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Overview
I do my best to keep a good stock of the latest high-tech gadgets.  But yesterdays latest toy is out of date today and worth less than when it was new.  The page includes a combination of new but slightly out of date items and a used items.

My plan is to keep reducing the prices on this page until all the items sell. The items will sell to the first person that orders them at the listed price. Please don't contact me with offers. The longer you wait, the lower the prices, but I have only 1 or 2 of most items - so if you wait too long someone will buy the item you are interested in before you.

Limited Availability
The items on this page are all units in my stock.  When they are sold the price is no longer available.  I cannot order additional units for sale at these liquidation prices.


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Becker

Becker-1PM004

Gooseneck Microphone

Sale: I have more of these in stock than I need. Since Becker raised the price to $495, most customers are opting for the much lower cost and equally good Peiker TM170-23in.


Dynamic Microphone for use with AR 4201.  This is an extremely nice microphone.  It has a longer and larger diameter gooseneck flex arm than competitive products.  Also, the mounting base is very ruggedly designed.  It includes a pre-wired 5-pin DIN connector for connecting directly to the Becker Becker-1PL042 or Filser BS4-8 Speaker and Junction Box.  It is quite expensive but worth the money. 

Note: For half the price you can get a very nice Peiker microphone that works great with Becker radios.

Dimensions
Length of Gooseneck flex arm: 400 mm (15.75 in)
Overall Length: 535 mm (21.06 in)
Diameter of gooseneck: 18 mm (0.71 in)
Length of microphone head: 83 mm (3.27 in)
Diameter of microphone head: 23.5 mm (0.93 in)
Cable Length: 2.97 m (117 in)

Sale: $195
Normally: $495

In Stock
Becker-AR4201-Refurb

Becker AR4201 Compact VHF/AM Transceiver (Panel mounted aviation radio) with 25 kHz channel spacing - Refurbished

These AR4201 units are used, but have been reconditioned by Becker and are supplied with their standard 2-year warranty. They look new from the front, but may have some scratches on the metal case.

AR4201 Manual or http://www.becker-avionics.com/downloads/

This small and lightweight transceiver offers 760 channels and is certified for use in VFR and IFR equipped aircraft. Even smaller and lighter than its forerunner - the legendary AR 3201 - it is ideal for installation in gliders, motor gliders and small aircraft due to its low power requirement and 2 1/4 inch round panel cutout. Due to the implementation of the most modern technology it has been possible to minimize the depth of the module, including the connector, to less than 9 inches. The equipment has an output of 5-7 Watts carrier (16 W PEP). A standby frequency and 99 memories can be easily programmed and recalled. The AR 4201 has an intercom, panel-lighting, voltage indicator, an AF-input as well as an automatic test-routine as standard functions. Two dynamic and two standard microphones can be connected without any alterations. The clear display shows the active frequency and either the standby frequency, the memory channel used or the supply voltage and also the external temperature (with the optional temperature sensor). Using the RS-232 interface, all functions can be remotely operated. With this standard feature, the AR 4201 can be easily integrated in future Becker Avionic Systems. This equipment is useful in a wide range of aircraft and is also optimal for use at flying schools and flying clubs, who place a lot of value on quick, safe and simple operation.

http://www.becker-avionics.com/brochures/
http://www.becker-avionics.com/downloads/

$930 In Stock
Becker-RCU6201

Becker RCU6201 Remote Control Unit
Remote control unit for use with Becker AR6201 or RT6201. Two-seat aircraft can use either an AR6201 with 1 RCU6201 (most common) or an RT6201 with 2 RCU6201 units (if there is no room for the AR6201 in the panel).

Sale: I have more of these units in stock than I need.

This is an exciting product for owners of 2-seat gliders. Gone are the days that you need to try to talk your passenger through the operation of the radio. Many times I have become frustrated trying to talk my passenger in the front seat through the seemingly simple process of turning up the volume on the radio - forget trying to get them to change the frequency... Now you can operate the radio yourself from the back seat. The remote control head and main radio display always show the same information. Changes made on either display are shown on both displays.

The AR6201 and RT6201 have 2 25-pin connectors on their backsides. One is used for connection to 12V power, speaker, PTT, microphone, etc. The other is used for connection to this remote display. A Goddard Cable-Becker-RCU6201-0p5 or Cable-Becker-RCU6201-3 cable is used to connect the "P1" port on the RCU6201 remote head to the "J1" connector on the AR6201 or RT6201 radio unit. The RCU6201 is powered by the AR6201 or RT6201.

