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LX Navigation Zeus Flight Computer

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Detailed Description

LX Navigation Zeus Flight Computer

LX Navigation Zeus Flight Computer

General Description

LX Navigation offers a wide range of instruments suitable for both club and competition soaring.

Their systems combine two components:

First, a glider computer (LX Zeus) which is used for calculating and displaying all of the key information used by pilots. This glider computer is the brain of the operation.

The second part of the system is a variometer (Eos, Helios, and Era). Its job is to gather the information which the Zeus uses. The vario has pressure connections as well as the GPS antenna connection which is required for IGC logs.

There is a wide variety of choice for varios and for LX Zeus display sizes.

All their varios are standalone devices which can be used without a glider computer for displaying basic flight parameters such as final glide information, Speed Command (SC) as well as simple navigation. Their varios also have an internal battery which means that your IGC logs do not depend on your glider's batteries.

LX Navigation Zeus is a special order item and may take up to four weeks for delivery.

Why LX Navigation?

LX Navigation is one of the oldest glider navigation brands. Its founders started experimenting with glider computers way back in the 70's and the Company has been working on improving your flight performance ever since.

Throughout the last 40 years or so it has been working on instruments that most pilots will have used at some time. In fact their equipment can be found in almost any gliding club!

LX Navigation equipment has always been ground–breaking.

LX Navigation motto?

Be the first. Be the best. Be different.

Why Zeus?

Because Zeus is a top of the line product. Crème de la crème.

Used by pilots from all over the world, our instruments offer the best for both cross country soaring and competitions. The LX Zeus is the latest in this tradition.

Features

Custom Layout
Design the layout of pages by your own needs and wishes.
New Turnpoint Helper
When to start turning to enter the sector.
Start Line Conditions
Time, altitude and ground speed when crossing the line.
Dynamic Altitude
Chose between two types of final glide calculation.
Automatic MacCready
User can select between Manual, Last 5 thermals and Day average.
Detailed Maps
Discover new maps with more and better details than ever.
User Friendly GUI
Advanced and easy to use interface for the best experience.

Compare and Decide

 
Zeus 2.8
Zeus 4.3
Zeus 5.5
Zues 7.0
Screen Size
2.8″
4.3″
5.5″
7.0″
Size
82 x 82 x 52 mm
136 x 83 x 52 mm
146 x 106 x 52 mm
190 x 110 x 52 mm
Weight
300 g (.66 lbs.)
465 g (1 lb.)
500 g (1.10 lbs.)
595 g 1.3 lbs.)
Resolution
320 x 240 px
480 x 800 px
480 x 640 px
800 x 640 px
Brightness
1200 cd/㎡
1200 cd/㎡
1200 cd/㎡
1200 cd/㎡
CPU
1 Ghz Arm Cortex A8
1 Ghz Arm Cortex A8
1 Ghz Arm Cortex A8
1 Ghz Arm Cortex A8
RAM
512 MB DDR
512 MB DDR
512 MB DDR
512 MB DDR
Memory
32 GB
32 GB
32 GB
32 GB
USB Port
USB Mini
USB–A
USB–A
USB–A
Power Usage
200mA
300mA
500mA
550mA
Buttons
4/4
4/4
5/3
5/3
Rotary Knobs
2
2
2
2
FLARM Input
CAN BUS
Variometer
Eos 57/80,
Era 57/80
Eos 57/80,
Era 57/80
Eos 57/80,
Era 57/80
Eos 57/80,
Era 57/80

Display Organization and Management

"LX Navigation Zeus Flight Computer

The available information can be personalized and adjusted to meet the user`s requirements.

Display Organization
• LX Zeus display consists of the following:
Geographic map.
• Bottom row (NavBox line).
• Header.
• Indicators.



