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Davis Vantage Pro2 Plus with 24hr FARS and new Aerocone.
« on: April 08, 2017, 06:24:41 AM »
Hi all

Just thought I'd share a few photos of my Davis Instruments Gear.

I have a Vantage Pro2 Plus with 24hr FARS.
Soil/Leaf Station and the  Remote Anemometer Station.

Feel free to comment or ask questions.

Sited in Hamilton, New Zealand.
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Re: Davis Vantage Pro2 Plus with 24hr FARS and new Aerocone.
« Reply #1 on: April 08, 2017, 07:12:14 AM »
Soil and Leaf Station


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« Reply #2 on: April 08, 2017, 07:17:16 AM »
Leaf Wetness Sensor and Remote Anemometer Kit

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Re: Davis Vantage Pro2 Plus with 24hr FARS and new Aerocone.
« Reply #3 on: April 08, 2017, 08:27:03 AM »
What is that vertical white cylinder on the opposite side of the anemometer/vane?

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Re: Davis Vantage Pro2 Plus with 24hr FARS and new Aerocone.
« Reply #4 on: April 08, 2017, 09:40:13 AM »
That is a lot of equipment hanging on that small ISS station pole...  just kidding, you have it well braced, Very Nice!

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Re: Davis Vantage Pro2 Plus with 24hr FARS and new Aerocone.
« Reply #5 on: April 08, 2017, 12:05:29 PM »
Very nice setup.

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Re: Davis Vantage Pro2 Plus with 24hr FARS and new Aerocone.
« Reply #6 on: April 08, 2017, 03:41:44 PM »
Wow, very nicely done. The only problem I see you possibly having is some false rain tips if strong wind causes the ISS to shimmy. You may want a manual gauge for comparison sake. Otherwise,  =D>.

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Re: Davis Vantage Pro2 Plus with 24hr FARS and new Aerocone.
« Reply #7 on: April 09, 2017, 06:08:19 PM »
Turn that rain catcher upside-down and it looks like a NASA rocket motor ! ! !

I bought one of the new rain cones.  It does look like a rocket motor inverted.  I like the design and understand why they did this...


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Re: Davis Vantage Pro2 Plus with 24hr FARS and new Aerocone.
« Reply #8 on: April 14, 2017, 05:18:17 PM »
What is that vertical white cylinder on the opposite side of the anemometer/vane?

Greg H.


Hi Greg, It where I have housed the Boltek Lightning Antenna. Bit extreme but can't say I get interference.

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Re: Davis Vantage Pro2 Plus with 24hr FARS and new Aerocone.
« Reply #9 on: April 14, 2017, 05:20:05 PM »
Wow, very nicely done. The only problem I see you possibly having is some false rain tips if strong wind causes the ISS to shimmy. You may want a manual gauge for comparison sake. Otherwise,  =D>.

Cheers for the advice CW2274

I will definitely look at making that more sturdy. I am thinking about a manual rain gauge to verify the rain fall.

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« Reply #10 on: April 14, 2017, 05:23:26 PM »
Thanks to everyone else. Photos of other people's stations really helped me put my setup together, so thought I'd pass the help on.

Anyone got photos of there ones. I'm keen to know how people have mounted there leaf/soil station.

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Re: Davis Vantage Pro2 Plus with 24hr FARS and new Aerocone.
« Reply #11 on: April 14, 2017, 07:11:07 PM »
Wow, very nicely done. The only problem I see you possibly having is some false rain tips if strong wind causes the ISS to shimmy. You may want a manual gauge for comparison sake. Otherwise,  =D>.

Cheers for the advice CW2274

I will definitely look at making that more sturdy. I am thinking about a manual rain gauge to verify the rain fall.
Here's what most of us use. You may find it cheaper elsewhere. http://www.ambientweather.com/strgloteprra.html

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Re: Davis Vantage Pro2 Plus with 24hr FARS and new Aerocone.
« Reply #12 on: April 14, 2017, 07:52:30 PM »
Thanks CW2274 I think Iv seen a couple of options here in New Zealand.
Will let you know if I find anything different between the readings

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Re: Davis Vantage Pro2 Plus with 24hr FARS and new Aerocone.
« Reply #13 on: July 08, 2017, 02:03:25 AM »
Does anyone know if those curves in aerocone really make any difference? It looks like a copy of a design that has been around for a long time.  And Davis has provided me no data. All I see is this page: http://www.davisnet.com/product/aerocone-rain-collector-with-vantage-pro2-mounting-base/

Not very technical - just some silly 3rd grade babbling.

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Re: Davis Vantage Pro2 Plus with 24hr FARS and new Aerocone.
« Reply #14 on: July 08, 2017, 04:41:56 AM »
Just FYI, if that design would be so prefect why do then the institutes use designs like attached image?
(Image: FMI, Finland)