Flytec Element / Element Track :: 460euro

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You are a paraglider or hang glider pilot who is setting out for your first cross country flights. You want to know where the wind is blowing from, and at what strength during your local flights.
You are getting interested in competition flying and will soon fly your first races.
You are an experienced pilot who loves simplicity and still wants to know about airspaces in your vicinity.

If you are one of these pilots, we have developed the vario “Element Track” for you!

Element and Element Track
The vario formerly known as “Element” is now the Element Track. The two varios are – except for the print on the casing – absolutely identical. Already with version 1.3.10, the software announces itself as “Element Track” on a classic Element.

Description

Highlights

  • Keys which are simple to operate even with gloves on
  • Optimized race routes (in preparation, classic route functionality is available)
  • Airspace warnings (in preparation)
  • Connection with every computer, without any software installation
  • Flight data is available right after landing as IGC file

Further development
The Element keeps getting better. Over the next months we will continue developing the software and adding new features. Your feedback will make a difference there. By telling us what you like and what we could improve, you help us make the Element the instrument that fully supports your joy of flight.

Technical data
General

  • Robust, shockproof ABS housing, matt black with green or red sides
  • Keyboard with clearly detectable, glove-friendly keys
  • High-contrast black-and-white screen
  • Dimensions: 138 x 74 x 23 mm
  • Weight: 178 g (including Batteries)
  • Power supply: 2x AA-Batteries (Alkaline or NiMH accumulators)
  • Battery life time: about 30 h
  • Operating temperature: -10°C bis 50°C
  • Languages: English, German, French (additional languages in preparation)

Altimeter

  • Units: m / ft
  • QNH: air pressure indication in hPa or in Hg
  • Range: 0 to 12’300 m – Resultion 1 m or 1 ft
  • ALT 1: Absolute altitude
  • ALT 2: Choice of absolute or relative altitude
  • ALT 3: Altitude difference or altitude above ground (in preparation)

Variometer

  • Units: m/s / fpm
  • Graphic indication m/s: ±10 m/s – Resolution 0.2 m/s
  • Graphic indication fpm: ±20 ft/min x 100 – Resolution 0.4 ft/min x 100
  • Numeric indication m/s: ±300 m/s – Resolution 0.1 m/s
  • Numeric indication fpm: ±300 ft/min x 100 – Resolution 0.1 ft/min x 100
  • Integrator: selectable from 1 s to 30 s

Acoustics

  • Volume: 4 levels
  • Climb acoustics with selectable lower threshold, tone and interval modulation
  • Maximum interval frequency threshold: automatic (smart interval), or manual selection from 3 to 11 m/s
  • Discreet near-thermal acoustics with selectable lower threshold
  • Discreet sink tone with selectable upper threshold
  • Loud sink alarm with selectable upper threshold
  • Stall alarm (with optional airspeed sensor)
  • All base frequencies and modulations can be modified

Speed measurement (with optional sensor)

  • Units: km/h / kts / mph
  • Range: 0 km/h to 120 km/h – Resolution 1 km/h / 1 kt / 1 mph
  • Calibration: ±50%

GPS

  • GPS-Receiver with 48 channels
  • Position determination at 1 Hz, independent of selected recording interval

Waypoints

  • Capacity: 200 waypoints
  • Entry: Store current position / manual entry / load waypoints from file (in preparation)
  • Coordinate formats: dd.ddddd / dd’mm.mm / dd’mm’ss / UTM (in preparation)
  • File formats: CompeGPS (.wpt) / GEO (.wpt) / Ozi Explorer (.wpt) / SeeYou (.cup) / GPX (.gpx)

Routes

  • Capacity: 1 route, with up to 50 waypoints
  • Entry: Selection from waypoints list
  • Race route: Start time, number of start gates, start gate interval time

Navigation

  • Units for distance: km / miles
  • Go to waypoint (direction graphic and numeric, distance)
  • Route with manual or automatic rotation through waypoints (graphic direction to next and subsequent waypoint, numeric direction to next waypoint, distance to next waypoint)
  • Race routes with start assistant (exit and entry cylinders)
  • Optimized race routes: shortest way to goal through all turnpoint cylinders (in preparation)
  • Wind direction
  • Wind speed
  • Speed over ground
  • Current glide ratio (L/D)
  • Required glide ratio (L/D) to next turnpoint
  • Last thermal (direction graphic and numeric, distance)

Airspace support (in preparation)

  • Indication of direction and distance (horizontal and vertical) to nearest restricted airspace
  • Warning before entering restricted airspace
  • Navigation aid for quick exit of restricted airspace

Recording

  • Internal memory for 50 flights: Date, start time, flight duration, maximum altitude, maximum climb rate, maximum sink rate
  • Recording interval: 1 s to 60 s
  • Extended flight data storage for 10’000 h at recording interval 1 s
  • File formats for flight data: IGC (.igc), Google Earth (.kml, in preparation)

PC connection

  • Micro-USB connector
  • Mass storage, compatible with Windows, OS X, Linux, Android (through OTG cable), iOS (through OTG cable)
  • Data exchange through file copy

Manuals

Read Flytec Element manual on the Flytec.ch website.

Software

Latest Flytec Element software on the Flytec.ch website.