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Products
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Nano
GPS Flight Recorder
Nano 3
GPS Flight Recorder with vario and navigation display
 
 
FlarmView FlarmView FlarmView

FlarmLED
FLARM Display

FlarmView
FLARM Display
FlarmView57
FLARM Display
 
V3
V3
Speed-to-Fly Variometer
V7
Speed-to-Fly Variometer
S80
80 mm Speed-to-Fly Variometer
with navigation and built-in AHRS
 
or or  

LX8080
Flight Computer System with 2.8" display and V9 or V80 Variometer

LX8000
Flight Computer System with 3.5" display and V9 or V80 Variometer
 
 
or or or
LX9050
Flight Computer System with 5" display and V9 or V80 Variometer
LX9000
Flight Computer System with 5.6" display and V9 or V80 Variometer
LX9070
Flight Computer System with 7.0" display and V9 or V80 Variometer

Overview
LXNAV is a young company from Slovenia that grew out of LX Navigation.  It is run by Erazem Polutnik and Uroš Krašovic.  They produce some of the most advanced soaring instruments available.  You can see details on their company at www.lxnav.com


News

New Nano 3 Overview Video

http://youtu.be/SG6zwEtCs9k

New V7 Vario Videos

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a5DN5xT4rdE - LXNAV V7 Overview Video

Have you ever wondered what "linear positive" and "digital negative" vario sounds are? This video will help you understand the options available to you with your LXNAV variometer. The same sounds are used in V3, V5, V9, and S80 and V80 variometers as well.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xrJhWv_yuTA
- LXNAV V7 Vario Sounds Video

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TXws392siPs - LXNAV V7 Vario Setup Menu Overview Video

V3 Vario Overview Video

http://youtu.be/hLMhOeKxhZQ - LXNAV V3 Overview Video

LX9000 RAM Mount
A customer recently ordered an LX9000 but didn't have room to mount it in his instrument panel. We decided that a RAM arm would work nicely in his sailplane. I mounted a RAM-B-238U diamond base to the back of the unit. It is a solid solution. You can also see photos of the final installation. Let me know if you want to order an LX9000 with a RAM mount. The RAM B-238U base can be mounted to the LX9000 by LXNAV or I can do it here. The 3rd photo shows the LX9000 with a short RAM arm with an overall length of 3.75 inches (95 mm). The 4th photo shows the LX9000 with a medium length RAM arm with an overall length of 5.0625 inches (129 mm). A longer RAM with overall length of 7.375 inches (187 mm) is also available.

New LX9000 Overview and Training Video (also applies to the LX8000 and LX8080 and LX9070)
I have created a 35 minute overview and training video on the LXNAV LX9000.  It is a great way to learn more about the product if you are thinking about buying one in the future.  It is also a great training tool.  LX8000, LX8080 and LX9000 owners should find it to be a great "spring refresher" course.  Since the LX8000 and LX8080 are functionally identical (but with smaller screens) the video also applies to those products.  It is available in 1080p HD.  I recommend watching it at the highest resolution your computer supports.  However, it may take a while to download at 1080p.  If you find the video useful, please buy from me.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NVlSvo6C4ZA


Product Overview Videos
Rand Baldwin of SoaringCafe.com and I recorded some product overview videos of the LXNAV Nano and LX 9000 at the 2011 Soaring Society of America Conference.  There was no script or preparation, the video simply shows me giving a quick overview of each product.  The focus, and lighting are not great, but the videos do a good job of introducing the products.  I think customers interested in the products will find the videos interesting and useful.  Thank you Rand Baldwin for taking the initiative to film the videos and make them available!

LXNAV Nano Overview Video on YouTube
LXNAV Nano Overview at SoaringCafe.com
LXNAV LX 9000 Overview Video on YouTube
LXNAV LX 9000 Overview at SoaringCafe.com

LX Styler

LXStyler is a FREE customization tool (PC software) for the LX8000 and LX9000. With it you can modify existing navigational pages or add new navigational pages. It is possible to choose from 80 different data symbols to suit your needs. You can also change the shape and size of an airplane or remove unnecessary elements.

This is extremely cool!  The LX 8000 and LX 9000 screens already look a lot like the SeeYou Mobile screens many of us are accustomed to.  Now you can place data boxes (just like Nav Boxes in SeeYou Mobile) anywhere you desire, on any screen.  You can even add new screens.  In SeeYou Mobile I use the 2 different "map" views to display different Nav Boxes.  One map view has just the basic information I need while on course.  the 2nd map view has more detailed information that I don't look at very often.  Now it is possible to do the same thing with the LX 8000 and LX 9000.  Plus the ability to create extra screens (pages) means that you can create pages that are to be used for general cross-country tasks, and other pages to be used for contest flying - and you can select any page you want by simply turning a knob in flight. 

Tip - Read the manual!  It is important to export a profile from your LX 8000 or LX 9000 to an SD card or USB Flash Drive and use that as the starting point for your new profit.  Otherwise, if you just start from scratch in LXStyler, you will need to re-setup the LX 8000 or LX 9000 polar data, pilot names, units, etc.

Download it here.
Download latest manual here.


LXSim

The LXSim simulator is a FREE, fully functional simulator of the LX8000 and LX9000, which works in the Windows operating system. You can select and replay any flight stored in IGC file format. Press Ctrl+Enter to enter full screen mode. Click on the SD card symbol to insert or remove SD card.

Tip - To replay a flight log, go to the File > Open menu item at the top, left the LXSim window.

Tip - To view vector maps in the USA, you need to run SeeYou on the PC and use the "Mobile Wizard" (found in the file menu) to export maps for your area.  Then copy the generated ".cit" file to the LXSim's "Data" folder (found in C:\Program Files\LXSim\).  Then change the name of the existing "earth.cit" file to "earth-old.cit" (or something like that).  Then change the name of the file you generated in SeeYou to "earth.cit". 

Download LXSim here.


Example Systems

LXNAV Nano with Naviter Oudie 2 and 5V Battery Pack
Low Cost IGC Approved System for Badge and Record Seekers and Contest Pilots
This is a great portable system.  The Nano provides GPS data to the Oudie.  The SeeYou Mobile software on the Oudie can send an official task declaration to the Nano.  The 5V Battery Pack powers both the Nano and the Oudie with 5V for over 12 hours.  If you buy the suction cup mount for the Oudie, the system can be taken with you for use in club and rental gliders. 

Example System -  LXNAV Nano with Naviter Oudie and Socket Mobile Power Pack
This is a fantastic portable system.
 
LXNAV Nano
GPS Flight Recorder
Suction Cup Mount for GPS Antenna
works great with the Nano
Battery-5V-8000mAh-w-charger Cable-Nano-Oudie-SMPP-1
"Y" Cable for connecting the
Nano to a Naviter Oudie
and 5V Battery Pack.
Naviter Oudie
with
SeeYou Mobile
Oudie-Mount-RAM-SCM
RAM Suction Cup Mount with Oudie cradle

Total Price: $1323.80

Optional
If you want to mount this PNA more permanently, I recommend the Oudie-Mount-RAM-Arm-Std or a Oudie-Mount-GNeck-Panel or Oudie-Mount-GNeck-RA.
or or


LXNAV Nano with Naviter Oudie 2 - Powered by 12V Glider Power System
Low Cost IGC Approved System for Badge and Record Seekers and Contest Pilots
This is a great system for installation in a sailplane.  The Nano provides GPS data to the Oudie.  The SeeYou Mobile software on the Oudie can send an official task declaration to the Nano.  The NanoPower cable is powered with 12V from the glider's power system.  It powers both the Nano and Oudie with 5V.  The new sunlight readable version of the Oudie is easy to read even in bright sunlight. 

Example System -  LXNAV Nano and Naviter Oudie
LXNAV Nano
GPS Flight Recorder
NanoPower Cable
Connect to glider's 12V power system and it powers the Nano and Oudie with 5V
Included in box with Nano
LXNAV CC-NP-Oudie
Cable for connecting Oudie to NanoPower cable
Naviter Oudie
with
SeeYou Mobile
Oudie-Mount-RAM-SCM
RAM Suction Cup Mount with Oudie cradle

Total Price: $1214.85

Optional
If you want to mount this PNA more permanently, I recommend the Oudie-Mount-RAM-Arm-Std or a Oudie-Mount-GNeck-Panel or Oudie-Mount-GNeck-RA.
or or

 


LXNAV V7 Variometer with LXNAV Nano and Naviter Oudie
This is a fantastic complete flight computer system.  The Nano provides GPS data to the V7 variometer.  The V7 adds vario, airspeed and wind data and sends it all to the Oudie.  The SeeYou Mobile software on the Oudie can send an official task declaration through the V7 to the Nano.  The V7 powers the Oudie with 5V.  The NanoPower cable must be powered separately with 12V.  The new sunlight readable version of the Oudie is easy to read even in bright sunlight. 

Example System -  V7 Variometer with LXNAV Nano and Naviter Oudie
LXNAV Nano
GPS Flight Recorder
NanoPower Cable
Connect to glider's 12V power system and powers the Nano with 5V
(Included in box with Nano)
CC-NP-LX
Cable from the V7's RJ11 connector to the NanoPower cable's RJ45 connector
(available with the V7 as a free option)
LXNAV V7
Speed-to-fly variometer
CC-NP-Oudie
Cable from the V7's RJ45 connector to the Oudie's mini-USB connector
The V7 powers the Oudie with 5V.
(available with the V7 as a free option)
Naviter Oudie
with
SeeYou Mobile
Oudie-Mount-RAM-Arm-Std
RAM Arm Mount with Oudie cradle

Total Price: $2823.85

Optional
Other mounting options include the Oudie-Mount-RAM-SCM or a Oudie-Mount-GNeck-Panel or Oudie-Mount-GNeck-RA.
or or


LXNAV V7 Variometer with and Naviter Oudie IGC
This is a fantastic complete flight computer system.  The Oudie IGC provides GPS data to the V7 variometer.  The V7 adds vario, airspeed and wind data and sends it all to the Oudie IGC. The V7 powers the Oudie IGC with 5V. 

Example System -  V7 Variometer with Naviter Oudie IGC
Naviter Oudie IGC
with
SeeYou Mobile
CC-NP-Oudie
Cable from the V7's RJ45 connector
to the Oudie's mini-USB connector
The V7 powers the Oudie with 5V.
(available with the V7 as a free option)
LXNAV V7
Speed-to-fly variomete
Oudie-Mount-RAM-Arm-Std
RAM Arm Mount with Oudie cradle

Total Price: $2868.85

Optional
Other mounting options include the Oudie-Mount-RAM-SCM or a Oudie-Mount-GNeck-Panel or Oudie-Mount-GNeck-RA.
or or


LXNAV V7 Variometer with PowerFLARM and Naviter Oudie
This is a fantastic complete flight computer system.  The PowerFLARM provides GPS and FLARM traffic data to the V7 variometer.  The V7 and adds vario, airspeed and wind data and sends it all to the Oudie.  The SeeYou Mobile software on the Oudie can send an official task declaration through the V7 to the PowerFLARM.  The V7 powers the Oudie with 5V and the PowerFLARM with 12V.  The V7 can display FLARM traffic on its display and output acoustic warnings.  However, a PowerFLARM display is still recommended for displaying ADS-B and Mode C and Mode S transponder traffic.

Example System -  V7 Variometer with PowerFLARM and Naviter Oudie
PowerFLARM V7-GPS-PF
Cable from the V7's RJ11 connector to the PowerFLARM's RJ45 connector
The V7 provides 12V power to the PowerFLARM.
(The V7 is supplied with
1 free GPS or PDA cable
of your choice.)
LXNAV V7
Speed-to-fly variometer
CC-NP-Oudie
Cable from the V7's RJ45 connector to the Oudie's mini-USB connector
The V7 powers the Oudie with 5V.
(The V7 is supplied with
1 free GPS or PDA cable
of your choice.)
Naviter Oudie
with
SeeYou Mobile
Oudie-Mount-RAM-Arm-Std
RAM Arm Mount with Oudie cradle
  • PowerFLARM (Portable or Brick version) - $1695
  • LXNAV V7 Speed-to-Fly Variometer, $1595
  • V7-GPS-PF, Cable for connecting a V7 to a PowerFLARM, $35
  • CC-NP-Oudie, Cable for connecting a V7 to a Naviter Oudie, $35
  • Naviter Oudie (sunlight readable version) - $625, includes SeeYou Mobile license which is tied to the Oudie.
  • SeeYou Mobile - Included in the price of the Oudie
  • Oudie-Mount-RAM-Arm-Std - RAM Arm Mount with Oudie cradle, $38.85

Total Price: $4033.85

Optional
Other mounting options include the Oudie-Mount-RAM-SCM or a Oudie-Mount-GNeck-Panel or Oudie-Mount-GNeck-RA.
or or


Currency Exchange Rate Issues
Since the products below are from Slovenia and purchased in Euro (€), the prices are subject to change with fluctuations in exchange rates.  I stock the Nano units and V7 variometers, so the price shown for them in U.S. dollars is accurate.  But since the other LXNAV products change frequently due to constant product improvements, I have found that it does not work for me to stock the more expensive items.  Therefore, the prices below in U.S. dollars are approximate only.  The prices in Euros are accurate.  The final price in U.S. dollars will be determined when I send payment to the manufacturer.

