WCH Series Wind Cone AC and Solar Powered L-806 (Frangible)

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L-806 & L-806(L) Wind Cone


FAA: L-806 AC 150/5345-27 (Current Edition)
FAA Engineering Brief 67
ETL Certified


Provides visual indication of wind direction and velocity at a location on an airfield. L-806 wind cones are used on smaller airfields, heliports and as supplemental wind indicators near runway touchdown areas on large airfields.

Key Specifications

• Available externally lighted, internally lighted, or unlighted.
• LED or halogen lamps.
• The LED models feature:
– 50,000 to 100,000 hour lamp life, virtually maintenance free. 4 year warranty on lamps.
– Multiple lamp circuits, for improved reliability.
– 80-90% less power consumption than halogen lamps.
– A long-life LED obstruction light.
– Integral power adapter on series-circuit models.
• Incandescent L-810 obstruction light included on halogen-lighted models.
• Size 1 (18″ diameter x 8′ long) wind sock.
• 1.9 inch diameter steel pole, with frangible coupling at base.
• One piece welded aluminum basket with pre-installed bearings.
• Raincaps protect the bearings from weather.
• May be mounted directly to an L-867 light base, 2 inch NPT baseplate (sold separately).
• The nylon sock is treated for rot, mildew, and water repellency.
• Powder coat painted international orange.
• Marine Treated Option available for increased useful life in corrosive environments.

Wind Cone Marine Treated Option

Marine Treated Option

Recommended for high salt and other corrosive environments. Includes: marine treated powder coat, stainless steel hardware throughout.

Ordering Code

Catalog Number See Notes FAA Size FAA Style Power Lamp Type Total VA Total Watts Weight (lb.) Lamp
WCH-806-1-0-0-N 1 II Unlighted None None 0 0 45 None
WCH-806-1-EX-120-5 1 I-A External 108-132 VAC LED 15 14 58 9200-0032
WCH-806-1-EX-230-5 2 1 I-A External 207-253 VAC LED 15 14 58 9200-0044
WCH-806-1-EX-66-5 3 1 I-A External 2.8-6.6 AMP LED 58 52 57 9200-0034
WCH-806-1-EX-12-5 1 I-A External 11.5-13 VDC LED 6 6 57 9200-0033
WCH-806-1-IN-120-5 1 I-B Internal 108-132 VAC LED 32 19 59 9200-0038
WCH-806-1-IN-230-5 2 1 I-B Internal 198-265 VAC LED 40 21 59 9200-0045
WCH-806-1-IN-66-5 3 1 I-B Internal 2.8-6.6 AMP LED 72 65 57 9200-0039
WCH-806-1-IN-12-5 1 I-B Internal 11.5-13 VDC LED 6 6 57 9200-0041
WCH-806-1-IN-120-N 2 1 I-B Internal 108-132 VAC Halogen 316 316 57 3400-0100
1. Power consumption specifications include the L-810 obstruction light.
2. This FAA Style is not ETL certified.
3. Requires 100 watt L-830 transformer, sold separately.
4. Standard sock color is Orange. Add “-RW” for Red/White sock.
5. Floor flange not included (WCH-1067-0002).
6. Ships approximately 3 weeks after receipt of order.

Options & Spare Components

Part Number Description
L806-Marine Treated “Marine Treated” (recommended for corrosive environments, typically within 100 miles of saltwater). Includes: marine treated powder coat, stainless steel hardware throughout.
WCH-1067-0002 Floor Flange
WCH-1800-0025 Frangible Coupling
WCH-1049-0014 Hinge Plate (custom built to existing bolt pattern)
WCH-806-AC Anchor Cage (welded square assembly for embedding in concrete footing, fits floor flange mount)
LA-22483-2 Lamp, 120V Incandescent Obstruction Light
WS-AS1896 Spare Wind Sock (18″ dia. x 8 ft.)

WCH Series Wind Cone Solar Power Supply

WCH Series Wind Cone Solar Power Supply


The Solar Power Supply (SPS) is a self-contained photovoltaic power source for the WCH Series L-806 and L-807 wind cones.


• Eliminates expensive underground trenching and wire installations for wind cones
• Easy installation: pre-set solar angle, pre-assembled anchor for easy mounting
• Fully sunlight powered, zero energy cost operation
• 10 day nominal battery autonomy
• Long life premium AGM solar batteries (5-10 years expectancy)
• 100 to 300 A-H AGM battery, designed for 4000 charge/discharge cycles
• 100 or 200 watt solar panel, with 12-year/90% and 25-year/80% power warranty
• Custom designed for the installation site, using 30-year worst case insolation and temperature extremes
• Insulated battery compartment to preserve battery life
• MPPT charge controller, with custom-programmed temperature compensation
• On-board indicators for battery, charging and system status
• Dual-post mount, with frangible couplings, designed to withstand ASCE Exposure C wind loads
• Temperature range: -49 to +131 °F (-45 to +55 °C)
• Marine treated option available for corrosive environments (upgrades enclosure to aluminum, stainless hardware throughout, marine treated powder coat)
• Manufactured in the USA

WCH Series Wind Cone Solar Power Supply dimensions

Installation Information

The SPS is attached to a 4-bolt anchor assembly (included), mounted in a concrete slab. Power is supplied to the wind cone by a cable in liquid-tight conduit through one of the SPS mounting legs.

Ordering Information

Product Description
WCH-SPS-100-2-12 100 Watt Panel, 2 Batteries, 12″ Legs
WCH-SPS-100-2-30 100 Watt Panel, 2 Batteries, 30″ Legs
WCH-SPS-200-2-12 200 Watt Panel, 2 Batteries, 12″ Legs
WCH-SPS-200-2-30 200 Watt Panel, 2 Batteries, 30″ Legs
WCH-SPS MARINE Marine treated option for installations within 100 miles of the sea. Aluminum enclosure, marine treated powder coat, stainless steel hardware throughout.
NOTE: Each SPS is custom configured for the proper solar panel, battery, temperature compensation and height for the installation location. Please contact Flight Light to configure the correct model for your location.

Replacement Parts

Part Number Description
WCH-7800-0004 Solar Panel, 100 Watt
WCH-7800-0005 Solar Panel, 200 Watt
WCH-1300-0081 Battery, PVX-840T
WCH-4500-0020 Charge Controller
WCH-7800-0006 Photocell
WCH-1800-0036 Frangible Coupling
WCH-2300-0024 Fuse, 10A 32V

Shipping Information

• Unpackaged Weight: 186-268 lb.
• Shipping Weight: 266-388 lb.
• International Shipping Weight: 466-588 lb.
• Shipping Volume: 60″L x 40″W x 44″H

Can be shipped with wind cone in same crate.

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