LX Navigation Zeus Indicators Indicators
Indicators are elements on the display which can be edited (existence, size, position, transparency).
Here is a list of available indicators:
• Header
• Speed indicator
• Sliding speed indicator
• Speed indicator classic (circular)
• Digital speed indicator
• Variometer (bar)
• Variometer classic (needle)
• Wind indicator
• Final glide indicator (selected MC)
• Final glide (sel. MC, terrain aware)
• Final glide indicator (MC 0.0)
• Thermal assistant (available when you are circling)
• Compass
• Compass needle
• Compass assistant (assists the pilot when flying with a compass module)
• Airspace info (information about closest airspace. If no airspace is within selectable limits this indicator is transparent.)
• Limitations (Start conditions)
• Map scale
• AHRS
• Flaps position
• Follow indicator (shows position of a Flarm object being followed)
• Flarm indicator (used to show Flarm collision warnings. If no warning is available this indicator is transparent).
• Best alternate APT info (shows the pilot the best alternate airfield nearby (APT database) besides the one being navigated to). If no APT is available this indicator is transparent.

NavBox Line Customization
The bottom row consists of customizable NavBoxes. This means that the pilot is able to create his own configuration. This simple procedure is also available during flight. The user can set different configurations for TP, APT and TSK navigation. It is possible to copy configurations from one page to another. (Done under Setup>Layout). The procedure starts with a long press on the Zoom rotary knob. After the long press a frame appears around the first NavBox. Rotating the Zoom rotary knob positions the frame. When the desired frame position is reached, a short press of the Zoom rotary knob again will open a list of available NavBoxes.

Setup

LX Navigation Zeus Setup Menu

The setup menu is available after a short press on the push button labelled SETUP. The menu is divided into two sections (Pilot and System settings). System settings are settings that are valid for the whole system and are not pilot specific settings. Pilot settings may vary from pilot to pilot according to individual requirements. Icons with text will help in finding the menu of interest.
• Use Zoom rotary knob and rotate it to find the menu of interest (selected icon is highlighted)
• Use push function of Zoom rotary knob to enter menu.

Navigation Modes

LX Zeus offers three modes for navigation. These modes are:

• APT: navigation to airports stored in APT memory
• TP: navigation to turnpoints (TP)
• TSK: task navigation after task has been entered. Switch between modes by pressing the A–P–T push button.

Navigation in APT / TP or TSK Mode
There are three navigation pages possible (APT, TP or TASK) and also 2 subpages are possible and all are selectable using the SUBP button.

Sort by Filter
In every selection, the following filters can be used to find the desired airport or turn–point:
• Name (alphabetical sorted from number–A–Z)
• Distance (closest TP will be shown as the first)
• Track (TPs –30 to +30 degrees from current track will be shown sorted by distance)
• Arrival Altitude

Main Graphic Navigation Page
LX Navigation Zeus Main Navigation Page
The bottom row consists of NavBoxes. Bottom rows are selectable by pushing button 1–4. All NavBox positions are customizable by following the simple procedure set out below.
Editing NavBox:
• Give a long press on the Zoom rotary knob (blue frame will appear).
• Select the desired NavBox position by moving the blue frame using the Zoom rotary Select position to be edited followed by a short press of the Zoom rotary knob.
• Select the desired NavBox from the list. Confirm selection by pressing the Zoom rotary knob or cancel the procedure by pressing the Volume rotary knob.
• If the row is full, press the 1-4 push button and add to a new empty NavBox container that will appear. Use the same procedure for adding/editing described above.
• To finish the editing process, press Volume rotary knob.

Second Navigation Page (1st Subpage)
LX Navigation Zeus Second Nav Page The second navigation page is divided into two sections. The upper section consists of a vertical profile showing the terrain, glide path distance, airspace, selected TP/APT and cone.

The cone depends on the MacCready (MC) settings. The lower line is a MC setting of 0.0 and upper the line represents the selected MC value. If the glider icon is between the upper and lower lines it means that it is still below glide path for the selected MC, but that it could still reach its destination if a lower MC setting was set. If the glider is below the lower line it is too low and it will not reach the intended destination.

The lower section shows additional APT / TP data such as:
• Grass or asphalt runway with directions
• Elevation
• QNH alt
• Flight level
• QFE alt
• Frequency of the APT
• Your current radial
• Your current distance from selected APT / TP
The lower section in TSK mode shows a circling log page, wind profile page and a statistics page. Use the 1–4 button to switch between information pages on this subpage.

Third Navigation Page (2nd Subpage)

LX Navigation Zeus Third Nav Page The third navigation page shows terrain data that is split between a map and an AHRS (artificial horizon and reference system). If the LX AHRS is not connected to the LX Zeus system, only the terrain profile is shown.
The pilot can select full or half screen for 3D view with AHRS.
Note: This 2nd subpage can be disabled under Setup>User Interface.















