you should have gone for the electrified one
I’ve had mine installed for almost a year now and it’s been reasonably effective. Not noticing any birds roosting. The only problem I’ve seen is that it has slipped down blocking the wind passage on at least one occasion. Unless you are monitoring the (lack of) wind data or closely inspecting the station, it’s easy to overlook.
I’ve had the same problem. mine is constantly slipping down and even has fallen off completely and blocked the wind tunnel. I’ve used strong double sided to tape but it is only marginally effective. They need to make a UV stabilised version of this so it doesnt degrade in the sun. I live in Australia and the sun here destroys everything quickly unless it is uv stabilised.
You could try using some silicone sealant to stop it from slipping down
I hadnt thought of that but that would work better than double sided tape. thanks!
Just don’t get any in the GAP. Typical silicone is caustic to electronics so be careful.
This issue was pushed up yesterday to manufacturing. They’ll have a look at what is possible (guess all is possible but at what cost … )
Thank you @eric. This is the response I was looking for, rather than the one I received from lodging a support ticket.
A spinning pipe mount could kill two birds with one stone! Sorry for the pun!
First, when the wind readings get out of whack due to rain droplets, a quick spin slings them off.
Second, a bird detected perching would quickly be dealt with by a slower spin.
Both events when triggered would pause readings to prevent false events from being recorded.
I’ll have whatever you’re smokin’