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LXNAV Magnetic Compass

LXNAV Magnetic Compass

Sale Price: $540.00

SKU: 5541


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Detailed Description

LXNAV Magnetic Compass

General Description

The LX magnetic compass is comprised of a 32–bit micro–controller combined with 9 sensors (3 axis, accelerometers, magnetometers), to generate a very accurate measurement of the magnetic heading (compared to a GPS calculation). The magnetic heading is tilt compensated; calculations are performed 50 times per second and produce a stable reference heading for wind calculations and course change of direction information. The compass automatically calibrates itself during flight. The LX magnetic compass can be added to any existing or new LX90xx or LX80xx unit through a standard RS–485 bus connection. The compass will work only with V9, V8 or V80 variometers.


Compass module must be connected to RS485 bus through RS485 splitter. It must be installed to the place where is no strong magnetic fields (Irons or ferromagnetic materials), cables with AC current or not constant DC currents.

When installing magnetic compass use screws made of non-ferromagnetic materials (plastic or brass).

When installing a magnetic compass, the main device should be switched off, otherwise it will not be detected.

Location Requirements

• The location should be magnetically benign.
• As far as possible of metal parts, power cables.
• In case of small magnetic interferences is available user calibration.
• Very important is orientation of the magnetic compass (compass has marked TOP position.


When a compass is connected to the system use this menu to preform calibration of compass. Before calibration, please make sure that compass is installed properly. Refer to compass and installation manual for more info about installation.

It is very important that compass is installed away from power cables, other compasses, speakers and all other magnetic components in the aircraft. Keep maximum possible distance to such components (at least 30cm).


Technical Data

Power Input 12 VDC Via RS485 Bus
Consumption at 12 V 70mA
Dimensions 56X40X15 mm
Weight Approximately 100g
Connect To LX9070, LX9050, LX9000, LX8000, LX8080

LXNAV Basic Compass Calibration

LXNAV Magnetic Compass Module Calibration

Why Buy From Us?

Wings & Wheels has been serving the sport aviation and soaring community for more than 20 years.  We have the largest and most comprehensive inventory of sailplane and soaring supplies.  Nearly everything you find here is in stock and can ship the same day.  We are here for aviators, businesses, mechanics and government.  Our goal is to fulfill your order promptly and as conveniently as our resources allow.

Wings & Wheels is proud to be the American representative for HpH Ltd, producer of the finest quality 304 sailplanes.

Our staff has over 8,000 hours of flying experience in gliders and airplanes. Wings & Wheels is staffed by Sean, Garret, and Kelly. You will have a friendly voice pick up when you call. Our staff is trained to promptly take your orders and ship your products.

Shipping Information

Same Day Shipping

Orders placed by 3:00 pm MST Monday-Friday for “off-the-shelf“, in-stock items are normally shipped same day by UPS.  Although we stock the vast majority of the items on our online store, we cannot assure that they will all be on hand at all times. We ship every order as quickly as possible, and in the event of a delay, be assured that we are working hard to get your order shipped promptly. Due to order volume during holidays, we cannot guarantee that all orders placed can ship on the day after the holiday closure. 

Orders for special cut products may take a few days to ship depending on order volume. Special order products ship based on the lead times of each manufacturer. 

Shipping Service

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UPS orders will need to be placed before 4:00 pm EST and 4:00 pm PST Monday-Friday to ship out the same business day.  We apply UPS retail rates to calculate shipping costs.  Packages may not qualify for actual weight due to size.  If dimensional weight is applied by UPS your shipping & packing rate will be adjusted.  Packages are only insured against theft if signature delivery is accepted.  Request signature delivery.


Priority Mail & 1st Class order ship next business day. We will use the flat rate box service if your parts fit in the box and the service cost is less than USPS Priority Mail. USPS may not always have tracking information available.  If you request lower cost USPS shipping you agree to accept all responsibility for lost, stolen and damaged packages.

Delivery Timing

UPS Ground Delivery

USPS Delivery Timing

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