PML CoPilot V 2.0 in a 38mm coupler?

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    PML CoPilot V 2.0 in a 38mm coupler?

    Anyone try fitting one of these in a 38mm PML coupler? It *almost* fits. Might have to shave off the tabs on the battery holder. Even though I could buy alts that would fit better I just hate to toss out perfectly good (even though its old) electronics. Just curious what others may have experienced with this setup.
     
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    Never even heard of this altimeter?
     
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    It is a re-badged Missileworks, I think?
     
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    Pics please?
     
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    I think that's the case. It's old and it's huge compared to other altimeters. I'll post pictures next time I get a chance.

    Edit: Here's a shot of it off the interwebs - pretty sure mine is the same thing:

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    I sorta like the battery clamp, although I do not like the size and weight of the 9 volt battery itself.
     
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    Yeah one of these days I’m going to get a nice charger setup for a bunch of LiPo’s. One of those I haven’t gotten around to it yet sorta things
     
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    I hear that. If I somehow managed to live another 300 or so years I couldn't accomplish 1/2 of what I have "planned"..
     
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    Yeah I do not have that battery clip so that leaves me with 2 options to retain it: Fabricate a new clip or tape the battery to the alt. I am leaning toward the former.

    The more I play with this setup the less enthused I am in placing it in a minimum diameter 38mm rocket. I dug up an old HyperLoc 300 that needs a new paint job so I figure use this dinosaur alt in that dinosaur rocket. Already have a built alt bay so with some modification I ought to be able to easily use this co-pilot in there.
     
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    Velcro and zip ties...They've not failed me yet.
     
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    And there's that. I still may make a new clip because I sorta enjoy doing that sorta thing. I know, I'm weird but I'll keep your suggestion in mind. Thanks
     

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