Why use a MicroTim Digital Altimeter instead of a wristwatch, GPS, or a (big heavy expensive delicate) analog altimeter? MicroTim altimeters are NOT slow-update small-readout devices such as in typical GPS units and wristwatch altimeters.
Extreme sensitivity. Registers changes in altitude of 2 feet or less. Try that with your expensive, heavy, large, and delicate analog altimeter or GPS unit!
Calibrated from -2000 feet MSL (2000 feet BELOW sealevel) to +20000 feet MSL (20000 feet ABOVE sealevel).
Low Power. Single AAA battery lasts for months. Battery monitor gives several DAYS of low-battery notice< to prevent being caught on a trip with a dead battery.
One foot resolution, barometric-pressure and field-elevation adustable.
AGL(relative), MSL(sealevel) or BOTH alternately every 2 seconds.
Selectable units: feet/inHg or meter/kPa or feet/mbar(hPa).
Excellent ultralight altimeter or backup unit. Very popular with ultralight pilots because of MicroTim's light weight, small size and vibration resistance. Small (3"x1.5"x3/4") with large easy-to-read numbers (3/8" high numbers). Moves easily from truck to pocket to ultralight. Very durable (resin encapsulated internals), resists shock, vibration, and moisture.
EASY TO USE right out of the box. The 3 primary key functions allow you to o 1) Raise the barometric pressure setting o 2) Lower the barometric pressure setting o 3) Zero the ground-level altitude (AGL)
Then three additional functions are accessed by holding down one key for 5 seconds which allows you to o 4) Change units o 5) Change the display mode ( AGL, MSL, or BOTH) o 6) Reset MicroTim to factory defaults (AGL only, feet, 29.92 inHg). ...and that's all there is to it!
How is the Microtim Barometric Altimeter attached to the instrument panel?
The Microtim Barometric Altimeter is not desined to be mounted in the panel as there are no mounting holes for the unit. One solution to attach this to a panel is using velcro.