|Dec 02, 2013, 12:40 PM|
It is cheap and easy to make an audio variometer that is adequate for most applications. Thermal Scout and a baby monitor transmitter.
I have been flying mine for several weeks now, works great.
|Feb 17, 2014, 10:18 AM|
|Feb 17, 2014, 03:33 PM|
From the start, my goal has been to create unique products for the everyday, average aircraft modeler -- folks like you and me. I've always tried to make sure our customers are treated the way I want to be treated as a customer; with quality products, no-nonsense pricing, same-day shipping, and easy service. You have rewarded us for our efforts with all the business we could handle. It's been busy and challenging; exciting and frightening; rewarding and exhausting -- a wild and wonderful flight.
Thanks so much!
Dave West, Owner & Principal Engineer
Winged Shadow Systems
I use his Thermal Scout hooked up per the "Joe Petro" method. This outputs the vario to a $15 Walmart baby monitor for transmitting audio to earth.
It works great; for $65 you have very nice vario.
Today The vario was locating some tiny, but workable, thermals.
The vario has spoiled me somewhat. But I consider it a great safety device to make sure you are truly coming down when spoilers are deployed at spec altitude.
I am hoping Dave sells his Thermal Scout design, as I might need another in the future.
|Feb 20, 2014, 04:49 PM|
Joined Oct 2004
I had one conversation with Dave and came away with a very high regard for the man , his product and his very professional manner .
I pray that some one will pick up the product line .
We have lost way too many quality product lines over the years and we can ill afford to lose any more .
|Feb 21, 2014, 07:02 AM|
I have tremendous respect for Dave West.
This is what I got from him just a couple of days ago
I have decided to retire, so Winged Shadow products are no longer available. (See my letter to customers toward the bottom of the website homepage www.WingedShadow.com ) However, I will continue to provide warranty service to existing customers for at least a year.
I don't have any plans to sell the business or the designs. It would take someone with electronic, software, and manufacturing experience to take over production. Frankly, with the rapid pace of sensor and processor improvements, someone with those skills would be better off creating new designs.
Thanks for all your past business,
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