Feather Flag Assembly Instructions: Step by Step Guide

Feather Flag Assembly Instructions: Step by Step Guide

Custom printed advertising flags are some of the most popular promotional displays a brand can use. They're inexpensive, eye-catching, and fun. Here's how to properly set up your custom printed teardrop flag to make sure it looks its best.
Click the video above to watch our walk-through setup, or read the written instructions below.

Step 1

step 1 lay out all parts of feather flags
Make sure you have all of the necessary parts. When you receive your custom printed flag and hardware, you should find:
  1. The aluminum pole set (2 pieces for Small size flags, 3 pieces for Medium and Large)
  2. The printed flag
  3. Carry bag
  4. Small bungee cord
  5. Feather flag base (either a Ground Stake or Cross-Base)

Step 2

Arrange the feather flag poles in order from smallest to largest. Starting with the smallest pole, connect to the next size up, and repeat.

  • Ensure Proper Sequence: Confirm the poles are in the correct order before connecting.
  • Secure Connections: Make sure each pole connection is tight and secure.
  • Check Alignment: Align the poles properly to avoid bending or misalignment.
  • Inspect Poles: Check each pole for any damages or defects before assembling.

Step 3

String the bungee cord through the grommet located at the bottom of the flag, and tie a secure knot.

  • Secure Knot: Ensure the knot is tight and secure to keep the flag attached to the pole.
  • Check Tension: Pull the bungee cord to make sure the flag is taut and properly tensioned.
  • Adjust if Necessary: If the flag is not tight enough, adjust the bungee cord and retie the knot.
  • Double-Check Attachment: Ensure the bungee cord is firmly fastened and the flag is securely attached before proceeding to the next step.

    Step 4

    Slide the flag onto assembled poles starting with the smallest end. Make sure to slide the flag all the way inside of the pole sleeve.

    attaching poles to feather flag

    • Check for Wrinkles: Ensure the flag is smooth and free of wrinkles before sliding it onto the poles.
    • Inspect Pole Sleeve: Check the pole sleeve for any damages or obstructions.
    • Use Gentle Force: Apply gentle force to avoid tearing or stretching the flag fabric.
    • Correct Orientation: Verify that the flag is oriented correctly (right side up) before sliding it onto the poles.
    • Avoid Overstretching: Ensure you don’t overstretch the flag fabric to maintain its shape.
    • Double-check Connections: After sliding the flag onto the poles, ensure all pole connections are secure.

    Step 5

    Loop the bungee cord over the hook on the base of the largest pole to pull the flag tight. Tighten the bungee if necessary.

    • Ensure Secure Hook: Make sure the bungee cord is securely looped over the hook.
    • Adjust Tension: Pull the bungee cord to ensure the flag is tight and properly tensioned.
    • Check for Slack: Remove any slack in the bungee cord to keep the flag taut.
    • Re-Tighten if Needed: If the flag is not tight enough, adjust and re-tighten the bungee cord.

    Step 6

    Install flag pole onto the base and secure the base to the ground. For an outdoor-only Ground Stake, use a hammer or mallet to drive the stake further into the ground.

    installing assembled feather flag into ground base

    For an indoor/outdoor combination Cross Base, fill the water bag and slide it over the top of the base before securing the flag pole.

    a woman standing next to a fully assembled feather flag

    Important Notes about Feather Flag Assembly

    To ensure the safety and longevity of your feather flag, consider the following important setup guidelines:

    1. Safe Installation Locations:
      • Avoid Hazards: Do not install your feather flag near trees, wires, poles, or buildings. These obstacles can cause damage to the flag or pose safety risks.
      • Clearance Space: Allow a minimum of 5 feet between your flag and the nearest object to prevent entanglement or obstruction. This also ensures maximum visibility.
    2. Weather Conditions:
      • Wind Speed: Feather flags are designed for moderate weather conditions. Take down your flag during inclement weather or extreme winds exceeding 15 mph to prevent damage to the flag and hardware.
      • Storm Precautions: In case of approaching storms or heavy rain, remove and store the flag indoors to protect it from potential damage.
    3. Ground Stability:
      • Outdoor Ground Stakes: For outdoor installations, ensure the ground is stable and firm. Use a hammer or mallet to secure the stake deeply into the ground to prevent it from being uprooted by wind.
      • Cross Base Stability: For indoor or outdoor installations using a cross base, ensure the water bag is fully filled and correctly placed over the base to provide adequate weight and stability.
    4. Visibility and Accessibility:
      • Optimal Placement: Position your feather flag in high-traffic areas to maximize visibility. Ensure it is not blocking pathways or entrances.
      • Accessibility: Install your flag in a location that allows easy access for assembly and disassembly. This will facilitate quick setup and takedown as needed.
    5. Regular Maintenance:
      • Check for Wear: Regularly inspect your feather flag and hardware for signs of wear and tear. Replace any damaged components promptly to ensure continued safe use.
      • Cleaning: Keep your flag clean and free from dirt and debris. Follow the manufacturer’s instructions for cleaning the fabric to maintain its vibrant appearance.

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