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  1. Mar 9, 2020 #1

    milehigh

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    Nice flight, good way to spend a few hours.
     
  3. Mar 10, 2020 #3

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    Looks good. I’ve seen mixed reviews on the Estes Altimeter.
     
  4. Mar 10, 2020 #4

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    It sounds like you must have covered the static ports while pulling the nose cone off to read the altimeter after that first flight. The Estes Altimeter (and AltimeterOne) don't lock in the reading after a flight—they have no "I'm done flying" logic—so if you lower the pressure further as would happen as you pull of the NC with the static ports covered, you can essentially overwrite the results of the flight.
     
  5. Mar 10, 2020 #5

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    BEC,
    I believe you are right. I altered the reading by improper handling. Must be more careful in the future. This is my first use of an altimeter, so there's a small learning curve to go with it.
     
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    Most altimeters lock their readings in after they've decided they've stopped flying. But the Estes one doesn't...and the instructions don't tell you that.
     
  7. Mar 15, 2020 #7

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    I gave up on my Estes altimeter after 4 flights where it failed to read anything. I now use the Altimeter Two which works great; highly recommended.
     

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