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Things I liked: The packaging in the box is compact, and the unit is easy to use.Instructions were clear.The cord connecting the two boxes appears to be a standard phone cord with RJ11 connectors, so if a cord gets damaged it will be easy to replace/repair.
Things I would have changed: It would be nice if the chrony had a bit more sensitivity. It required a pretty bight light above the diffusers to work. I night like to import Chrony data directly to my computer, but the interface cables (Alpha-to-RS232 and 232-to-USB) and the software add up to as much as the unit costs. Like to see the software price reduced.
What others should know: The primary difference between Alpha and higher grade Chronys is that the memory in the Alpha is volatile. Turn it off and all memory is cleared.If you want to bring the data back home, you might want to spring for the units with non-volatile memory.
Things I liked: Everything! Easy to setup, easy to use. Easy to read the digital readout. I am real happy with this unit and wish I would have bought one years ago!
Things I would have changed: Nothing.
What others should know: The Alpha Master Chronograph is a well made, sturdy product. This is my first chronograph and it has worked flawlessly for me. I found the instructions easy to understand and it made it easy to setup the unit the very first time I used it. I really like how easy the unit folds up into a compact unit for storage and transportation. I have used the unit both outdoors and indoors. After ordering the indoor light unit for the chronograph I discovered I was able to "jury rig" my own method of lighting for indoor use. Although, I am very happy with the indoor lighting equipment for the unit. I created an Excel spreadsheet to record my readings for each shot, lowest velocity, high velocity, average velocity, extreme spread and standard deviation. I also record the pellet weight and then calculate the energy for the average velocity. I believe this information is very helpful in determining which pellet your air gun likes. I am extremely happy with this purchase.
Things I liked: The face/control box separates from the main unit allowing you easy access to the digital readout and controls.
Things I would have changed: I found it extremely difficult to get it to work consistently. I was able to obtain two good 16 shot strings and then numerous errors front or rear sensor. This was outside with and with out the diffusers. I am new to this and it maybe user error but I find the unit difficult to operate properly. I was told adding a light source under the diffusers will solve my problem. Hope so.
What others should know: I was told Competition Electronics makes the Pro Chrono Digital Cronograph and it has newer electronics and is much more user friendly
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I live in New Zealand and would like to know if you would ship this to New Zealand and what that would cost and could you let me know the total cost as not sure if there is any sales tax ect to be added Regards Brendon
what are the sky shields do?
They diffuse the bright lights, such as sunlight, to prevent damage to the the sensitive optical sensors. The sky shields are not necessary when using certain types of light, e.g.., fluorescent, as the light is diffuse enough already. If there is insufficient light the addition of "Skyscreen" lights is recommended.