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Pat B.
07-16-2009, 07:59 AM
Are the 10 petal yellow daisy wheels still available ??

If so, where ?

Thanks much.

PB

Gene Beggs
07-16-2009, 08:16 AM
Are the 10 petal yellow daisy wheels still available ??

If so, where ?

Thanks much.

PB


Hi Pat

Such a question from you is a good sign you're going to come shoot with us again. I for one have missed seeing you at the matches.

Keep in touch

Gene Beggs

glp
07-16-2009, 09:11 AM
Are the 10 petal yellow daisy wheels still available ??

If so, where ?

Thanks much.

PB

scuttlebutt is that Art Line sold molds to some Chinese company. Not sure if that means we will see ChiCom daisy wheels in the future or not. Supposedly Sinclairs had a small supply. You may try there. Otherwise they seem to be hard to get, but that isn't out of the ordinary with anything shooting related right now. --Greg

David Halblom
07-16-2009, 04:37 PM
scuttlebutt is that Art Line sold molds to some Chinese company. Not sure if that means we will see ChiCom daisy wheels in the future or not. Supposedly Sinclairs had a small supply. You may try there. Otherwise they seem to be hard to get, but that isn't out of the ordinary with anything shooting related right now. --Greg

the molds have been in China all along. ArtLine, as a company, no longer exists. And the company that bought their assets is currently unwilling to have anymore daisies molded. I have been speaking w/ them by phone over the last 2 months. Next trip to the Chicago area I will appear on the doorstep in person and try waving C-notes under their nose directly. Maybe then they will get the picture that this is serious

Redrock
07-16-2009, 05:01 PM
I bought 24 a couple years ago and have a half dozen or so left over if anyone needs them i'll part with them for $5.00 ea plus shipping.

JacobG
07-17-2009, 06:10 AM
Redrock,

I would like to buy 5 of your 10 petal daisys.

JacobG
4422 Weiskopf Lane
Corpus Christi, Texas 78413
361-855-2594

Butch Lambert
07-17-2009, 07:43 AM
Jake,
When did you start using windflags?
Butch

jackie schmidt
07-17-2009, 07:56 AM
I was looking through the Grainger catalogue, and they sell light weight aluminum fan blades that at 10 inch diameter only weigh .2 pound. That is not much heavier than plastic.

Of course, it woukld have to have a small attchment mounted for a small bearing, but the things would probably be very durable.

I am looking at the 4C4 type C series in my latest catalogue.........jackie

SGJennings
07-17-2009, 08:04 AM
Could one use one or two RC model props and glue on a white/brown/whatever disk in front???

Greg J.

JacobG
07-17-2009, 08:14 AM
Butch,

From the way I shoot, you know I don't watch them. I just set them up so they are in the way of those who do.

Jacob

mwezell
07-17-2009, 09:06 AM
Could one use one or two RC model props and glue on a white/brown/whatever disk in front???

Greg J.

Greg, I thought about the same thing, just the other day. Went and bought some at a RC shop, and they don't work well at all. Not enough pitch or surface, or something. Just didnt spin for me unless the wind was really blowing. I'm looking at plastic fan blades as an option. ---Mike Ezell

Butch Lambert
07-17-2009, 09:13 AM
If you need something to tell you something instantly and not after the fact, make yourself some pinwheels. They start instantly on a pickup and stop like they have brakes in a letup.
http://i272.photobucket.com/albums/jj197/butchlambert/DSC02118.jpg
Butch

SGJennings
07-17-2009, 10:35 AM
Mike: It's been a long time since I did RC flying, but I'd think that the props come in different lengths, pitches, number of blades, etc.

Edit: Here is a link to different props: http://www.hobby-lobby.com/elecprop.htm .

I've thought about the pinwheels. I just don't have a visual on how they would show me angle, which is what I understand the central part of the daisy is for.

Greg J.

HovisKM
07-17-2009, 11:16 AM
Butch,

Do you have extra pinwheels? If so, what's the cost with the shafts/bushing. If not, what type of material to use and deminsions.

thanks
Hovis

Butch Lambert
07-17-2009, 11:18 AM
Greg,
The great thing with our pinwheels are that they are in 3 colors. The back side is red. It is great for picking up angles. Kevin, I do not sell parts. I import the flags complete from Australia. These are what the World Champion Aussies used.
Butch

David Halblom
07-19-2009, 04:13 PM
Greg, I thought about the same thing, just the other day. Went and bought some at a RC shop, and they don't work well at all. Not enough pitch or surface, or something. Just didnt spin for me unless the wind was really blowing. I'm looking at plastic fan blades as an option. ---Mike Ezell

be aware of w/ propellors is..........there a number of different pitch diameters and and lot of different materials. All based on what they are going to be used for. What we need is a high attack (large pitch number), very light weight prop. Something in the 8"-10" pitch range s/b about right. And Very light weight, such as what is used for electric R/C airplanes.

