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Offline evergreek

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Davis aerocone VP2 flew off in high wind?
« on: June 04, 2018, 09:34:16 AM »
Hello all,

We had some thunderstorms overnight and apparently after a 49mph gust - the aerocone flew off my VP2.. has this happened to anyone  else ? Iím thinking of drilling some sort of set screw to the side of it.. :/

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Re: Davis aerocone VP2 flew off in high wind?
« Reply #1 on: June 04, 2018, 10:02:16 AM »
I would bet on user error.  I can barely get my rain bucket off!

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Re: Davis aerocone VP2 flew off in high wind?
« Reply #2 on: June 04, 2018, 10:06:01 AM »
I would bet on user error.  I can barely get my rain bucket off!

LOL - I wish - but I'm sure it was pretty tight the last time I serviced it :/

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Re: Davis aerocone VP2 flew off in high wind?
« Reply #3 on: June 04, 2018, 10:16:25 AM »
Well either the wind was greater than 49 mph or it was installed incorrectly.  I cannot imagine how it would come off, given the keyed/slotted  attachment mechanism.

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Re: Davis aerocone VP2 flew off in high wind?
« Reply #4 on: June 04, 2018, 02:50:05 PM »
I've had wind gusts literally of cat. 1 hurricane strength over the last 11 years and neither my original rain cone nor my new aerocone have ever flown off.  As another person said in this thread, I find it difficult to get it off the ISS when I'm trying!
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Re: Davis aerocone VP2 flew off in high wind?
« Reply #5 on: June 04, 2018, 03:54:38 PM »
It would not have been properly secured with all feet inserted and fully rotated/locked in.

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Re: Davis aerocone VP2 flew off in high wind?
« Reply #6 on: June 04, 2018, 04:33:06 PM »
I would bet on user error.  I can barely get my rain bucket off!


Agree. Mine's really difficult to get off as well.

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Re: Davis aerocone VP2 flew off in high wind?
« Reply #7 on: June 04, 2018, 05:14:31 PM »
My original cone was so difficult to remove that I eventually broke two of the four tabs off.  #-o The two remaining wern't even diagonal from each other, but on the same side and I used it for months until finally replacing it.

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Re: Davis aerocone VP2 flew off in high wind?
« Reply #8 on: June 04, 2018, 09:57:05 PM »
I'm going with user error as well. For me if it's locked in place, it almost takes the jaws of life to get it back off.
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Re: Davis aerocone VP2 flew off in high wind?
« Reply #9 on: June 04, 2018, 11:12:08 PM »
someone could have taken it off and then left in a hurry when you or someone showed up,     Lookie if you have the cone, put it back on and be happy. If not buy one and it should lock .   
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