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Overview:

Following the sucess of the Flymaster B1 and the Flymaster F1&NAV+, Flymaster Avionics now launches a new addition to its family of high quality flight instruments, the B1 NAV. This new instrument adds to the features of the B1 all the navigation features needed for Cross Country and Competition Flights.

The B1 NAV integrates the latest GPS technology wich allows ultra fast start-up (even at weak signals). Such high precision GPS provides 4 position fixes per second (most devices only provide only 1 position per second) allowing faster response time.

The B1 NAV revolutionary new hardware provides a completely new experience, with amazing smooth graphics and almost instant information updates. Despite the differential hardware characteristics, like the high contrast and resolution screen, very sensitive variometer, large memory capacity, Radio Frequency interface for connection probes, high capacity li-on battery, etc.. B1 NAV boasts many powerful and unique software features, with an intuitive user friendly interface.

Flymaster B1 NAV is the best value for money integrated GPS/Vario designed to make your navigation easier.

* Also includes membership of US based Flymaster discussion group for sharing tips and getting the best support.

 

   

Features:

* 50 Channels, high sensitivity( -160dBm), fast start-up (1 second Time-To-First-Fix for hot and aided starts) GPS with 4Hz position update rate (4 position per second)
* High contrast and resolution screen (320x240) with backlight
* High sensitivity variometer featuring Ultrasense technology (resolution of 0,01 m/s)
* Next to climb indicator ( allows to detect even the weaker thermals)
* USB interface
* User friendly software interface, easily upgraded by end users
* "Data logger" with capacity for up to 176 000 points including position, velocity an altitude (500h of flight with 10s recording interval)
* Wireless interface ( radio frequency up to 20 meters) for multiple probe connections (wind speed probe, temperature probe, etc.)
* Li-ion rechargeable battery (up to 20 hours of flight)
* Analogic and Digital Vario ±20 m/s
* QNH adjustment
* Complete configurable variometer acoustics ( damper, cadence, frequency, etc)
* Altitude alarm, sink alarm and wake up alarm
* Automatic recording function
* Competition route definition with all possible variations
* Start optimization

* Competition Route optimisation
* Date, time and fligh duration indicator
* Route optimization to waypoint
* User definable fields:

current glide ratio, glide to goal, arriving altitude at destination, velocity made good, distance to objectives, distance to last thermal, wind speed, distance to edge of cylinder, time to start,

* Choice of different screens with either large vario display and 4 user definable fields or small vario with 6 user definable fields.
* Distance to take off
* 290 waypoints capacity
* Battery indication
* Internal temperature sensor


* Wireless interface for multiple probe connection (ex. wind-speed and temperature);

 

route

Competition route optimisation leads to pilot into cylinders at the optimum point to reduce distance to the following waypoint.

 

 

thermaltrack

Last thermal marker shown by the black spot. Last thermal can be found by moving the black spot into the center of the compass rose.

 

Reviews of the B1 Nav as appeared in the US Hanggliding and Paragliding Magazine can be found at this link.

There is a great report at a PWC from 2010 where one pilot is talking about the B1 Nav. Here is the link. Go to 3 mins and 50 seconds for Mark's review.