Buying Wind Meter Help

Discussion in 'Equipment Discussions' started by putumdown, Nov 26, 2009.

  1. putumdown

    putumdown Member

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    Hey guys I am in the market for a wind meter and I was looking for advice on which is the best and which is the best for the money. Thanks a lot
     
  2. lovdasnow

    lovdasnow Well-Known Member

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    i don't know about the best, or cheapest or whatever. but, a lot of guys use the kestrels here. i bought the 3500 model, it works great, and came highly recommended.
     

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    jmason Well-Known Member

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    He's right. If you search "Kestrel" you'll see that the 3500 is the favored unit.
     
  5. putumdown

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    Thanks for the input I was looking at the kestrel and skymate. I guess I will look harder at the kestrel.
     
  6. Len Backus

    Len Backus Administrator Staff Member

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    Good timing on your question. In the next week or two I am going to be offering wind meters for sale in the LRH Gear Shop at 2 distinctly different price points.

    One is the no-frills Caldwell unit that offers NO pressure/altitude readings. The other is the Kestrel 3500 which seems to be the preferred one for those who actually use pressure/altitude readings taken from the field to make drop corrections.
     
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  7. putumdown

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    I will be looking forward to it.
     
  8. VSSF

    VSSF Well-Known Member

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    Kestrel 3500.