Originally Posted by mister p
One would imagine then, that a radar reflector mounted from it's top and hanging from the A-frame like a lantern ( maybe with a weight attached "pendulum" stylee ), would present it's reflector flanks correctly. Esp for yachty types who are at an angle when under way.
There were some that came out in the late 1970s looked like a large globe or ball ,they were a sealed for life unit and came with great blag how good they were with state of the art secret internals.
Secret internals what a joke.... we cut one in half and basicly it was 4 very corroded metal reflector blades that floated on a foam raft in a bath of antifreeze with a weight on the bottom so it kept upright ,,,worked bit like a liquid filled compass ,,
they were really expensive too, but after a couple of years the reflective surfaces began to corrode away or the foam had soaked up the antifreeze making the thing useless.