I have this weatherflow meter and I can't get shooter to pull density altitude for some reason. It will pull density altitude in the BallisticsARC app.
I bought mine years ago and found it in my safe recently. I have been trying to figure out how it works but it is less than ideal. I just need to buy a Kestrel.The system might work, but there is ZERO chance I’m using that contraption for anything.
First of all, thanks @Formidilosus for educating all of us. I definitely see the value in a simple single input instead of multiple.That's great! I follow all that fine. Thanks!
I don't understand how fluctuations in barometric pressure are handled though. Do you just ignore it?
That's why I use temp and station pressure. Station pressure is combination of altitude and barometric pressure or as you put it, what the bullet "feels." I don't see how that's taken into account in your method. Does it just not matter that much? Thanks again.
So if all you want is wind speed, DA and temp on the same page...which model Kestrel is minimum? It seems the cheaper Kestrels do not spit out DA, but instead station pressure/temp/elevation and may not have options for user pages.
I'm still hung on on the same question @Antares had. What the bullet "feels" is the resistance it is encountering in flight, which you are encapsulating in the single DA. From my beginner understanding based on kestrel's explanation of DA here, the DA varies with temp and station pressure. Alternatively you can derive station pressure from altitude and barometric pressure (i.e. corrected pressure).
In your estimate of DA in post #21, you were guessing temp and altitude to come up with DA. Assuming your temp and altitude are perfectly correct, couldn't there still be variance in how altitude estimates the station pressure? If so, that would lead to variance in measured DA vs estimated DA. Is this something that you've found doesn't materially change ballistic solutions enough to use in the field?
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If I'm understanding this the suggestion is pretty much to use a Kestrel for the wind and then a DA chart/basic math/shortcuts for everything else?