002246 - Estes® Altimeter

002246 - Estes® Altimeter

SKU# 002246

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great asset Review by John Eric

The altimeter is a good addition to any rocket kit being launched. The little eyelet may break off, so make sure to secure it with velcro or a mount for safe keeping.

(Posted on 8/6/2018)

went into sleep mode Review by matt

I got this for chirstmass from my parents I was realy happy to be able to see how high some of my rockets went. Well this past weekend i went out and was looking forward to use it. Well the thing was before my rocket got launched it went into sleep mode, so make sure you launch your rocket in a timly fashion if your using one

(Posted on 1/4/2015)

Durable! Review by RocketMan

I bought the Estes Altimeter to add a little more fun to the hobby. If you want your measurements to be accurate you are required to drill 3-4 1/8 inch holes 2 inches below where the nose cone attaches on the rocket. With that being said, If you are somewhat of a perfectionist like myself, you will not want to fly the altimeter on your nicer rockets. I chose the Banshee to be my test rocket with a B6-6 engine. The Banshee failed to eject the parachute because of a personal mistake, I packed the wadding too tightly along with the parachute in an attempt to make plenty of space for the altimeter inside the body tube. The rocket came falling out of the sky with the altimeter hanging just outside the body tube. I surely thought the altimeter wouldn't survive the hard impact but to my surprise it was on and read 368 feet! Good job Estes for making a reliable and durable altimeter! Looking forward to future launches with this neat gadget.

(Posted on 7/9/2014)

How it works Review by Gyes

Before you plop down a good amount of cash on this altimeter, you may want to know how to use it. The altimeter itself is slightly bigger than a BT 20, so it won't fit in smaller rockets. That's not really an issue if you ask me, as smaller rockets are easier to lose. Beyond that, you have two choices in how to attach the altimeter. You can either put it in the payload bay of your payloaders or you can use the included hook to attach it to the eyelet of your rocket`s nosecone. Do be careful if you use a payload bay - one flight, the altimeter broke through the tape I used to keep the nosecone attached and the altimeter fell 400 feet to the ground. Now I only use masking tape. The other thing you should know is that you will need to drill several holes in your rocket to allow the altimeter to get accurate measurements. If you really want your rockets to be pristine, maybe you would rather just use this with payloaders.

(Posted on 5/10/2014)

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