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Mar 28, 2003, 06:52 PM
MSu1049321
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Altimeter from Estes Rockets!


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.
Mar 28, 2003, 07:12 PM
Stuart Robinson
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Re: Altimeter from Estes Rockets!


> Saw this today in the LHS> 31 bux

Whats a 'LHS> 31 bux' ?

Stuart.
Mar 28, 2003, 08:02 PM
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"Stuart Robinson" <Stuartr@nospam.please> wrote in message
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> > Saw this today in the LHS> 31 bux

>
> Whats a 'LHS> 31 bux' ?
>
> Stuart.



Mar 28, 2003, 10:02 PM
Dale Windsor
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In article <20030328184829.00320.00000038@mb-fs.aol.com>,
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.


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.

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Mar 29, 2003, 09:22 AM
MSu1049321
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Re: Altimeter from Estes Rockets!


DOH! I was wondering why it had a foam nose cone! OTOH, the way some of those
guys fly the landing task, it may work for them;-)
Mar 30, 2003, 01:52 AM
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).

Mar 30, 2003, 11:52 AM
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).
>





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