Flytec SensBox :: 390euro

Flytec SensBox

For hike&fly, as backup, or fully-fledged flight instrument when connected with smartphone or tablet.

Description Sensbox
The Flytec Sensboxis a novel, compact vario with unique usage scenarios:

  1. The Sensbox is our smallest vario with built-in GPS. This makes it the perfect companion for hike&fly and other weight conscious pilots.
  2. Its long battery life and the huge storage capacity based on SD cards make it a great backup device for cross-country and competition pilots.
  3. In connection with aviation apps on mobile phones and tablet computers, the Sensbox serves as highly precise data source, making the apps even more useful.
  4. In its unique logger mode, the Sensbox stores all its sensor values with high precision and speed. This is important data for test pilots, but also serve to augment sports videos of all kinds.

The Sensbox combines all sensors required to capture all flight relevant movements, in an incredible small package:

  • Newest generation GPS module
  • Highly precise air pressure sensor for vario and altitude measurement
  • Magnetic compass
  • Acceleration sensor
  • Gyro sensor, to determine spatial attitude

The Sensbox either records this sensor data, or transmits it in real-time via Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE, Bluetooth Smart) to mobile phones and tablet computers, to serve as a data source for aviation apps.

Technical data: General

Robust, shockproof ABS housing, grey with yellow sides
Robust keypad
High-contrast black-and-white screen
Splash-proof, water proof version available on request
Dimensions: 62 x 121 x 17.5 mm
Weight: 137 g
Power supply: Li-Ion Battery, 2000 mA
Battery life time: about 15 to 20 h, can be extended with external battery
Operating temperature: -10°C bis 50°C

Units: m / ft
QNH: air pressure indication in hPa or in Hg
Altitude range: 0 to 11‘000 m – resolution 1 m or 1 ft
Pressure range: 220 to 1099.9 hPa

Units: m/s / fpm
Numeric indication m/s: ±99.9 m/s – Auflösung 0.1 m/s

Volume: 4 levels (0%, 33%, 66%, 100%)

GPS-Receiver with 50 channels
Position determination at 5 Hz, independent of selected recording interval
Position format: dd°mm’ss”

Magnetic compass (3 axis)
Acceleration (3 axis)
Gyro (3 axis)
Display of total acceleration in g

IGC file: Internal memory for maximum 24 h per flight (with 1 s recording interval), automatic export to SD card at end of flight
Log file: Ongoing export to SD card
A 4 GB SD card is included

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

Data transfer via Bluetooth
Data transfer to mobile devices (phones and tablets) uses Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE, Bluetooth Smart). The mobile device must support this standard in hardware as well as software (Bluetooth Smart Ready).

Android: From version 4.3, e.g. Google Nexus 4 and newer, Samsung Galaxy S 3 and newer
iOS: From version 5.0, e.g. iPhone 4S and newer, iPad 3 and newer

Sensbox Apps

Sensbox apps for iOS
Sensbox, a collaboration between Flytec and Air Avionics (formerly Butterfly Avionics)
Air Navigation Pro by Xample

Sensbox apps for Android
Air Navigation Pro by Xample
FlyMe by XC globe
Sensbox by BIT-Hangar (enables XCSoar to use the Sensbox data)
Sensbox Variometer and Sensbox Variometer Map by Türkay Biliyor
XCTrack by Petr Chromec (XContest team)

App developers

Your app is missing in the list above? Write to
You would like to develop an app that communicates with the Sensbox? The necessary information is on github.

Sensbox as data logger
Starting with version 3 of the firmware, you can run the Sensbox either as a vario (in flight mode) or as a data logger (in log mode). In log mode, the Sensbox records all sensor data at high frequency (up to 50 Hz) for up to 24 hours.


  • 4GB Micro SD card
  • Mini USB Cable
  • Solid state wall adapter
  • 2 Year Warranty
  • Sensbox app (from Apple App Store)
  • Mac/PC configuration tool (download)

Go to Sensbox – Downloads