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Thread: Use in a rocket altimeter
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On Tue, 2 Jan 2001 00:46:23 +0200, you wrote:

>For the dead time on the pad, imho consider compressing the initial
>readings if they are below a set threshold. You'd trigger logging if the
>threshold is exceeded (launch).
>
>Peter
>
>PS: Most electronics (including most hard disks) withstand 20G shocks.
>32kHz tuning fork crystals do not. RC clocks are the best but you may have
>surprizes with ceramic capacitors which become piezo elements at such G's.
>Use good quality SMD ones.
..and avoid any caps that have a '5' in the dielelectric type.
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