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Old 06-26-2008, 01:10 PM   #1
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The Capn Software Wind Speed

I have noticed that The Capn has an area for true and relevant wind speed. I am curious if anyone is using The Capn and has some sort of wind instrument hooked up to the computer so you can see wind speed. I have looked in the manual and help files but did not find any information on where it gets the data from?
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Old 06-26-2008, 01:46 PM   #2
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RE: The Capn Software Wind Speed

On racing sailboats, we had true wind speed/direction and apparent wind speed/direction.* The insturmentation consisted of an anemometer, a wind vane, knot meter, and electronic compass.* Apparent wind speed and direction was raw data from the anemometer and wind vane.* True was calculated from apparent date coupled with direction (compass) and boat speed.* True wind and wind speed can be derived graphically or mathmatically.* It's a lot easier when the onboard computer does it for you.

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