Note: Some of my competitors seem to list prices that would result in a loss on each sale based on the current exchange rates.  Therefore, I suspect that their web site prices are out of date.  Don't expect them to be able to sell the items to you at the prices on their web site. Feel free to call them to ask them.  But please remember that you'll get the best product support from Cumulus Soaring, Inc.  Therefore I kindly ask you to please buy from my company.


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LXNAV-FlarmLED

LXNAV FlarmLED
The new FlarmView is a very small and simple display for use with FLARM and PowerFLARM products. It can display FLARM traffic warnings. It can also display warnings for ADS-B traffic and Mode C and Mode S transponder traffic. The user-interface consists of a single pushbutton which is easy to use in flight. The built-in speaker is very loud - which is important for traffic alerts.

Video
The video below shows the LXNAV FlarmLED displaying non-directional (Mode C/S transponder) traffic. The direction to the traffic is not known.

Very Small Size
Note: This unit is very small. From the images, you may imagine that it is about the same size as a FlarmView display. It is only about 2/3 as wide as a FlarmView rectangular display - being only 1.65 inches (42 mm) wide and 0.98 inches (25 mm) tall. The dimensions are listed below and shown in the drawing at right. Don't get me wrong - small is good - it will fit into small places on your panel that other displays wouldn't fit. The user-interface is so simple that it is very easy to read at a glance - despite its small size.

Overview

  • 12 bright 2-color LEDs indicate the direction of other aircraft
  • Single push-button - for adjusting audio volume, settings, etc.
  • Vertical position is displayed with 5 LEDs
  • Very loud audio warning
  • Near mode - displays targets in yellow if they are nearby but not a threat
  • Configurable baudrates
  • Double-seater configuration - setup on display as the master and all others as slaves
  • Compatible with all FLARMs and POWERFlarms
  • The small size is easy to install in the tightest of panels
  • Supports all FLARM warnings found in the FLARM 6.0 specification
  • Displays non-directional traffic warnings - (Mode C and Mode S transponder traffic) - when connected to a device such as a PowerFLARM Core which supports those traffic types

Features

  • Extremely bright bicolor LEDs
  • Pushbutton - to adjust beep volume
  • Nearmode function
  • PCAS warnings - undirected
  • Adjustable baudrate
  • Slave mode (1 display is master, all additional displays are slaves)
  • Progress indication (during flight transfer, firmware updates, obstacle updartes...)

Input and Output

  • Serial RS232 input/output
  • Pushbutton
  • 12 bicolor LEDs for direction
  • 5 LEDs for vertical angle
  • 3 LEDs for GPS, Rx and Tx indication

Power

  • 3.3V DC
  • 10 mA @ 12V (120mW)

Size and Weight

  • Size: 42 x 25 x 5 mm (1.65 x 0.98 x 0.20 inches)
  • Weight: 10 g (0.35 ounces)

Included

  • FlarmLED display
  • Power/data cable with RJ11 connector for connection to the back of the unit and RJ45 connector for connection to FLARM or PowerFLARM display port,
    Cable Length: 12 inches (You can select an optional 1 m (39.4 inch) long cable at checkout.)
  • Printed manual

Manual
Details are available in the FlarmLED manual which is available here.

FlarmView

FlarmView

FlarmView

FlarmView

$115 In Stock
LXNAV-FlarmView

LXNAV FlarmView
The FlarmView is a very small and full-featured display for use with FLARM and PowerFLARM products. It can display FLARM traffic, ADS-B traffic and Mode C and Mode S transponder traffic. The user-interface consists of 4 pushbuttons which are easy to use in flight. The use of push-buttons allows the overall unit to be quite small (65 x 42 x 9 mm) - despite using the same size 320 x 240 pixel display as found on similar products. The display is easy to read in sunlight and can be configured with either a white or black background color. A built-in microSD memory card slot and included microSD card make software and FLARMNet upgrades extremely simple. The built-in speaker is very loud - which is important for traffic alerts.

PowerFLARM Configuration Tips
Put the PowerFLARM Brick configuration lines below into the configuration file. They enable output of all traffic data types on both comm ports of the Brick. The 2nd line is not needed for a PowerFLARM Portable, but the first one is. $pflac,s,nmeaout,61
$pflac,s,nmeaout2,61

Features

  • Color Display
  • Display either relative altitude or climb rate or FLARM ID for every target
  • Displays climb rate, relative altitude, distance and FLARM ID for the selected target
  • 2" (5 cm) display
  • QVGA resolution of 320 x 240 pixels
  • Sunlight readable
  • Background color can be set to white or black
  • Small size, 65 x 42 x 9 mm (2.56 x 1.65 x 0.35 inches)
  • Light weight: 25 g (0.9 oz)
  • Extremely slim, 9 mm (0.35 inches)
  • Screen size is exactly the same as competitive products, but use of push-buttons rather than a knob allows the FlarmView to be smaller - to more easiely fit on your instrument panel
  • Foam adhesive tape is mounted on the back of the unit to make installation easy - just remove the backing and stick it on.
  • Loud accoustic warning
  • Color warnings
  • Mode C/S transponder traffic is displayed (when available) as a dashed ring - since distance is known, but not direction
  • microSD card slot and supplied microSD card are used for firmware and FlarmNet updates.
  • ADS-B traffic is displayed (when available)
  • Supports latest FLARM dataport specification v6
  • Compatible with FLARM and PowerFLARM
  • FlarmNet database and User database
  • Intuitive user interface with 4 push-buttons

Power

  • 12V power required, Works great with PowerFLARM and many FLARM units, but not with devices which supply only 3.3V power for displays. A power adapter cable is available for use with devices that supply only 3.3V power.
  • 70 mA @ 12V

Included

  • FlarmView display
  • Power/data cable with RJ11 connector for connection to the back of the unit and RJ45 connector for connection to FLARM or PowerFLARM display port,
    Cable Length: 12 inches (You can select an optional 1 m (39.4 inch) long cable at checkout.)
  • Printed manual

Manual
Details are available in the FlarmView manual which is available here.

The latest FlarmNet database can be downloaded at http://www.flarmnet.org.
Every FLARM owner should register their FLARM on the FlarmNet web site. Then users with the latest FlarmNet database will be able to see not just their FLARM ID, but also their contest number, name, glider type, etc. That makes it easy to know which nearby target is your soaring friend, etc.

FlarmViewFlarmViewFlarmView

FlarmView
FlarmView
FlarmView
FlarmView
FlarmView
FlarmView
FlarmView

FlarmView

$280 In Stock
LXNAV-FlarmView57

LXNAV FlarmView57
The FlarmView57 is a very small and full-featured display for use with FLARM and PowerFLARM products. It is designed to be mounted in a standard 57 mm diameter instrument hole. It can display FLARM traffic, ADS-B traffic and Mode C and Mode S transponder traffic. The user-interface consists of a single rotary knob with pushbutton functionality and is extremely easy to use in flight. It uses the same 2" size 320 x 240 pixel display as found on similar products. The display is easy to read in sunlight and can be configured with either a white or black background color. A built-in microSD memory card slot on the front of the unit and included microSD card make software and FLARMNet upgrades extremely simple. The built-in speaker is very loud - which is important for traffic alerts.

Features

  • Color Display
  • Display either relative altitude or climb rate or FLARM ID for every target
  • Displays climb rate, relative altitude, distance and FLARM ID for the selected target
  • 2" (5 cm) display
  • QVGA resolution of 320 x 240 pixels
  • Sunlight readable
  • Background color can be set to white or black
  • Small size, 60 x 60 x 25 mm (2.36 x 2.36 x 0.98 inches)
  • Weight: 97 g (3.4 oz)
  • Loud accoustic warning
  • Color warnings
  • Mode C/S transponder traffic is displayed (when available) as a dashed ring - since distance is known, but not direction
  • microSD card slot and supplied microSD card are used for firmware and FlarmNet updates.
  • ADS-B traffic is displayed (when available)
  • Supports latest FLARM dataport specification v6
  • Compatible with FLARM and PowerFLARM
  • FlarmNet database and User database
  • Intuitive user interface with single rotary/pushbutton knob

Power

  • 12V power required, Works great with PowerFLARM and many FLARM units, but not with devices which supply only 3.3V power for displays. A power adapter cable is available for use with devices that supply only 3.3V power.
  • 70 mA @ 12V (0.84 W)

Included

  • FlarmView57 display
  • Power/data cable with RJ11 connector for connection to the back of the unit and RJ45 connector for connection to FLARM or PowerFLARM display port,
    Cable Length: 12 inches (You can select an optional 1 m (39.4 inch) long cable at checkout.)
  • Printed manual

Manual
Details are available in the FlarmView manual which is available here.

The latest FlarmNet database can be downloaded at http://www.flarmnet.org.
Every FLARM owner should register their FLARM on the FlarmNet web site. Then users with the latest FlarmNet database will be able to see not just their FLARM ID, but also their contest number, name, glider type, etc. That makes it easy to know which nearby target is your soaring friend, etc.

FlarmView

FlarmView

FlarmView
FlarmView
FlarmView
FlarmView
FlarmView
FlarmView
FlarmView

$350 In Stock
LXNAV-Nano LXNAV Nano GPS Flight Recorder
The Nano is a fantastic little GPS flight recorder with full IGC approval for all badge, record and contest flights.  It is extremely small and includes a built-in GPS engine, built-in GPS antenna, built-in battery, and logger.  It is also extremely easy to use.  Just use the built-in setup software to enter your name, glider data and task declaration, then turn it on and go fly.

The Nano flight recorder is the smallest flight recorder designed according to the highest level IGC specification. It features an integrated 66-channel GPS receiver and built-in antenna. The built-in battery allows up to 28 hours of stand-alone operation. Bluetooth is used for easy data exchange with a PDA.  RS-232 (wired) communication with a PDA is also included.  Five LEDs display the operational status. A 2Gb SD card is used for flight data storage. Flights are stored directly in IGC format and are downloadable through a USB connection. The battery is charged when the flight recorder is connected to a computer (provided your computer can supply enough current) or with the supplied wall charger.


LXNAV Nano Overview Video on YouTube
LXNAV Nano Overview at SoaringCafe.com

Main features

  • Integrated flight recorder according to high-level IGC specification
  • 66 channel GPS receiver
  • integrated GPS antenna
  • Plug and play USB interface (mass storage device)
  • Compatible with all operating systems (MS Win, Linux, Mac OS)
  • Approximately 14000 hours of logger memory (at 1sec recording interval). That is more than one and half year of non stop logging at 1 sec interval.
  • Flights stored in IGC format are downloadable using USB
  • Integrated Blue tooth device (SPP)
  • Integrated LiIon battery gives you up to 28 hours of independent power supply
  • Simple charging of battery via USB port on your notebook, PC (if your PC's USB port can supply enough current) or wall charger (recommended)
  • Robust ABS plastic housing
  • Easy handling (Turn on and go)
  • Simple signaling LED's
  • Engine noise level detector
  • Internal pressure sensor up to 16000m
  • Design for paragliders
  • Simple manipulation

Hardware

  • ARM7 core processor running on 60 MHz clock
  • 2Gbytes of storage memory
  • push and lever button
  • 66-channel GPS receiver
  • Engine noise level sensor
  • Pressure altitude sensor measures up to 16000m

Input and output

  • USB interface (mass storage device)
  • Integrated SD card reader (Important Note: Do not remove the SD card from the Nano - ever.)
  • Serial RS232 interface for PDA connection
  • Bluetooth interface for PDA connection

Included

  • Nano GPS flight recorder
  • Nano Quick Reference Card (shows how to turn it on and off and what the lights indicate)
  • Wall Charger (100 to 240 AC and 50/60 Hz) with 4 different wall plug prong types for use just about anywhere in the world
  • NanoPower cable - Power/data cable for connection to 12V power and a PDA or PNA.  A female USB "A" connector is provided to allow the use of a standard USB to mini-USB cable to connect to the Nano.  A female RJ45 connector is provided for connection to PDA or PNA.  Red and black wires are used for connection to 12V power (Red wire to +12VDC and black wire to common). 
  • USB to mini-USB Cable (for connecting the Nano to a PC or Mac or Socket Mobile Power Pack, and for connecting the Nano to the NanoPower cable)
  • Barograph calibration certificate
  • The manual is not in the box but may be downloaded here: Manual

Size and weight

  • Size 60 x 40 x 20 mm (2.36 x 1.57 x 0.79 inches) (much smaller than a pack of cigarettes or a deck of playing cards)
  • Weight: ~66g (2.3 ounces) (0.1455 pounds)

Setup Software
The Nano Configurator setup software is extremely easy to use.  It is used to enter the pilot and glider details and to enter a task declaration.  Click on the images below to view full-size screen captures of the setup software.