Flying With LX Zeus

It is recommended that the unit is set up for every flight before take-off to ensure a stress–free and enjoyable flight. This is especially important before any contest, record attempt or badge flight.
Flight preparation on the ground
It is suggested that the following be checked:
• Database status • Prepare task (use new or edit options, or select imported task) • Selected pilot profile with important settings
Before take off • Switch the unit ON at least 3 minutes before take–off (this will ensure sufficient GPS reception and will create a base line for the baro trace)
• Select correct pilot (there will be many settings specific to each pilot)
• Check whether the task entered is correct by using Task edit
• Declaration: A task selected and active before take–off will be declared automatically to connected flight recorders (LX Eos/Era, Colibri II and/or Flarm)
• Switch on second seat unit if in a double seater

During Flight

The LX Zeus HW and SW concept is combined in such a way that pilot input during flight is cut down to the minimum, enabling the pilot to give full attention to piloting. It is important to point out that there are many shortcuts which enable direct and fast access to most important functions. If confused, just wait for around 15 seconds and the Auto close feature should close the current dialog. A clear indication that the unit is in flying mode can be determined by checking that the Logbook page is replaced by the Statistics page when the STAT button is pressed.

After Landing

After landing The Zeus should be kept ON for a few minutes after landing in order to ensure that a baseline for the baro trace is generated. There will be a small window showing: Flight will end in xx:yy this being the time left until the flight recorder stops recording. When flight recording is complete the recorders will start to calculate the security signature of the IGC file (Calculating security message). When this message disappears, it means that connected flight recorders have stopped recording and that the IGC file is ready for download. If the STAT button is pressed the Logbook will be accessed instead of flight statistics. The Zeus can now be switched off and/or the flight downloaded.

Downloading Flights

It is possible to download flights from LX Zeus directly from any or all connected flight recorders (LX Eos/Era, Colibri II, Flarm).

Flights from LX Eos and Colibri II can be downloaded to a USB stick. Flarm flights are downloaded with a SD card.

The flight file structure meets IGC standards and therefore such flights can be evaluated by any program that accepts. IGC data format.

In the case of a Flarm (RB IGC version) connected to LX Zeus, its flights will be stored to the inserted micro SD card without any LX Zeus interaction. The procedure is automatic, and the new flight will be stored after next power on.

LX Navigation Zeus price varies depending on selection. Use above dropdown box for selection and final price.

Documents

• LX Zeus User Manual LX Zeus User Manual

LX Zeus 2.8

This version of Zeus can be installed into any standard 80 mm panel cut out and therefore does not require an instrument panel upgrade. It is supplied with an LX EOS Variometer which fits into a standard 57 mm instrument hole. Display orientation is only landscape.
8 Button Layout
We designed the smart and intuitive button layout with short/long press functions made of durable aluminum for the best user–experience ever.
Connectivity is the Key
We strive to make our instruments easy to install and use. That is why we use CAN bus to connect our devices.
Super Anti–Glare Display
The high resolution display is more than 2x brighter in order to be super visible during the flights. Anti–glare technology makes it readable even in the brightest conditions in the cockpit.
Everybody Can Operate the Device
Short and long press buttons for faster access to pages. Upper text on the button is short, lower is long press. Use two rotate knobs to travel thru menus or set values.
Just in Case, You Have Backup
It is always smart to have a backup. That’s why all our variometers have an IGC approved flight recorder built inside.
Plug & Play Accessories
Choose between multiple LX accessories, all designed to be simply connected via CAN and ready to use.

Size and Weight
Height: 82 millimeters (3.23 inches)
Width: 82 millimeters (3.23 inches)
Depth: 52 millimeters (2.04 inches)
Weight: 300 grams (0.66 pound)

Power and Battery
Power supply: 12 V DC
Power consumption: 200 mA @ 12 V

What’s in the Box
LX Zeus 2.8
LX Eos
CAN connectors
GPS Antenna
Quick guide
Baro–Calibration Chart (optional)

Connectivity
2x CAN connector
RJ12 User 1 port data connector
RJ12 User 2 port data connector
RJ12 FLARM port data connector
RJ12 FLARM display data connector
USB-A connector

Processor, Memory and RAM
1 GHz Arm Cortex A8, 32 GB internal memory and 512 MB DDR RAM

Flight Recorder
IGC (International Gliding Commission) approved logger
ENL (environmental noise level) for combustion engines

Optional Accessories
Second seat Unit
Remote stick
AHRS
Compass module
Voice module
Flarm RB, MB
Flarm color or led display

Warranty and Services
Your Zeus comes with technical support and two–year limited warranty.

