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retrolefty

I was stationed in Montana for the Air Force in the 60s where it would get down to -30F for a week at a time. We too had to keep our car batteries inside our barracks if we wanted to start our cars after work, All except one VW bug, it seemed to start no matter how cold.

Lefty


retrolefty

Seems to me that the wind direction will be somewhat obscured by the mass of the wind follower, that is sure to overshoot and oscillate to some degree. So not sure other then some 'averaging' code one could count of wind direction being anything but just a relative measurement. Same might be the case for windspeed impulses.

Lefty


EmilyJane

Gotta love the bugs. My '59 was indestructible.


Seems to me that the wind direction will be somewhat obscured by the mass of the wind follower, that is sure to overshoot and oscillate to some degree. So not sure other then some 'averaging' code one could count of wind direction being anything but just a relative measurement. Same might be the case for windspeed impulses.

Lefty


The wind vane does have significant momentum. That may account for the way it dances around in a gusty wind. I'm going to have an Arduino down on the ground managing it and the other sensors. I can keep a data base and play with the numbers a bit.


Coding Badly

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All except one VW bug, it seemed to start no matter how cold.


Probably because the battery is underneath the back seat.  Which is all sorts of fun when the bug rolls over.

EmilyJane

There was a piece of plywood under mine to keep it from falling through the rusty floor pan. :)

floresta

I hadn't been following this thread so I am catching up.

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I used to have a house in Crested Butte ...

Then you might recognize my user name.  Were you in C.B. when Larry T. was the doctor there?

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I was stationed in Montana for the Air Force in the 60s where it would get down to -30F for a week at a time.

Were you at Glasgow AFB by any chance?

Don

retrolefty

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Were you at Glasgow AFB by any chance?


No, Malstrom AFB in Great Falls, a SAC Minute Man missile base.

Lefty

EmilyJane

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Then you might recognize my user name.  Were you in C.B. when Larry T. was the doctor there?


That is the first thing that came to my mind when I saw your user name. A run off the East River chair or if you're coming off the North Face. I remember the lonnnnng lines at that chair near the end of the day. And the VW size moguls on Resurrection.

I remember a "happy" doctor I believe by that name. Is that the one?

floresta

I didn't get the name from the ski run but from the same town (aka Ruby and Ruby-Anthracite) that the run was undoubtedly named for.  Larry was the doctor for the ski area but I only visited him a few times, and that was in the summer, which as I recall lasted about two weeks.  All he had to deal with then was dog bites and fish hook injuries.  How many people do you know that have driven from Marble to Gothic via Schofield pass? 

Don

EmilyJane

I know the area. I have hiked the West Elk Wilderness area not too far from there.
I think you're talking about the doctor in the clinic on the mountain. I saw him for an injury or two. Yeah, summer was that period between the end of mud season and winter.
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How many people do you know that have driven from Marble to Gothic via Schofield pass? 


Not many. The "roads" are just jeep trails up there.

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