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Old 04-16-2012, 03:05 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Question Any 1 try this tach for HS? Western Robotics Chinook Optical Tachometer Elite

Here is the tach
http://www.readyheli.com/WRL-CHNK2E-...E_p_36452.html
I have a cheap little tach that needs to go on the ground at the tip of the blades. Uses shadows to determing speed. Not really crazy about this method. This Western Robotics tach is expensive but looks much safer. I guess you point it at the blades and an internal disk spins. You look through the window and adjust the speed of the spinning disk until the blades look like they are not moving and then read the output screen. I am assuming this is how it works.
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Old 04-18-2012, 11:32 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Funny, I was wondering the same thing. I am in the market for a tach and wondered if this one is really worth the $$$. Doesn't look like the thread is getting any action so maybe nobody has one.
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Old 05-13-2012, 08:18 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Hi,
this is a great tachometer. I've been using it for 2 years now. No problems.

The biggest advantage is a large watching window. Makes the task much easier.

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Old 05-14-2012, 12:00 AM   #4 (permalink)
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I've seen one, they work rather well. Since its not a tool that I would use regularly I find it a bit expensive.
+ I have a CC data logging that gives me the HS, once I know the numbers there's really not much need to look at it again and again, right ?
Maybe if you can get it used.
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