Re: Question about wimd meters....
B1G_BORE, you hit the nail on the head. You may have stumbled across the post I made some time back asking if someone knew of a weather vane type of gizmo that gives exact wind direction and this is precisely why I made the post. I've come up with an idea or two (OK, maybe 4) as to how to build something that will fit the bill, but so far have been too busy to make the thing. What I'm primarily picturing is a weather vane, mounted to a tripod, that has a gradient scale at the base. The numbers need to read from 0 to 90 to 0 (and back) because there's no point in doing the math to figure out wind angle of 274 degrees vs shooting angle of 67 degrees for a variation of.... I'd rather point "0" on the weather vane at the target and see what the wind angle relative to that is on an easy to read graph. I figure if my circle that the wind gauge is on is around 3" in diameter that I can have single degree readings, plug that angle into the 'ol laptop and be way better off than I would have been with Kentucky Windage for first shot hits.
I'd like two of those Radio Shack wind meters if you're game, E-Mail me with you're address and I'll fire you off a check.... I'm working on a project that they'll work great for, but I don't want to tie up the one I've got.
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