Software Newsletter #34 - April 25, 2009
Drag Racing Computers and Software
-- Reading the Wind --
us are used to reading the wind direction at the race track from the
American flag or a wind sock. Both of these point in the direction that
the wind is blowing. With the advent of the trailer station, we are
introduced to the Weather Vane. A weather vane points
in the direction the wind is coming from, exactly the opposite
of what we are used to seeing. If the flag or a wind sock is pointing
down the track, we have a TAIL wind. If a weather vane is pointing
down the track, we have a HEAD wind. Yes, it can be confusing
and many people are getting it wrong!
our Davis trailer stations, the wind arm must be oriented as parallel
to the race track and aimed down track. We can then compute the TrueWind
from the absolute wind speed and degrees of wind direction. A head wind
is represented by a positive number, while a tail wind is represented
as a negative (-) number.
Don't be confused by watching the flag or a wind sock and think that
your trailer station is reading backwards. If you have it oriented correctly,
it will be reading the correct wind direction. Remember, a weather vane
points in the opposite direction than you may be used to seeing. See
example images below.
REAL World Technical Support --
With Family Software, you'll get better technical support than anywhere
on the planet. Why? Because, we design and/or use all of the products
that we sell. All of my 40+ years of on-track racing experience and
knowledge is available to you. Try to find that kind of information
at any one of our competitors. You won't be able to, I guarantee it!
Family Software cares about the racer and his/her success as a racer.
We also want you to get the most value for your hard earned dollars.
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you're placing an order by phone, call 877-497-0992. If you need information
or technical help, call 610-497-5561.
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and it is posted on the web site. Our company is registered with the
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