How Kestrel Weather Meters Can Improve Aerodynamics in Bicycling

The aerodynamics of bicycling serves as an important element of its engineering. Especially in terms of competitive cycling such as the Tour de France, aerodynamics can greatly impact the speed and control of a bike. Whether you're a pro cyclist or you have a passion for cycling and want to improve your game, here is how the Kestrel Weather Meter can help. Aerodynamics: What is it and Why Does it Matter? In the cycling industry, you'll find aerodynamic products ranging from bikes to helmets and wheels. Air creates resistance when biking. In fact, it's impossible to avoid it because your...

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The Secret Weapon to Improving Your Aim and Long-Range Shooting Game

Kestrel has partnered with Hornady, the American manufacturing company well-known for ammunition. Founder Joyce Hornady's goal was to achieve ten bullets through one hole, aiming for some of the best ammunition for shooters and hunters. Now, those who choose Hornady's quality products can rely on the Kestrel 5700 Ballistics Weather Meter with Hornady 4DOF. Hundreds of thousands of shooters have trusted the 4DOF® Ballistics Calculator since its debut in 2016. Combining the precise solutions of the Hornady 4DOF Ballistic Calculator and the rugged reliability of the Kestrel 5700 Ballistics Weather Meter, shooters now get to experience the full power of...

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Rocketry and Kestrel Meters: A Customer Use Case

Rocketry is a science involving the design, build, and launch of rocket ships. These competitions are held throughout the world, but the events don't begin and end at the final launch of the rocket. In fact, weather and the environment play a role in how rockets can perform in rocketry competitions. With weather tracking devices such as the Kestrel 5500 Weather Meter, we'll explore how the environment affects these competitions no matter where they take place in the world. "My High School rocketry team needed a way to get accurate weather data to predict the altitude of their rocket. Kestrel...

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Bringing Better Accuracy to Long-Range Shooting with Kestrel & Ruger

Kestrel and Ruger joined forces to create the Ruger Kestrel 5700 Ballistics Weather Meter. This is the ideal companion for your Ruger rifle, enhancing your experience and improving accuracy downrange. Best of all, it can get you on your target quickly! You don't need a custom rifle to experience first-round hits at long distance targets. When you're working with the Ruger Kestrel 5700 – you can expect out-of-the-box accuracy for maximum long-range shooting performance. "The Ruger Kestrel 5700 Ballistics Weather Meter makes a potent ballistic companion for any long-distance shooter, but is especially ideal for those hitting the range with...

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Bird Surveying with Kestrel: Breeding, Singing, and Migration

Nearly everyone knows that some birds fly south for the winter. The weather has an impact on bird behavior all over the world, affecting breeding, singing, and migration. Kestrel weather meters are one of the top chosen instruments to survey birds in microclimates. This is how those climates impact bird behavior and how Kestrel serves to monitor. The Impact of Birds and Climate Change Some species of birds are vulnerable creatures when it comes to the environment. In fact, 1 out of 8 species is at risk of becoming extinct due to environmental factors. Climates affect birds both directly and...

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Kestrel Instruments in Field Research: Customer Stories

Everyone loves a good story. With Kestrel Meters, we have countless stories to share about how our weather meters and data loggers are used around the world. Take a look at some of the examples below on how people from all walks of life are using Kestrel! Kestrel Meters & Endangered Black Rhinos Robin W. Radcliffe, DVM, DACZM, Senior Lecturer in Wildlife and Conservation Medicine at Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine, uses Kestrel Meters in large animal conservation efforts. With Kestrel weather meters and DROPS, these scientists are working for rhino conservation and research. They use Kestrel to monitor...

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