Coming in May 2011: The AltimeterTwo

New for May 2011, the AltimeterTwo packs even more power into a package the same size as the AltimeterOne. With the addition of a triple axis accelerometer and a processor that is four times faster, the AltimeterTwo can now measure speed, acceleration, and the timing of events throughout a rocket’s flight.

The AltimeterTwo in its new retail packaging

The AltimeterTwo provides a fairly extensive flight analysis, including:

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2 » Maximum speed (MPH or KPH)
3 »  Engine burn time (sec)
4 »  Maximum burn acceleration (Gs)
5 »  Average burn acceleration (Gs)
6 »  Coast time to apogee (sec)
7 »  Time from apogee to ejection (sec)
8 »  Altitude at ejection (FT or M)
9 »  Average descent speed (MPH or KPH)
10»  Duration of flight (sec)

A couple of points are worth noting:
»  You don’t need a computer to use the AltimeterTwo
»  All of its features can be used outdoors, in bright sunlight
»  Because of its specialized flight logic, it’s for rockets only
»  Like the AltimeterOne, it does NOT download data (it just displays it)

In keeping with the overall design theme of the product line, the AltimeterTwo is analogous to a high-end “point and shoot” camera. It gives you the data you need to maximize your flying enjoyment, without all of the care and feeding of a computer-based recording altimeter. It’s designed for and by rocket enthusiasts to stand up to rough treatment and real-world flying conditions.

Expected retail prices:
AltimeterOne: $49
AltimeterTwo: $69