I emailed Erik @ Ozark about new product offering as I'm considering the ARTS 2 as my next altimeter. I aim to get into airstarting at some point and would like a third integrated pyro channel and ARTS 2 provides only two.
Currently have a perfectflite MAWD but I want to record acceleration & speed for my Highway Star with Warp 9 loads.
Erik indicated they are always working on new product but will not be introducing anything new for a while.
So right now it's a toss-up between an ARTS 2 + g-switch/timer, 2 ARTS 2 or and R-DAS tiny.
G-Wiz: I've read some negative comments regarding customer support of their previous gen stuff so I'm wary of their product.
You may want to check out the Parrot altimeter if you're not aware of it. Comparing it to the ARTS2, it's less than half the size, it has 3 fully programmable outputs vs. 2, it has better accelerometer resolution and a wider allowable acceleration range, records a lateral accel channel, continuity, deployment logic measurements, and temperature in flight, has longer recording time, 5 flights rather than 2, built in battery and charger, on-board arm switch and USB output. Both have easy-to-use, GUI-based interface programs. The ARTS2 costs $30 more than the Parrot. To be fair, the ARTS has a telemetry & GPS module available (for $400), and a handful of other features that the Parrot does not. But if you're looking for a 3-output accel-and-baro altimeter with USB output, you don't really need to wait for the ARTS3.
Now it's going on 3 years & still no product, I'm not going to hold my breath. It's kind of funny that you show off a product & get people into a frenzy about this new altimeter & have them wait forever for it.......