Helipad Solar Wind Cone

Helipad Solar Wind Cone

Complies with:

  • ICAO Annex 14 Volume 2, Section 5.1.1.


As the most widely deployed solar windsock in the industry the Solar Series Permanent Surface Helipad S248 LED Wind Cone (Windsock) is rugged, reliable and proven.  It features NVG compatible LEDs, a patented swivel, all aluminum construction, and a convenient counter weighted tilt mechanism.  The Solar Series LED windsock allows easy installation, quick fabric replacement and maintenance free operation.  From the most rugged conditions of the frozen Antarctic to the deserts in the Middle East and Africa to the tropical Caribbean, the Solar Series LED windsocks provide reliable service in any environment.  All Solar Series LED Wind socks mount on a single concrete platform compared to alternative products that require one platform for the tower, one for the power system, and conduit between each pad.

Equipped with a 100 watt solar panel, 100 AHr battery and optional frangible mounting system, the Solar Series LED windsock continues to perform flawlessly on all 6 major continents for international defence forces, international airports, resource industries humanitarian aid organizations and oil & gas facilities. Each solar wind cone can be custom designed for various heights and can be used for portable applications if required.  The Solar Series ICAO Compliant Permanent LED Wind Cone S248 model provides an immediate increase to safety of operations for takeoff and landings at surface heliports.


  • Radio Control with covert and overt operating capabilities
  • Internal LED luminaires for visible and infrared lighting
  • Optional visible and infrared LED obstruction lighting
  • 24” basket with 8’ long windsock
  • Optional fuse bolts for frangibility
  • Patented swivel design for years of trouble free service
  • Stand alone dusk till dawn system with zero maintenance or energy costs
  • Rugged, reliable and proven operation
  • Operates in all environments with the most extensive customer list in the industry
  • 100 watt mono crystalline solar panel
  • 100 AHr lead acid battery
  • Immediate increase to safety of operations for take off and landings
  • Backed by a 3 year product warranty


  • International defense forces
  • International airports
  • Humanitarian aid organizations
  • Law Enforcement
  • Oil and Gas facilities
  • Private heliports
Helipad Solar LED Wind Cone ICAO Annex 14 Volume 2, Section 5.1.1.
Obstruction Light 3 options – No Light, Visible L810, Visible+IR L810
Internal Light 12W cool white LED luminaire
Output 580 lumens at source
Configuration Internally lit
LED Life Expectancy Up to 60,000 hours
Operation Profile Dusk to Dawn
Configuration Counter-weighted Aluminum tilt pole with single concrete base
Overall Height 17’9” standard, custom heights available
Tilt Mechanism Counter-balanced tilt at 4’6”
Swivel Patented maintenance-free sealed aluminum swivel
Mounting Aluminum base plate with 4-bolt pattern for concrete mount. 3⁄4″ hot dipped galvanized anchor bolts
Frangibility Optional ICAO and FAA certified frangible fuse bolt mounting system
Sock Dimensions 24” x 8’
Fabric Polyethylene coated colorfast 4.5oz nylon Orange/White, Solid Orange or custom
Configuration Integrated DC solar charging system
Solar Module 100 Watt poly-crystalline panel
Battery 100 Ahr AGM sealed battery approved for air transport
Charge Controller Sealed precision micro controller with push to test button
Autonomy 5 days or greater, depending on location
RF Controller Optional Radio Frequency Controller for on/off control



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