Kestrel 1000 Measures
Current Wind Speed
Average Wind Speed
Maximum Wind Gust
Here's the one that started it all! We developed the Kestrel 1000 Pocket Wind Meter in 1995 when NK co-owner, Richard Kellerman, needed a reliable wind meter for flying his glider. Over 10 years later, it looks a little slicker, and it still gives you the reliable, accurate wind measurements that you need.
Every Kestrel Meter features a large, 1” impeller mounted on a sapphire jewel bearing, which means it starts rotating with the slightest puff of air – 0.3 mph to be exact! And this unique impeller is user-replaceable, too, which means it can easily be replaced if it is damaged or worn.
If your application demands regular calibration , simply pop in a new impeller and the Kestrel Wind Meter is restored to like-new factory calibration standards. The Kestrel 1000 can easily be switched between mph, km/h, ft/min, m/s, knots and Beaufort.
Kestrel 1000 Features
Protective cover with sure-grip overmolding
Data hold function
Large easy-to-read display
Waterproof and floats
Patented user-replaceable impeller
Wide range of wind speeds and low startup speed
Reliable, portable, and easy to use
All instruments and accessories are completely assembled in the USA
Kestrel 1000 Includes
A slip-on protective cover
CR2032 coin cell battery (Average life 300 hours)
Kestrel Certificate of Conformity
|Units||Operational Range||Resolution||Accuracy (+/-)||Specification Range|
|m/s||0.4 to 60.0 m/s||0.1||Larger of 3% of reading or least significant digit||0.4 to 40.0 m/s|
|ft/min||59 to 11,948 ft/min||1||59 to 7877 ft/min|
|km/h||1.0 to 218.0 km/h||0.1||1.0 to 144.0 km/h|
|mph||0.8 to 135.0 mph||1||0.8 to 89.0 mph|
|knots||0.6 to 118.3 kt||0.1||0.6 to 78.0 kt|
|Beaufort||0 to 12 B||0.1||0 to 12 B|
|1 inch diameter impeller with precision axle and sapphire bearings. Off-axis accuracy -1% @ 5º off-axis; -2% @ 10º; -3% @ 15º. Calibration drift < 1% after 100 hours use at 16 MPH / 7 m/s. Sustained operation above 60 MPH / 27 m/s will wear impeller rapidly and may cause destruction of impeller. Replacement impeller (NK PN-0801) may be field-installed without tools (US Patent 5,783,753).|
|Max/Avg Wind Speed||One-button clear and restart of Max Wind Gust and Average Wind measurement.|
|Display||Reflective 3 1/2 digit LCD. Digit height 0.36 in / 9 mm.|
|Display Update||1 second.|
|Display Backlight||Aviation green electroluminescent backlight.|
|Operational Temperature Range|
(LCD and Batteries)
|The operational temperature range of the liquid crystal display and batteries is 14° F to 131° F / -10 °C to 55 °C. Beyond the limits of the operational temperature range, the unit must be maintained within range and exposed for minimum time necessary to take reading.|
|Storage Temperature||-22 °F to 140 °F / -30 °C to 60 °C.|
|Auto Shutdown||After 45 minutes of no key presses.|
|Certifications||CE certified. Individually tested to NIST-traceable standards (written certificate of tests available at additional charge). |
|Batteries||CR2032, one, included. Average life, 300 hours of use, +/-depending on backlight use.|
|Environmental||Waterproof (IP67 standard). Drop-tested (MIL.STD.810F; unit only. Substantial impact may damage replaceable impeller.).|
|Dimensions||Unit 4.8 x 1.7 x 0.7 in / 122 x 42 x 18 mm. Case 4.8 x 1.9 x 1.1 in / 122 x 48 x 28 mm.|
|Weight||Unit 2.3 oz / 65 g. Case 1.3 oz / 37 g.|
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