Element Track:Vario settings

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The Element vario is highly customisable. This section explains all the possible adjustments. Remember: when in doubt, use the default settings. How to regulate the tone of your vario is explained the page acoustic settings.

Numeric vario averaging interval

This value may be adjusted from 1 to 30 seconds. Though the default setting is 5 seconds, it may be useful to adjust the averaging interval to a longer setting. A good strategy is to set the numeric vario averaging interval to at least the time it takes you to turn a complete circle when thermalling: approximately 15 seconds or longer.

Press and hold MENU, then use to select Vario settings. Press OK.
Use the arrow keys to select Integrated vario. Press OK.
Use the arrow keys to select a value. Press OK.
Press ESC to return to the Main Setup Menu.

Last thermal threshold

The Element records thermals using readings of its numeric vario. You can adjust the threshold of the last thermal value from between 0.1 to 3.0 m/s (or 0.2 to 6 ft/min x 100). The default setting is 0.5 m/s or (1.0 ft/min x 100).

Press and hold MENU, then use the arrow keys to select Vario settings. Press OK.
Use the arrow keys to select Last thermal threshold. Press OK.
Then select a value. Press OK.
Press ESC to return to the Main Setup Menu.

Turbulence filter

The Element has four sensitivity settings to filter turbulence so you get the most useful information from the instrument. The default setting is Level 1. Setting Filter amount Appropriate conditions:

  • Vario filter settings