The first screen capture (above) is of the Windows Explorer view that opens upon connecting the Nano to the PC.  Use this screen to copy and paste flight logs from the Nano to your PC.  Double-clicking on the "NanoConfig.exe" program launches the simple setup program shown in the other 2 screens below. 

Clicking on the "Load Waypoints" button allows you to open any SeeYou ".cup" waypoint file.  You can then easily build a task using the waypoints in the file.

Note: It is not necessary or possible to load waypoint files into the Nano.  The "Load Waypoints" button is used only to open a waypoint file in the Nano Configurator software to make it easy to create a task to send to the Nano as the official task declaration.

Cable Options

Tips

  • LXNAV recommends that you do not remove the microSD card from the Nano.  The reason is that if you accidentally mess-up any of the setup files on the Nano's microSD card, it may not function properly during your next flight.  It would be a bummer if the unit did not log an important flight for you because a required setup file was missing or corrupted.  So... please leave the microSD card inside the Nano at all times.
    However... If you are a technical person, and want to allow multiple users to have their own Nano microSD cards - that should work fine.  Just copy the original microSD card onto "backup" microSD cards.  The Nano will use the settings that are saved on the microSD card that is in the Nano when it is powered-up.

Example Systems

Nano Manual

  $495 In Stock
LXNAV-Nano3

LXNAV Nano 3 GPS Flight Recorder with variometer and color navigation display

LXNAV Nano 3 Overview Video

http://youtu.be/SG6zwEtCs9k

The Nano 3 is a fantastic little GPS flight recorder with full IGC approval for all badge, record and contest flights.  It is extremely small and includes a built-in GPS engine, built-in GPS antenna, built-in battery, and logger.  It is also extremely easy to use. It also features a built-in variometer (not Total Energy compensated) and a navigation display which shows waypoints, airspace, tasks, etc.

The Nano 3 flight recorder is the smallest flight recorder designed according to the highest level IGC specification with QVGA screen. It features an integrated 56-channel GPS receiver with built-in antenna. Allows up to 28000 hours of stand-alone operation with built-in battery, without any power management, power management may increase operating time on battery. Bluetooth is used for easy data exchange with a PDA. Five LEDs display the operational status, when LCD is off. A 4Gb solid state memory. Flights are stored directly in IGC format and are downloadable in a few seconds through USB connection. The battery is charged when the flight recorder is connected to a computer or wall charger via MiniB USB connector. Nano 3 uses 2048 bit digital signature, which is even higher than requested by new GFAC specification.

Color Display

  • Sunlight readable LCD
  • 2'' (5.08cm) screen size
  • 262144 Colors
  • QVGA 340*240 RGB pixels (retina)

Main features

  • Integrated flight recorder according to high-level IGC specification
  • 2048-bit digital signature
  • Built in high resolution variometer
  • Display of airspace (CUB compatible)
  • Display of tasks
  • Task and waypoint navigation (CUP compatible)
  • Built in hardware for inertial platform
  • App. 28000 hours of logger memory (at 1sec recording interval). That is more than three and half year of non stop logging at 1 sec interval.
  • 13 hours of operation on internal battery with LCD on
  • 25 hours of battery life with power management (LCD turned-off when not in use)
  • Flights stored in IGC format are downloadable through USB in a second
  • Integrated Bluetooth device (SPP)
  • Easy handling (Turn on and go)
  • Simple signalling LED's
  • Engine noise level detector
  • Simple manipulation
  • Automatic power down after landing (can be set by user)
  • Start logging at power on (for paragliders or pedestrians)
  • Toggle Bluetooth on and off pushing the rocker
  • Adjustable vario volume
  • NanoConfig program for creating declaration and system settings (for PC and Android)

Hardware

  • ARM M4 core processor 
  • 4 Gbytes of solid state memory
  • Push and lever button
  • 4 navigation buttons
  • 56-channel GPS receiver
  • Plug and play USB interface (mass storage device) 
  • USB Compatible with all operating systems (MS Win, Linux, Mac OS)
  • Engine noise level sensor
  • High resolution variometer same technology as on V9/V80 vario
  • Built in vario piezzo speaker
  • High resolution pressure altitude sensor measures up to 16000m
  • Inertial platform 3 axis accelerometer and 3 axis gyroscope.
  • Integrated LiIon battery  and smart power management, gives you up to 10 hours of independent power supply
  • Easy battery charger via USB port on your notebook, PC or wall charger
  • Robust  ABS plastic housing

Input and output

  • USB interface (mass storage device)
  • serial RS232 interface for PDA connection
  • Bluetooth interface for wireless connection with PNA or Smart phone

Included

  • Nano 3 GPS flight recorder with audio variometer and color navigation display
  • Wall Charger (100 to 240 AC and 50/60 Hz) with 4 different wall plug prong types for use just about anywhere in the world
  • USB to mini-USB Cable (for connecting the Nano to a PC or Mac or Socket Mobile Power Pack, and for connecting the Nano to the NanoPower cable)
  • Barograph calibration certificate
  • The manual is not in the box but may be downloaded here: Manual
  • NanoPower cable - Power/data cable for connection to 12V power and a PDA or PNA.  A female USB "A" connector is provided to allow the use of a standard USB to mini-USB cable to connect to the Nano.  A female RJ45 connector is provided for connection to PDA or PNA.  Red and black wires are used for connection to 12V power (Red wire to +12VDC and black wire to common). 

Cable Options

Size and weight

  • Outline dimension 65*42*22mm
  • Weight: ~76g

Airport and Airspace Files
Airport and Airspace files for the USA are available here:
http://www.cumulus-soaring.com/seeyou.htm#Downloads

Soaring Site Waypoint Databases are available here:
http://soaringweb.org/TP/HomePage.html

Creating Your Own Waypoint and Airspace Files
You can create your own waypoint and airspace files using the SeeYou Mobile Wizard in Naviter SeeYou for PC software. A great training video showing how to do that is available here:
http://www.cumulus-soaring.com/training.htm#Training-SeeYou - Video #46

Setup Software
The Nano Configurator setup software is extremely easy to use.  It is used to enter the pilot and glider details and to enter a task declaration.  Click on the images below to view full-size screen captures of the setup software.

The first screen capture (above) is of the Windows Explorer view that opens upon connecting the Nano to the PC.  Use this screen to copy and paste flight logs from the Nano to your PC.  Double-clicking on the "NanoConfig.exe" program launches the simple setup program shown in the other 2 screens below. 

Clicking on the "Load Waypoints" button allows you to open any SeeYou ".cup" waypoint file.  You can then easily build a task using the waypoints in the file.

Nano3 Manual

 

$630 In Stock
LXNAV-V3

V3 Audio Variometer with Averager, Digital Altimeter and Speed-to-Fly Calculator

http://youtu.be/hLMhOeKxhZQ - LXNAV V3 Overview Video

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xrJhWv_yuTA - LXNAV V7 Vario Sounds Video (also applies to V3)

The new V3 variometer is a fresh new type of variometer. It is a total-energy compensated electrical variometer with audio, digital altimeter, mechanical pointer and brilliant color display. The innovative feature is that it can display the recommended "speed-to-fly" airspeed number based on the selected MacCready setting, glider polar and measured lift or sink rate. It is not exactly a speed-to-fly variometer because it does not have pitot and static input ports. It doesn't know the current airspeed so it can't compare the recommended speed to the current airspeed. It can't display "push/pull" arrows like a traditional speed-to-fly variometer can. But it can display the recommended speed-to-fly airspeed as a number (shown in the middle of the screen in the image at right). The pilot then compares the recommended speed-to-fly on the V3 with the airspeed on the glider's airspeed indicator - just as he/she would do when using a MacCready ring on a mechanical variometer. It is neat that you get speed-to-fly functionality in a low cost "club variometer". The sexy color display is the same one used in the more expensive V7 variometer. Like the V7, the V3 displays a red diamond on the inside of the variometer scale to indicate the average climb rate and a blue arrowhead to indicate the current MacCready setting. I love that the vario average and MacCready are displayed on the variometer scale - making it clear how your vario average (red diamond) and instantaneous (mechanical red pointer) climb rates compare to the MacCready setting. The V3 fits into a standard 57 mm instrument hole and is only about 50 mm (1.97 inches) deep. It has a built-in speaker - making it easy to install. An external speaker is an available extra-cost option. The V3 is destined to be extremely popular with soaring clubs and sailplane owners looking for a great first audio vario, or a backup vario.

Small Battery Operation
Sometimes it is nice to be able to operate a variometer using a small 9V battery or AA battery pack. A small battery pack works great in gliders that don't have an electrical system - such as vintage gliders. In addition, sometimes gliders that do have an electrical system want to have a backup systems in the event of a failure of the main battery. In that case a 3-position ON/OFF/Backup switch can be used to switch between main power and the backup battery pack.

The V3 variometer will work using a single 9V battery or with a battery pack that holds 8 AA batteries. LXNAV says the unit will work on as little as 6V but that the audio may stop functioning when the voltage drops below 9V. In my testing the audio worked fine down to less than 6V.

In my testing with a 9V battery the unit worked fine down to less than 6V. However, even with the audio set to a very low setting the voltage displayed on the V3 screen (a V3 display option) dropped somewhat quickly when using a single 9V battery. A new 9V battery ran the unit for 76 minutes. The unit shut down when the voltage display on the V3 showed 5.4V. The voltage at the battery terminals was about 6 V. I only ran one test - so your results may vary. Note: In my tests I had the V3's color LCD screen set to full brightness and the audio set to a low volume. The unit would run quite a bit longer with the screen brightness reduced. 1+ hour might be enough if you use the 9V battery as a backup power source, but it is probably not a good solution for use in a glider without an electrical system.

Perhaps a better option would be to use a Radio Shack battery pack that holds 8 AA batteries. Radio Shack "8 AA Battery Holder" Models: 270-387 or 270-407 cost only $2.99. I used it with a Model 270-325 "9V Battery Snap Connector" (package of 5 for $2.99). I tested using 8 fresh AA Duracell Alkaline batteries with the V3 screen on full brightness and the speaker at a low volume.The initial V3 voltage readout was 12.5 volts. After 17 hours and 27 minutes the unit shut-down. The V3's voltage display was reading less then 6V.