LX Xeus 4.3

This version has a 4.3″ display with 800x480px resolution. It is supplied with an LX EOS Variometer which fits into a standard 57 mm instrument hole. Available as portrait and landscape orientation.
8 Multifunction Push Buttons
Short and long press buttons for faster access to unique features.
Antiglare Bright Display
2 Multifunction Rotary Switches
Two rotary knobs with push function.
USB Port
Front panel USB port serves as a data transfer medium for your upgrades, flight records and more.
Landscape or Portrait
The Zeus device is available in portrait or landscape orientation.
+ LX Variometer Unit
Zeus device comes with any LX variometer.

Characteristics:
• Flight downloads and all data transfer via USB stick
• 3 TP files can be active simultaneously
• CAN BUS connectors
• Custom design of graphic page layout (no PC tool needed – directly on the Zeus)
• 2 GPS inputs to maximize gps security – in flight reliability
• 3D terrain display
• Every push button supports 2 functions delivered by either a short or long press
• AHRS (artificial horizon) offered as an integral solution
•No need to remove the instrument for flight recorder calibration (remove only Colibri II for baro calibration)
• Colibri II as a high level approved flight recorder, incorporated in the system*
• Colibri II as a backup / emergency vario-nav system (in case of lack of battery power)
• Simple conversion from landscape to portrait and vice versa
• Plug and play connectors
• Installation as landscape or portrait
• Upgrade from LX 7000 and LX 7007 to Zeus – more…
• ICAO(eg UK CAA) charts available – simple installation via USB stick
• Supports Rogersdata ICAO charts!

Hardware:
• 2 computers (embedded ARM Cortex and microcontroller)
• 2 x CAN ports
• 2 x GPS ports (Colibri II and Flarm)
• 2 x Flarm display ports
• 1 x OAT port
• 1 x SD interface
• 1 x USB port A size
• 8 push buttons and 2 rotary switches
• 8 GB storage memory

Software:
• Infinite number of NAV BOXES
• Custom graphic layout
• 3 main screens (APT, TP, TSK)
• Every main screen has a SUBPAGE (Airport information and glide path – terrain view)
• Software (Linux based) developed entirely by LX Navigation
• Data transfer via USB stick
• 3 TP (.cup) files can be active at once
• Import TSK files (.cup)
• World terrain maps preloaded
• Update via USB stick – no password needed

Display
• Color display 4.3 inch
• Resolution 800 x 480 px
• High intensity adjustable backlight
• Absolute antiglare
• Extended temperature range

Accessories:
• Second seat unit
• LX Joy
• AHRS
• Voice module
• Flarm Eagle
• Flarm color or led display
• Flaps sensor

Size & Power:
•Size: 136 x 83 x 52 mm
•Zeus power consumption around 300 mA at 12V

Zeus 5.5

This version has a 5.5″ display with 640x480px resolution. It is supplied with an LX EOS Variometer which fits into a standard 57 mm instrument hole. Available as portrait and landscape orientation.
8 Button Layout
We designed the smart and intuitive button layout with short/long press functions made of durable aluminum for the best user–experience ever.
Connectivity is the Key
We strive to make our instruments easy to install and use. That is why we use CAN bus to connect our devices.
Super Anti–Glare Display
The high resolution display is more than 2x brighter in order to be super visible during the flights. Anti–glare technology makes it readable even in the brightest conditions in the cockpit.
Everybody Can Operate the Device
Short and long press buttons for faster access to pages. Upper text on the button is short, lower is long press. Use two rotate knobs to travel thru menus or set values.
Just in Case, You Have Backup
It is always smart to have a backup. That’s why all our variometers have an IGC approved flight recorder built inside .
Plug & Play Accessories
Choose between multiple LX accessories, all designed to be simply connected via CAN and ready to use.

