Digifly Air

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.

Bluetooth

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.

Customisable Display

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
Display screens 5 5
Multi function navigation buttons Feature Present Feature Present
Multi language help menu (14 languages) Feature Present Feature Present
Super fast vario Feature Present Feature Present
IntelliVario dynamic filter Feature Present Feature Present
Adjustable vario sensitivity Feature Present Feature Present
Adjustable audio levels, volume & tone Feature Present Feature Present
Analogue vario display Feature Present Feature Present
Vario averager function (integrator) Feature Present Feature Present
Digital vario display Feature Present Feature Present
Graphic altimeter Feature Present Feature Present
Airspace function Feature Present Feature Present
Altimeters 7 7
Pressure adjustment on altimeters Feature Present Feature Present
Total energy compensation (requires factory order ASI) Feature Present Feature Present
Air speed (requires factory order ASI) Feature Present Feature Present
Time display Feature Present Feature Present
Chronograph Feature Present Feature Present
Peak values recorder number flights 1000 1000
Adjustable metric or imperial units Feature Present Feature Present
Battery level display Feature Present Feature Present
Internal lithium battery Feature Present Feature Present
Updatable software from the internet via Micro USB cable Feature Present Feature Present
Micro SD Slot Feature Present Feature Present
GSM module factory order only factory order only
ADVANCED FUNCTIONS Digifly Air BT Digifly Air BT + Integrated ASI
Flight recorder Feature Present Feature Present
Recorded flights 250 250
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 Feature Present Feature Present
IGC compatible data output Feature Present Feature Present
Auto zero thermal altimeter Feature Present Feature Present
Indication to last thermal Feature Present Feature Present
Adjustable polars 3 3
Netto vario (requires factory order ASI) Feature Present Feature Present
McCready function (requires factory order Pitot tube) Feature Present Feature Present
Adjustable McCready equivalent (requires factory order Pitot tube) Feature Present Feature Present
Speed to fly (requires factory order ASI) Feature Present Feature Present
Efficiency indicator (requires factory order ASI) Feature Present Feature Present
G-Meter Feature Present Feature Present
3-axis magnetic compass Feature Present Feature Present
GPS FUNCTIONS Digifly Air BT Digifly Air BT + Integrated ASI

Integrated high sensitivity 99 channel & 10hz

Feature Present Feature Present
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) Feature Present Feature Present
Automatic FAI cylinder turn point & start pilon validation Feature Present Feature Present
Automatic way point direction & distance indicator Feature Present Feature Present
Automatic direction finder GPS direction indicator showing distance to turn point Feature Present Feature Present
Glide calculator Feature Present Feature Present
Safe landing glide cone indication Feature Present Feature Present
GOTO functions Feature Present Feature Present
Tracking GPS Feature Present Feature Present
Ground speed Feature Present Feature Present
Ground efficiency Feature Present Feature Present
Display & manage required efficiency Feature Present Feature Present
Wind speed & direction indicator Feature Present Feature Present
Clock & date/time stamp auto synchronised with GPS UTC data Feature Present Feature Present
SPECILAISED FUNCTIONS Digifly Air BT Digifly Air BT + Integrated ASI
Bluetooth Feature Present Feature Present
Bluetooth real time telemetry output Feature Present Feature Present
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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