Features

  • Extremely bright 2” (5 cm) color display - readable in all sunlight conditions with adjustable backlight
  • Extremely accurate digital variometer
  • Extremely accurate digital altimeter
  • Mechanical pointer for instananeous variometer reading - driven by stepper-motor - easy to read at a glance.
  • Speed-to-Fly calculator - Since the unit does not know airspeed (it doesn't have pitot or static ports), it can't tell you to speed-up or slow-down, but it can tell you how fast you should be flying given MacCready setting, entered glider polar and current lift/sink. It is very much like using a MacCready Ring on a mechanical variometer.
  • Three number fields can be used to display a variety of user-selectable parameters (Average vario, altitude, speed-to-fly airspeed, flight time, flight level, voltage, absolute pressure, etc.)
  • Several useful variometer readings can all be displayed on the same vario scale: Instantaneous Vario (outer red pointer), Average Vario (red diamond), MacCready Setting (Blue arrowhead) - making it easy to compare the achieved average and instantaneous climb rates with the MacCready setting.
  • Preloaded polar database for almost all gliders, user-defined gliders can also be accommodated
  • Logbook (history of flight durations)
  • Easy-to-use and simple user-interface with one rotary knob with push-button function
  • Built-in speaker for easy installation
  • External speaker as an extra-cost option (LXNAV-Speaker)
  • Firmware can be upgraded with a PC, USB to serial converter cable and V3 PC cable using the free PC firmware upgrade software tool

Hardware

  • ARM processor
  • Mechanical needle driven by stepper motor
  • QVGA (320*240pixels) sunlight readable display
  • Digital temperature compensated altitude pressure sensors
  • Built-in speaker (optional external speaker available)
  • Smooth audio output

Size & Weight

  • Standard 57mm (2¼") hole
  • 60mm x 60mm x 50mm (2.4 x 2.4 x 2.0 inches) (exclusive of the connector)
  • Weight: ~156g (6 ounces)

Color Display

  • 16 bit color display
  • 2” (5cm) screen
  • 320 by 240 pixel resolution

Input & Output

  • Rotary knob with push-button for MacCready, Ballast, Bugs and other settings
  • Built-in speaker
  • 3 mm phono jack for optional external speaker (LXNAV-Speaker)
  • RS-232 serial input/output (for firmware upgrades)

Power Requirements

  • Power input 6 to 16 V DC
  • 95 to 135 mA at 12V depending on LCD brightness, without audio

Units
The units are software configurable using the vario's user-interface. However, the variometer scale is marked (printed) using one of 2 ranges listed below.

  • +/- 10 units (commonly used in knots - and referred to as the "V3-K")
  • +/-5 units (commonly used in m/s and referred to as the "V3-M")  The images at right show this version.

Included

  • V3 variometer
  • Printed manual
  • Power cable with RJ12 connector
  • One free PDA or GPS Cable (select from several types when ordering - see note above)

V3 Cable Options:
The V3 has a built-in RS-232 serial port for use when upgrading the firmware in the V3. It is not used for communication with any other devices. It can't receive GPS data or output vario data to a PDA. Those features are available in the V7.

  • ???(part number not known yet): V3 PC cable - for firmware upgrades, this cable is not included with the V3. It is an optional accessory.

Manual
Details are available in the V3 manual which is available here.


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LXNAV-V3-M
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LXNAV-V7

V7 Speed-to-Fly Variometer
The LXNAV V7 Variometer is a very sexy new digital speed-to-fly variometer and final glide calculator - with a built-in g-meter, FLARM traffic display and digital logbook.  It is a speed-to-fly variometer with stepper motor driven mechanical needle (red pointer) and bright color display - and it fits into a standard 57 mm instrument hole.  A rotary knob / push-button is used to move through display and setup screens and to edit parameters. The built-in 2 inch 320 x 240 pixel color display is used to display parameters such as vario average, thermal average, distance to goal, altitude, battery level, speed-to-fly push/pull indicator, MacCready setting, etc.  A very cool use of the built-in color display is a FLARM "clock" display screen.  I am especially impressed with the way the vario 20 second average (red diamond), MacCready (blue arrowhead) and Thermal Average (green "T") are displayed on the inside of the vario scale - making it easy to compare the MacCready setting to the thermal average, 20 second vario average, and instantaneous vario reading (red pointer).  Another interesting feature is that a white arc is displayed around the inside of the variometer scale which indicates the maximum and minimum lift lift/sink rates over the last 20 seconds.  That will be useful while centering thermals and deciding when to leave a thermal.  A built-in logbook feature is also very nice.  It makes it easy to update your personal of sailplane logbook with dates (if a GPS is connected) and flight times.  A g-meter is also built into the V7 with g indication on the vario scale - just like a classic g-meter.  A red arc on the inside of the variometer scale can be enabled to display the range of g readings encountered.  It can be reset manually and it automatically resets on take-off.  The small red diamond that defaults to the display of average variometer can be configured to display the instantaneous g reading.  The V7 can provide 5V power for a PDA or PNA.

V7 Vario Videos

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a5DN5xT4rdE - LXNAV V7 Overview Video

Have you ever wondered what "linear positive" and "digital negative" vario sounds are? This video will help you understand the options available to you with your LXNAV variometer. The same sounds are used in V3, V5, V9, and S80 and V80 variometers as well.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xrJhWv_yuTA
- LXNAV V7 Vario Sounds Video

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TXws392siPs - LXNAV V7 Vario Setup Menu Overview Video

V7 GPS cables:

  • CC-NP-LX, to NanoPower cable (RX/TX are crossed)
  • V7-GPS-232, to DB-9f connector
  • V7-GPS-IGC, with 6-conductor RJ11 connector for use with "standard IGC" devices - such as the LX Navigation Colibri and Colibri II's LX-ColibriII-Pwr-Data adapter
  • V7-GPS-PF, RJ45 connector with "standard IGC" connections, for use with PowerFLARM, K6 Mux (output port only), Volkslogger (version with RJ45 connector)
  • V7-GPS-PFCore, DB-9m connector for connection to PowerFLARM Core, powers the Core with 12V.

V7 PDA Cables:

  • CC-NP-Oudie, for use with Naviter Oudie
  • CC-NP-232, to DB-9f connector, Can be used to connect the V7 to a PC for firmware updates.
  • CC-NP-IPAQ310, for HP iPAQ 310 or 314 Travel Companion
  • CC-NP-38, for iPAQ h2200, h3800, h3900, h5500, hx4700, hx2000, etc.
  • CC-NP-LX, to 6-conductor RJ11 connector, for use with LX Navigation MiniMap (RX/TX are crossed)

Features

  • Extremely bright 2” (5 cm) color display - readable in all sunlight conditions with adjustable backlight
  • Rotary switch with push button is used to setup all the parameters
  • Voice module provides voice alerts - such as: "Warning, traffic, 2'o clock, 3 kilometers, 200 meters below"
  • G-meter with minimum and maximum display and reset feature
  • Sound equalizer screen - can be used to make low and high pitched sounds easier to hear
  • GPS input with two-way communication in standard IGC form (RJ11 connector)
  • PDA input with two-way communication and 5V power supply for PDA(RJ45 connector)
  • Integrated g-meter
  • 100Hz sampling rate for very fast response
  • TE compensation can be selected to use either pneumatic TE probe or electronic compensation
  • Preloaded polar database for almost all gliders, user-defined gliders can also be accommodated
  • Integrated logbook
  • FLARM clock screen with acoustic warning when connected to FLARM device
  • Much additional information can be displayed - such as average, thermal vario, netto, time, speed…
  • Many custom audio settings
  • Speed-to-fly indication
  • Several useful variometer readings can all be displayed on the same vario scale: Instantaneous Vario (outer red pointer), Average Vario (red diamond), MacCready Setting (Blue arrowhead), Thermal Average (Green “T”) making it easy to compare the achieved average and thermal climb rates with the MacCready setting.
  • Configurable serial interfaces for GPS and PDA up to 1Mbit
  • Direct communication between PDA and Flight recorder (for flight declaration)
  • 2nd-seat repeater for 2-seat gliders available (see the V7D below)

Hardware

  • ARM processor
  • Mechanical needle driven by stepper motor
  • QVGA (320*240pixels) sunlight readable display
  • Digital temperature compensated pressure sensors for altitude and airspeed
  • 3 axis digital +-6g accelerometer
  • Smooth audio output

Size & Weight

  • Standard 57mm (2Ľ") hole
  • 61mm x 61mm x 95mm (2.4 x 2.4 x 3.75 inches) (exclusive of the connector)
  • Weight: ~330g (12 ounces)

Color Display

  • 16 bit color display
  • 2” (5cm) screen
  • 320 by 240 pixel resolution

Input & Output

  • GPS port input/output on RS232 level (standard IGC 6 pin connector RJ11)
    • Connections (from left to right): 1: +12V, 4: Receive (RS-232), 5: Transmit (RS-232), 6: Ground
  • PDA port input/output on RS232 or TTL level for PDA/PNA devices with 5V power supply (8 pin RJ45, 5V output max 2A)
    • Connections (from left to right): 1 & 2: Ground, 3: Transmit (RS-232), 4: Receive (RS-232), 5: Transmit (TTL), 6: Receive (TTL), 7 & 8: +5V
  • External Speaker (included), 3 mm phono jack
  • 1Mbit CANbus for connection to V7D repeater
  • Speed command and Vario priority input
  • FLARM warning indication
  • Rotary knob with push function

Power Requirements

  • Power input 10-16 V DC
  • Consumption of LXNAV V7 at 12 V:
    • 120 mA - minimum brightness without audio (not including power required to power a PDA)
    • 180 mA - maximum brightness without audio (not including power required to power a PDA)
  • Consumption of LXNAV V7D at 12 V:
    • 90mA - maximum brightness

Units
The units are sotware configurable using the vario's user-interface. However, the variometer scale is marked (printed) using one of 2 ranges listed below.

  • +/- 10 units (commonly used in knots - and referred to as the "V7-K")
  • +/-5 units (commonly used in m/s and referred to as the "V7-M")  The images at right show this version.

Included

  • V7 variometer
  • Printed manual
  • Wiring harness with 12V power connections, outside air temperature probe, digital inputs and RS-485 connector
  • GPS Cable (select from several types - see note above)
  • PDA Cable (select from several types - see note above)

4 System Configurations
The V7 is designed to work with or without GPS input and with or without connection to a PDA.  That is nice for customers on a budget because you can buy the V7 now and add a GPS and/or PDA later when you can afford to.


  • V7 Alone

    When you use the V7 alone (without a GPS or PDA) it functions as a very nice speed-to-fly variometer with basic final glide calculations.  For final glides, you enter the distance to go and wind component, and the unit ticks down the distance using your airspeed and assuming you are flying directly to the destination. The g-meter and flight duration logbook work fine in this mode - except that the logbook cannot log the dates and times of the flights, only the durations.


  • V7 with GPS or FLARM input
    There are several advantages when a GPS or FLARM is sending GPS data to the V7.  The logbook shows dates and times in addition to flight durations.  Also, the V7 records the take-off coordinates and can perform final glide calculations and provide navigational directions to the take-off site - perfect for use in a club glider.  The 2 large display numbers on the face of the V7 can be configured to display steering course and/or distance and/or differential altitude (height above or below glideslope) to the take-off site.  If a FLARM device is connected to the V7, it can display FLARM warnings (clock display) on the V7's display.


  • When connected to a Naviter Oudie the V7 receives GPS data from the Oudie and sends vario and airspeed and wind data from the V7 to the Oudie. The 2 large display numbers on the face of the V7 can be configured to display steering course and/or distance and/or differential final glide (height above or below glideslope) to the take-off site. The Oudie2 can record flight logs which are accepted by the OLC (Online Contest) but not by the IGC for badges and records. The Oudie IGC can record flight logs that are accepted by the OLC and IGC.


  • V7 with GPS or FLARM and PDA

    A complete flight computer system includes a GPS or FLARM, the V7 variometer, and a PDA running soaring flight software.  In this case the V7 receives GPS and FLARM data and adds airspeed, wind and variometer data and sends it on to the soaring flight software on the PDA.  Depending on the features of the soaring software you use, parameters like MacCready and Bugs can be exchanged between the V7 and the PDA.  Task declarations can be sent from the PDA through the V7 to the GPS flight recorder.  If you are using a logger that features flight log downloads over the serial port, you can download flight logs through the V7 to the PDA. 

Simple system with Garmin GPS 16x HVS

The V7 can do "get home" navigation and final glide calculations to your take-off location if you have a simple GPS connected to it.  Having a GPS connected also allows the unit's digital logbook to included take-off and landing times and dates.  The lowest cost GPS input option is the Garmin GPS 16x HVS ($110).  The V7 can power the GPS with 12V.  An RJ-Coupler-RJ45-RJ45 ($15) and Goddard Cable-GPS16xHVS-V7-0p3 ($50) can be used to connect the GPS directly to an LXNAV V7.  However, a Naviter Oudie can also send GPS data to the V7 - It costs a bit more, but it is also a very nice moving map flight computer.

V7 Example Systems

V7 Brochure

Details are available in the V7 manual which is available here.


