FB4:Flight mode

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Overview of your flight screen

Here we show you what you see on your screen during flight. See <<todo>> to configure the units and formats used by the different indicators.

For your navigation, icons on the compass rose indicate bearings relative to your direction of flight. Your direction of flight is always at the very top of this display.

List of indicators:

  • Altitude gives your altitude, either MSL (QNH) or Flight Level (QNE).
  • Numeric vario gives your vertical speed, either in m/s or fpm.
  • Ground speed is given in kilometres per hour, knots, or miles per hour.
  • The compass rose shows your course by indicating the relative position of True North with the symbol N. You are always flying toward the top of the compass rose.
  • The graphic vario shows your vertical speed (climb or sink) in m/s (ranging from -10 m/s to +10 m/s) or fpm (ranging from -2000 fpm to 2000 fpm, multiply scale by 200).
  • Graphic vario display

Flight pages

In flight, your Flytec Balloon 4 has a lot more information than can be shown all at once on the display screen. Press the arrow keys to cycle through seven pages in the Flight Information field, which appears at the bottom of the display.

  • Flight pages: scrolling and display area
  1. Overview:
Course: Flight direction, in degree
QNH: Currently set QNH
Temp: Envelope temperature, as reported by TT34, in °C or °F
  1. Course:
Course: Flight direction, in degree, in big digits
  1. Launch:
Launch: Direction to launch
km (or mi): Distance to launch
  1. Temperature:
Temp: Envelope temperature, as reported by TT34, in °C or °F
max: Maximum temperature for this flight, in °C or °F
  1. TT34: Detail information on TT34 temperature transmitter
TT34: TT34 currently connected to Flytec Balloon 4
Bat.: TT34's battery status
  1. Position: Current GPS position and satellite information
N or S: Latitude
E or W: Longitude
Sat.: Number of satellites currently receiving
  1. Battery charging: Battery charging information (only while battery is being charged and vario is running)
1&2: Charge status of bank 1, consisting of batteries 1&2
3&4: Charge status of bank 2, consisting of batteries 3&4
  • Glide ratio
  • Wind data
  • Last thermal, bearing and track
  • Last thermal, distance
  • Active waypoint, bearing and track
  • Active waypoint, distance and glide
  • Competition data
  • Airspace information

In-flight information page

Pressing the <<todo: image of OK button>> key at any time during a flight will display details about the ongoing flight. After 20 seconds the screen will return to normal, or you can immediately return to the normal display by pressing <<todo:image of ESC button>>. Information Page:

  • Maximum value of ALT1
  • Maximum climb rate of the current flight
  • Maximum sink rate of the current flight
  • Elapsed flight time
  • Current date and time of day
  • Pressing the info key in flight
  • In-flight info screen