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SkyDrop GPS/vario

SkyBean

SkyDrop GPS/vario

$349.00
SkyDrop is the lightest combined GPS vario in the world! Thanks to ultralight and compact design stuffed with many software functions, SkyDrop is suitable for paragliding and hang-gliding pilots from beginners to XC experts. Hike&Fly athletes love SkyDrop for its weight of only 68g (2.4 oz), Multiple screens with widgets can be personalized to achieve maximum performance while flying. SkyDrop connected via Bluetooth interface compatible with Android based XC apps works as ultimate flight computer.

built-in hardware:

  • transflective LCD graphical display with backlight
  • precise pressure sensor MS5611
  • GPS receiver L80-M39
  • Bluetooth PAN1026
  • SD card storage for tracklogs
  • digital compass, accelerometer and gyroscope LSM9DS0
  • humidity and temperature sensor SHT21
  • RGB LED signal light
dimensions: 

battery type: Li-Poly single cell 900 mAh (USB rechargeable)

battery life: 

  • only audio mode 13h
  • audio + altitude logger, without GPS 12h
  • audio + bluetooth 10h
  • audio + GPS logger 9h
  • audio + GPS logger + bluetooth 7.5h

current features: 

  • acoustic signalization
  • weak lift detection (pre-thermal buzzer)
  • multiple screens with configurable widgets
  • analog / digital / average vario, vario graph history
  • 5 adjustable altimeters (relative, absolute, GPS or QNH mode)
  • auto take off and landing
  • fly time, real time clock
  • GPS based functions - ground speed, heading (graphical or numeric), glide ratio, wind speed and direction
  • IGC/KML track loggs (validated by FAI civil, accepted for FAI Category 1 competitions)
  • Android connectivity (XCSoar, LK8000, TopHat, XCTrack, FlyMe, G_variometer, Paragliding Dashboard)
  • iOS connectivity (FlySkyHy)
  • UART output (for E-readers connection)
  • height above ground level (AGL) - update terrain data into SkyDRop HERE
  • G-meter

next features (in process):

  • waypoint navigation
  • bearing and distance from take-off
  • odometer
  • flight diary
  • digital compass
  • cloud base calculation (from temperature and humidity)
  • every future feature will be available for free for SkyDrop owners

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