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MattEx

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It's Christmas coming up (duh! ;) ), and my parents have agreed to buy me an altimeter :) ... no problems, some might say. Well, there is a problem - What one do I buy? :confused:
I want one that is quite inexpensive, but it must be reliable. I don't need really fancy features like airstarting motors or anything, though dual-deployment would be nice. The altimeter must fit into a 54mm airframe, but I don't expect that many altimeters would have a problem with that.

Any ideas/choices/recommendations greatly appreciated!
 

Juerg

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Hi Matt

I am using Altacc, MissileWorks and G-Wiz.
All of them are very nice products. It depends what you want and need.
I wouldn't focus on the prize in the first place, functionality is more important.
Try to find out what you need and only after that look at the price tag.
The Altimeter is a device that is supposed to be bought only once and recovery of your rockets will depend on it.

This may help:
http://www.jcrocket.com/altimeters.shtml
(A very nice altimeter comparison by John Coker)

Juerg
 

matt_taylor

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hey
it really depends on your price limit,
there are lots of different options, there is the RRC units, perfect flite, the G wiz units, and if got the cash there is the RDAS unit
here is a list of all the different units
http://www.modernhpr.com/Electronics.html
Adept wont ship to new zealand, and the PML unit is a overpriced version of the RRC, you can get the Gwiz units from aerocon, also if you do order from aerocon, email me first and we could combine order to save on shipping. also if it helps , i have a RRC2X40K and Matt G has a perfectflite MAWD

matt
 
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