Packapost - Wind Testing
There are a number of variables which affect the stability of the Packaposts, namely:
- The surface that the Packaposts are on (e.g. Astro; Grass) and the means or anchoring posts
- Wind Speed & Direction - e.g. wind blowing from the side of the Packaposts affects the stability more than wind direction from front on
- The type of Packapost being used - the 2.5m crossbar is more stable than the 3m version
The results published have been based on testing carried out in Wellington, New Zealand using a blue tooth enabled, wind meter from WeatherFlow. Amongst other things this device measures average wind speed, gusts and direction.
Tests were carried out over a week period using the 3m Crossbar Packapost version on both astro turf and grass. The Packaposts were also tested using standard fixings (e.g. water bags and ground anchors) and with additional supports - namely guy ropes fixed to the connection between the crossbar and the uprights.
The results were been recorded along with a commentary of how the posts reacted to the respective wind speeds.