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S8 Standalonve Variometer 57mm Front View
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LXNAV S8 / S80 Variometer

Sale Price: $1,440.00

SKU: 5590

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Detailed Description



Standalone digital variometer, final glide calculator and navigation system with moving map. Extremely bright 2.5’’ (~ 6.5cm) color display, readable in all sunlight conditions with the ability to adjust the backlight. Two rotary switches (knobs) with push button function and three push buttons are used for input. GPS and PDA inputs/outputs Flarm Indication, when Flarm is connected to the GPS port Additional Flarm radar screen and artificial horizon Inertial assisted high precision pressure sensors Built-in voice module and AHRS Easy firmware upgrades via SD card fast wind calculation with external compass Indicator Ø57mm, 61x61x95mm 320g Consumption at 12V from 110mA

Main Features

  • ARM Cortex-M4 processor running on 160MHz
  • 2.5'' QVGA sunlight readable screen with 1200nits
  • QVGA (320*240pixels) sunlight readable display
  • Digital temperature compensated pressure sensors for altitude and airspeed
  • inertial platform 3 axis digital +-8g accelerometer, 3 gyroscopes (for inertial vario, AHRS and wind calculation - AHRS can be activated with code)
  • Smooth audio output
  • Audio equalizer
  • integrated synthesized speech output 
  • audible thermal assistant
  • External SD card for configuration, flarmnet and firmware update
  • 2 rotary switches (knobs) with push button function and 3 push buttons are used for input
  • ALS (ambient light sensor)
  • 6 digital inputs - SC, VP + 4 custom defined
  • 57 mm air norm


Color display

  • 16 bit color display
  • 2.5”(~ 6.5cm) screen
  • 320 by 240 pixel resolution


Input and output

  • GPS port input/output on RS232 level (standard IGC 6 pin connector RJ11)
  • PDA port input/output on RS232 or TTL level for PDA/PNA devices with 5V power supply (8 pin RJ 45, 5V output max 2A)
  • audio output
  • 1Mbit CAN bus for connection for S8D repeater, compass or remote stick
  • Speed command and Vario priority input + 4 additional inputs
  • Two Rotary knobs with push function
  • 3 push buttons


User Interface

  • Moving map with airspace track up option
  • Airspace display
  • Waypoints and Task display
  • AHRS display (optional)
  • Thermal assistant
  • Display of 4 configurable values
  • Display of 3 configurable values on map screen
  • Waypoint navigation
  • TASK navigation
  • Flarm radar
  • Flarm warnings
  • Flarm Net


Power supply(S8)

  • Power input 10-16 V DC
  • Consumption of LXNAV S8 at 12 V:
  • 120 mA - minimum brightness without audio.
  • 180 mA - maximum brightness without audio.
  • Consumption of LXNAV S8D at 12 V:
  • 90mA - maximum brightness

  • Power supply(S80)

  • Power input 10-16V DC
  • Consumption of LXNAV S80 at 12 V:
  • 140 mA - minimum brightness without audio
  • 190 mA - maximum brightness without audio
  • Consumption of LXNAV S80D at 12 V:
  • 90 mA - minimum brightness without audio
  • 140 mA - maximum brightness without audio

Size and weight(S8)

  • Standard 57mm (21") hole
  • 61mm x 61mm x 95mm (exclusive connector)
  • Weight: ~330g


    • 80 mm (3.15") standard aircraft cut-out for the LXNAV S80 indicator unit
    • 81x81x45mm
    • Sensor box: 65x45x85mm (not including connector)
    • All together: 81x81x132mm (not including connector)
    • Weight: 460g (290g for S80D)


    Optional Accessories

  • AHRS activation with a CODE - no need of any hardware upgrade
  • Remote stick
  • Compass module (not supported yet - under development)
  • S80D repeater unit
  • Oudie 2
  • Bluetooth module
  • Nano/Nano3

  • Documents

  • S80 User Manual LX 9000 cutout

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