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LXNAV-V7-K
(knots)
$1595


LXNAV-V7-M
(m/s)
$1595


LXNAV-V7D-K
(knots)
2nd-seat repeater
$630


LXNAV-V7D-M
(m/s)
2nd-seat repeater
$630

LXNAV-V7-BlueTooth-Module

V7 BlueTooth Module
The V7 BlueTooth Module makes it easy to connect a PNA or Oudie to the V7 over BlueTooth wireless radio. It plugs into the V7's PDA port and is powered by the V7.

Features

  • Plug-and-play operation
  • Makes communication between V7 and PNA even easier. Enables communication with PNAs that would be difficult to connect to the V7 through a serial connection.

No manual is necessary or available.

FlarmView
$110 In Stock
LXNAV-S80

LXNAV S80 Variometer with Navigation and AHRS
The S80 is a very powerful speed-to-fly variometer with navigation and built-in AHRS. It fits into a standard large 80 mm instrument hole. It has an extremely powerful processor and uses a MEMS inertial platform and pressure sensors. The built-in 3.5 inch 320 x 240 pixel color display is used to display parameters such as vario average, thermal average, distance to goal, altitude, battery level, speed-to-fly push/pull indicator, MacCready setting, etc.   I am especially impressed with the way the vario 20 second average (red diamond), MacCready (blue triangle) and Thermal Average (green "T") are displayed on the vario scale - making it easy to compare the MacCready setting to the thermal average, 20 second vario average, and instantaneous vario reading (red pointer).  Another interesting feature is that a yellow arc is displayed around the inside of the variometer scale which indicates the maximum and minimum lift lift/sink rates over the last 20 seconds.  That will be useful while centering thermals and deciding when to leave a thermal.  A yellow arc on the inside of the vario scale displays the range of vario readings over the last 20 seconds. Alternatively, the red diamond and yellow arc can be configured to display g-meter instantaneous and min and max readings. The g-meter can be reset manually and it automatically resets on take-off. A built-in logbook feature is also very nice.  It makes it easy to update your personal of sailplane logbook with dates (if a GPS is connected) and flight times. The S80 can provide 5V power for a PDA or PNA.

AHRS
The AHRS (artificial horizon) is an extra cost software option. It is enabled by purchasing an enable code for your particular S80. The AHRS sensor hardware is installed in every S80. It can be purchased from Cumulus Soaring, Inc. at the time you purchase the S80 or anytime afterward. The enable code is tied to the unit's serial number.

Flying Screens
Note: The vario ring around the outside of the screen is visible in all the flying screens. It is easy to rotate through 3 or 4 flying screens using the center button on the right side of the unit.

  • Data Screen - This is the black screen shown at right which includes 4 data windows and many other small displays - such as GPS status, vario units, cruise/climb mode indicator, etc.
  • AHRS Screen - This is the artificial horizon screen. This screen is only available if you purchase the optional AHRS enable code.
  • Navigation Screen - This screen displays waypoints and airspace (no terrain) and can be used to navigate to a waypoint or around a task.
  • FLARM Screen - It is not clear yet whether there will be a separate FLARM screen or whether the FLARM traffic will be displayed on the navigation screen.

Features

  • Fast wind calculation 50 times per second
  • Audible Thermal Assistant
  • Voice module provides voice alerts - such as: "Warning, traffic, 2'o clock, 3 kilometers, 200 meters below"
  • G-meter with minimum and maximum display and reset feature
  • Built-in AHRS - Optional extra cost option - A software enable key can be purchased to enable the AHRS display.
  • Inertial platform 3 axis digital +-6g accelerometer, 4 gyroscopes (for inertial vario, AHRS and wind calculation)
  • Fits into a standard large 80 mm instrument hole
  • micro SD memory card slot on the face of the unit for firmware updates, FlarmNeet updates, and for loading waypoint and airspace files into the S80.
  • Fast wind updates with optional external compass module
  • Digital temperature compensated pressure sensors for altitude and airspeed
  • ARM Cortex-M4 processor running on 160MHz
  • 3.5'' QVGA sunlight readable screen (320x240 pixels) with 1200 nits of brightness
  • 3 push buttons for adjusting settings
  • 2 rotary control knobs
  • Ambient light sensor (ALS)
  • RS485 Bus
  • CANbus
  • Built-in voice module
  • Power input 6-18V DC
  • Consumption ~250mA at 12V
  • Dimensions:
  • Display: 80 x 80 x 45mm
  • Sensor Box: 65 x 45 x 84 mm
  • Weight: ~260g

Input & Output

  • GPS port input/output on RS232 level (standard IGC 6 pin connector RJ11)
    • Connections (from left to right): 1: +12V, 4: Receive (RS-232), 5: Transmit (RS-232), 6: Ground
  • PDA port input/output on RS232 or TTL level for PDA/PNA devices with 5V power supply (8 pin RJ45, 5V output max 2A)
    • Connections (from left to right): 1 & 2: Ground, 3: Transmit (RS-232), 4: Receive (RS-232), 5: Transmit (TTL), 6: Receive (TTL), 7 & 8: +5V
  • External Speaker (included), 3 mm phono jack
  • 1Mbit CANbus for connection to S80D repeater
  • microSD memory card slot on face of S80 - for firmware upgrades and waypoint and airspace data transfers

S80 GPS cables:

  • CC-NP-LX, to NanoPower cable (RX/TX are crossed)
  • V7-GPS-232, to DB-9f connector
  • V7-GPS-IGC, with 6-conductor RJ11 connector for use with "standard IGC" devices - such as the LX Navigation Colibri and Colibri II's LX-ColibriII-Pwr-Data adapter
  • V7-GPS-PF, RJ45 connector with "standard IGC" connections, for use with PowerFLARM, K6 Mux (output port only), Volkslogger (version with RJ45 connector)
  • V7-GPS-PFCore, DB-9m connector for connection to PowerFLARM Core, powers the Core with 12V.

S80 PDA Cables:

  • CC-NP-Oudie, for use with Naviter Oudie
  • CC-NP-232, to DB-9f connector, Can be used to connect the V7 to a PC for firmware updates.
  • CC-NP-IPAQ310, for HP iPAQ 310 or 314 Travel Companion
  • CC-NP-38, for iPAQ h2200, h3800, h3900, h5500, hx4700, hx2000, etc.
  • CC-NP-LX, to 6-conductor RJ11 connector, for use with LX Navigation MiniMap (RX/TX are crossed)

4 System Configurations
The S80 is designed to work with or without GPS input and with or without connection to a PDA.  That is nice for customers on a budget because you can buy the S80 now and add a GPS and/or PDA later when you can afford to.


  • S80 Alone

    When you use the S80 alone (without a GPS or PDA) it functions as a very nice speed-to-fly variometer with basic final glide calculations.  For final glides, you enter the distance to go and wind component, and the unit ticks down the distance using your airspeed and assuming you are flying directly to the destination. The g-meter and flight duration logbook work fine in this mode - except that the logbook cannot log the dates and times of the flights, only the durations.


  • S80 with GPS or FLARM input
    There are several advantages when a GPS or FLARM is sending GPS data to the S80.  The logbook shows dates and times in addition to flight durations.  Also, the S80 records the take-off coordinates and can perform final glide calculations and provide navigational directions to the take-off site - perfect for use in a club glider.  The 4 large display numbers on the face of the S80 can be configured to display steering course and/or distance and/or differential final glide (height above or below glideslope) to the take-off site.  If a FLARM device is connected to the S80 it can display FLARM warnings (clock display) on the S80's display and display FLARM traffic on the moving map screen.


  • S80 with Oudie
    When connected to a Naviter Oudie the S80 receives GPS data from the Oudie and sends vario and airspeed and wind data from the S80 to the Oudie. The 4 large display numbers on the face of the S80 can be configured to display steering course and/or distance and/or differential final glide (height above or below glideslope) to the take-off site. The Oudie2 can record flight logs which are accepted by the OLC (Online Contest) but not by the IGC for badges and records. The Oudie IGC can record flight logs that are accepted by the OLC and IGC.


  • S80 with GPS or FLARM and PDA

    A complete flight computer system includes a GPS or FLARM, the S80 variometer, and a PDA running soaring flight software.  In this case the S80 receives GPS and FLARM data and adds airspeed, wind and variometer data and sends it on to the soaring flight software on the PDA.  Depending on the features of the soaring software you use, parameters like MacCready and Bugs can be exchanged between the S80 and the PDA.  Task declarations can be sent from the PDA through the S80 to the GPS flight recorder.  If you are using a logger that features flight log downloads over the serial port, you can download flight logs through the S80 to the PDA. 

The S80 Nicely Replaces Old Vario Systems
The S80 is a great replacement for Cambridge L-NAV and S-NAV and ILEC SN10 systems. It fits into the large instrument hole formerly used by those instruments. Your instrument panel will be immediately brought up to date with a colorful soaring instrument that is packed with high-tech features. Alternatively, those same instruments can be neatly replaced with an LX8080 and V9 or V80 vario. The LX8080 and V9 or V80 vario do everything the S80 does, but can also display terrain data on the moving map.

Simple system with Garmin GPS 16x HVS

The S80 can do "get home" navigation and final glide calculations to your take-off location if you have a simple GPS connected to it.  Having a GPS connected also allows the unit's digital logbook to included take-off and landing times and dates.  The lowest cost GPS input option is the Garmin GPS 16x HVS ($110).  The S80 can power the GPS with 12V.  An RJ-Coupler-RJ45-RJ45 ($15) and Goddard Cable-GPS16xHVS-V7-0p3 ($50) can be used to connect the GPS directly to an LXNAV S80.  However, a Naviter Oudie can also send GPS data to the V7 - It costs a bit more, but it is also a very nice moving map flight computer.

Nice V80 (similar to S80) overview video
by René de Dreu of Glider Pilot Shop in the Netherlands
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G4by-7ZUgGI&feature=youtu.be


Back of V7 shown
The S80 has the same connections.

 

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LXNAV-S80
$2310


LXNAV-S80D
(2nd-seat Repeater)
$970

LXNAV-LX8000 LX 8000 with V9 or V80 Variometer
The LX 8000 is a high end vario navigation system with extremely bright color display. Simple and logical user interface is designed for top-level competitors, club operation as well as for gliding beginners. Instrument is preloaded with worldwide terrain maps, airspace and airports databases. User friendly data exchange is done using SD Card or USB interface. The LX 8000 is available with integrated FLARM collision avoidance system (for customers outside the USA - NOT approved for use in the USA) and flight recorder according to IGC specification for all flights. LX 8000 copes with complex tasks with assigned area. During flight optimization according to FAI and OLC rules are shown.

Similarities with SeeYou Mobile
Since the LX 8000, LX 8080 and LX 9000 software was developed by the same software programmer that developed SeeYou Mobile, there are many similarities between the two programs.  Especially now that the free LXStyler program can be used to customize the screens in the LX 8000, LX 8080 and LX 9000 - SeeYou Mobile users will be very comfortable with the LX 8000, LX 8080 or LX 9000.  The information boxes at the bottom of the pages are very much like the Nav Boxes found in SeeYou Mobile.  The main difference is that SeeYou Mobile relies on a touch-screen user-interface while the LX 8000, LX 8080 and LX 9000 use buttons and knobs or a stick-mounted remote for the user-interface.  Some pilots feel that touch-screens are tough to use in a sailplane that is bumping along in turbulent conditions.  SeeYou Mobile users will need some time to get used to the buttons and knobs or stick-mounted remote user interface, but will soon feel at home with the LX 8000, LX 8080 or LX 9000 - and they will love the extremely bright display used on the LX 8000, LX 8080 and LX 9000.

