Re: Altimeter from Estes Rockets!
On 28 Mar 2003 23:48:29 GMT, firstname.lastname@example.org
>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:
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
Scott Orr (a rocket guy who just happened to be looking at this