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Chrono in the rain?

Post by Grantness » 01 May 2009, 19:12

Random question: Anybody know how I can get some chrono data in the rain? Just checked the weather, and the 10 day forecast has nothing but rain :( And before you tell me to get an indoor kit....there's no indoor ranges around here either :wall:

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Re: Chrono in the rain?

Post by Cyberfly » 01 May 2009, 21:30

Stupid question time.
Can you use a large umbrella or cover/tent type thing for just the chrono?
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Re: Chrono in the rain?

Post by Esteves » 01 May 2009, 21:34

Overkill?
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Then get the indoor kit. ;)
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Re: Chrono in the rain?

Post by Cyberfly » 01 May 2009, 21:42

Uh, yeah. That's sorta what I was thinking. :?:
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Re: Chrono in the rain?

Post by Grantness » 01 May 2009, 21:48

LOL....i guess I'd need a really really long extension chord too. :ponder:

Fly: most chronos (without the indoor lighting kit) require a clear view of the sky w/ diffuse light (via clouds or sky screens).

Any chance some transparant panels or plastic wrap would allow it to work in the rain?

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Re: Chrono in the rain?

Post by Wollychop » 08 May 2009, 04:51

This is a ghetto solution, but my buddy and I were able to get consistent readings at night using a couple of pelican flashlights. I just didn't want to buy the "kit".

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Re: Chrono in the rain?

Post by apache » 08 May 2009, 05:58

I actually setup our tailgate tent, like in the picture Esteves posted, a couple weeks ago because I wanted to chrono some rounds and the weather was not cooperating. Unfortunately I could not get the chrono to read, all I got was errors. I think it may work if you used the lights like wolly suggested. Funny thing is every shot I took made the canopy expand a little and all the collected rain would fly off it.... funny to watch.
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Re: Chrono in the rain?

Post by gw45acp » 08 May 2009, 06:19

I think a clear plastic drop cloth found in the painting isle at the hardware store would work OK. If it doesn't, you can report back on the average velocity of rain drops.
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Re: Chrono in the rain?

Post by Grantness » 08 May 2009, 07:51

Good idea. Thats sounds portable enough.

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