- May 8, 2020
- Reaction score
- Oahu, Hawaii
For that rate, just buy a Firefly ($25 plus shipping), Flightsketch Mini (if they come back into stock), Eggtimer Quark ($20 plus shipping), or Eggtimer Apogee ($15 plus battery, which you can buy from Eggtimer plus shipping). If you're interested in/have skills to assemble your own electronics, the Eggtimers are an ideal entry point. All of these are well-proven in the hobby rocketry community, so you'll get a solid product.What about this altimeter on ebay, any good?
I was pretty much new to soldering, and was able to assemble a working Quantum on the first try (plus a little of Cris' help finding the joint that needed rework). It wasn't pretty, but it works. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend the Quark as an entry level project. A temperature-controlled soldering iron and some fine tips are a must though. I haven't personally assembled an Apogee yet, but it sounds a bit easier.I'm thinking about doing this just to see how difficult it would be. I figure if I can solder a stained glass window, I can solder an altimeter.
That is one based on my OpenSource project, it is now widly used in Europe. The idea is to allow people on a budget to fly with electronics.What about this altimeter on ebay, any good?