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Old 06-24-2021, 12:20 PM
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The FS Comp is now available at https://www.flightsketch.com
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Old 06-24-2021, 03:06 PM
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The picture on the FlightSketch web site doesn’t show just how tiny the FS Comp is. Here are two pictures. One includes a quarter and an FS Mini for comparison and one is a little closer on the Comp and is 9mAh power cell. The squares on the mat are half-inch.

A Comp, plus cell, weighs less than one gram.

Both the Mini (with firmware version 29 installed) and the Comp will be announced as NAR contest approved very shortly. They are already listed in the online version of the approved altimeters list as of yesterday.

(Yes, it’s a Canadian quarter. They are the same size as US quarters. Those of you who read my speed control test articles on RC Groups back when it was Ezone have seen that particular quarter before….)
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Old 06-24-2021, 03:16 PM
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Thank You Bernard
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Old 06-24-2021, 04:15 PM
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Wowwwww.
That's tiny.
I have Vario sensors in my RC planes that provide real time downlink telemetry to my tx that are small, but this is really tiny.
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Old 06-24-2021, 05:01 PM
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The picture on the FlightSketch web site doesn’t show just how tiny the FS Comp is. Here are two pictures. One includes a quarter and an FS Mini for comparison and one is a little closer on the Comp and is 9mAh power cell. The squares on the mat are half-inch.

A Comp, plus cell, weighs less than one gram.

Both the Mini (with firmware version 29 installed) and the Comp will be announced as NAR contest approved very shortly. They are already listed in the online version of the approved altimeters list as of yesterday.

(Yes, it’s a Canadian quarter. They are the same size as US quarters. Those of you who read my speed control test articles on RC Groups back when it was Ezone have seen that particular quarter before….)


Bernard, can you post a picture of the edge-on view of the FS Comp and Battery?
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Old 06-24-2021, 08:26 PM
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Sure….since I put that pic up on “That Other Forum”…..

Note that the LiPoly cell is slightly thinner than it appears. That’s the curled up edge of the pouch you see in that edge-on side view.
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Sure….since I put that pic up on “That Other Forum”…..

Note that the LiPoly cell is slightly thinner than it appears. That’s the curled up edge of the pouch you see in that edge-on side view.


Thank You again Bernard.
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Old 06-24-2021, 10:49 PM
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Great. What does one need to make this a workable package? Comp, battery, charger, cable, and/or wall charger? I charge my Chute Release from the USB port on my laptop. Do I need another cable or must I have a wall charger?
I want to buy this, but the website is sort of round about and not a this plus this except if you have this...
I am a retired guy and my hobby funds are limited.

Clarification please.

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I guess my point is that it would be nice if they offered a package deal, perhaps at a small discount, with what someone would need to successfully use the Comp altimeter.

Flew the Flightsketch Mini for the first time this past Saturday - first launch in 15 months - with a Chute Release on a PSII Nike Smoke and a F67-6 motor. 689 ft and a successful recovery.

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Great. What does one need to make this a workable package? Comp, battery, charger, cable, and/or wall charger? I charge my Chute Release from the USB port on my laptop. Do I need another cable or must I have a wall charger?
I want to buy this, but the website is sort of round about and not a this plus this except if you have this...
I am a retired guy and my hobby funds are limited.

Clarification please.

Chas


Chas,

In the description of the FS Comp LiPo battery it says, charge at or below 15mA. If using a different charger, verify output before connecting!
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