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Thread: Wind meters - what and where to buy

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    Wind meters - what and where to buy

    I guess I just need one that gives current wind speed and is waterproof, looks like the Kestrel 1000 might do, I see Workshop Innovations has a better price than Deadeye Dicks, but Deadeye Dicks have a better price on the Caldwell Wind Wizard II. Any feedback on either? I see the Caldwell is only 'water resistant'.
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    Go the 2500
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    I just throw a bit of grass in the air & count "one thousand in one, for every meter it travels equals 4kph ( I round it up to account for drag ) works quite well
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    Quote Originally Posted by scottrods View Post
    @Gibo same as yours?

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    get the kestrel 2500 as does every thing you need to future proof your self

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    Quote Originally Posted by Timmay View Post
    @Gibo same as yours?
    Mine was $20 on trademe, probably why my wind calls are so bad ha ha

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    If only they made one with a thousand metre handle. Then I would know what the wind was doing down range.
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    I have one of those cheap ones and it works well, shot out to 800 in 18mph wind and it was spot on.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gibo View Post
    Mine was $20 on trademe, probably why my wind calls are so bad ha ha
    I just bought one of those from ALIexpress, will see how it goes...

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    I don't bother with finding true wind speed and then stuffing around with the direction it's coming from etc I just hold it pointing straight along the line of my shot (if that makes sense?) and then I know what my true crosswind value is, for example I could have a 20mph wind coming directly from 2 o'clock but it only equates to say 4mph right to left crosswind. Seems to work pretty well.
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    Nikon do one the plugs I to your iPhone. Usin their spot-on balistics app, it does it all for u. Probably pretty basic but I thought pretty nifty?

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    JDC instruments do an ultra tiny set of weather machines

    Wind speed, air temp, air pressure in qnh etc

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    Deadeye Dicks have their remaining stock of Kestrels on sale. About $500 IIRC

 

 

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