Technical Data

  • Sunlight readable full graphic LC-display
  • -20°C to +55°C
  • certification pending: ETSO-2C37c, 2C38e, TSO-C169a
  • Work with radios with 8.33 or 25 kHz channel spacing

Specifications

  • Weight: 7 ounces (200 grams)
  • Height: 2.409 inches (61.2 mm)
  • Width: 2.409 inches (61.2 mm)
  • Depth (including control knob): 2.37 inches (60.2 mm)
  • Depth (behind panel): 1.547 inches (39.3 mm)

Brochure
Manual for AR6201, RT6201, and RCU6201

http://www.becker-avionics.com/brochures/
http://www.becker-avionics.com/downloads/

Sale: $550
(normally: $725)

In Stock

Compaq

CompaqAero1500 Compaq Aero 1500 Pocket PC - Used
I have purchased a few of these classic and valuable Pocket PCs from customers that traded up to other devices.  Many glider pilots still love this old PDA because its black and white display is easier to read in sunlight than newer color PDAs.  Glide Navigator II soaring flight software runs great on it.  All the units have been thoroughly tested and approved by Cumulus Soaring, Inc.

Let me know if you have any good, used power/data cables or cradles for the Compaq Aero 1500 PDAs.  I need any I can find because the power/data connectors used in the cables are no longer available.

All units include:

  • Good screen with no major defects or deep scratches - some units with defects are available at a lower cost
  • Wall charger
  • Desktop cradle (not for use in a glider)
  • Good (as far as I can tell) main battery
  • New main battery
  • New backup battery
  • Soft case
  • Stylus
  • All buttons tested
  • Serial port tested

Note: Many used Compaq Aero 1500 units have a broken cover for the backup battery.  Many require the use of tape to keep them closed.  It is not a problem.

$95 In Stock
Segelflug-Bildkalender
Calendar-Segel-Bild-2014

Segelflug-Bildkalender (Sailplane Photo Calendar), 2014
by Werbe-Verlag - Cornelia Temlitz
The Segelful-Bildkalender offers fantastic soaring photos in a large format. 

Note: These calendars are out of date, but the photos are still awesome.  The calendar data is at the bottom of every page that is perforated so that it can be removed easily.  I have just a few of these remaining in stock.  $10 is a great deal for 13 very nice soaring posters.

This 45th edition of the Soaring Calendar has 13 brilliant color photos and captures the fascination and aesthetics of this wonderful sport. The reverse of each page bears further details about the how, where and when of the picture. And there are other surprises...

This calendar offers extremely well written and interesting information on the back of each photo.  It makes this calendar really stand out from all others. 

Note: This calendar includes a very basic calendar.  It does not have a large grid of days that can be used to write appointments or notes.  The SSA Soaring Calendar is more suited to use writing notes on specific dates.  But this calendar's large photos look great on the wall of your office or soaring club clubhouse.

Makes a great gift!

Dimensions
18.9 inches (48 cm) x 11.4 inches (29 cm)


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Sale: $10
(formerly $39.95)

In Stock

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2012 - $10


2011 - $10


2010 - $10

Calendar-Segel-Bild-2013

Segelflug-Bildkalender (Sailplane Photo Calendar), 2013
by Werbe-Verlag - Cornelia Temlitz
The Segelful-Bildkalender offers fantastic soaring photos in a large format. 

Note: These calendars are somewhat out of date, but the photos are still awesome.  The calendar data is at the bottom of every page that is perforated so that it can be removed easily.  I have just a few of these remaining in stock.  $10 is a great deal for 13 very nice soaring posters.

This 44th edition of the Soaring Calendar has 13 brilliant color photos and captures the fascination and aesthetics of this wonderful sport. The reverse of each page bears further details about the how, where and when of the picture; for example: the "Adventure Sailplane" - agile in the air, and convenient on the ground; nine months' preparation for the World Championships; a Winter Dream ; the ASW 27 B - the long-distance runner. Another page tells of the further development of the Akaflieg Braunschweig SB 10. Also the first flight of Cumulus III f D-6059, nearly 60 years ago. We may not have been there at the time, but know what happened next. And there are other surprises; in large format 48 x 29 cm (18.9 x 11.4 inches) and the folding monthly dateline.

This calendar offers extremely well written and interesting information on the back of each photo.  It makes this calendar really stand out from all others. 

Note: This calendar includes a very basic calendar.  It does not have a large grid of days that can be used to write appointments or notes.  The SSA Soaring Calendar is more suited to use writing notes on specific dates.  But this calendar's large photos look great on the wall of your office or soaring club clubhouse.

Makes a great gift!

Dimensions
18.9 inches (48 cm) x 11.4 inches (29 cm)


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$10

In Stock
Calendar-Segel-Bild-2012

Segelflug-Bildkalender (Sailplane Photo Calendar), 2012
by Werbe-Verlag - Cornelia Temlitz
The Segelful-Bildkalender offers fantastic soaring photos in a large format. 

Note: These calendars are out of date, but the photos are still awesome.  The calendar data is at the bottom of every page that is perforated so that it can be removed easily.  I have just a few of these remaining in stock.  $10 is a great deal for 13 very nice soaring posters.

