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Old 08-23-2006, 07:58 PM
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would it be a good to have a wireless weather stations at your clubs flying feilds?
davis weather instruments is online at www.davis.com
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Old 08-23-2006, 08:14 PM
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A wireless weather station is a good thing. Here are some simple instructions on how to make one yourself:

1. Go to a stream.
2. Find a nice, round rock, about 1.5" diameter.
3. Go to the woodbin.
4. Find a nice-looking piece of wood. Something like oak, walnut or mahogany is preferable for a more upscale weather station.
5. Sand and stain the wood until it is smooth and shiny.
6. Place the rock in the middle of the wood.
7. Set the wood/rock in a prominent location at your field.
8. Now you have a scratch-built, wireless weather station.

Now, here's how to interpret the readings:

1. If you can see the rock, the sun is shining. It's probably ok to fly.
2. If the rock seems blurred or fuzzy, it's foggy. If you fly, keep your airplane close in.
3. If the rock is wet, it's raining. I wouldn't fly in the rain.
4. If the rock is white, it's snowing. Don't you wish you'd bought those Dubro snowskis for your plane?
5. If the rock is gone, it's very windy. The only way to learn how to fly in the wind is to fly in the wind.
6. If you cannot see the rock, it's nighttime. Go home!

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Old 08-23-2006, 09:03 PM
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Here is a good link. Just dial in your field, actually the nearest airport. When you are plaged or blessed, depending on the day, with micro climates like we have here on the Central Coast of California, 10 miles can be a big difference in fog, temp, and wind. Keep this in mind

http://usairnet.com/cgi-bin/launch/c...hange+Location

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Old 08-24-2006, 11:58 AM
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Ok , Nice site

But most fields use your basic wind sock in model aviation
which is very easy to make.
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Old 08-27-2006, 04:49 PM
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Great site, Don! Thanks!
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