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Old Mar 28, 2003, 09:02 PM
Dale Windsor
Dale Windsor
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Re: Altimeter from Estes Rockets!

In article <>, (MSu1049321) wrote:

> Saw this today in the LHS> 31 bux, an Estes model rocket kit, ARF, the
> nosecone
> has a miniature electronic altimeter with direct LCD readout in feet or
> meters.
> Looks neat for putting in a 2-meter glider.

It's not really an altimeter. It's a timer. It starts when the nose cone
and streamer ejects, turns off when it hits the ground and converts the
time into feet. And it's not very accurate or reliable.

Dale Windsor
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