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Help with UAV Forecast Settings

Discussion in 'Pro/Adv Discussion' started by boolean, Jan 27, 2016.

  1. boolean

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    Since most of you guys use UAV Forecast I was wondering what do you guys use for settings. I know there are some defaults but I do not use them all. I know some people are going to say it depends on what you are comfortable with but I am looking for some sage advice. For example, what height to you enter, how many satellites (min), wind chill or not. Let me know your settings. Can someone suggest ideal settings.

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  2. ScatSpeak

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    Ideal settings are a personal choice based upon your tolerance I think...

    I typically use on my Android tablet version:

    Max wind: 20mph
    Wind altitude: 400ft
    Min Wind chill: 25F
    Max Precip prob: 40%
    Max Cloud cover: 85%
    Min visibility: 5miles
    Min GPS sats: 8
    GPS Elevation mask: 20
    Max KP: 5
    Show TFRs: On
    Show NFZs: On
    Show Daylight Hrs only: On

    YMMV....

    Some people don't mind being colder or want it warmer or like less wind or don't care about wind or don't care if it's gonna rain soon, etc.... So, I look at any "red bits" in the results and decide at that moment how I'm feeling about it...
     
  3. Lonewolf

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    I see it shows wind direction but the arrow doesn't really show the true direction. For example, it knows my location at startup. If I stand with my iPad facing North then turn facing west, the arrow remains in the same direction it was at startup, and doesn't move. Therefore I find that info useless.