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bert123

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WIND SOCK
« on: July 25, 2011, 09:07:34 AM »
The Wind Sock is up standing proud, thanks to everyone that helped 8)

Richard L

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Re: WIND SOCK
« Reply #1 on: August 01, 2011, 10:19:39 AM »
the new wind sock rocks! Nice job, Bert!
be vewy, vewy quiet, I'm hunting boidies!

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Re: WIND SOCK
« Reply #2 on: August 01, 2011, 12:07:52 PM »
That is a fine windsock.

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Re: WIND SOCK
« Reply #3 on: August 02, 2011, 09:43:12 AM »
Thanks guys,  that is a nice pic

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Re: WIND SOCK
« Reply #4 on: August 02, 2011, 10:45:21 AM »
Is there anything about the wind sock that can let one know the mph of the wind?   Just curious

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Re: WIND SOCK
« Reply #5 on: August 02, 2011, 11:00:56 AM »
Here's a quick Wiki answer, Hans.  It is not an exact science.

Per FAA standards, a 15-knot (28 km/h; 17 mph) wind will fully extend the properly functioning windsock. A 3-knot (5.6 km/h; 3.5 mph) breeze will cause the properly functioning windsock to orient itself according to the wind.
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Re: WIND SOCK
« Reply #6 on: August 02, 2011, 11:10:44 AM »
Is there anything about the wind sock that can let one know the mph of the wind?   Just curious

Still and flaccid: 0-2 mph, possible low temps.
Free-swinging/flopping around: 3-8 mph
Partially erect: 9-14 mph
Completely straight, full throbbing erection: 15 mph+

The picture posted above appears to have been taken at the 3-8 mph range.

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Re: WIND SOCK
« Reply #7 on: August 02, 2011, 04:46:35 PM »
howto.......make a windsock seem inappropriate.......Redwings.....figures.... ::)
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