Airport Windsock Specifications

How to choose the right windsock

Wind Tracker Windsock Specifications

A New Safety Standard for windsocks – Visibility up to 1/4 mile away!

  • See the direction of the wind and the speed.
  • See wind shear and variations.
  • Measuring wind speed in the field.
  • See wind movement below 1 mile per hour.

Detect air movement at low speeds for industrial safety:

The Wind Directional Wind System makes ordinary airport windsocks and aviation wind direction socks obsolete. The new patented design and action is ideal for use when using or storing chemicals and gases. In cases of unintentional releases of harmful chemicals and other harmful airborne agents use the Wind Directional Wind System to determine your safe assembly areas for your personnel.

Dynamic design and international safety color:

Wind Directional Wind System flags are designed to work in partnership with our patented pivotal harness system. The flag is 2×5′ feet (custom sizes available), fully dyed Alert Orange™ or Black and Yellow striped, and reinforced at the fly end with two rows of stitching. The no fray side hem allows graceful movement, which assists in animating the wind. The unique design and OSHA compliant safety colors are recognizable to all persons.

Multi directional movement:

The Wind Directional Wind System flag construction and patented pivotal harness allow the animation of the wind by using wind load factor or the flag, and a multi-directional movement made possible by our patented pivotal harness system. For the first time you can “see” the wind. Air moves “against” the fabric not through it and therefore the flag/sock will be moved in a direction relative to the force and direction of that wind.

Animate the wind at any speed:

The patented harness keeps the flag/sock against the wind and creates a full resistance so the slightest breeze creates visible movement in the flag. As the air currents move against, and along, the flag it rises and falls with side-to-side movement as the wind changes directions. When the flag attempts to “dive off”, it is pulled back into the winds force by the harness cords. This patented harness keeps the flag in position and allows it to animate the wind at any speed, and at all times.

Ordinary windsock problems.Ordinary tube windsocks must first “fill up”:

The open-ended design of an ordinary sock lets the air move into and through the sock with very little resistance until a sufficient volume of wind force is built up in the sock. By the time the sock “fills” up, wind speeds can be in excess of 8 mile per hour. This is because the air is not only rushing into the sock but it is also rushing out the other end. When the sock is filled with wind that same wind force restricts it from turning to show the immediate and accurate direction of the wind. Variables in wind speed and direction are not usually visible in an ordinary sock design. The basic construction of an ordinary windsock only allows the wind to move into the one opening at the hoop side of the sock. Wind coming from a direction other than the hoop opening cannot enter the sock until it turns into the correct position.

Accurate measurements not possible with tube windsocks:

Lower wind speeds are not visible in older style tube windsocks because the air moves into the opening and moves out of the opposite end before there is enough force to lift and fill the sock’s main body. Once the tube windsock is full, additional wind speed is not accurately portrayed because now the sock is full, and any additional force exerted within the sock or along the sides and body, are minimized by the air force within the windsock.

 

Patented Harness System

Wind Tracker harness drawingThe pivotal harness and windsock/flag come assembled. As air currents move along the flag it rises and falls with side-to-side movement as the wind changes directions. When the windsock/flag attempts to “dive off”, it is pulled back into the winds force by the harness cords. This patented harness and its ability to keep the windsock/flag in position allows it to animate the wind at any speed, and at all times.

 

Windsock rotationThe patented pivotal harness rotates without the aid of ball bearings or other devices The Glide Plate rotates 360 degrees within the Glide Collar by wind force alone. This is important because there is no added friction to artificially slow down or force to create a spin effect.

 

Vertical view of Wind Tracker windsockFlag movement from side view. The flag lifts the Glide Plate from the surface of the collar and rotates with a minimal amount of surface contact. There are no mechanical parts to jam or wear out.

 

Side to side movement detects wind shear.The harness cords allow the side-to-side tilting motion of the flag which not only detects wind shear and variability of direction, but also creates an animation, and visual recognition of wind variability at a glance.

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