Once again, the annual soaring calendar features 14 fantastic color photographs revealing the dynamism and beauty of soaring flight.  The is the 43rd edition of our popular yearly publication, with related stories printed in English, German and French.  This year's subjects include: solar-power; the latest in small jet engines; the safety factor of sustaining motors; and modern instrumentation.  Our photographers guide us along the Pyrenees mountains, ride wave lift above Germany's Black Forest, and soaring over southern Australia.  The beautiful wood of the Grunau Baby III is a photogenic counterbalance to plastic.  Have you ever heard the story of the Baba Jaga?  If not, try and get a hold of a copy.  Once again, the unique soaring calendar is spine-bound in a unique large-format of 48 x 29 cm (18.9 x 11.4 in).

This calendar offers extremely well written and interesting information on the back of each photo.  It makes this calendar really stand out from all others. 

Note: This calendar includes a very basic calendar.  It does not have a large grid of days that can be used to write appointments or notes.  The SSA Soaring Calendar is more suited to use writing notes on specific dates.  But this calendar's large photos look great on the wall of your office or soaring club clubhouse.

Makes a great gift!

My favorite photo from this year's calendar is the one of the Schempp-Hirth Arcus E electric-powered sailplane.  What a lovely glider - with an elegant, clean powerplant!

Dimensions
18.9 inches (48 cm) x 11.4 inches (29 cm)


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$10

In Stock
Calendar-Segel-Bild-2011 Segelflug-Bildkalender (Sailplane Photo Calendar), 2011
by Werbe-Verlag - Cornelia Temlitz
The Segelful-Bildkalender offers fantastic soaring photos in a large format. 

Note: These calendars are out of date, but the photos are still awesome.  The calendar data is at the bottom of every page that is perforated so that it can be removed easily.  I have just a few of these remaining in stock.  $10 is a great deal for 13 very nice soaring posters.

The 42nd issue of our internationally popular wall calendar has 13 color photos revealing the fascination and beauty of soaring flight.  The rear face of each page bears a description in English, German and French. Subjects include the very latest sailplanes under test, popular vintage and veteran gliders such as the L-Spatz III and OSV bungee launching, coastal soaring, circumnavigating Cologne in an ASW 15b, plus the story of the only woman flying in the Unlimited National Team.

Do you know where the 2011 FAI World Sailplane Grand Prix Finale is to be held, and the anniversary commemoration date of Soaring’s most important event?  All this and more in the latest issue of the Soaring Picture Calendar; make sure of your copy and you will be up-to-date with coming events. Produced in the popular wall format 48 x 29 cm with an unfolding weekday panel: this is a unique product – so order now!

This calendar offers extremely well written and interesting information on the back of each photo.  It makes this calendar really stand out from all others. 

Note: This calendar includes a very basic calendar.  It does not have a large grid of days that can be used to write appointments or notes.  The SSA Soaring Calendar is more suited to use writing notes on specific dates.  But this calendar's large photos look great on the wall of your office or soaring club clubhouse.

Makes a great gift!

Dimensions
18.9 inches (48 cm) x 11.4 inches (29 cm)


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$10

In Stock
Calendar-Segel-Bild-2010 Segelflug-Bildkalender (Sailplane Photo Calendar), 2010
by Werbe-Verlag - Cornelia Temlitz
The Segelful-Bildkalender offers fantastic soaring photos in a large format. 

Note: These calendars are out of date, but the photos are still awesome.  The calendar data is at the bottom of every page that is perforated so that it can be removed easily.  I have just a few of these remaining in stock.  $10 is a great deal for 13 very nice soaring posters.

We are proud to present the 41st annual Segelflug-Bildkalender, with 13 fabulous color photos showing a wide range of beautiful sailplanes and landscapes.  The back of each monthly page has an extended description in English, French and German.  Subjects include the very newest sailplanes, "jet-flying made easy", much-loved vintage and veteran gliders, flying over the Mojave Desert, and historic early attempts at flight.  This exciting range of subjects is rounded off by: "Four generations of the same flying family" and "Hans Jacobs' Rhönsperber".  Each page is 48 x 29 cm (18.9 x 11.4 inches) with a fold-out monthly calendar panel.

This calendar offers extremely well written and interesting information on the back of each photo.  It makes this calendar really stand out from all others. 

Note: This calendar includes a very basic calendar.  It does not have a large grid of days that can be used to write appointments or notes.  The SSA Soaring Calendar is more suited to use writing notes on specific dates.  But this calendar's large photos look great on the wall of your office or soaring club clubhouse.

Makes a great gift!

Brochure-Segelflug-Bildkalender-2010.pdf

Dimensions
18.9 inches (48 cm) x 11.4 inches (29 cm)


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$10
 

In Stock
Soaring Society of America
Calendar-SSA-2016

SSA Soaring Calendar, 2016

Sale: These are out of date, but the photos are still awesome.  $5 is a great deal for 13 very nice soaring posters.

From the Soaring Society of America
The 2016 SSA Calendar is custom-designed with spectacular full color photos of sailplanes from photographers spanning the globe. Monthly grids feature plenty of space to write notes, make appointments and keep special occasions. Makes a great gift!

