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    Default Altimeter Replacement

    The altimeter on my CC11 (MyPanel option) has failed it's first 24 month check - "very sluggish in operation and also baro subscale out of tolerance". I'm not hugely surprised as it has always misread the altitude when set to QNH.

    Apparently it is an expensive unit (~$4k) intended for standby use in a turbo or jet and has been shaken to bits.

    Obviously it's out of warranty and in any case seems to be unsuitable for the application or it would have lasted more than 200 hours. Any suggestions as to a sensible replacement?

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    Default Re: Altimeter Replacement

    I am on my third one and IT does not work either .
    Barometric scale way off. I set mine with GPS every hour or so.

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    Default Re: Altimeter Replacement

    Quote Originally Posted by Joseph206 View Post
    I am on my third one and IT does not work either .
    Barometric scale way off. I set mine with GPS every hour or so.
    Hi Joseph.

    Are you using the CC standard one each or have you had the same experience with others? Knowing what to avoid would be helpful.

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    Default Re: Altimeter Replacement

    Yes stock 2 1/2" Model.
    They warrantied it twice.
    and it still is not right.
    I gave up.
    The altimeter works if you set with GPS and not the barometric scale.

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    Default Re: Altimeter Replacement

    Quote Originally Posted by Joseph206 View Post
    The altimeter works if you set with GPS and not the barometric scale.
    That's how I was setting mine but here we have a mandatory 24 month inspection which means if I stick with the same type I'll be buying a new one every two years. I'll do some more research.

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    Default Re: Altimeter Replacement

    Winter has a $930, 20,000 ft altimiter.
    http://www.wingsandwheels.com/altime...rad_winter.htm
    scroll down
    Bill
    Last edited by seastar; 01-17-2014 at 11:45 AM.

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    Default Re: Altimeter Replacement

    Quote Originally Posted by seastar View Post
    Winter has a $930, 20,000 ft altimiter.
    Thanks Bill

    That's a much more sensible price - I'll try it out.

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    Default Re: Altimeter Replacement

    Aircraft Spruce has a UMA 2 1/2" altimeter for $283.00
    EV

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    Default Re: Altimeter Replacement

    Quote Originally Posted by seastar View Post
    Winter has a $930, 20,000 ft altimiter.
    http://www.wingsandwheels.com/altime...rad_winter.htm
    scroll down
    Bill
    Hi Seastar,
    This is the same altimeter that comes with the plane that has failed numerous times.
    I also know of other planes with this altimeter failing.

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    Default Re: Altimeter Replacement

    Quote Originally Posted by EVRoosevelt View Post
    Aircraft Spruce has a UMA 2 1/2" altimeter for $283.00
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    Hi EV,
    Have you had good luck with this altimeter?

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