How about this one for $40...how about one that does not require smart phone or tablet but can download to PC windows based ?
Nice thing you get to the launch site, connect up the battery to the Quantum and button up the ebay. Get the rocket on the pad, fire up a browser on any device after pairing with the WiFi chip on the Quantum and can activate
+1Nice thing you get to the launch site, connect up the battery to the Quantum and button up the ebay. Get the rocket on the pad, fire up a browser on any device after pairing with the WiFi chip on the Quantum and can activate
the Quantum standing next to the rocket. Get the "Go" beeps and insert the igniter. Like everything else, the procedures are spelled out in the manual and it behooves a user to practice at the bench and perhaps write down a checklist to
follow onsite. Kurt
Follow the WiFi chip soldering instructions to a "T". I think I got a solder bridge under it and bricked one of mine. The voltage regulator got "scorch'in" hot and after some trouble-shooting it ended up in the junk box. 4 out of 5 build successes t'aint so+1
Worked like a charm for my L1. I love the fact I don't need to hassle with installing switches. I can arm it over Wifi on my phone. Later on, at home, I download the flight data to my laptop and plot it out for analysis. That's really helped in figuring out chute descent rates vs Cd.
The test mode is crucial in making sure you soldered it all together right. Hint, most of your problems will come down to getting those optoisolator j-legs soldered. They take some finesse.
Have to agree. I have been down an altimeter, bought a StratoLogger CF from the on-site vendor, installed it and flew successfully, no config changes needed (out of the box it'll deploy drogue at apogee and main at 700agl). Love 'em!If you want a recording altimeter and pyro channels and don't want to solder it up yourself, it's tough to beat the Perfectflite StratologgerCF at $55
I have the predecessor MAWD too that was $79.00 when they came out that's still going strong. KurtHave to agree. I have been down an altimeter, bought a StratoLogger CF from the on-site vendor, installed it and flew successfully, no config changes needed (out of the box it'll deploy drogue at apogee and main at 700agl). Love 'em!
what is the best recording altimeter for the money that is offered now ?
Sabrina, very nice work, could you add the Marsa54 since the Altus Metrums are represented. Also the RRC3 has three output channels and the third one can be used for staging.1. Eggtimer Quantum $40. This is the winner for "most features@lowest cost" recording altimeter. 60,000' max altitude, 15 flight memory, Programmed via wifi, (Requires assembly - can you solder tiny parts?)
2. Missileworks RRC2+ $45 Records peak altitude one flight only.
3. Strattologger CF $50. 100,000 max altitude, 16 flight memory (flight data = altitude, temperature, and battery voltage sampled 20 times per second) No assembly required, very simple, can be flown right out-of-the-box.
4. Missileworks RRC3 $70. 15 flight memory. Add-on accessories available including LCD screen and GPS.
5. Featherweight Raven3 $155. Includes baro and Accelerometer, 5 flight memory, 4 event channels, A good choice for high-power staging.
6. Altus Metrum TeleMega v2.0 $400 - If price is no object, many folks consider this to be the "best" altimeter, with 6 events, GPS tracking, baro and accelerometer, telemetry downlink, and more.
For self-contained altimeters WITHOUT deployment - consider any of the three Jolly Logic altimeters $50 - $100.