Discount for quantity purchases - If you purchase 3 or more you will be charged $13.95 each rather than $15.95 each. 

Dimensions
14 inches (35.6 cm) x 11 inches (27.9 cm)
Height (open): 22 inches (55.9 cm)

Sale: $5
(formerly $15.95)

In Stock


2016 - $5

Calendar-SSA-2015

SSA Soaring Calendar, 2015

Sale: These calendars are almost out of date, but the photos are still awesome. The photographs look great on your home or office wall.  I have just a few of these remaining in stock.  $5 is a great deal for 13 very nice soaring posters.

From the Soaring Society of America
The 2015 SSA Calendar is custom-designed with spectacular full color photos of sailplanes from photographers spanning the globe. Monthly grids feature plenty of space to write notes, make appointments and keep special occasions. Makes a great gift!

Dimensions
14 inches (35.6 cm) x 11 inches (27.9 cm)
Height (open): 22 inches (55.9 cm)


Click on the images above to view larger versions.

Sale: $5
(formerly $15.95)

 

In Stock


2015 - $5


2014 - $5


2012 - $5


2011 - $5


2010 - $5


2009 - $5


2007 - $5

Calendar-SSA-2014

SSA Soaring Calendar, 2014

Sale: These calendars are almost out of date, but the photos are still awesome. but the photographs can be cut-out and look great on your home or office wall.  I have just a few of these remaining in stock.  $5 is a great deal for 13 very nice soaring posters.

From the Soaring Society of America
The 2014 SSA Calendar is custom-designed with spectacular full color photos of sailplanes from photographers spanning the globe. Monthly grids feature plenty of space to write notes, make appointments and keep special occasions. Makes a great gift!

Discount for quantity purchases - If you purchase 3 or more you will be charged $13.95 each rather than $15.95 each. 

Dimensions
14 inches (35.6 cm) x 11 inches (27.9 cm)
Height (open): 22 inches (55.9 cm)

SSA Calendar 2013

Sale: $5
(formerly $15.95)

 

In Stock


2014 - $5


2012 - $5


2011 - $5


2010 - $5


2009 - $5


2008 - $5


2007 - $5

Calendar-SSA-2012 SSA Soaring Calendar, 2012
Sale: The calendar is out of date, but the photographs can be cut-out and look great on your home or office wall.
From the Soaring Society of America
The 2012 SSA Calendar is custom-designed with spectacular full color photos of sailplanes from photographers spanning the globe. Monthly grids feature plenty of space to write notes, make appointments and keep special occasions. Makes a great gift!

Discount on quantity purchases.  If you purchase 2 or more you will be charged $8.95 each rather than $12.95 each.  The discount will be applied when the order is entered into my accounting software. 

Dimensions
14 inches (35.6 cm) x 11 inches (27.9 cm)
Height (open): 22 inches (55.9 cm)

$5
 

In Stock
Calendar-SSA-2011 SSA Soaring Calendar, 2011
Sale: The calendar is out of date, but the photographs can be cut-out and look great on your home or office wall.
From the Soaring Society of America
The 2011 SSA Calendar is custom-designed with spectacular full color photos of sailplanes from photographers spanning the globe. Monthly grids feature plenty of space to write notes, make appointments and keep special occasions. Makes a great gift!

Discount on quantity purchases.  If you purchase 2 or more you will be charged $8.95 each rather than $12.95 each.  The discount will be applied when the order is entered into my accounting software. 

Dimensions
14 inches (35.6 cm) x 11 inches (27.9 cm)
Height (open): 22 inches (55.9 cm)

$5


 
In Stock
Calendar-SSA-2010 SSA Soaring Calendar, 2010
Sale: The calendar is out of date, but the photographs can be cut-out and look great on your home or office wall.
From the Soaring Society of America
The 2010 SSA Calendar is custom-designed with spectacular full color photos of sailplanes from photographers spanning the globe. Monthly grids feature plenty of space to write notes, make appointments and keep special occasions. Makes a great gift!

Dimensions
14 inches (35.6 cm) x 11 inches (27.9 cm)
Height (open): 22 inches (55.9 cm)

$5

In Stock
Calendar-SSA-2009 SSA Soaring Calendar, 2009
Sale: The calendar is out of date, but the photographs can be cut-out and look great on your home or office wall.
From the Soaring Society of America
The 2009 SSA Calendar is custom-designed with spectacular full color photos of sailplanes from photographers spanning the globe. Monthly grids feature plenty of space to write notes, make appointments and keep special occasions. Makes a great gift!

Dimensions
Width: 14 inches (35.6 cm)
Height (of photo pages): 11 inches (27.9 cm)
Height (open): 22 inches (55.9 cm)

$5

In Stock
Calendar-SSA-2007 SSA Soaring Calendar, 2007
Sale: The calendar is out of date, but the photographs can be cut-out and look great on your home or office wall.
From the Soaring Society of America
The 2007 SSA Calendar is custom-designed with spectacular full color photos of sailplanes from photographers spanning the globe. Monthly grids feature plenty of space to write notes, make appointments and keep special occasions.

