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- • LX Navigation Helios User Manual
The LX Helios unit is a 57 mm sized all in one vario – final glide calculator to home position, Flarm display, basic navigation etc… with one rotary switch with push button for all operations.
||60mm x 60mm x 61mm
||.44 lbs 200 grams
||9.0 – 20 .0 VDC
||140 milliamps @ 12 VDC
Flarm Radar Page
Page is active only when Flarm is connected to LX Helios with BR19200!
The graphic display is divided into 2 or 3 circles (depends on zoom setting). Last circle represents zoom distance. The white glider symbol is always positioned in the middle of the screen and shows the current position of the plane.
Near gliders are displayed as yellow. All gliders located in radio range will be shown simultaneously on the display.
ADSB object detected will be shown as green triangle pointing to its tracking direction.
Non directional object are represented as red circle, which represents relative distance from plane.
On the right the selected zoom is displayed. In top right corner vario information of selected Flarm object is shown and on bottom right corner its relative altitude compared to your plane is displayed.
The graphic display orientation is always track up. To improve orientation, N, E, W and S are added to the display.
Note! Gliders presented as a dot on the screen, are gliders where pilots have intentionally activated the PRIVACY mode on their Flarm unit. Gliders in privacy mode send limited data strings and can’t be visualized completely. However, all warnings will appear regardless of privacy mode.
To access Flarm radar option, press enter on this page.
Configuration with LX Joy:
When LX Joy is connected, up/down keys will change zoom settings on Flarm radar page.
To select new Flarm object, press enter on Flarm radar page and use “Select” option. Yellow “SEL” string will be visible under zoom information, indicating that you are in selection mode.
Yellow line will point to selected Flarm object and it will be in yellow circle. Use rotary switch to select new one.
Pressing enter will finish select option and Flarm radar will be active again.
To get more information about selected Flarm object press enter on Flarm radar page and use Info option.
When flarm warning is detected, Eos will show Flarm warning page with direction, bove/bellow indicator and numerical information for distance and relative altitude.
If Flarm warning is enabled, this page will override any Eos menu / page.
If Flarm warning flag is disabled, then this page will be seen only on Flarm radar page.
TP Navigation Page
This page is seen only when any GPS source is connected to Flarm port at BR19200. This page can be used for simple navigation to Home position (take-off coordinates and elevation).
On the top of this page pilot can find name of navigated TP. Under the name, final glide (FG) information to the selected point is visible. Final glide uses reserve altitude in end result. Navbox–es shows track (TRK), bearing (BRG) and distance (DIST) to the selected point.
Under the plane, steering symbol information will give pilot information for how many degrees (°) does he need to correct his track to fly directly to the point.
Configuration with LX Joy: When LX Joy is connected to, up/down keys will change zoom settings on TP page.
During the flight red dot of G–force page is showing current detected G–force. On right top and bottom corners, minimal and maximal detected G–force during the flight are displayed. This values can be cleared anytime during the flight in G–FORCE menu. In the middle, current G–force value is displayed. Range setting is presented with small text on top of G–force scale (example is showing 3G range). This range can also be set in G–FORCE menu.
To enter G–FORCE menu, press enter on G–force page.
• Set range of G–force scale.
• Clear min/max values to 1.0G.
Configuration with LX Joy:
When LX Joy is connected to LX Helios, up/down keys will change G–Force range.
GPS Info Page
Basic GPS information is shown here.
• Status: 3D/6 – 3D GPS, 6 satellites found.
• Status: Last fix/0 – currently no satellites are found, last know location is displayed as Lat, Lon.
• Lat: N or W – latitude, north or west.
• Lon: E or S – longitude, east or south.
• Time: only UTC time.
• Date: current date
On the ground (flight recorder is not running) logbook can be accessed by pressing enter on logbook page.
Last 50 flights are listed. Any older flights will be erased from logbook list
During flight, statistic of the flight is shown on statistic page. Take–off and duration time are displayed on top with baro altitude graph for last hour at the bottom.
Pressing enter on this page, will offer the pilot an option, to end flight immediately on demand.
If “Yes” option is selected, flight will finish immediately. Selecting “No” will do nothing and statistic page will be visible again
Nearly all gliders polars are stored in the LX Helios memory. It is also possible to create a user defined polar.
Not editable data is colored blue.
It is always possible to edit empty weight of the glider.
To create customs polar find “USER” in first line. When “USER” is selected all polar data will turn to white so the pilot can edit them.
Warnings are used to inform pilot that some flight related data is outside margins. When warning state is detected by LX Helios, pilot will get red warning message box with description of what is outside margins.
Altitude warning: warning when flying over selected altitude
Pilot can enable (box is checked) Flarm warnings.
– Flarm: Flarm warning screen will be shown on any page if collision is detected by Flarm unit connected to LX Helios. If disabled, Flarm warning will be seen only on Flarm radar page.
Installation of the Unit
LX Helios fits in standard 57mm hole in instrumental panel so no extra cut out is required. To fit LX Helios in instrumental panel unscrew three mounting screws (black) with a screwdriver and knob of rotary switch. To remove the knob do not use force. Remove the press–in cover first to get to the screw. After unscrewing the screw pull off the knob. Place the LX Helios in the hole in instrumental panel and first screw in the three black screws and then put back the knob on the rotary switch. Don’t forget to screw the knob in place and put the press–in cover back on.