Designed for the competitive sportsmen among the ballooners.
Housing and technology are based on the proven 6020/6030 concepts for hang-gliders and para gliders. Due to the integrated GPS-receiver the ballooner is well informed at any time about his exact position and his speed over ground.
The most important performance characteristics are:
- graphic display
- new indicator for wind direction
- wireless temperature transmission.
Is also working perfectly well with the proven TT34 temperature transmittersn!
- instrument software (firmware) can be updated at any time. The new firmware may be downloaded from the Flytec homepage
- optimized battery management
is operated with 2 banks for NiMH accumulators and is also suitable for Alkaline batteries of the AA type
- optional Bluetooth-connection to the mobile phone for online Route-entry.
Since 2007 the New Technology SC was supporting the development of specific balloon competition loggers. The goal was to get devices that full fill the requirements for nowadays balloon competition both in precision and functionality. The development was mainly done by Lukas and Marc André and supported by Claude Weber.
A collaboration with Flytec was chosen that allowed the usage of their existing hardware 6020 (flight instrument for hang gliders). The final product is a modified 6020 device with a custom self-written firmware.
The new balloon competition loggers heavily improve balloon competitions:
Virtual marker drops give the decision of marks back to the pilot
Goal declarations allow the re-introduction of Fly-On and Pilot Declared Goal tasks
The pilot can see the logged altitude
No more waste, the loggers work with rechargeable batteries
Easy logger management for officials
Transmission of the recorded position & altitude to a computer (USB and optionally Bluetooth)
In the meantime the loggers have been used in many competitions including European championships. Since 2013 the loggers can be bought directly by pilots or clubs. FAI/CIA owns 110 loggers which can be rented.
All loggers are shipped with country-specific charger, upright mount and protective bag.
Note: The logger can optionally be equipped with a Bluetooth module. The Bluetooth module allows wireless transmission of the GPS position to laptops. Please note, that this Bluetooth connection is not supported with iPad and iPhone!
Support site of the FAI/CIA Balloon Competition Loggers:
FLYTEC flight instruments are accepted and valued worldwide as precision-flight instruments, due to their reliability and quality. For the 3040 combination instrument for ballooners the FLYTEC developer team has joined these characteristics to the latest technology. Safety for balloon ride can be significantly increased by wireless measurement of the balloon fabric temperature. (Certifications in Europe and in the USA have positioned the 3040 as the leading balloon instrument worldwide). Some features which have contributed to the high popularity of the 3040 are:
- user friendly operating
- wireless transmission of balloon fabric temperature
- real-time clock and stop-watch
- precise, ergonomic and reliable
- light-weight and compact housing