Dimensions
Width: 14 inches (35.6 cm)
Height (of photo pages): 11 inches (27.9 cm)
Height (open): 22 inches (55.9 cm)

$5

In Stock
LX Navigation
LX-EOS

LX EOS Speed-to-fly Variometer with GPS flight recorder, navigation, Thermal Assistant, and FLARM display
The LX EOS is a very powerful and full-featured soaring flight computer system which can be mounted in a standard small 57 mm (2 1/4") instrument hole.

Sale: I have more of these in stock than I need. They are new and in perfect condition. I will update their firmware to the latest version before shipment. Their built-in flight recorders were calibrated at the factory in early February, 2015. The calibration is valid for 5 years. The sale price applies only to the units in stock.

Features

  • Speed-to-fly variometer
  • High level IGC approved flight recorder with ENL (engine noise level) sensor built-in
  • Mechanical pointer
  • Extremely bright direct sunlight readable display
  • Integrated G-meter (g-forces recorder)
  • 3-axis gyroscope
  • 3-axis accelerometers
  • Final glide calculator based on GPS data
  • Simple navigation to turnpoints and navigation through tasks
  • Flarm radar screen (FLARM and ADS-B traffic only -The EOS cannot display Mode C/S transponder "PCAS" traffic.)
  • Thermal assistant screen
  • Logbook
  • External SD memory card interface for flight log and waypoint transfers and upgrades
  • System extensions:
    • Second seat display with control knob
    • Stick-mounted Remote Control (LX Joy)
  • TE compensation by TE probe or using electronic compensation
  • Flight information with Barograph
  • Multi pilot support
  • Accurate wind calculation in straight flight and circling
  • GPS receiver as an integral part of the system
  • Completely new design using latest pressure transducer technology
  • Extremely fast vario data acquisition
  • Rotary knob with push function, for simple and effective handling
  • Nearly unlimited memory space for flight recorder!
  • ENL (Engine Noise Level) sensor is built in
  • 5 status inputs (SC, VP, Gear, Brakes, Flaps)
  • OAT probe input (Outside temperature)
  • Internal beeper (for Flarm warnings…)
  • Flarm port (input of Flarm and Powerflarm data)
  • PDA/PNA port, supplies navigation and Flarm data to PNA/PDA
  • Bluetooth interface built-in
  • Voice module as an integrated part of the system
  • CAN Bus, for connection to LX Zeus or other devices
  • External SD Card interface, for firmware updates, flight downloads and TP transfers
  • Standard 57 mm size
  • The unit can be used as stand alone, or as a part of LX Zeus system
  • Built in rechargeable battery serves two hours of autonomy
  • Charging of built-in battery is realized via main power

Cables for Connecting the LX EOS to Other Devices
(See image at right for LX EOS electrical connections)

  • Cable-EOS-Oudie-noPwr-0p3 - Cable from EOS "USER" port to Oudie power/data adapter. 12V power from the EOS is not passed to the Oudie power/data adapter. The Oudie power/data adapter's red and black power leads must be powered with 12V. - Recommended
  • Cable-EOS-Oudie-Pwr-0p3 - Cable from EOS "USER" port to Oudie power/data adapter. 12V power from the EOS is used to power the Oudie power/data cable. Be sure not to power the Oudie power/data cable's red and black power leads with 12V.
  • LXNAV-S7-GPS-IGC - Cable from EOS or Zeus FLARM port to FLARM with 6-pin RJ12 connector. The EOS or Zeus powers the FLARM with 12V.
  • LXNAV-S7-GPS-PF, Cable from EOS or Zeus FLARM port to RJ45 connector with "standard IGC" connections, for use with PowerFLARM Portable. The EOS or Zeus powers the PowerFLARM Portable with 12V.
  • Cable-PFLARM-Pwr-RJ45-S7-0p5 - Cable from EOS or Zeus FLARM port to RJ45 connector with "standard IGC" connections, for use with PowerFLARM Portable. 12V power leads are also provided for powering the PowerFLARM Portable with 12V. This cable does not pass 12V power from the EOS or Zeus to the PowerFLARM Portable. - Recommended
  • LXNAV-S7-GPS-PFCore, Cable from EOS or Zeus FLARM port to DB-9m connector for connection to PowerFLARM Core. The EOS or Zeus powers the Core with 12V.
  • Cable-PFLARM-Pwr-DB9m-S7-0p5, Cable for connecting EOS or Zeus FLARM port to a PowerFLARM Core's DB-9 port. 12V power leads are also provided for powering the PowerFLARM Core with 12V. This cable does not pass 12V power from the EOS or Zeus to the PowerFLARM Core. - Recommended

Manuals for LX Navigation products are available here.