Versions:

  • LX8000-V9 with V9 variometer
  • LX8000-V80 with V80 variometer
  • LX8000F-V9 with V9 variometer and built-in FLARM
  • LX8000F-V80 with V80 variomter and built-in FLARM
  • LX8000D-V9 with V9 variometer display - 2nd-seat repeater
  • LX8000D-V80 with V80 variometer display - 2nd-seat repeater

Display unit features

  • Extremely bright color 3.5" (9cm) QVGA display (320 by 240 pixels)
  • Sunlight readable display (1200 cd) with backlight automatically adapted using photo-sensor
  • Full customization with LX Styler program
  • ARM processor with up to 800Mhz clock and 4GB storage memory
  • 16-channel uBLOX GPS receiver
  • Engine noise level sensor Pressure altitude sensor
  • Integrated SD card reader, USB interface, Serial RS232, RS485 bus
  • Dimensions: 98 x 88 x 65 mm (WxHxD)
  • Weight: ~500g
  • Power input 10-24 V DC, consumption at 12V 250-350mA
  • Optional integrated FLARM collision avoidance system with graphic, sound and voice (optional) presentation.  This option is only for customers outside the USA.  It is not compatible with FLARM units in the USA and is not approved for use in the USA.
  • Displays FLARM data provided by an external FLARM device (for U.S. sailplanes)

V9 Vario unit features

  • ARM Cortex-M4 processor running on 160MHz
  • Mechanical needle driven by stepper motor
  • QVGA (320*240pixels) sunlight readable display
  • Digital temperature compensated pressure sensors for altitude and airspeed
  • inertial platform
  • 3 axis accelerometer
  • 3 axis gyros
  • AHRS (optional software enable
  • Smooth 16bit audio output
  • integrated synthesized speech output
  • RS485 bus
  • CAN Bus
  • Speed command and Vario priority input
  • additional 4 digital inputs
  • Smooth audio output
  • Speech output (voice module)
  • Current drain vario unit 120mA at 12V
  • Dimensions: fits 57mm instrument hole, 61 x 61 x 92 mm

Input and output

  • Integrated SD card reader
  • Two serial RS232 interfaces
  • RS485 bus interface
  • FLARM interface
  • USB interface

Optional Accessories

  • Rear seat device 80mm LX8000D
  • Remote stick
  • Additional external V5 indicator
  • External FLARM display (for customers outside the USA - it will not work in the USA)
  • ADS-B receiver
  • AHRS Artificial Horizon (software upgrade)

NOTE: The LX 8000 is larger than its predecessors.  It will not fit into a hole in which an LX7000 or LX5000 was previously mounted. Please see the mounting hole diagram at right.

New LX9000 Overview and Training Video (also applies to the LX8000 and LX8080)
I have created a 35 minute overview and training video on the LXNAV LX9000.  It is a great way to learn more about the product if you are thinking about buying one in the future.  It is also a great training tool.  LX8000, LX8080 and LX9000 owners should find it to be a great "spring refresher" course.  Since the LX8000 and LX8080 are functionally identical (but with smaller screens) the video also applies to those products.  It is available in 1080p HD.  I recommend watching it at the highest resolution your computer supports.  However, it may take a while to download at 1080p.  If you find the video useful, please buy from me.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NVlSvo6C4ZA

Manual

X8000-panel-cutout.dwg
lx/LX8000-panel-cutout.pdf
LX8000-panel-cutout.jpg

How to make an LX8000 instrument panel cutout

Firmware Upgrades

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LX8000-V9
$4886


LX8000-V80
$5384


LX8000F-V9
$5446


LX8000F-V80
$5964


LX8000D-V9
$2366


LX8000D-V80
$2884

LXNAV-LX8080 LX 8080 with V9 or V80 Variometer

The LXNAV 8080 is a slightly smaller brother of the LX8000.  The LX 8080 is designed to fit into a standard 80 mm instrument hole - making it easy to fit into most sailplane's instrument panels.

The LX 8080 is a high end vario navigation system with extremely bright color display. Simple and logical user interface is designed for top-level competitors, club operation as well as for gliding beginners. Instrument is preloaded with worldwide terrain maps, airspace and airports databases. User friendly data exchange is done using SD Card or USB interface. The LX 8080 is available with integrated FLARM collision avoidance system (for customers outside the USA - NOT approved for use in the USA) and flight recorder according to IGC specification for all flights. The LX 8080 copes with complex tasks with assigned areas. During flight optimization according to FAI and OLC rules are shown.

Similarities with SeeYou Mobile
Since the LX 8000, LX 8080 and LX 9000 software was developed by the same software programmer that developed SeeYou Mobile, there are many similarities between the two programs.  Especially now that the free LXStyler program can be used to customize the screens in the LX 8000, LX 8080 and LX 9000 - SeeYou Mobile users will be very comfortable with the LX 8000, LX 8080 or LX 9000.  The information boxes at the bottom of the pages are very much like the Nav Boxes found in SeeYou Mobile.  The main difference is that SeeYou Mobile relies on a touch-screen user-interface while the LX 8000, LX 8080 and LX 9000 use buttons and knobs or a stick-mounted remote for the user-interface.  Some pilots feel that touch-screens are tough to use in a sailplane that is bumping along in turbulent conditions.  SeeYou Mobile users will need some time to get used to the buttons and knobs or stick-mounted remote user interface, but will soon feel at home with the LX 8000, LX 8080 or LX 9000 - and they will love the extremely bright display used on the LX 8000, LX 8080 and LX 9000.

Versions:

  • LX8080-V9 with V9 variometer
  • LX8080-V80 with V80 variometer
  • LX8080F-V9 with V9 variometer and built-in FLARM
  • LX8080F-V80 with V80 variomter and built-in FLARM
  • LX8080D-V9 with V9 variometer display - 2nd-seat repeater
  • LX8080D-V80 with V80 variometer display - 2nd-seat repeater

Display unit features

  • Low power, extremely bright color display (1200cd), readable in all sunlight conditions with backlight automatically adapted using photo-sensor
  • Using Linux operating system (not CE Windows) ensures fast and stable operation of firmware
  • 6 push buttons and 4 rotary switches are used for input which compromise well known LX user interface.
  • Remote stick is available optionally for more comfort
  • Multilanguage user interface
  • Prepared for integrated help
  • Preloaded with worldwide terrain maps, airspace and airport databases
  • Simple and user-friendly update of databases using integrated micro SD Card or USB
  • Integrated flight recorder according to high-level IGC specification
  • Flights stored in IGC format are downloadable using integrated micro SD Card
  • Support for multiple waypoint and task databases with virtually no limitations
  • Manage complex tasks with assigned areas
  • Real-time flight optimization according to FAI and OLC rules
  • Rich full flight and task statistics integrated FLARM collision avoidance system with graphic, sound and voice presentation
  • Low power consumption - 280mA at 50% brightness including V9.
  • Optional integrated FLARM collision avoidance system with graphic, sound and voice (optional) presentation.  This option is only for customers outside the USA.  It is not compatible with FLARM units in the USA and is not approved for use in the USA.
  • Displays FLARM data provided by an external FLARM device (for U.S. sailplanes)
  • ARM processor with 800 MHz clock
  • 4 Gb storage memory
  • 16-channel uBlox GPS receiver
  • Engine noise level sensor
  • Pressure altitude sensor
  • Integrated SD card reader
  • Serial RS232 interface
  • RS485 bus interface
  • FLARM interface
  • USB interface
  • 160mA at 12V at 50% LCD brightness (600nits still readable under sunlight)
  • 260mA at 12V with integrated Flarm at 100% LCD brightness (1200nits)
  • Current drain V5 120mA at 12V
  • 280mA (brightness at 50% + V9)
  • Smart power management
  • Automatic backlight regulation with ALS (Ambient Light Sensor)
  • Display unit 81mm x 81mm x 65mm depth
  • Weight: ~400g (without vario unit)

Vario unit features

  • ARM Cortex-M4 processor running on 160MHz
  • Mechanical needle driven by stepper motor
  • QVGA (320*240pixels) sunlight readable display
  • Digital temperature compensated pressure sensors for altitude and airspeed
  • inertial platform
  • 3 axis accelerometer
  • 3 axis gyros
  • AHRS (optional software enable
  • Smooth 16bit audio output
  • integrated synthesized speech output
  • RS485 bus
  • CAN Bus
  • Speed command and Vario priority input
  • 4 additional digital inputs
  • Vario unit fits in 57mm instrument hole, 61 x 61 x 115 mm depth

Optional Accessories

  • Rear seat device LX8080D
  • Remote stick
  • Additional external vario LCD
  • External FLARM display (for customers outside the USA - it will not work in the USA)
  • ADSB receiver (see other aircrafts as flarm objects on map)
  • Artificial horizon LX AHRS (optional extra cost software upgrade)
New LX9000 Overview and Training Video (also applies to the LX8000 and LX8080)
I have created a 35 minute overview and training video on the LXNAV LX9000.  It is a great way to learn more about the product if you are thinking about buying one in the future.  It is also a great training tool.  LX8000, LX8080 and LX9000 owners should find it to be a great "spring refresher" course.  Since the LX8000 and LX8080 are functionally identical (but with smaller screens) the video also applies to those products.  It is available in 1080p HD.  I recommend watching it at the highest resolution your computer supports.  However, it may take a while to download at 1080p.  If you find the video useful, please buy from me.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NVlSvo6C4ZA

Manual
LX8080 Brochure.pdf

Firmware Upgrades

or
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3 weeks


LX8080-V9
$4606


LX8080-V80
$5124


LX8080F-V9
$5166


LX8080F-V80
$5684


LX8080D-V9
$2366


LX8080D-V80
$2884

LXNAV-LX9000 LX 9000 with V9 or V80 Variometer

The LX 9000 is a high end vario navigation system with extremely bright color 5.6” display, running on well proven LX 8000 firmware with multi-language interface. Simple and logical user interface is designed for top-level competitors, club operation as well as for gliding beginners. Instrument is preloaded with worldwide terrain maps, airspace and airports databases. Integrated FLARM (optional - not for use in the USA) collision avoidance system and flight recorder according to the highest level IGC specification. It manages complex tasks with assigned area manipulation and real-time flight optimization according to FAI and OLC rules.

New LX9000 Overview and Training Video (also applies to the LX8000 and LX8080)
I have created a 35 minute overview and training video on the LXNAV LX9000.  It is a great way to learn more about the product if you are thinking about buying one in the future.  It is also a great training tool.  LX8000, LX8080 and LX9000 owners should find it to be a great "spring refresher" course.  Since the LX8000 and LX8080 are functionally identical (but with smaller screens) the video also applies to those products.  It is available in 1080p HD.  I recommend watching it at the highest resolution your computer supports.  However, it may take a while to download at 1080p.  If you find the video useful, please buy from me.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NVlSvo6C4ZA

X9000 RAM Mount
A customer recently ordered an LX9000 but didn't have room to mount it in his instrument panel. We decided that a RAM arm would work nicely in his sailplane. I mounted a RAM-B-238U diamond base to the back of the unit. It is a solid solution. You can also see photos of the final installation. Let me know if you want to order an LX9000 with a RAM mount. The RAM B-238U base can be mounted to the LX9000 by LXNAV or I can do it here. The 3rd photo shows the LX9000 with a short RAM arm with an overall length of 3.75 inches (95 mm). The 4th photo shows the LX9000 with a medium length RAM arm with an overall length of 5.0625 inches (129 mm). A longer RAM with overall length of 7.375 inches (187 mm) is also available.

Similarities with SeeYou Mobile
Since the LX 8000 and LX 9000 software was developed by the same software programmer that developed SeeYou Mobile, there are many similarities between the two programs.  Especially now that the free LXStyler program can be used to customize the screens in the LX 8000 and LX 9000 - SeeYou Mobile users will be very comfortable with the LX 8000 or LX 9000.  The information boxes at the bottom of the pages are very much like the Nav Boxes found in SeeYou Mobile.  The main difference is that SeeYou Mobile relies on a touch-screen user-interface while the LX 8000 and LX 9000 use buttons and knobs or a stick-mounted remote for the user-interface.  Some pilots feel that touch-screens are tough to use in a sailplane that is bumping along in turbulent conditions.  SeeYou Mobile users will need some time to get used to the buttons and knobs or stick-mounted remote user interface, but will soon feel at home with the LX 8000 or LX 9000 - and they will love the extremely bright display used on the LX 8000 and LX 9000.

