Flash Products

Solar LED Wind Cone

FAA and ICAO Compliant Airport Windsock

Flash’s internally illuminated LED windsock uses proven solar technology to provide a flexible and adaptable wind direction indicator. The airport windsock installs quickly and requires minimal ongoing maintenance. Featuring crisp LED illumination, the airport wind cone improves the visibility of wind direction at night and in low-light conditions. Flash aviation windsocks come in both permanent and portable designs.

 

The lighted windsock is both FAA and ICAO compliant.

  • Designed to meet L-806(L) or L-807(L) per FAA AC 150/5345-27
  • Compliant with ICAO Annex 14 volume 1, 6th edition

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Easy Installation and Relocation

Flash’s airport windsock requires no specialized work crews. It offers limited air traffic disruption and functions immediately upon installation. An optional Handheld Controller allows for wireless operation including mode changes for enhanced visibility in poor weather conditions up to 2.5 miles (4 km) away.

 

The aviation windsock should be installed according to FAA AC 150/5340-30. The solar power supply (SPS) should be installed on a level concrete pad between a minimum of 12 feet and a maximum 15 feet from the wind cone.

 

Rugged, Weatherproof Design

Sealed bearings for precision vaning and true wind direction in all types of weather and wind conditions. Additional bearing covers are provided for protection against dirt and moisture. The water-repellent and color-fast nylon sock is resistant to rot and mildew. Standard orange or white/orange striped aviation windsock.

 

Reliable Performance

The SPS provides power to the wind cone in a simple-to-install package. Nominal 10-day autonomy (operation without solar charging) ensures consistent performance with a minimum 5-year battery service life.

 

Operation

The operation of the wind cone is entirely dependent on the direction and relative velocity of the surface wind. Movement of the wind through the open throat of the cage and into the sock causes the tail to inflate. The tail of the inflated sock indicates true wind direction for velocities as low as three knots through a 360° circle about the vertical shaft.

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    Models

    FAA L-806 Windsock
    Frangible 8′ windsock
    Unlit, internally lit or externally lit
    Height: 122” (3099 mm)
    FAA L-807 Wind Cone
    Non-frangible with center hinge
    Unlit, internally lit or externally lit
    Size 1 height: 246” (6248 mm)
    Size 2 height: 264” (6076 mm)

     

    Operating conditions

    Temperature
    -49 to +131 °F (-45 to +55 °C)
    Humidity
    0-100%

     

    Solar engine power supply (SEPS)

    Installed Weight
    50 watts (2 batteries) – 86 lbs (39 kg)
    135 watts (2 batteries) – 268 lbs (121.6 kg)
    Shipping Weight
    50 watts (2 batteries) – 285 lbs (129 kg)
    135 watts (2 batteries) – 395 lbs (179 kg)
    Installed Dimensions
    Width: 33 of 59″ (840 or 1500 mm)
    Height: 37-55″ (940-1400 mm)
    Temperature
    Operating: -40 to +131 °F (140 to +55 °C)
    Storage: -40 to +131 °F (140 to +55 °C)
    Chassis
    Weather and corrosion-resistant construction of stainless steel and powder-coated aluminum
    Mounting
    Frangible couplings and floor flange mounts
    Wind Loading
    120 mph (193 kph) min. for 135W installed at 65° tilt
    Tilt
    25-65° in 10° steps
    Diagnostics
    Onboard feedback indicators for battery status and system status
    Certifications
    CE, FCC

     

    Battery

    Power
    2x 12 VDC 100 Ahr Standard
    Type
    Standard with 1 replaceable and recyclable battery, absorbent glass mat (AGM) SLA
    Charger
    Temperature-compensated, maximum power point tracking (TC-MPPT)

     

    PV panel

    Power
    50, 135 W
    Type 61215
    High-efficiency monocrystalline, IEC 61215
    Lifetime
    10 years at 90% output

     

    Internally Lit Wind Cone Dimensions

    L-806
    122″ (3099 mm) tall
    L-807 Size 1
    246″ (6248 mm) tall
    L-807 Size 2
    264″ (6706 mm) tall

     

    Configuration

    ModelTypeIlluminationSockControlOptions
    Wind cone
    L-806 frangible
    L-807 size 1, hinged
    L-807 size 2, hinged
    Unlit
    Internally lit
    Orange
    White/orange
    Non-wireless
    Wireless
    Floor flange

    Datasheet

    Windsock datasheet

     

    Current Manual

    Windsock manual coming soon
    Manuals for older product revisions can be found in the Knowledge Base.