Optional LX-Joy-EOS
Stick-mounted
Remote Control

Sale: $1295
(formerly $1695)

In Stock


LX-EOS-K
(knots)

$1295 (sale)


LX-EOS-M
(m/s)

$1695



LX-EOS-D-K
(2nd-seat repeater in knots)

$695


LX-EOS-D-M
(2nd-seat repeater in m/s)

$695

LXNAV
LXNAV-S8

LXNAV S8 Variometer with Navigation and optional AHRS

Sale: I have more of these units in stock than I need. They are new units in perfect condition, never sold, manufactured in 2016.

The S8 and S80 are very powerful speed-to-fly variometers with navigation and built-in AHRS (optional software enable). The S8 fits into a standard small 57mm instrument hole. The S80 fits into a standard 80 mm instrument hole. Other than the size of the display, the S8 and S80 are functionally identical - the screens even have the same number or pixels. They can display waypoints and airspace and can be used to navigate to waypoints and around tasks. They can display final glide information and shows turn areas on the moving map. They have an extremely powerful processor and use a MEMS inertial platform and pressure sensors. The built-in 320 x 240 pixel color displays are 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.  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 S8 can provide 5V power for a PDA or PNA.

The Perfect Replacement for an ILEC SN10 or Cambridge 302/303 or L-NAV or S-NAV
The S10 and S100 are great replacements for the ILEC SN10 or Cambridge 302/303 or L-NAV or S-NAV flight computer. The S8 and S80 make the older products look obsolete and are much easier to connect to external products like an LXNAV Nano GPS flight recorder or PowerFLARM or Naviter Oudie. Alternatively, those same instruments can be neatly replaced with an LX8080 and V9 or V8 vario. The LX8080 and V9 or V8 vario do everything the S8 and S80 do, but can also display terrain data on the moving map.

AHRS
The LXNAV-AHRS-Enable (artificial horizon) is an extra cost software option (see pricing at right). It is enabled by purchasing an enable code for your particular S8 or S80. The AHRS sensor hardware is installed in every S8 and S80. The upgrade can be purchased from Cumulus Soaring, Inc. at the time you purchase the S8 or S80 or anytime afterward. The enable code is tied to the unit's serial number.

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

  • Status Mode - GPS status, etc.
  • FLARM Mode
  • Thermal Assistant Mode
  • Waypoint Navigation Mode - This screen displays waypoints and airspace (no terrain) and can be used to navigate to a waypoint. FLARM and other traffic is also displayed on this screen. Use the top and bottom push-buttons to cycle through the 3 screens in this mode: Map, Vario, AHRS (if enabled). The vario screen 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.
  • Task Navigation Mode - This screen displays waypoints, tasks, and airspace (no terrain) and can be used to navigate around a task. FLARM and other traffic is also displayed on this screen. Use the top and bottom push-buttons to cycle through the 3 screens in this mode: Map, Vario, AHRS (if enabled). The vario screen 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.
  • Setup Mode

Features

  • Inertial platform 3 axis digital +/-8g accelerometer, 3 gyroscopes (for inertial vario, AHRS and wind calculation)
  • Audible Thermal Assistant
  • ARM Cortex-M4 processor running on 160MHz
  • S8 Display: 2.5'' QVGA sunlight readable screen (320 x 240 pixels) with 1200 nits of brightness
  • S80 Display: 3.5'' QVGA sunlight readable screen (320 x 240 pixels) with 1200 nits of brightness
  • Audio equalizer
  • 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.
  • Fits into a standard small 57 mm instrument hole
  • micro SD memory card slot on the face of the unit for firmware updates, FlarmNet 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
  • 6 digital inputs
  • 3 push buttons for adjusting settings
  • 2 rotary control knobs
  • Ambient light sensor (ALS)
  • RS485 Bus
  • CANbus
  • Built-in voice module
  • Power input 10-16V DC
  • Consumption: 120 to 190 mA at 12V
  • S8 Dimensions: 61mm x 61mm x 95mm (not including the connectors and knobs)
  • S80 Display Dimensions: 81 x 81 x 45mm
  • S80 Sensor Box: 65 x 45 x 85 mm
  • S80 Overall Dimensions: 81x81x132mm (not including the connectors and knobs)
  • S8 Weight: 330 g
  • S80 Weight: 460 g
  • S80D Weight: 290 g

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 S8D repeater
  • microSD memory card slot on face of S8 - for firmware upgrades and waypoint and airspace data transfers

S8 and S80 GPS cables:

  • LXNAV-CC-NP-LX, S7 or S8 or S80 GPS port to NanoPower cable RJ45 port (RX/TX are crossed)
  • LXNAV-S7-GPS-232, S7 or S8 or S80 to DB-9f connector
  • LXNAV-S7-GPS-IGC, "Straight-through" 6-conductor RJ12 cable for use with "standard IGC" devices - such as the LX Navigation Colibri and Colibri II's LX-ColibriII-Pwr-Data adapter, or a FLARM with 6-pin RJ12 connector.
  • LXNAV-S7-GPS-Nano, S7 or S8 or S80 GPS port to a Nano or Nano3 - through a USB to mini-USB cable. It includes a 12V to 5V power converter which is powered with 12V from the S7 or S8 or S80.
  • LXNAV-S7-GPS-PF, S7 or S8 or S80 GPS port to RJ45 connector with "standard IGC" connections, for use with PowerFLARM Portable, K6 Mux (output port only), Volkslogger (version with RJ45 connector)
  • Cable-PFLARM-Pwr-RJ45-S7-0p5 - Cable from S7 or S8 or S80 GPS port to RJ45 connector with "standard IGC" connections, for use with PowerFLARM Portable. 12V power leads are also provided for powering the PowerFLARM Portable with 12V. This cable does not pass 12V power from the S7 or S8 or S80 to the PowerFLARM Portable.
  • LXNAV-S7-GPS-PFCore, S7 or S8 or S80 GPS port to DB-9m connector for connection to PowerFLARM Core, The S7 or S8 or S80 powers the PowerFLARM Core with 12V.
  • Cable-PFLARM-Pwr-DB9m-S7-0p5, Cable for connecting a S7, S8 or S80's GPS port to a PowerFLARM Core's DB-9 port. 12V power leads are also provided for powering the PowerFLARM Core with 12V. This cable does not pass 12V power from the S7, S8 or S80 to the PowerFLARM Core.

S8 and S80 PDA Cables:

  • LXNAV-CC-NP-Oudie, S7 or S8 or S80 PDA port to Naviter Oudie or Oudie 2 or Oudie IGC. The S7 or S8 or S80 powers the Oudie with 12V.
  • LXNAV-CC-NP-232, S7 or S8 or S80 PDA port to to DB-9f connector, Can be used to connect the S7 to a PC for firmware updates.
  • LXNAV-CC-NP-IPAQ310, S7 or S8 or S80 PDA port to HP iPAQ 310 or 314 Travel Companion
  • LXNAV-CC-NP-38, S7 or S8 or S80 PDA port to iPAQ h2200, h3800, h3900, h5500, hx4700, hx2000, etc.
  • LXNAV-CC-NP-LX, S7 or S8 or S80 PDA port to 6-conductor RJ12 connector, for use with LX Navigation MiniMap (RX/TX are crossed)
  • Use an RJ-Coupler-RJ45-Rj45-Panel and Cumulus-Cable-RJ45-RJ45-0p5 to move the PDA connector out to a panel-mounted RJ45 connector. This is a perfect option for soaring clubs - allowing club members to easily connect their own PDA cables.

Included

  • S8 or S80 variometer
  • microSD memory card
  • Printed manual (printed by Cumulus Soaring, Inc.)
  • Wiring harness with 12V power connections, outside air temperature probe, digital inputs and RS-485 connector

Optional

4 System Configurations
The S8 and S80 are 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 S8 or S80 now and add a GPS and/or PDA later when you can afford to.


  • S8 or S80 Alone

    When you use the S8 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.


  • S8 or S80 with GPS or FLARM input
    There are several advantages when a GPS or FLARM is sending GPS data to the S8.  The logbook shows dates and times in addition to flight durations.  Also, the S8 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 S8 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 S8 it can display FLARM warnings (clock display) on the S8's display and display FLARM traffic on the moving map screen.


  • S8 or S80 with Oudie
    When connected to a Naviter Oudie the S8 receives GPS data from the Oudie and sends vario and airspeed and wind data from the S8 to the Oudie. The 4 large display numbers on the face of the S8 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.


  • S8 or S80 with GPS or FLARM and PDA

    A complete flight computer system includes a GPS or FLARM, the S8 variometer, and a PDA running soaring flight software.  In this case the S8 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 S8 and the PDA.  Task declarations can be sent from the PDA through the S8 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 S8 to the PDA. 

Simple system with Garmin GPS 16x HVS

The S8 and 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 S8 and S80 can power the GPS with 12V.  An RJ-Coupler-RJ45-RJ45 ($15) and Goddard Cable-GPS16xHVS-S7-0p3 ($50) can be used to connect the GPS directly to an LXNAV S8 or S80.  However, a Naviter Oudie and Oudie IGC can also send GPS data to the S8 or S80 - They cost a bit more, but they are also very nice moving map flight computers.


S8


S8


S8 Task Mode
It looks much less
cluttered when zoomed-in.


S8 Thermal Assistant


S8 AHRS


S8


Waypoint Mode


Waypoint Mode


Flarm Mode


Flarm Mode


Setup Mode


Setup Mode


Back of S7 shown
The S8 has the same connections.

