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Old Mar 30, 2003, 12:52 AM
Scott D. Orr
Scott D. Orr
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Re: Altimeter from Estes Rockets!

On 28 Mar 2003 23:48:29 GMT, msu1049321@aol.com (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.


Unfortunatley, it's a not a real altimeter--it's just a timer that
estimates the altitude based on descent time. If you want a really
small, light altimeter, have a look here:

http://www.geocities.com/rdh82000/Picoalt/index.htm

You want the "peak reporting" altimeter. It was designed for rockets,
but I assume it would work for a sailplane. Email Robert and ask him.
It goes for $60 plus $5 for shipping, but I'm not sure he has any left
right now.

Scott Orr (a rocket guy who just happened to be looking at this
group).