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Old 09-15-2017, 12:17 AM
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hello, i want to know how high i'm flying, and maybe someone know some cheap altimeters which record altitude or something similar? i don't need something expensive, max. price about 15$, if there aren't any cheap altimeters, then maybe i'll try to build something with arduino

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You may find something with the electric glider threads. Look under ALES Altitude limited electric sailplanes. $15 is pretty cheap, there may not be anything that cheap, but there could be.
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then i'll try to build something with arduino, with parts from china, the cost might be about 7-10$
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oh, and also, if i can't measure altitude now, maybe someone can guess it?
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Raz,

Those photos look like about 1,200 Feet above ground..

Based on object size, and looking down from thousands of skydives..

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TEBerg,

wow, I was predicting much less something about 500-700 feet
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Hi Razzion,

It is very subjective looking at a photo from a camera pointing in front of your aircraft. You may be lower, like 700 feet.
I'm just guessing.

For your reference; here is a photo looking down from about 1,000 feet above Madera, California.

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At least two TX RX setups use a telemetry download setup.

Plug in something like this Jeti Telemetry Sensor Altimeter MAlti EX

And you have a readout on the tx lcd screen for more money you can have a talking tx telling you the altitude.

Gonna blow your 15$ budget though.
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