Flytec are launching the Element Speed, a clear and easy-to-use flight instrument for non-XC pilots, in March 2016. The instrument clearly displays information (ground- and airspeed, wind direction and wind speed, last thermal flown, glide ratio, distance and bearing to the launch site) in graphical and numerical formats. The Element Speed uses Flytec’s tried-and-tested ‘domed’ keyboard with large, positive buttons for gloves-on […]
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A new version of software called Albatross 8 is now available for Flytec Connect 1 flight instruments. Instructions on how to install Albatross 8 on your instrument are available on Flytec’s website. New with Albatross 8 are the following: Flight time as a data field on the flight screen Base frequency adjustment of the vario sound: Config > […]
Flytec now have a dedicated website for their user manuals. The Connect 1 is already there, and it will soon be joined by the Element. The latest versions of the manuals are presented in a Wikipedia-esque format and available in English, French and German. All articles are categorised according to the following categories: General: including all […]
Syride have released a new version of their top-of-the-range flight instrument. The Sys’Nav V3 is their competition and cross-country model, and it now has a much longer battery life and, thanks to an internal SD card, worldwide topography and airspace. The alti-alti vario has a GPS and an inbuilt G-meter and is competition compatible. The battery will now […]
Naviter have upgraded the Oudie 3 paragliding instrument, and the new Oudie 3 + is now available. The upgrade includes: A new screen with significantly improved visibility when viewed from an angle A charging light Improved battery chemistry for better low temperature endurance An optional leg strap and jacket for easy mounting (when no cockpit is available) Naviter is offering an upgrade path […]
Flytec have reported that over 100 applications responded to their call for test pilots for their new Connect 1 ‘smartvario,’ in the first 24 hours of them having posted it. Applications are being received until 6 April 2015. Flytec say the first units will be ready by the end of March 2015, of which the first 100 will be sold to the […]
The CamOne Infinity camera is a super wide-angle camera in a mini package.
XCshop is now stocking the Flyte Park Microvario. It’s possible the smallest vario you’ve ever seen and weighs in at only 25g.
Flymaster Avionics, have released a GSM-enabled GPS tracker, the F1-Live, specifically for pilots.
The Beeper is Compass’ new solar-powered, audio-only, sound-customisable vario.
A vario / GPS app for iPhones and iPads, the iVariometer, has been reviewed on Youtube and given the thumbs-up.
Version 2.0 is now available for the LK8000 flight computer.
Bräuniger have released a firmware upgrade, version 1.3.02, for their IQ-Basic/GPS flight instrument.
Tirante A – Adventure Instruments from Brazil have just released their first altimeter-vario unit, the TAV-1000.