Size and Weight
Height: 146 millimeters (5.75 inches)
Width: 106 millimeters (4.17 inches)
Depth: 52 millimeters (2.04 inches)
Weight: 500 grams (1.10 pound)

Power and Battery
Power supply: 12 V DC
Power consumption: 500 mA @ 12 V

What’s in the Box
LX Zeus 5.5
LX Eos
CAN connectors
GPS Antenna
Quick guide
Baro–Calibration Chart (optional)

Connectivity
2x CAN connector
RJ12 User 1 port data connector
RJ12 User 2 port data connector
RJ12 FLARM port data connector
RJ12 FLARM display data connector
USB–A connector

Processor, Memory and RAM
1 GHz Arm Cortex A8, 32 GB internal memory and 512 MB DDR RAM

Flight Recorder
IGC (International Gliding Commission) approved logger
ENL (environmental noise level) for combustion engine

Optional Accessories
Second seat unit
AHRS module (artificial horizon) built–in
Remote stick
Compass module
Flarm RB, MB
Flarm color or led display

Warranty and Services
Your Zeus comes with technical support and two–year limited warranty.

Zeus 7.0

This version has a 7.0″ display with 800x640px resolution. Available as portrait and landscape orientation.
8 Button Layout
We designed the smart and intuitive button layout with short/long press functions made of durable aluminum for the best user-experience ever.
Connectivity is the Key
We strive to make our instruments easy to install and use. That is why we use CAN bus to connect our devices.
Super Anti–Glare Display
The high resolution display is more than 2x brighter in order to be super visible during the flights. Anti–glare technology makes it readable even in the brightest conditions in the cockpit.
Everybody Can Operate the Device
Short and long press buttons for faster access to pages. Upper text on the button is short, lower is long press. Use two rotate knobs to travel thru menus or set values.
Just in Case, You Have Backup
It is always smart to have a backup. That’s why all our variometers have an IGC approved flight recorder built inside .
Plug & Play Accessories
Choose between multiple LX accessories, all designed to be simply connected via CAN and ready to use.

Size and Weight
Height: 190 millimeters (7.48 inches)
Width: 110 millimeters (4.33 inches)
Depth: 52 millimeters (2.04 inches)
Weight: 595 grams (1.31 pound)

Power and Battery
Power supply: 12 V DC
Power consumption: 550 mA @ 12 V

What’s in the Box
LX Zeus 7.0
LX Eos
CAN connectors
GPS Antenna
Quick guide
Baro–Calibration Chart (optional)

Connectivity
2x CAN connector
RJ11 User 1 port data connector
RJ11 User 2 port data connector
RJ11 FLARM port data connector
RJ11 FLARM display data connector
USB–A connector

Processor, Memory and RAM
1 GHz Arm Cortex A8, 32 GB internal memory and 512 MB DDR RAM

Flight Recorder
IGC (International Gliding Commission) approved logger (optional)
ENL (environmental noise level) for combustion engines (optional)

Optional Accessories
Second seat unit
AHRS Module (artificial horizon) built–in Remote stick
Compass module
Voice module
Flarm RB, MB
Flarm color or led display

Warranty and Services
Your Zeus comes with technical support and two–year limited warranty.

LX Zeus and LX Eos/Era

LX Eos/Era and LX Zeus together create a very compact and robust system. They are connected with a single CAN cable (use CAN port on both devices).

All the data and power supply is transmitted through this cable. LX Zeus and LX Eos transfer all the necessary data from one to another. When LX Eos/Era is connected to LX Zeus all settings for LX Eos/Era are made on LX Zeus and transferred to LX Eos/Era.

When LX Eos/Era and LX Zeus are connected, the setup screen cannot be seen on LX Eos/Era, because the setup is done on LX Zeus. If the main power supply fails (ie.: Zeus does not work anymore), and it is still in flight mode, LX Eos/Era will keep working as it has an integrated battery with about a three hour duration. In such cases the Setup page will appear on LX Eos/Era and there is an option to set all important parameters on LX Eos/Era device. To see LX Eos/Era setup structure, please check LX Eos/Era manual.

LX Eos/Era has an integrated ENL sensor.





"LX Navigation Zeus Flight Computer
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