An invaluable tool for RC Clubs and RC Pilots & Drivers, particularly those using IC power, to monitor for excessive noise levels, this Hobbyking Digital dB Meter is compact enough to fit into the smallest toolbox and comes with a removable pop shield and a threaded mount for a tri-pod.
Features: Measuring Range: 30dBA~130dBA Accuracy: 1.5dB Frequency Response: 31.5Hz~8.5kHz Sampling Rate: 2x/s Automatic Backlit Display Max Hold Function Auto Power Off
Specs: Dimension: 57mmx26mmx149mm Weight: 144g (Inc Battery) Frequency Weighting: A Resolution: 0.1dB In-built 13mm Condenser Mic 9v Dry Cell Battery (Included) 30 Hours Operation per Battery (Approx) Instructions Included
I thought they had a Radar Guns on here about a year ago, or did I dream it and simply going MAD?
With the Noise level meter I'll bet there are clubs going ARRGGHH we spent $300 on meter (Like ours!!) and now HK show up with one for under $20!! - ouch! - However I love it, gotta get one gizmos like this are great. -B!
Another thing, when people are posting data/specs about a model, they will also be able to post the noise level of it (at 5 metres) as everyone can now afford a Sound Level Meter. How good id id Hobby King!!! - Damned good!
I can see all the control freaks lining up to get this now. You know the type.. They dont like the type of plane you fly..so they come up with the "its to noisy for this club complaint" but all there really trying to do, is fulfill their own personal agenda.
I'm thinking about it the other way around. If someone tries to tell me one of my models is too loud I can pull this out and prove them wrong. Unless of course I've already checked it and it is over the limit, then I'm certainly not going to pull it out and prove them right but it'll be nice to know when I can tell them to P off and stop annoying me and when to keep my mouth shut.
good point sawdust iv got people like that around where i live i converted from nitro to electric because i was sick of the moaning and guess what the electric is to loud. i dont fcuking moan about there noise sheds of cars
You will always get some people moaning about something no matter what we say and do. As for calibrating,how hard could/would it be and like you say 10 mins is nothing,once it's done you shouldn't need to do it again job done then let the fun begin. Now all we need is for someone at HK to see our posts then they might get on it.
A speed gun would be great . I'm putting telemitry in some models including gps which will tel me speed but for anything I'm after serious speed with I certainly don't want to be weighing it down with anything that's not absolutely esential but I'll realy want to know what I'm getting out of it and a good speed gun is the only practical alternative.
I would have to agree for most users ( see words in () ) it would be a useless function. My current solution is to cary a microphone and a laptop ( bulky but effective ) to get what I need. Smaller would be nice...
It looks like a nice little unit I may get one any way. I do not always need more than a max reading my self.
this is not a top shelve item bit it will be useful. either on adjusting my home made sound system and on the field testing the "loudness" of any model. I can't evaluate the precision but it feels "true" within 1dB so it is alright for the cost.
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It works well, probably should be calibrated again, but it seems more accurate the louder it tests. It is made of strong plastic, and has a screen light that lights proportionally to the light it senses.
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Very impressed with this, out of the packet it was 1 db out from a calibrated tester worth 350euros. calibrated using the device with the other db(49db) meter by approx 3/4 turn of the adjuster and the readings were perfect. Highly recomended, even comes with a battery.