David

Al Nyhus
07-20-2009, 08:50 AM
I've been working with some RC props on my flags for a while now...I like 'em.

Initially, I fitted them with some Delrin bushings but changed to brass for the bushing material. With the pitch angle and the different surfaces of the blades, flipping them changes how quick they pick up and slow down.

mwezell
07-20-2009, 09:47 AM
Sounds like maybe, I shouldn't give up on the props just yet. Thanks!---Mike

Engrbill
07-20-2009, 01:11 PM
Mike: It's been a long time since I did RC flying, but I'd think that the props come in different lengths, pitches, number of blades, etc.

Edit: Here is a link to different props: http://www.hobby-lobby.com/elecprop.htm .

I've thought about the pinwheels. I just don't have a visual on how they would show me angle, which is what I understand the central part of the daisy is for.

Greg J.

Hi Greg,
What length and pitch seem to work the best in the 0-10MPH range wind?
---Bill Sumers

SGJennings
07-20-2009, 02:46 PM
Hi Bill,

Corresponding via email to avoid bogging down the thread.

In brief for the folks here: as David said above, from an aerodynamic perspective, the prop needs a lot of pitch. If they're long, I think that would be better, too, but that doesn't work for your specific application, so more blades might be the ticket.

Greg J.

Wilbur
07-20-2009, 03:26 PM
How many are you looking for - minimum?

Pete Wass
07-20-2009, 05:45 PM
is to just convert your flags to work with out dasies and move on. YOU DON"T NEED THEM!

David Halblom
07-20-2009, 06:08 PM
is to just convert your flags to work with out dasies and move on. YOU DON"T NEED THEM!

process information the same as you. Some like daisies, some don't. Some like vanilla, some like chocolate. Some like,,,,,,,,

Pat B.
07-21-2009, 07:17 AM
Folks, I'm good one the daisys right now.. Sure thank everyone for their replies.

Best Regards,
Pat

Rflshootr
08-28-2011, 03:28 PM
http://www.lumens.com/VIENTO-Curved-Pinwheel-by-Blomus/uu144026/Product

I wonder how these would work out?

David Halblom
08-28-2011, 07:18 PM
http://www.lumens.com/VIENTO-Curved-Pinwheel-by-Blomus/uu144026/Product

I wonder how these would work out?

Just looked at the website you provided the link to. Why in the world would you want to pay over $12 for a daisy when there are daisies available for $4??????

mwezell
08-28-2011, 08:34 PM
This is, IMO, the way a pinwheel should look. Yea, slap me on the wrist if you need to. This WORKS, and is a design we should have learned in grade school or before. I've found nothing that works better.--Mike

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mew
08-28-2011, 08:58 PM
David where can you get daisies at for $4.00 ?
Thanks Mark

mks
08-29-2011, 07:57 AM
http://www.lumens.com/VIENTO-Curved-Pinwheel-by-Blomus/uu144026/Product

I wonder how these would work out?

Steel is too heavy. Plastic daisies are also heavy compared to pinwheels. Mike's flags with pinwheels are really good (and he didn't pay me to say that.;))

Cheers,
Keith

gerald
08-29-2011, 08:30 AM
You can get the big yellow daisies at Rural King in the spring of the year. I got some for 2.99 this year.

Dick Grosbier
08-29-2011, 09:09 PM
David where can you get daisies at for $4.00 ?
Thanks Mark

from David http://www.flyingfishfundamentals.com/index_files/pricelist.htm

Signguy
09-01-2011, 11:22 PM
Just wanted to chime in and say I have been in touch with David @ flyingfishfundamentals. I was told to give him my mailing address and how many wheels I wanted.
He will ship them with an invoice and I can send payment then. Can't beat that service at all.

Tim

deadwooddick
09-02-2011, 01:15 PM
from David http://www.flyingfishfundamentals.com/index_files/pricelist.htm

Keep in mind the daisy wheels from David are NOT replacements for some models of windflags (particulary those from Sinclair) as the hole for the shaft (on the Sinclairs') is a larger diameter than that for / on David's replacement(s). He did go out of his way, trying to find a solution. And his ordering policy / shipping on Open Invoice is without a doubt, very, very good.


You can get the big yellow daisies at Rural King in the spring of the year. I got some for 2.99 this year.
Searching them got "yellow" gives 54 items, NO daisies, for "daisy wheels" gives you "Windflower Yellow Daisy" SKU: 004050205

You get a five bladed "daisies" with a choice of a turtle, a squirrel, a rabbit or a ??? "add-on" to remove before use. And NO idea of what the shaft diameter is. :confused: But the price is "really good" at $1.00 each.

dwd