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Altimeter targeted for water rockets

Discussion about deployment systems including altimeters, timers, air speed flaps, servo systems, and chemical reactions.
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Altimeter targeted for water rockets

Post by bugwubber » Wed May 20, 2015 1:41 am

Anyone seen this?

https://www.apogeerockets.com/Electroni ... ter+%23391


Looks nice enough, reduced height trigger etc.
Then down at the bottom, "Altimeter Is Not waterproof"


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Re: Altimeter targeted for water rockets

Post by anoymous » Wed May 20, 2015 12:37 pm

how ironic to name something microSPLASH[/glow] altimeter when it isn't waterproof.


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Re: Altimeter targeted for water rockets

Post by U.S. Water Rockets » Wed May 20, 2015 8:41 pm

In all fairness, it's hard to make waterproof electronics. The sad part is that you can easily make your own LaunchPad Altimeter for half the price, which has servo deploy and a nice loud speaker.



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Re: Altimeter targeted for water rockets

Post by bugwubber » Thu May 21, 2015 12:24 am

U.S. Water Rockets wrote:In all fairness, it's hard to make waterproof electronics. The sad part is that you can easily make your own LaunchPad Altimeter for half the price, which has servo deploy and a nice loud speaker.
True and hey at least they were thinking of water rockets. I.think these would be targeted at schools etc. Otherwise 100ft launch alt is easy to attain for a hobbiest.


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Re: Altimeter targeted for water rockets

Post by U.S. Water Rockets » Thu May 21, 2015 10:17 pm

The LaunchPad Altimeter only needs 10 meters to detect launch. :-)



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Re: Altimeter targeted for water rockets

Post by bugwubber » Fri May 22, 2015 12:52 am

The new Altimeter 3 from Jolly Logic is pretty nifty, with a nice app and bluetooth. Water Rockets need a deploy function though so yeah the Launchpad is really the only complete answer out there. I do like the logging data I get on the HK altimeter, and optional bluetooth radio though.


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Re: Altimeter targeted for water rockets

Post by U.S. Water Rockets » Sat May 23, 2015 5:46 pm

All the fancy wireless altimeters in the world turn into a pile of copper, silicon, and fiberglass chunks when they hit the ground because they have no recovery output so they made you use some sketchy parachute deploy system. :saber:



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