 

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LXNAV-S8
(57 mm)
List Price: $1310
Sale Price: $1195



LXNAV-AHRS-Enable
$760

 

Winter
W-5001-DG1000 Winter MacCready Ring for DG-1000, 80 mm - Sale

I'm not sure how I ended up with this extra ring, but I don't need it. It is designed for use on a standard 80 mm Winter W-5253 variometer (or similar) in knots or ft/min. The ring is marked for use with an airspeed indicator that is in units of knots. A bezel ring is not included. A ring like this normally sells for $100. I am selling it for $45.

The MacCready type ring is an indispensable aid in cross-country soaring.  The ring is rotatable and is marked with speeds and a white triangle.  The chief use of the MacCready ring is to achieve the highest possible cruising speed (average cross-country flying speed) on thermal cross-country flights.  This involves setting the white arrow to the anticipated rate of climb for the next thermal.  Optimum flight performance is assured when the airspeed indicated by the airspeed indicator corresponds to the preselected flying speed to which the MacCready ring has been set.  The MacCready ring allows gliding distance and final approach  to be optimized.  Please refer to relevant literature for further details.  When ordering, please do not forget to state the type of aircraft in which the ring will be used.  If the ring is retrofitted to a variometer of older design, the original threaded ring of the instrument must be removed and replaced by a grooved threaded ring onto which the MacCready ring can be fixed with ease.

$45 In Stock
W-5011-DG-1000 Winter MacCready Ring for DG-1000, 57mm - Sale

I'm not sure how I ended up with this extra ring, but I don't need it. It is designed for use on a standard 57 mm Winter W-5453 variometer (or similar) in knots or ft/min. The ring is marked for use with an airspeed indicator that is in units of knots. A ring like this normally sells for $105. I am selling it for $45.

The MacCready type ring is an indispensable aid in cross-country soaring.  The ring is rotatable and is marked with speeds and a white triangle.  The chief use of the MacCready ring is to achieve the highest possible cruising speed (average cross-country flying speed) on thermal cross-country flights.  This involves setting the white arrow to the anticipated rate of climb for the next thermal.  Optimum flight performance is assured when the airspeed indicated by the airspeed indicator corresponds to the preselected flying speed to which the MacCready ring has been set.  The MacCready ring allows gliding distance and final approach  to be optimized.  Please refer to relevant literature for further details.  When ordering, please do not forget to state the type of aircraft in which the ring will be used.  If the ring is retrofitted to a variometer of older design, the original threaded ring of the instrument must be removed and replaced by a grooved threaded ring onto which the MacCready ring can be fixed with ease.

photo above not correct
bezel-ring not included

$45 In Stock
W-6001-Nimbus4DM

Großkinsky - Variable-Camberflap Ring, 80 mm - for Nimbus 4DM - Sale
I'm not sure how I ended up with this extra ring, but I don't need it. It is designed for use on a standard 80 mm Winter W-6423 airspeed indicator (or similar) in knots. A bezel ring is not included. A set like this normally sells for $170. I am selling it for $50.

Application
As is generally known, wing load and, in turn, the optimum flap positions for the varios speed ranges of a variable-flap glider changes with take-of weight.  Until now, selecting the right flap position has involved using special tables carried on board or observing a confusingly large number of marks on the airspeed indicator.  The new adjustable ring for airspeed indicators makes these complicated methods things of the past.

Features
As the illustration shows, the ring has a double scale for aircraft weight "G": and wing loading "G/F".  Four arrows can also be seen, showing the corresponding angles for the flap positions.  The number of arrows depends on the number of flap positions for the type of glider in question.  Like the MacCready ring of the variometer, the rotatable ring is simply push-fitted onto the airspeed indicator.

Use
One the take-off weight has been calculated by adding the empty weight of the aircraft, the weight of the pilot and the weight of any water ballast on board, the "G" scale is simply turned until this figure is aligned with the 0 mark on the airspeed indicator.  The arrows on the ring now automatically show the correct flap positions on the airspeed indicator scale.  Furthermore, the correct wing load for the take-off weight can be read from the "G/F" scale and entered in an electronic variometer or flight computer, if fitted.  If wing load changes in the course of the flight, due to a reduction in ballast, for example, the ring need only be turned back to the new flying weight, and immediately, the arrows show the new, flight-dependent flap positions.  The ring is calibrated for a standard preset acceleration of 1 g.  If values as high as 1.2 g should occur, as they do in high-performance competition gliding, a second ring with the appropriate values can be fitted during the flight, or changed as required.  If the  Großkinsky ring is not ordered along with a new airspeed indicator, please send us the airspeed indicator and state the type of aircraft in which it is installed, because the scales vary from model to model.  Only the 6 FMS 4 or 7 FMS 4 series airspeed indicators with 510° scales are suitable.
Note: Airspeed indicator not included.

If the  Großkinsky ring is not ordered along with a new airspeed indicator, please send us a digital photo of the airspeed indicator and state the type of aircraft in which it is installed, because the scales vary from model to model. 

$50 In Stock
 

Cumulus Soaring, Inc.
Paul E. Remde

8661 Connelly Place
Savage, Minnesota 55378
USA


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