Skips impressions on the "HOW HIGH" altimeter.
"I’m proud to
announce that SkipMillerModels was recently selected by Winged Shadow Systems to offer “HOW HIGH
Model Aircraft Altimeters”. I had looked at
all the commercially available units, tested a number of different
manufacturers and settled on testing the “HOW HIGH” thoroughly.
And better yet it’s
designed, developed and manufactured right here in USA and we will
always have them in stock!
We test everything here at SMM. In this particular case I had a personal agenda…..I wanted
to learn how to throw a DLG. I am not alone and as
many, had not made the” DLG throw”
transition from the ”overhand”
javelin launch days.
When I first used the “HOW HIGH”, I literally taped on the CG and
started throwing.(Yes I know it’s better inside the
model, but I was looking for relative improvements , and switching it easily
between different DLG’s we were also testing was important. A high
launch for me was possibly a 50 foot throw; fine
for javelin but a landing approach for the competition DLG ships. By using the
how high, studying my foot work, angle of launch, and general rotation I went
from my 50 foot launches to 150 foot launches! By learning how to use
this clever device, I could turn the power switch, either by extra port
in my rx, or reset of the “smart bat” accessory and count the blinks…..it was so simple and with immediate feedback. With the
hand held display option I could also
record the ten consequative launches
and review on the field right then my average..
I now average 135 feet, no great
shakes, and am hitting the occasional 150, but the beauty is its right at the field I can make changes to launch technique and see the immediate results!
I have been able to coach
others to improve their DLG launch.
Recently one of my employees was throwing my Steigesen, and by using the How High
started throwing over 150 feet regularly and hit his own personal best of 177 feet!
Given how much we invest in the high technology of DLG these days,
the investment of $39 to find out what real launch height you are achieving seems like a”
must have” for any pilot wishing to improve
the launch phase of DLG flight.
The ease of which I can transfer from ship to ship. The ease
of which on the spot I can see the height either by counting flashes or readout
on the display. The ease of which I can log ten launches in a row and SEE
exactly what I am doing and review on the spot…this all has become invaluable
for me……….plus when my buddy tells me he’s launching 185 and we tape on his
ship find out it’s really 130…well lets just say it’s cleared the air on
numerous occasions! FUN STUFF and a very well engineered package… We have ”HOW HIGH” in stock and ready
for you to improve…an amazing value for an
invaluable device…did I mention we use it for testing
F3J competition launches too? It’s great to
practice your “speed tow “technique and find out “HOW
HIGH” you really are in a ½ second tow!