For freestanding installation use 1/2″ rebar and drive the rebar into the ground. Then slide the candy canes over top of the rebar and use landscape stakes in the holes on the base mount to prevent turning. Wind and height can make a secure installation challenging. Try and utilize 3 feet or longer rebar and go at least 1.5 feet into the ground depending on soil. The deeper the rebar goes into the ground and the taller it sticks out and fits inside of the EMT, the stronger your pixel pole will stand. Guy wires are recommended on the 5 foot candy canes if you live in a wind prone area.
Note: The hole patterns on the main body of the 5 foot candy canes is offset a few degrees from running parallel to the edge of the prop. Thus if you center the mounts on the pixel holes the centerline of the mounts won’t perfectly align. The mounts have large enough pixel openings to account for this discrepancy. For installation it is recommended to mark the centerline of the prop between the middle rows of pixels and align the centerline of the mounts to that mark. Then don’t fully tighten the zip ties on the mounts until you run the EMT conduit through all the mount pieces so the position can be adjusted as necessary.