

  WattFlyer RC Electric Flight Forums - Discuss radio control eflight > R/C Electric Topics - General > Crash and Safety Forum

« Previous Thread | Next Thread »

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Display Modes

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

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Dirty Sock Coffee starcad Humor 2 05-20-2009 01:46 AM
In the wind....? Mysterious General Electric Discussions 10 06-15-2008 09:00 PM
wind neilg. E-Flite Helicopters 5 05-30-2008 03:56 AM
How Much Wind do you think is too much? jswigart General RC E-Heli Talk 19 05-17-2008 09:30 PM
Tiny Wind/Silky Wind ARF? Twmaster ParkFlyers 5 06-16-2006 06:41 AM


All times are GMT +1. The time now is 03:17 AM.


Powered by: vBulletin
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright 2005 WattfFlyer.com
RCU Eflight HQ

Charities we support Select: Yorkie Rescue  ::  Crohn's & Colitis Foundation



Page generated in 0.55374 seconds with 53 queries