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GPS SD+
Specification


  ENGINEERED FOR EASY NAVIGATION AND SAFETY

The GPS SD+ is the ultimate Flymaster flight instrument for pilots wanting to fly XC and have the proven live tracking functions of the renowned LIVE SD.

 

Safe XC-flying

XC flying is rewarding, yet landing out alone can be scary the LiveTracking system you will never be alone on your XC adventure. Flymaster LiveTracking technology is the standard for the Paragliding World Cup and the Red Bull X-Alps.

 

Don't get caught in airspace

With Flymasters 3D airspace warning system you will have ample information to navigate around restriced airspace zones.

 

Know Where You Are
Flymaster SD series instruments have amazing worldwide road maps. Plan your flight and you'll never get lost.

 

Design your own instrument

Need more or less data on your flight screens, with Flymasters' unique Designer you can create the instrument you like and need for your style of flying.

 

Cloud Flights

With Designer app you can upload all your flights to our Cloud Flights Web Service. Inside your flight details page, you can review your flight, play it back, analyse all data, including all external sensors data, like G-forces and heart rate values. You can also download your flight in IGC format.

 

Thermal efficiently

Flymasters' unique thermal ball will help you find the thermal core quicker and the zero buzzer make sure don't fly past lift.

 

Expandable

The GPS SD+ has a built in low power wireless interface for connecting compatible accessories. The list of Flymaster wireless accessories is the most complete on the market. Already available for the GPS SD+ are the HEART-G, TAS and M1.

 

Flight Sharing

Flight Sharing can be extended beyond the LIVE-TRACKING. Just with a few key strokes you can send your flights, just after landing, to several well know databases like Leonardo, or DHV.

 

So Easy

The Flymaster GPS SD+ implements an easy intuitive menu driven system with no need to memorise multiple functions on keys with long key presses.


Main Hardware Characteristics.

Display Resolution (High Contrast Grey Scale) 320x240 pixels
Screen size (true viewing area)     76x57 mm
Battery Capacity (Lithium-Ion) 4000 mAh
 
Autonomy     > 30 hours
Size     155x92x24 mm (Length x Width x Thickness)
Weight     232 gr
GPS     50 channels/4hz
Native USB  Connection    Allows connection to the PC to download/upload Flight Data, Airspaces Data, etc
Battery Charging From wall adapter, car adapter or standard usb port
Quad-band GSM. GPRS class 10. Quad-band support: GSM 850 MHz, EGSM 900 MHz, DCS 1800 MHz and PCS 1900 MHz
RF Interface Allows the wireless connection of several external probes, like HEART-G or TAS probe, simultaneously.
Micro SD slot     Supports cards to 16 GB, Optional pre-loaded 16GB SD card with airspace, ground data and maps now available.
6 Axis accelerometer and magnetometer Allows 6-degrees of freedom Tilt-compensated Compass (available soon)
Firmware update by USB (upgrades are free)  

 
 Interface Features.

User definable pages (each page can be draw using designer software, and include a number of elements only limited by space).    16
Configurable graphical elements (depending of the element several parameters can be set by the user ex. Size, Border, …)    13
Configurable data field elements (User can change size, border, title, Font, ...)    61

 

Page Trigger Events (page switches automatically if a specific event occurs)     Airspace warning
Entering thermal
Transition (leaving thermal)
Arriving at turnpoint
Power up
Multi lingual interface   English
French
German
Spanish
Italian
Polish
Slovenian
Turkish
Portuguese
Configurable audible alerts     Airspace
Turnpoint complete
Definable function keys 

Set Altimeter
Reset Altimeter 2
Task Navigator
Skip Waypoint
Set Volume
Near Airfields
Switch Page
Page Browser
Report Back  

 


 

Variometer/Altimeter Features.

Buzzer/near thermal sound.
Ultra sensitive Variometer with 10 readings per second and 10 cm resolution.
Configurable vario digital filter and integration values.
Fully configurable Vario Sound (frequency, increments, frequency/vertical speed relation,….).
6 Sound Levels (configurable by menu, or using a key).
Automatic mute, keeps vario silent until takeoff.
Altitude adjustment using QNH.
Automatic altitude adjustment from GPS.
3 independent altimeters.

   

 

Memory Features

3D flight logger IGC format.
Storage for >300000 track points.
Up to 248 flights.
448 Waypoints.

 


3D Airspace

Compatibility with Open Air format (upload of files using Designer).
Display of restricted areas in map
Adjustable warning vertical distance to a restriced area
Adjustable warning horizontal distance to a restriced area
Display of shortest Vertical, and Horizontal, distance to restricted area
Resctrited area alarms (Altitude imminent, Position imminent, Violation, …)
Critical Airspace page (displays information about areas that are closer than a defined distance)
Worldwide Airspace database (SD card required

 

Cross Country Features

Exclusive Thermal Ball indicator
Several specific data fileds like Distance to take off, current and avarage glide ratio, avarage speed, etc.
Distance to last thermal indexed with altitude
Goto waypoint
Multiple waypoint route
Wind Speed and Direction (GPS based calculations)
Automatic altitude gain profiler
McCready related values like speed to fly, next termal climb, etc. (available with the TASProbe)
Nearby Landings (Displays Required Glide Ratio and distance to all the Landings which can be reached)

 

Route Features

Arriving altitude at next waypoint
Several Glides Ratios (average, to waypoint,…)
Easy route definition
Task Navigation, configurable safety/risk margin on turn points.
Map (trace with thermal indication)

 

Live Tracking

Upload of flight data to repositories using the GSM network (compatible with several repositories like Leonardo XC server, XContest, DHV)
Automatic almost real time flight data sending to a remote live tracking server through GSM network. (compatible with several servers like Flymaster, LiveTracking24, DHV, etc)
On demand sending of Predefined messages to a server (eg. Need Assistance, Need Retrieval, etc)
Automatic data receiving from a remote server like alarm messages, task definition, etc.
Periodic sending of SMS with position to a predefined number.
Event triggered sending of SMS with position to a predefined number.
Small GPRS data usage (considering that communication is not lost, in average, requires 25KB per flight/hour).

 

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