News

AIM XTRA 2.02 released

25 January 2015

The new AIM XTRA 2.02 has been released. Included in the hardware upgrade is the MAX8Q GPS module - an incredibly accurate and sensitive GPS receiver. The new unit has much faster acquisition and improved lock!

AIM USB 3.0 released

15 February 2013

The new AIM USB 3.0 has been released! It has plenty of new features including battery voltage and temperature recording. It is also smaller than the AIM USB 2.0.

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Testimonials

Nicholas Sunderlin - University at Buffalo

05 August 2012

"We finally had a clear day and an FAA waiver for our launch yesterday. We launched an L1115. We were aiming for 10,000ft and got roughly 9600ft. We are Unbelievably happy with your AIM XTRA gps unit. Soon after launch we lost visual of the rocket into the clouds and never regained site of it. During the flight we continuously received data from the unit and tracked it. Due to the high winds we found it in a corn field about a mile away. Everything worked without a flaw. Attached is the kml and csv file obtained from the unit after recovery. We never lost signal and found it within 10 feet of the gps coordinates on the unit. I absolutely love this AIM XTRA."

Justin Gomersall

03 August 2012

"We launched today with the new 7.4v 800mah battery. The launch was perfect and the below graph confirms this."

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AIM BASE receiver

The AIM BASE is the receiver for the AIM XTRA GPS flight tracking computer. Tracks up to 10km line of sight with the provided receiving antenna!

All information from the AIM XTRA is relayed in realtime to your PC via the AIM BASE receiver. The multi-channel receiver opperates on the 432-434 MHz band.

It's easy to use! The AIM BASE is fully USB compatible. It doesn't need a data kit or RS232 emulation. This really is a fully "Plug and Play" solution.


Purchased the AIM BASE and looking for information?

Your AIM BASE includes the ability to have its onboard software (firmware) upgraded by the user from his or her PC. Your altimeter includes the latest firmware available when shipped.

Because software changes can lead to different behaviour, we have to make sure you get the correct manual corrosponding to the firmware loaded onto your device.
We have included everything nescesary for you to get started in a convenient "package".

A list of downloads is availble on the left menu.

Key features (AIM BASE 2.0)

  • Ultra sensitive RF front end, offering a link budget of over 145 dB
  • > 30km range!
  • Multichannel with easy switch from within the BASE software
  • Molded whip antenna included!
  • Free custom designed software for receiving data from the AIM XTRA and changing settings.
  • No data kit required - connect directly with a mini-USB cable (not included).

Firmware and software upgrades

Please download the latest package for your device on the AIM XTRA page.

Screen-shots

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High quality GPS data Analyse Interfacing software
AIM XTRA flight

The AIM XTRA produces high quality GPS data which can be viewed directly from within the intrefacing application or in Google Earth.
AIM XTRA flight analysis

With so much data, flight analysis is easy with the AIM XTRA
AIM XTRA software

The interfacing software is custom designed for the AIM XTRA. It's fast, and will run comfortably on older laptops/netbooks.