After three years of development, with Italian styling by Daniel Valsesia, Digifly is pleased to introduce the Digifly AIR.
For 2018, the Digifly AIR is sold in 2 versions:
- AIR BT (Bluetooth) £425.00
- AIR BT (Bluetooth) with Integrated ASI (pitot tube) £524.00
The software on the Air SE model can be upgraded to the Air BT: £37.00
The Air was conceived for competitors, it is a top of the range, high-resolution display, integrated vario.
Its shape is optimized for maximum strength; the display offers the best visibility in bright light conditions and has four big operative keys ensure the best accessibility even wearing thick gloves.
Both Air models are availble both with two optional special order (factory order only) choices:
- Pilots can ask for the installation of the factory fit integrated ASI (pitot tube).
- Optional installation of the optional GSM-GPRS module (needed for the internal Live Tracking).
ASI (pitot tube)
The ASI is very sensitive and is suitable for speeds flown by both hang gliding and paragliding.
The Digifly AIR is equipped with a 4th generation Bluetooth processor able to communicate with mobiles device, e.g. a smartphone on which you can install the free Live Tracking App: XC Soar.
99 Channel GPS
The Digifly AIR is entirely designed, engineered and manufactured in Italy. It uses state of the art processors and sensors, including: a 99-channel anti jam GPS unit, updated 10 times per second. The AIR also features a new platform that provides an even more accurate evaluation of the wind’s direction, improves the sensitivity of the variometer, acts as a G-force meter for acro pilots and allows you to get more precise information from the magnetic compass even at high bank angles of the wing.
“5D” Task Management
The AIR has a high-visibility grayscale display, with a new design that makes it easy a “5D” task management. The “5D” (Digifly trade mark), is based on an ingenious graphic design and comes from the fusion of 2D and 3D visualizations, allowing the pilot to check at a glance the needed glide ratio and best ‘goto’ glide during the task; but, this new graphic design will also help the non-competitors to have an immediate idea of needed glide ratio to reach the nearest safe landing.
The display layout is fully customizable also thru PC-Mac simply 'drag and dropping' the preferred functions, or even transferring them from a micro SD card or via BT from AIR to AIR. You will be able to download the new VLTools AIR software to manage the AIR’s tasks, waypoints, tracks and display configurations. The fast, efficient and AIR’s software, comes from the Digifly’s know-how gained during years of competition support. It is designed in distinct blocks that facilitates instrument setup, entering waypoints and task setting.
Free Firmware Updates
The high resolution display, the large internal memory and the spare computing capability, plus as with all of Digifly’s instruments, future firmware updates will be free, making the AIR a perfectly tuned “AIR-tool”!
Digifly Air Specifications
|STANDARD FUNCTIONS||Digifly Air BT||Digifly Air BT + Integrated ASI|
|Multi function navigation buttons|
|Multi language help menu (14 languages)|
|Super fast vario|
|IntelliVario dynamic filter|
|Adjustable vario sensitivity|
|Adjustable audio levels, volume & tone|
|Analogue vario display|
|Vario averager function (integrator)|
|Digital vario display|
|Pressure adjustment on altimeters|
|Total energy compensation (requires factory order ASI)|
|Air speed (requires factory order ASI)|
|Peak values recorder number flights||1000||1000|
|Adjustable metric or imperial units|
|Battery level display|
|Internal lithium battery|
|Updatable software from the internet via Micro USB cable|
|Micro SD Slot|
|GSM module||factory order only||factory order only|
|ADVANCED FUNCTIONS||Digifly Air BT||Digifly Air BT + Integrated ASI|
|Data logger capacity||100,000 data points||100,000 data points|
|Recording capacity||20 hours at 1 data point / second
1000 hours at 1 data point / min
|20 hours at 1 data point / second
1000 hours at 1 data point / min
|Flight playback function|
|IGC compatible data output|
|Auto zero thermal altimeter|
|Indication to last thermal|
|Netto vario (requires factory order ASI)|
|McCready function (requires factory order Pitot tube)|
|Adjustable McCready equivalent (requires factory order Pitot tube)|
|Speed to fly (requires factory order ASI)|
|Efficiency indicator (requires factory order ASI)|
|3-axis magnetic compass|
|GPS FUNCTIONS||Digifly Air BT||Digifly Air BT + Integrated ASI|
Integrated high sensitivity 99 channel & 10hz
|Waypoints||186 competition & 186 user||186 competition & 186 user|
|Routes||12, with 20 waypoints on each route||12, with 20 waypoints on each route|
|3D flight logger (flight & GPS data)|
|Automatic FAI cylinder turn point & start pilon validation|
|Automatic way point direction & distance indicator|
|Automatic direction finder GPS direction indicator showing distance to turn point|
|Safe landing glide cone indication|
|Display & manage required efficiency|
|Wind speed & direction indicator|
|Clock & date/time stamp auto synchronised with GPS UTC data|
|SPECILAISED FUNCTIONS||Digifly Air BT||Digifly Air BT + Integrated ASI|
|Bluetooth real time telemetry output|
|TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS||Digifly Air BT||Digifly Air BT + Integrated ASI|
|LCD display resolution||320 pixels x 240 pixels||320 pixels x 240 pixels|
|PC connection speed||[to be confirmed]||[to be confirmed]|
|Battery||Internal rechargable lithium||Internal rechargable lithium|
|Battery life||30 hours||30 hours|
|Weight (with battery)||180 g||180 g|
|Size||156 mm x 93 mm x 19 mm||156 mm x 93 mm x 19 mm|
|Altimeter resolution||1 m (3 ft)||1 m (3 ft)|
|Altimeter range||9,000 m (29527 ft)||9,000 m (29527 ft)|
|Analogue vario range||+/- 12 m/s (4,800 ft/min)||+/- 12 m/s (4,800 ft/min)|
|Digital vario range||+/- 25 m/s (5,000 ft/min)||+/- 25 m/s (5,000 ft/min)|
|Analogue vario resolution||0.2 m/s (40 ft/min)||0.2 m/s (40 ft/min)|
|Digital vario resolution||1 cm/s (2 ft/min)||1 cm/s (2 ft/min)|
|Barometer range with user calibration||300 mB - 1200 mB||300 mB - 1200 mB|
|Temperature range||-30 °C to +70 °C (-22 °F to +158 °F)||-30 °C to +70 °C (-22 °F to +158 °F)|
|Air speed indicator range (requires factory order ASI)||150 km/h (93 mph)||150 km/h (93 mph)|
|Digifly extended warranty||3 years||3 years|
|UK Price (including storage case, internal Li battery, USB cable)||£425.00 (including VAT @ 20%)||£524.00 (including VAT @ 20%)|
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