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Old 11-09-2012, 01:06 PM
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Pocket anemometers

I think this was discussed at some point before, but I'm doing a water audit class next week and the workbook says wind speed ought to be below 5 mph when conducting an audit.

Are these Kestrels any good?

http://www.kestrel-direct.com/shop/s...s=&numResults=
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Old 11-09-2012, 01:17 PM
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What do you mean? I have the 4500.
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Old 11-09-2012, 01:51 PM
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They are good enough to use for foot launched airfoils.
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Old 11-09-2012, 02:09 PM
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What do you mean? I have the 4500.
Basically, what I mean is...

Are they a reliable brand?

Are they a good value?

And why would I want one model over another?
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Old 11-09-2012, 02:48 PM
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Do you use all the features?

http://www.nkhome.com/kestrel/kestrel-4500/
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Old 11-09-2012, 07:10 PM
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At 5mph you can hear leaves rustling in the trees.

At 10mph it will begin to slightly move leaves across grass.

The EPA WaterWise standard is 7 (or8?) MPH
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Old 11-09-2012, 11:08 PM
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Just call time and temp,lol
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Old 11-10-2012, 10:10 AM
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Are they a reliable brand?
Haven't had any problems with it even after dropping it a couple of times. Bluetooth software is spotty at best with Win7, however I have not checked recent versions to see if they fixed it. Changing batteries is a bit of a pain. Also, the unit is always on even when it is off ... found that out the hard way.
Are they a good value?
Yes
And why would I want one model over another?
Features mostly. The only unit that does wind speed and direction along with data logging and uploading to a computer is the 4500.
Do you use all the features? http://www.nkhome.com/kestrel/kestrel-4500/
Not even close, but I have used many of them.

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Old 11-10-2012, 10:56 AM
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[ The only unit that does wind speed and direction along with data logging and uploading to a computer is the 4500.
Sweet, sonny.
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