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rdomaleski1  (B License)

Apr 3, 2013, 7:13 AM
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Hi I have a Cookie G3 and want to get a good inexpensive dytter for the helmet. Any recommendations?


Premier NWFlyer  (D 29960)

Apr 3, 2013, 7:32 AM
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You mean an audible? "Dytter" is a brand name that refers to an audible that is no longer produced by L&B (but can sometimes be found used).

Do you want one that logs jumps as well or one that just provides audible tones?

Either way, if you want inexpensive, you'll probably want to look for used. There are good deals out there from time to time, but you have to be patient and willing to check the classifieds regularly (or ask around at your dropzone for people who might have one sitting in their closets).


SeanYang2k  (A 66643)

Apr 3, 2013, 7:39 AM
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I too just got a new G3 and put an Optima II audible in it. I'd recommend the Optima II. 3 distinct audible tones in freefall, and 3 tones under canopy. It does NOT record your jumps however. If you want to record your jumps, you'll have to invest in another Alt.


rdomaleski1  (B License)

Apr 3, 2013, 7:50 AM
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i just want something simple that will fit nicely into my G3 and is easy to use. I have a wrist altimeter as well that I will continue to use. Thanks for the education on the dytter. btw love the quote at the bottom of your post!
rob


demon4o7  (B License)

Apr 3, 2013, 8:49 AM
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I have the solo 2 from l and b in my g3 and I love it. Perfectly loud enough and I think I only paid 176$ from the skydive store. Ymmv


craigbey  (C 31991)

Apr 3, 2013, 8:55 AM
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Back in 2000, I got a Pro-Track. After 13 years, 2000+ jumps and a lot of rough treatment, I finally had to replace it this spring. It was -- and still is -- a good investment.


rdomaleski1  (B License)

Apr 3, 2013, 9:42 AM
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Will it fit in a cookie G3


Premier DSE  (D 29060)

Apr 3, 2013, 9:53 AM
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The Larsen and Brusgaard/L&B audible products are all size-appropriate for a G3 pocket.
Solo=Allows for warnings in 500' increments. Has three freefall alarms.
OptimaII-Allows for warnings in 1' increments (useful, IMO) Has three freefall, 3 canopy alarms.
Quatro-Offers four warnings in 1' increments. Top alarm is a tracking aid, will beep constantly until the next alarm, letting you know that it's operating and you won't need to duck your head to check your altimeter. Also has three canopy alarms.

I like the OptimaII; it also has a port for a visual altimeter indicator. Works nicely wth the HypEye camera products too.

None of the above devices log your jumps. Only the ProTrack and Altitrack permanently log, and the Viso has a revolving log. ProTrack has some audible features, while Altitrack and Viso are only visual altimeters.


rdomaleski1  (B License)

Apr 3, 2013, 10:21 AM
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Thanks that's great info


IJskonijn  (A License)

Apr 3, 2013, 1:21 PM
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As far as I know, only certain models of the Optima II have a port for a visual indicator. I have an Optima II, and the only thing on it is the white port, which is an air filter if I'm correct.

Still, I like mine. The canopy alarms are (and have been) a great aid in learning to judge the altitudes of my landing pattern accurately. Given it's not-very-significantly increased price compared to the Solo II (220 vs 185), the extra features are well worth it.

The only disadvantage: L&B's manuals aren't very good, so it takes a bit of work before you understand it.


(This post was edited by IJskonijn on Apr 3, 2013, 1:24 PM)


demon4o7  (B License)

Apr 3, 2013, 2:54 PM
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Thanks Doug, you even answered some things I was wondering! Good info!


excaza  (C License)

Apr 3, 2013, 3:30 PM
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In reply to:
As far as I know, only certain models of the Optima II have a port for a visual indicator.
Correct, the indicator is a special option.


Iago  (D License)

Apr 3, 2013, 5:08 PM
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In reply to:
Hi I have a Cookie G3 and want to get a good inexpensive dytter for the helmet. Any recommendations?

Find an old timer that has a classic single tone dytter and buy it for tej bucks.


rdomaleski1  (B License)

Apr 3, 2013, 5:43 PM
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Better yet jump without any type of altimeter for more fun!


keithbar  (A 14048)

Apr 3, 2013, 8:13 PM
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In reply to:
Better yet jump without any type of altimeter for more fun!
you have 2 on the front of your head.Tongue they dont work as well on night jumps thoughTongue


rdomaleski1  (B License)

Apr 4, 2013, 7:23 AM
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LOL



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