Versions:

  • LX9000-V9 with V9 variometer
  • LX9000-V80 with V80 variometer
  • LX9000F-V9 with V9 variometer and built-in FLARM
  • LX9000F-V80 with V80 variomter and built-in FLARM
  • LX9000D-V9 with V9 variometer display - 2nd-seat repeater
  • LX9000D-V80 with V80 variometer display - 2nd-seat repeater

Main Display Unit Features

  • Extremely bright color 5.6" VGA display readable in all sunlight conditions with backlight automatically adapted using photo-sensor
  • Running well proven LX 8000 firmware with Linux operating system and multilanguage user interface
  • 8 push buttons and 4 rotary switches are used for input which compromise well known LX user interface.
  • Remote stick is available optionally for more comfort
  • User defined landscape or portrait mode
  • Preloaded with worldwide terrain maps, airspace and airport databases
  • Simple and user-friendly update of databases using integrated SD Card or USB
  • Integrated flight recorder according to high-level IGC specification
  • Flights stored in IGC format are downloadable using integrated SD Card
  • Support for multiple waypoint and task databases with virtually no limitations
  • Manage complex tasks with assigned areas
  • Real-time flight optimization according to FAI and OLC rules
  • Rich full flight and task statistics
  • Integrated FLARM collision avoidance system with graphic, sound and voice presentation
  • Supported CUPX (waypoints with photos)
  • 262144 colors
  • 5.6" (14,2cm) screen size
  • 640 by 480 (VGA) pixel resolution
  • 1200 cd brightness
  • Dual core ARM Cortex-A9 processor running on 1GHz 4Gb storage memory
  • 16-channel uBlox GPS receiver
  • FLARM transmitter and receiver
  • Engine noise level sensor
  • Pressure altitude sensor
  • Integrated SD card reader
  • Serial RS232 interface
  • RS485 bus interface
  • FLARM interface
  • USB interface
  • Dimensions: 145 x 113 x 38 mm (5.71 x 4.45 x 1.50 inches)
  • Weight: ~565g (without vario unit)

V9 Vario Features

  • ARM Cortex-M4 processor running on 160MHz
  • Mechanical needle driven by stepper motor
  • QVGA (320*240pixels) sulight readable display
  • Digital temperature compensated pressure sensors for altitude and airspeed
  • inertial platform
  • 3 axis accelerometer
  • 3 axis gyros
  • AHRS (optional software enable
  • Smooth 16bit audio output
  • integrated synthesized speech output
  • Vario unit fits in 57mm instrument hole x 115mm depth

Optional Accessories

  • Rear seat device LX9000D
  • Remote stick
  • Additional external V5 indicator
  • External FLARM display
  • ADSB receiver (see other aircrafts as flarm objects on map)
  • Artificial horizon LX AHRS (optional extra-cost software upgrade)
  • RS485 bus
  • CAN Bus
  • Speed command and Vario priority input
  • 4 additional digital inputs
  • Smooth audio output
  • Speech output (voice module)

Download LX 9000 cutout (PDF file)...

Manual

Firmware Upgrades

or See prices
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3 weeks


LX9000-V9
$5488


LX9000-V80
$6006


LX9000F-V9
$6174


LX9000F-V80
$6692


LX9000D-V9
$2800


LX9000D-V80
$3318

 
LXNAV-LX9050 LX 9050 with V9 or V80 Variometer
The LX9050 is a high end vario navigation system with extremely bright color 5.0” display, running on well proven LX 8000 firmware with multi-language interface. Simple and logical user interface is designed for top-level competitors, club operation as well as for gliding beginners. Instrument is preloaded with worldwide terrain maps, airspace and airports databases. Integrated FLARM (optional - not for use in the USA) collision avoidance system and flight recorder according to the highest level IGC specification. It manages complex tasks with assigned area manipulation and real-time flight optimization according to FAI and OLC rules.

New LX9000 Overview and Training Video (also applies to the LX8000, LX8080, LX9050 and LX9070)
I have created a 35 minute overview and training video on the LXNAV LX9000.  It is a great way to learn more about the product if you are thinking about buying one in the future.  It is also a great training tool.  LX8000, LX8080 and LX9000 owners should find it to be a great "spring refresher" course.  Since the LX8000 and LX8080 are functionally identical (but with smaller screens) the video also applies to those products.  It is available in 1080p HD.  I recommend watching it at the highest resolution your computer supports.  However, it may take a while to download at 1080p.  If you find the video useful, please buy from me.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NVlSvo6C4ZA

Similarities with SeeYou Mobile
Since the LX 8000 and LX 9000 software was developed by the same software programmer that developed SeeYou Mobile, there are many similarities between the two programs.  Especially now that the free LXStyler program can be used to customize the screens in the LX 8000 and LX 9000 - SeeYou Mobile users will be very comfortable with the LX 8000 or LX 9000.  The information boxes at the bottom of the pages are very much like the Nav Boxes found in SeeYou Mobile.  The main difference is that SeeYou Mobile relies on a touch-screen user-interface while the LX 8000 and LX 9000 use buttons and knobs or a stick-mounted remote for the user-interface.  Some pilots feel that touch-screens are tough to use in a sailplane that is bumping along in turbulent conditions.  SeeYou Mobile users will need some time to get used to the buttons and knobs or stick-mounted remote user interface, but will soon feel at home with the LX 8000 or LX 9000 - and they will love the extremely bright display used on the LX 8000 and LX 9000.

Versions:

  • LX9050-V9 with V9 variometer
  • LX9050-V80 with V80 variometer
  • LX9050F-V9 with V9 variometer and built-in FLARM
  • LX9050F-V80 with V80 variomter and built-in FLARM
  • LX9050D-V9 with V9 variometer display - 2nd-seat repeater
  • LX9050D-V80 with V80 variometer display - 2nd-seat repeater

Main Display Unit Features

  • Extremely bright color 5.0" VGA display readable in all sunlight conditions with backlight automatically adapted using photo-sensor
  • Running well proven LX9000 firmware with Linux operating system and multilanguage user interface
  • 6 push buttons and 4 rotary switches are used for input which compromise well known LX user interface.
  • Remote stick is available optionally for more comfort
  • User defined landscape or portrait mode
  • Preloaded with worldwide terrain maps, airspace and airport databases
  • Simple and user-friendly update of databases using integrated SD Card or USB
  • Integrated flight recorder according to high-level IGC specification
  • Flights stored in IGC format are downloadable using integrated SD Card
  • Support for multiple waypoint and task databases with virtually no limitations
  • Manage complex tasks with assigned areas
  • Real-time flight optimization according to FAI and OLC rules
  • Rich full flight and task statistics
  • Integrated FLARM collision avoidance system with graphic, sound and voice presentation
  • Supported CUPX (waypoints with photos)
  • 262144 colors
  • 5.0" screen size
  • 800 by 480 pixel resolution
  • 1200 cd brightness
  • Dual core ARM Cortex-A9 processor running on 1GHz 4Gb storage memory
  • 16-channel uBlox GPS receiver
  • FLARM transmitter and receiver
  • Engine noise level sensor
  • Pressure altitude sensor
  • Integrated SD card reader
  • Serial RS232 interface
  • RS485 bus interface
  • FLARM interface
  • USB interface
  • Dimensions: 136 x 83 x 65 mm (5.35 x 3.26 x 2.56 inches)
  • Weight: ~540g (without vario unit)

V9 Vario Features

  • ARM Cortex-M4 processor running on 160MHz
  • Mechanical needle driven by stepper motor
  • QVGA (320*240pixels) sulight readable display
  • Digital temperature compensated pressure sensors for altitude and airspeed
  • inertial platform
  • 3 axis accelerometer
  • 3 axis gyros
  • AHRS (optional software enable
  • Smooth 16bit audio output
  • integrated synthesized speech output
  • Vario unit fits in 57mm instrument hole x 115mm depth

Optional Accessories

  • Rear seat device LX9050D
  • Remote stick
  • Additional external V9 or V80 indicator
  • External FLARM display
  • ADSB receiver (see other aircrafts as flarm objects on map)
  • Artificial horizon LX AHRS (optional extra-cost software upgrade)
  • RS485 bus
  • CAN Bus
  • Speed command and Vario priority input
  • 4 additional digital inputs
  • Smooth audio output
  • Speech output (voice module)

Manual

Firmware Upgrades

or

See prices
at right
3 weeks


LX9050-V9
$4866


LX9050-V80
$5404


LX9050F-V9
$5446


LX9050F-V80
$5964


LX9050D-V9
$2366


LX9050D-V80
$2884

 
LXNAV-LX9070 LX9070 with V9 or V80 Variometer

The LX9070 is a high end vario navigation system with extremely bright color 7.0” display, running on well proven LX 8000 firmware with multi-language interface. Simple and logical user interface is designed for top-level competitors, club operation as well as for gliding beginners. Instrument is preloaded with worldwide terrain maps, airspace and airports databases. Integrated FLARM (optional - not for use in the USA) collision avoidance system and flight recorder according to the highest level IGC specification. It manages complex tasks with assigned area manipulation and real-time flight optimization according to FAI and OLC rules.

New LX9000 Overview and Training Video (also applies to the LX8000 and LX8080 and LX9070)
I have created a 35 minute overview and training video on the LXNAV LX9000.  It is a great way to learn more about the product if you are thinking about buying one in the future.  It is also a great training tool.  LX8000, LX8080 and LX9000 owners should find it to be a great "spring refresher" course.  Since the LX8000 and LX8080 are functionally identical (but with smaller screens) the video also applies to those products.  It is available in 1080p HD.  I recommend watching it at the highest resolution your computer supports.  However, it may take a while to download at 1080p.  If you find the video useful, please buy from me.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NVlSvo6C4ZA

Similarities with SeeYou Mobile
Since the LX 8000 and LX 9000 software was developed by the same software programmer that developed SeeYou Mobile, there are many similarities between the two programs.  Especially now that the free LXStyler program can be used to customize the screens in the LX 8000 and LX 9000 - SeeYou Mobile users will be very comfortable with the LX 8000 or LX 9000.  The information boxes at the bottom of the pages are very much like the Nav Boxes found in SeeYou Mobile.  The main difference is that SeeYou Mobile relies on a touch-screen user-interface while the LX 8000 and LX 9000 use buttons and knobs or a stick-mounted remote for the user-interface.  Some pilots feel that touch-screens are tough to use in a sailplane that is bumping along in turbulent conditions.  SeeYou Mobile users will need some time to get used to the buttons and knobs or stick-mounted remote user interface, but will soon feel at home with the LX 8000 or LX 9000 - and they will love the extremely bright display used on the LX 8000 and LX 9000.

Versions:

  • LX9070-V9 with V9 variometer
  • LX9070-V80 with V80 variometer
  • LX9070F-V9 with V9 variometer and built-in FLARM
  • LX9070F-V80 with V80 variomter and built-in FLARM
  • LX9070D-V9 with V9 variometer display - 2nd-seat repeater
  • LX9070D-V80 with V80 variometer display - 2nd-seat repeater

Main Display Unit Features

  • Extremely bright color 7.0" VGA display readable in all sunlight conditions with backlight automatically adapted using photo-sensor
  • Running well proven LX9000 firmware with Linux operating system and multilanguage user interface
  • 8 push buttons and 4 rotary switches are used for input which compromise well known LX user interface.
  • Remote stick is available optionally for more comfort
  • User defined landscape or portrait mode
  • Preloaded with worldwide terrain maps, airspace and airport databases
  • Simple and user-friendly update of databases using integrated SD Card or USB
  • Integrated flight recorder according to high-level IGC specification
  • Flights stored in IGC format are downloadable using integrated SD Card
  • Support for multiple waypoint and task databases with virtually no limitations
  • Manage complex tasks with assigned areas
  • Real-time flight optimization according to FAI and OLC rules
  • Rich full flight and task statistics
  • Integrated FLARM collision avoidance system with graphic, sound and voice presentation
  • Supported CUPX (waypoints with photos)
  • 262144 colors
  • 7.0" (17,5cm) screen size
  • 800 by 480 pixel resolution
  • 1200 cd brightness
  • Dual core ARM Cortex-A9 processor running on 1GHz 4Gb storage memory
  • 16-channel uBlox GPS receiver
  • FLARM transmitter and receiver
  • Engine noise level sensor
  • Pressure altitude sensor
  • Integrated SD card reader
  • Serial RS232 interface
  • RS485 bus interface
  • FLARM interface
  • USB interface
  • Dimensions: 180 x 113 x 38 mm (7.09 x 4.45 x 1.50 inches)
  • Weight: ~540g (without vario unit)

V9 Vario Features

  • ARM Cortex-M4 processor running on 160MHz
  • Mechanical needle driven by stepper motor
  • QVGA (320*240pixels) sulight readable display
  • Digital temperature compensated pressure sensors for altitude and airspeed
  • inertial platform
  • 3 axis accelerometer
  • 3 axis gyros
  • AHRS (optional software enable)
  • Smooth 16bit audio output
  • integrated synthesized speech output
  • Vario unit fits in 57mm instrument hole x 115mm depth

Optional Accessories

  • Rear seat device LX9000D
  • Remote stick
  • Additional external V9 indicator
  • External FLARM display
  • ADSB receiver (see other aircrafts as flarm objects on map)
  • Artificial horizon LX AHRS (optional extra-cost software upgrade)
  • RS485 bus
  • CAN Bus
  • Speed command and Vario priority input
  • 4 additional digital inputs
  • Smooth audio output
  • Speech output (voice module)

Download LX 9000 cutout (PDF file)...

