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    Default Suitable windsock for cabin?

    I'd like to put up a windsock at our place and wonder if anyone has a recommendation for one suitable to Alaska conditions. Also what size and mast height?

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    The FAA specifications for wind cones are at https://www.faa.gov/documentLibrary/...0_5345_27e.pdf

    I think I'll get an 18" windsock and frame from Aircraft Spruce. Mount it on a 3/4" pipe so that the top of the frame is at 10'. I'll secure the pipe either by burying a base in the ground or securing one in concrete poured in a tire, like a tetherball pole. Actually if I use a concrete base I should be able to figure out the right size and weight so that it complies with the rigidity standard by tipping over:

    Low mass structures must cause minimal damage when struck by aircraft. The structure must not wrap around the aircraft but must crumple or collapse on impact.

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