Western Robotics Chinook Optical Tachometer G2 (Yellow) (2 Blades)

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This is the Western Robotics Chinook Optical Tachometer G2. The G2 Optical Tachometer is designed and manufactured in Canada with state of the art micro-controller technology. It's universal design enables it to determine the rotor blade speed of any R/C helicopter model in Revolutions Per Minute (RPM), with an aid of a large viewing window and LCD screen. It uses high quality robust components that guarantees the accuracy and optimization of the head speed in any condition.

  • Reads a wide range of rotor head speed from 500 to 3300 RPM (Two Blade System).
  • High accuracy RPM readings within 10 RPM
  • Easy to use dial to adjust the RPM speed with onboard memory board to save RPM settings
  • Large viewing window for clear visual of model's rotor blades
  • Low battery unit indicator
  • Operates on one single 9V battery (sold separately).
  • On/Off Power Rocket Switch
  • 3 Different Colored Versions
Height: 20.5mm
Width: 78mm           
Length: 117mm
Weight: 120 grams

This product was added to our catalog on January 3, 2011

J Meyers
Average Rating: 2
Verified Owner
Wednesday, Oct 25 2017 (about a year ago)
Western Robotics Chinook Optical Tachometer G2 (Yellow) (2 Blades)
It is an accurate tachometer so I'll give it credit for that. It is not a quality product at all. The disk spinning inside rattles terribly whenever the tach is tilted. It also rattles like crazy while it is spinning up to speed. It is like it is out of balance and hitting on something inside the case. Occasionally, the motor stalls and you have to switch it off and then on again to get it working. The battery is such a tight fit in the compartment that you have to pry it out with something, like a small screwdriver. For the money, it is very disappointing. I wish I had returned it when I had the chance. Stupid noisy thing, sometimes I feel like chucking it in the trash.