Manual

Firmware Upgrades

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LX9070-V9
$5488


LX9070-V80
$6006


LX9070F-V9
$6174


LX9070F-V80
$6692


LX9070D-V9
$2800


LX9070D-V80
$3318

 
LXNAV-LX-REM-K Remote Stick for LX8000 and LX9000
aving trouble reaching your instruments?
The LX Remote Stick is the solution. You can have it all within reach of your fingers. Be it browsing through pages, changing MacCready setting, navigating to another waypoint or anything else - you can now do it without having to reach for the instrument panel.  Includes 7 pushbuttons - including the Push-to-talk button on the lower left and the speed-to-fly momentary button on the back of the stick.

Special version for Schempp-Hirth motorgliders ("M" models) with red starter button.

Special version for EB28 with trim switch

Stick Diameter Options (Please, please, please - measure the diameter of your glider's control stick before ordering.)

  • LXNAV-LX-REM-K-19p3mm: 19.3 mm diameter, for DG and LAK gliders
  • LXNAV-LX-REM-K-20mm: 20 mm diameter, for Schempp-Hirth, LS, Stemme, Apis and EB29 gliders
  • LXNAV-LX-REM-K-M-20mm: 20 mm diameter, for Schempp-Hirth motorglider ("M" models) with red starter button
  • LXNAV-LX-REM-K-24mm: 24 mm diameter, for Schleicher, Pipistrel Taurus, and Alisport Silent gliders
  • LXNAV-LX-REM-K-B-24mm: 24 mm diameter, with trim switch for EB28 gliders
  • LXNAV-LX-REM-K-25mm: 25.4 mm diameter, for JS gliders
$340
(standard version)

$420
(Schempp-Hirth
M version)

$560
(EB28 version)

4 weeks
LXNAV-LX-REM-K-19p3mm


LXNAV-LX-REM-K-20mm


LXNAV-LX-REM-K-M-20mm


LXNAV-LX-REM-K-24mm


LXNAV-LX-REM-K-B-24mm


LXNAV-LX-REM-K-25mm

LXNAV-AHRS-Enable AHRS Enable for LX 80X0, or LX 90X0 or S80
The AHRS sensors are built-into all V9 and V80 and S80 varios. To use the AHRS functionality it is necessary to purchase this software enable key. The artificial horizon and airspeed and altitude items can be setup to display on any page on the LX80X0 or LX90X0 display using the LXStyler program - or using the controls on the flight computer. The artificial horizon also displays on the V80 vario's display and on the S80 vario's display.

Details are available in the LX 8000 or LX 9000 manual which is available here.

$1120 In Stock
LXNAV-Compass Compass Module for LX 80X0, or LX 90X0 or S80
This option allows the LX80X0 or LX 90X0 or S80 to calculate wind speed and direction more accurately and rapidly.  An RS-485 splitter unit is not included and may be needed.

Details are available in the LX 8000 or LX 9000 manual which is available here.

$630 In Stock
LXNAV-Flap-Sensor

Flap Sensor for LX 80X0, or LX 90X0
The LXNAV flap sensor is designed to measure position or angle of the aircraft's flaps. It's very useful for helping the pilot determine the correct flap setting. The flap position is calculated from glider's flaps specification table, wing loading(ballast), polar and g-force.

An RS-485 splitter unit is not included and may be needed.

Details are available in the LX 8000 or LX 9000 manual which is available here.

Flap Sensor Overview Video

$350 In Stock
LXNAV-Nano-Battery

Nano Battery
Battery for use in LXNAV Nano or Nano3.

Replacing the battery does not affect the IGC security of the Nano or Nano3 - as long as you open only the battery compartment and not any other part of the Nano. To open the battery compartment, remove the screws from the bottom of the Nano or Nano3.

$39 In Stock
LXNAV-NanoPower NanoPower Cable
Power/data cable for connecting an LXNAV Nano to 12V power and a PDA or PNA.  A female USB "A" connector is provided to allow the use of a standard USB to mini-USB cable (not included) to connect to the Nano.  If you don't already have a standard USB to mini-USB cable, you can get one at Radio Shack or Target or Best Buy.  A female RJ45 connector is provided for connection to PDA or PNA.  Red and black wires are used for connection to 12V power (Red wire to +12VDC and black wire to common).  For PDA and PNA wiring connection options see: Cables for Connecting the Nano to a PDA or PNA.

Length: about 70 cm (27 inches)

$75 In Stock
LXNAV-CC-NP-232 Cable for connecting NanoPower Cable or V7 or S80 Variometer PDA port to a PC
This cable has an RJ45 connector (not compatible with "IGC standard" devices) for connection to a NanoPower cable or V7 or S80 variometer PDA port.  The other end of the cable has a DB-9f connector for connection to a PC.  If your PC does not have a DB-9m connector, you will need a FTDI Chip USB Serial Adapter.  This cable can be used to update the firmware in a V7 variometer.

Length: about 70 cm (27 inches)

$35 In Stock
LXNAV-CC-NP-38 Cable for connecting NanoPower Cable or V7 or S80 Variometer PDA port to an iPAQ h3800 or similar
This cable has an RJ45 connector (not compatible with "IGC standard" devices) for connection to a NanoPower cable or V7 or S80 variometer PDA port.  The other end of the cable has an iPAQ connector for  iPAQ h2200, h3800, h3900, h5500, hx4700, hx2000, etc.

Length: 53 inches (135 cm)

  $35 In Stock
LXANV-CC-NP-BFC LXNAV Cable - LXNAV V7 or S80 to Air Connect
Cable for connecting a Air Connect (formerly called Butterfly Connect) to an LXNAV V7 or S80 PDA port. The V7 or S80 powers the Air Connect with 5V. It also works to connect a Nano's NanoPower cable to a Butterfly Connect.
$35 In Stock
CC-NP-IPAQ310 Cable for connecting NanoPower Cable or V7 or S80 Variometer PDA port to an iPAQ 310 or 314 Travel Companion
This cable has an RJ45 connector (not compatible with "IGC standard" devices) for connection to a NanoPower cable or V7 or S80 variometer PDA port.  The other end of the cable has a mini-USB connector for connection to an iPAQ 310 or 314 Travel Companion. 

Length: 53 inches (135 cm)

$35 In Stock
LXNAV-CC-NP-LX Cable for connecting NanoPower Cable to V7 or S80 variometer GPS Port, or for connecting a V7 or S80 variometer PDA Port or NanoPower cable to LX Navigation MiniMap
This cable has an RJ45 connector (not compatible with "IGC standard" devices) for connection to a NanoPower cable or V7 or S80 variometer PDA port.  The other end of the cable has a 6-conductor RJ11 connector for connection to the GPS port on a V7 or S80 variometer, or a LX Navigation MiniMap. 

This cable has several uses:

  • Connect NanoPower cable to GPS port of V7 or S80 variometer
  • Connect Nano Power or PDA port of V7 or S80 variometer to LX Navigation MiniMap

Length: 30 inches (76 cm)

$35 In Stock
LXNAV-CC-NP-Oudie Cable for connecting NanoPower Cable or V7 or S80 Variometer to Naviter Oudie
This cable connects a NanoPower Cable (for use with LXNAV Nano) or the PDA port on a V7 or S80 Variometer to a Naviter Oudie.  It passes 5V power and data. 

Length: 53 inches (135 cm)

$35 In Stock
LXNAV-V7-GPS-232 Cable for connecting V7 or S80 GPS Port to DB-9f connector
This cable has a 6-conductor RJ11 port for connection to the GPS port of a V7 or S80 variometer and has a DB-9f connector for RS-232 communication with a device that talks RS-232.

Length: about 70 cm (27 inches)

$35 In Stock
LXNAV-V7-GPS-IGC Cable for connecting V7 or S80 GPS Port to "IGC Standard" RJ11 connector for Colibri or Colibri II
This cable has a 6-conductor RJ11 port for connection to the GPS port of a V7 or S80 variometer and a 6-conductor "IGC Standard" RJ11 connector for connection to an LX Navigation Colibri or Colibri II LX-ColibriII-Pwr-Data adapter or similar device.

Length: about 70 cm (27 inches)

$35 In Stock
LXNAV-V7-GPS-PF Cable for connecting V7 or S80 GPS Port to PowerFLARM or K6 Mux
This cable connects the GPS port on a V7 or S80 variometer to a PowerFLARM or K6 Mux (Output port only).  It has an RJ45 connector with "standard IGC" connections, for use with PowerFLARM, K6 Mux (output port only), etc.

Connections for PowerFLARM Core
This cable can be used to connect the V7 or S80 to the RJ45 port of a PowerFLARM Core.  However, it is likely that the RJ45 port on the Core will be used to connect to a remote FLARM display.  In that case, use instead the V7-GPS-PFCore cable below.

Length: 28 inches (71 cm)

$35 In Stock
LXNAV-V7-GPS-PFCore

Cable for connecting V7 or S80 GPS Port to PowerFLARM Core
This cable connects the GPS port on a V7 or S80 variometer to a PowerFLARM Core's DB-9 9-pin port.  It has a DB-9m connector.

 

Length: 28 inches (71 cm)

$35 In Stock
LXNAV-LX5-PC Cable for connecting PC to LX 7000, LX 7007, LX 8000 or LX 9000
This cable connects a PC to the small, round, panel mounted "PC connector" found on the LX7000, LX7007, LX 8000 and LX 9000 wiring harness.  It has a small round 5-pin female connector for connecting to the panel mounted "PC connector" and a DB-9f connector for connecting to a PC serial port.  This cable is included in the box with the LX7000 and LX7007.  It is probably not included in the box with the LX 8000 and LX 9000 because data is normally transferred to those units using an SD card of USB Flash Drive.

Note: This cable is designed to connect to a DB-9 9-pin RS-232 serial connector on a PC.  Most current PCs don't have 9-pin serial connectors, so a USB to serial adapter will be required.  I have tried many, and found many that didn't work at all.  I finally found one that works great with most soaring instruments.  It is the Keyspan USA-19HS Serial Adapter.  I like it so much I decided to stock and sell it.  You can see details here: FTDI Chip USB Serial Adapter.

$45 In Stock
LXNAV-LX5-PF

Cable for connecting LX 7000, LX 7007, LX 80X0 or LX 90X0 to PowerFLARM
This cable connects a PowerFLARM to the small, round, 5-pin "PC connector" found on the LX7000, LX7007, LX 80X0 and LX 90X0 wiring harness.  It has a small round 5-pin female connector for connecting to the "PC connector" and an RJ45 8-pin connector for connecting to the PowerFLARM's RJ45 port. 

Connections for PowerFLARM Core
This cable can be used to connect the LX flight computer to the RJ45 port of a PowerFLARM Core.  However, it is likely that the RJ45 port on the Core will be used to connect to a remote FLARM display.  In that case, use instead the LXNAV-LX5-PFCore cable below.

$45 In Stock
LXNAV-LX5-PFCore

Cable for connecting LX 7000, LX 7007, LX 80X0 or LX 90X0 to PowerFLARM
This cable connects a PowerFLARM Core's DB-9 port to the small, round, 5-pin "PC connector" found on the LX7000, LX7007, LX 80X0 and LX 90X0 wiring harness.  It has a small round 5-pin female connector for connecting to the "PC connector" and a DB-9m 9-pin connector for connecting to the PowerFLARM's DB-9 port. 

$45 In Stock
LXNAV-Speaker

Speaker
Simple speaker with cable and mounting bracket. Can also be mounted in a standard 57 mm instrument hole.

This is the same speaker that is supplied with the LXNAV V7, LX8000, LX8080 and LX9000. It has a 3 mm phono plug. It can be used with the V3 variometer.

Note: This speaker has a powerful magnet inside.  Do not mount it anywhere near a compass.  After you install it you should re-swing your compass.  The same is true for all speakers.

Specifications

  • 4 Ohm, 5 Watt

Dimensions
Front Face: 65 x 65 mm (2.56 x 2.56 inches)
Depth: 54 mm (2.13 inches)
Weight: 6.2 oz (176 g)
Cable Length: 76 inches (6' 4") (1.93 m)

$30 In Stock

Cumulus Soaring, Inc.
Paul E. Remde

8661 Connelly Place
Savage, Minnesota 55378
USA


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