Of the 45 forces in the UK, four have no fixed speed cameras at all, while 13 said fewer than half of their cameras are active.
This would be the most accurate way to determine the speed for the particular setup you're using. Patrick Andresz 17/07/09 : Thank you very much for this nice programm ! Don Walker 22/09/09 : an excellent tool but for one thing! would it be possible to produce a version in Yards and diference in site marks settings in mm for old field archers Mark 25/09/09 : I didn't believe it when I looked at the numbers, as the difference between each 5M distance for time and sight markings seemed to be almost constant.
It's very helpfull and so helped me to verifie my estimation of the speed of my arrows. But then thinking about the speed of most compounds (300 fps) this would make sense.
Yours is 4.2 inches low at 10 yards, 8.3 inches high at 50 yards and 44.7 inches low at 80 yards relative to Accurate Sights which includes air drag and distance from eye to arrow. The aerodynamic drag is not taken into account as it impossible to do with only 4 inputs.
This program was meant mostly as an easy way to estimate your arrow speed.
Just 10 speed cameras raked in as much as £25million in three years, it has been revealed.
The machines caught 253,684 drivers who would each have been fined at least £100.
However if you give the program first your 20m/30m sight marks and then your 70m/90m, you can find out how much speed your arrow loses at longer distances. If you fire two shots using the same pin at different distances and measure the arrow drop, you should be able to determine the speed without knowing distance to the eye, non? Dan 21/10/08 : Good calculator however it does not seem to account for decceleration and would only be the average arrow speed from distance one to distance 2, beyond distance 2 your arrow would be constantly deccelerating and thus your extrapolated sight pin settings are slightly off.
David Morrish 23/08/08 : As a new archer, I find the sighting info and arrow speed info very helpful, and have recommended the web site to others. A minor point (very minor) is that in the UK we regularly use distances measured in yards, but sight measurements in cm, so I have to convert the tables to give me data in this mixed format. Steve Brown,archery bowmanship and courtesy 11/11/08 : Hi I read the comments with interest do youhave a similar one for flight shooting.
Charles: it could be tweaked but it would require two more input variables. Roy 14/11/07 : an excellent tool but for one thing! would it be possible to produce a version with imperial input values for those of us who still live in the stone age...;-) Apostolos 21/05/08 : The calculator is back in order! It mesures it very i have some the calculation inculdes the air friction,arrow weight ext?