Model Flying Club Joins WeatherFile
Richard Paul Russell Ltd. was delighted to offer a cost effective ‘plug and play’ solution to Phoenix Model Flying Club. Founded 30 years ago with over 200 members, they required ground level highly accurate wind data so members can judge safe limits to fly. An essential part of the requirement was for members to be able to view the data remotely so they can avoid unnecessary trips to the club when high winds are present.
Richard Paul Russell Ltd. delivered a cost-effective solution that exceeded the clients brief, meeting all their “must-haves” with additional desirable functionality well within budget. Key elements of the system included a WeatherFile Connection Unit (WCU) that gathers data directly from the sensor that is sent over the local WiFi network to the WeatherFile website. This data can be viewed over the public internet with any connected device from any location. Additional email alert functionality enables club members to receive notifications directly to their inbox when wind limits are exceeded.
Peter Thompson project manager at Phoenix Model Flying Club was delighted with the result stating “Your product has a great spec, does just what we need and your support is first class. For many years we have worked hard to provide our members with the best facilities possible and it is very satisfying that we have finally managed to add live wind monitoring to the list. I am also pretty chuffed that we are the first Model Flying Club on your Locations list!”
The system was self-installed on time within budget and to specification, delivering highly accurate live wind speed and direction readings through a Gill WindSonic 1 sensor connected directly to www.WeatherFile.com. Email alerts and long term data capture provide a complete solution that far exceeds the clients’ expectations.
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