@OzzyO201.27 is current 1.28 has some changes for non-ballistic meters but nothing new for ballistic. The impeller housing presses out from the rear to forward and wiping it clean should do all that is needed.
lithium batteries discharge curves are very straight until they finally die and drop off quickly. temperature changes can greatly affect the results so most of the time it is just the fact that the kestrel needs to warm up a little to get a proper value. i wouldn't pay too much attention to the percentage until it gets very low and remains very low.My 5700 which still has the original battery in it shows varying battery levels when started.
Sometimes 100%, sometimes 47% etc.
What is up with that?
Battery type is set to Lithium.
ThanksAny 5000 series meter with Link will work. However, to get complete information you would want a Kestrel with a built-in compass so the 5500, 5700 and Elite meters are the best choices. Since there is no price difference between the 5500 and the 5700 which includes ballistic software, the 5700 is the best choice for shooters.
You may want to direct this question to Applied Ballistics. I am not sure you can gain any usable information from a personal drag model without knowing anything about the rifle that it was developed for.I am one of those guys who have been downloading the forbidden fruit. I don't use it for shooting but researching to identify if a bullet tends to perform better in a wide range of match grade rifles than other bullets. More importantly, I want to avoid having a new barrel chambered specifically for a bullet that does not have that quality.
So, I have a question:
Is it true that there are so many randomly uncontrolled variables that this information is useless or even deceptive for my research?
Kestrel Elite MV Temp table is not working as I would expect it to. (Possibly error with the user)
I have input few rows to MV temp table.
These are not bullet proof values but quite close. Some values are chronoed with limited shot count.
But for some reason when the temperature on the Kestrel is set to 5C, the kestrel sets the muzzle velocity to 322ms.
Can you explain this logic for me?
-MV temp is enabled, default MV from the app 326ms.
-I also set it to 300ms to test if it influences MV Temp velocities but it did not, after enabling the MV table it changed to same 322ms.
I just went to edit the MV Temp table and while in the table it showed 317ms for 5C, when I entered to change it, it showed 318ms. I went back to table from editing state, and it still read 317ms in the MV Temp table.
After I edited the value to 316 (or any other number) and back to 318ms, it:
1. Showed 318 in the MV table view state also.
2. Fixed the MV to the proper value - 318ms at 5C.
It looks like values entered via phone are not properly saved or something? As I can re-create this error by re-importing the profile back to Kestrel from the phone.
I also noticed that the table was messed up again after importing the profile.
** As said, all of the temp table values needed to be input again from the Kestrel menu to get muzzle velocities to work correctly with varying temperatures.
**I messed the 317 and 318 numbers in this post but the main point is that it rounded the velocity up to 322 for some reason until it was set from Kestrel again.
Thanks for the "find". It appears to be a rounding issue in Android devices only. We cannot duplicate with iOS. We will look at a fix, fortunately it is a small number so it should not be noticeable at distance.Thanks for asking, forgot to add background info
-18.9.2019 released Android version. (Latest)
-Kestrel FW is 1.31
I just a second ago also made the MV Temp table for another cartridge on the Kestrel and then exported it to phone via the "Get Profiles".Thanks for the "find". It appears to be a rounding issue in Android devices only. We cannot duplicate with iOS. We will look at a fix, fortunately it is a small number so it should not be noticeable at distance.
Thanks, we will look at that too.I just a second ago also made the MV Temp table for another cartridge on the Kestrel and then exported it to phone via the "Get Profiles".
I lost the table on the Kestrel and it did not arrive to the phone either. Other changes like the Zero Height did arrive, so it was not an error in data transfer itself.
I take this back - the values showed up on phone and Kestrel after some time.
Usually they are grayed out prior to the first connection. The app needs to know which Kestrel you have so it can present the correct menu items. Do a connection and then disconnect and see if the app menu is available . If not give me your info on ios or android and version, app build and Kestel FW.Do I have to be connected to kestrel to view/manage my profiles now? I thought I used to be able to do that in the app without connecting. Now those options are grayed out and it asks to connect to a device.
I have the Kestrel/Hornady 5700 4DOF and continue to learn about how to use it correctly. Can you manually input rifle angle?Welcome to the Kestrel Meters Ballistic Support Thread. This is the official world-wide support center for Kestrel users, hosted right here on the Hide. Look for product news, Link app and Kestrel firmware version updates, PC program information and ballistic support.
So what is the recommended best practice for truing the Kestrel and having it make the necessary adjustments to MV based on powder temp.?MV Temp table has a switch on/off, if on the Kestrel uses the temp table data for MV, if off it goes to the MV you entered or corrected to using MV Calc. There is no order to any of it, just off or on.