Altimeter Choice, need help !

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Daedalus

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Originally posted by edwardw
The RRC2X and Perfectflite MAWD are great altimeters....but make sure you spend the $1 on an e-match instead of something homemade. The$1 investment I think is worth the cost of the rocket and electronics.

Edward
I have 2 MAWDs and can vouch for them as excellent altimeters. I have flown both together and they returned the same altitude within a few feet. The download kit is well worth having as it gives the flight profile recorded at 20 samples / sec. as well as peak altitude.

I would agree always use a purchased e-match as it will be more reliable than any of the other home-made solutions, in addition the altimeter has been tested with them and so you know they will not damage the altimeter.

I also have a G-Wizz LC (not the LC deluxe) - as it is inertial only the recorded altitude is way off and single deploy only. After seeing the altitude inaccuracy I have not dared fly it for deployment. Can be used as an airstart or staging controller though.

Personally I would go for the MAWD.

bobkrech

The Prefectflite Alt15K logging altimeter was chosen for the TARC 2004 altimeter because they are accurate, readily available and affordable. The Perfectflite MAWD logging dual event altimeter is essentially the same unit with a slightly higher altitude range and double deployment. Altitude resolution is about 10 ft. The manuals are excellent, and goes into gory detail on how to set it up for double deployment. With the data transfer kit the cost is $115. It's not a bad deal. Bob Krech DynaSoar Well-Known Member Originally posted by cdma77 I am looking to purcahse an altimeter for dual deployment. Could somebody recommend one to me please. I am looking for pros and cons of all makes and models. I even saw a kit for about$58.00.
The Ozark ARTS is probably the most capable and one of the best. It may have more capability than you need. But if you have it and decide you need those other capabilities later, you have it.

I like it because it's both baro and kinetic. It measures both ways. No worries about going Mach or other air/wind pressure problems.

gregzo

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I agree with everything mentioned already. All the altimters mentioned are good units.
I also have bought and assembled the P6K from Transolve for $58 including shipping. For$58 you get an altimeter that is rugged and works. If that's what you want - go for it. If you think you want/need extras - look someplace else.
There are NO extras. No logging or recording. Low 100 foot resolution on reported altitude. No on board battery mount (this is a plus or minus depending on opinion).

It just works - isn't that why you want one?? I got my L2 with my P6K........