- Jul 26, 2009
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Yes. Works fine (I used one on my L1 and L2 flights), and I believe Quest is having a sale this weekend so you may be able to pick it up cheaply.Anyone used one of these?
What's your opinion?
I'm curious to know exactly what info a flight profile includes? TedI haven't use the quest altimeter. It sounds like a good value for what you get.
I do have a Perfectflite Alt15K. It will fit into a BT-20 tube, measure altitudes to 15,000 ft and store the flight profiles. It beeps out the altitude instead of an LED so you can hear the altitude instead of having to disassemble the rocket to see the LED flash. You can then download the data and see and calculate various flight profiles. It will store 2 or 3 fights in memory.
The best price I've seen for the Alt15K is $71.20. It's another $20 for the USB interface cables to download the data.
Here is one from the Alt15K. It lists altitude readings. A reading is taken every 0.10 seconds.I'm curious to know exactly what info a flight profile includes? Ted
Thanks for the data!Here is one from the Alt15K. It lists altitude readings. A reading is taken every 0.10 seconds.
The attached file is from my G Altitude contest flight. Each rocket had to have some part of it that was at least 54mm, no minimum diameters.
Of course you can import the file into Excel and graph all kinds of things.
The altimeter has been around for a good while in the R/C world from Winged Shadow, as noted in Bob's URL. It's a good little altimeter. However, his link is for the version powered by the R/C receiver/battery. Here is the self powered one that Quest sells. http://www.wingedshadow.com/hhsp.html
Quest did not sell it for $60 They sold it in the low 40s as well... You're mad at Quest, we get it. Get over it, move on.Quest does not make this unit!
We sell the exact same unit for less.
See our electronics section and look for :
The How High SP Altimeter by Winged Shadow. Same as Quest 7820 but less expensive. WSHOWHIGHSP Quest $60.00 Commonwealth $42.00
... and Aerotech...and once Estes stars selling direct, I'm sure it'll be the same thing. Bashing the companies on which this hobby is founded doesn't seem very productive. It's slim pickins for everyone. I think these companies are doing what they can to stay afloat. Sucks for the 3rd party vendors, no doubt. You(commonwealth) proved your point by not carrying the line anymore(while making everyone aware of it and and reasons why). That should have been the end of it. If rocketry is causing the much heartache, perhaps he should concentrate more on Aquarium supplies????You're mad at Quest, we get it.
They are probably just out of stock. I'll bet they sold a big bunch last weekend. Same thing happened last weekend with the standard launch controller (sold by itself), and I know that they haven't discontinued that one.Well it looks like Quest is no longer selling the How High altimeter as it's no longer on their website. Apogee is still listing it and the maker Winged Shadow sells them of course. Ted