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Nov 06, 2009, 08:21 PM
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There should not be an issue with extending either the wiring, or the tube.


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Nov 07, 2009, 04:30 AM
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Originally Posted by billpa
There should not be an issue with extending either the wiring, or the tube.


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Thanks Bill
Apr 08, 2011, 03:16 AM
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Hi Bill
In regards to extending the tubing instead of the wiring (for me this is cosmetics - i'd rather keep it looking clean, in my set up extending the power/data cables would mean putting the board external on the fuselage) is there any consideration to tube size? I need a tubing run of 1m on the positive and negative side (so 2m total). I am finding it hard to obtain 1.5mmID/2.5mmOD (or even 1.5mmID/whateverOD)...would a 2mm ID effect calibration/accuracy?
Apr 10, 2011, 11:54 PM
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Hi, no, the larger tube should not affect accuracy.
May 15, 2011, 01:33 PM
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stand alone altimeter

Hi,i am Bruno from Belgium and i have the folowing question,is it posible to reset the altimeter and the speedmeter to zero when used as a stand alone unit,thanks by forehand greetz Bruno.
May 18, 2011, 02:25 PM
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Hi Bruno, no, there's not a way to set the display to zero. It will always flash the last max height/speed.
May 19, 2011, 06:01 PM
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Hi there,thanks for the reply,but i have another qustion,what is the reset hight for the altimeter i used it in a fireworks DLG now but it keeps telling me the hight of my 4 meter lunak where it was in before and doeing a great job.
Greetz Bruno.
May 24, 2011, 12:58 PM
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Hi Bruno, the reset heights, and what triggers a reset, in standalone mode, are described here in the manual.
Jun 22, 2011, 12:40 AM
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I hope it is ok to ask this here, but whats with buying either of these items through Hobbyking? I do most of my buying through there as it is a one stop shop but I have been trying to get an altimeter through there is impossible . It's they either never have enough stock or the stock goes quicker than i ever notice ... either way i just wish they didnt list it anymore~
Jun 23, 2011, 12:39 AM
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The altimeters have been in short supply. Most sites state that they won't get them back in until mid-July. Tower Hobbies has them cheaper than anywhere else I can find but they too are out of stock. I went through ExperienceRC to get mine.

I just checked that link and their stock is going down too.

Jun 23, 2011, 05:28 PM
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WHY CANT WE GET THESE THINGS!!! I asked a local dealer and he said over 4 weeks away .... bah!!! Kinda makes me wanna jump ship to another system that i can actually find in stock.

Work harder and make stuff available!!!!!!!!!!

Jun 24, 2011, 02:31 PM
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All, sorry for the altimeter delay. One of the required parts had an unexpectantly very long lead time, but the altimeters are scheduled to ship to us this coming week.
Jul 19, 2011, 09:06 AM
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Altimeter MicroSensor V4 (ALTIMETER-V4)

quick question: on you list an "Altimeter MicroSensor V4 (ALTIMETER-V4)"; I can't find a manual for V4 ... what is the difference to V3?
Jul 19, 2011, 01:06 PM
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Hi Wolf,

The altimeter V4 manual is here.
Jul 20, 2011, 11:11 AM
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Hi Bill, I notice on the picture of the new Altimeter V4 in the new manual there doesn't seem to be the little pressure sensor to connect the silicon tube from a pitot tube.

Can this sensor infact still be connected to the pitot tube?

Or does the sensor become subject to random placement somewhere in the aircrafts fuselage that may or may not be subject to Ram air pressure variations regardless of altitude?

I really like they way the v3 sensors both get connected to the pitot tube as it gives very consistent and reliable results both for altitude and airspeed.


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