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Old Mar 30, 2003, 10:52 AM
Bert Magin
Bert Magin
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Re: Altimeter from Estes Rockets!

Get a LoLo: http://www.lomcovak.cz/lolo/lolo.html

Bert
"Scott D. Orr" <sdorr@ix.netcom.com> wrote in message
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> 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).
>