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Personal settings

This section explains how to adjust your personal settings for the Flytec Balloon 4.

Fb4 menu settings.png

Accessing personal settings

Long press KB ok.png, then use KB up down.png to select Settings, press KB ok.png

Time zone

Defines the offset from UTC as received from GPS. Inside the Settings menu, select Time zone and press KB ok.png to get here. Use KB up down.png to adjust the value. Select one with KB ok.png or cancel with KB time.png.

The UTC offset is set in hours, from -12 hours to +14 hours.

Language

Defines the language used in the flight pages and the menu. Inside the Settings menu, select Time zone and press KB ok.png to get here. Use KB up down.png to adjust the value. Select one with KB ok.png or cancel with KB time.png.

Available languages are:

  • German ("deutsch")
  • English
  • Spanish ("espanol")
  • French ("francais")
  • Italian ("italiano")

Pilot name

Enter your name - this will show during the Flytec Balloon's start-up sequence, as well as in all flight recording files. Inside the Settings menu, select Pilot name and press KB ok.png to get here.

Enter the pilot name, using the text input mode.

Balloon ID

Enter your balloon's ID. That can be any text, we recommend the official matriculation. This will show in all flight recording files. Inside the Settings menu, select Balloon ID and press KB ok.png to get here.

Enter the balloon ID, using the text input mode.

Units

During first start-up, you selected either the metric or USA basic unit set. Here we show you how to individually adjust each unit type to your preference. The units set here are used in the various indicators, as well as in the Google Earth file. Inside the Settings menu, select Units and press KB ok.png to get here.

Altitude

Defines how QNH and GPS altitudes are indicated. Inside the Units menu, select Altitude and press KB ok.png to get here. Use KB up down.png to adjust the value. Select one with KB ok.png or cancel with KB time.png.

  • m: altitude is shown in meter.
  • ft: altitude is shown in feet.

Vario

Defines how vertical speeds are indicated. Inside the Units menu, select Vario and press KB ok.png to get here. Use KB up down.png to adjust the value. Select one with KB ok.png or cancel with KB time.png.

  • m/s: vertical speed is shown in meter per second.
  • fpm: vertical speed is shown in feet per minute. The numeric vario will show 1/100*fpm. The graphical vario currently still indicates m/s, we are working on resolving that.

Distance

Defines how distances are indicated. Inside the Units menu, select Distance and press KB ok.png to get here. Use KB up down.png to adjust the value. Select one with KB ok.png or cancel with KB time.png.

  • km: distance is shown in kilometer.
  • miles: distance is shown in international miles (1 mile = 1.609344 km).

Time

Defines how time of day is indicated. Inside the Units menu, select Time and press KB ok.png to get here. Use KB up down.png to adjust the value. Select one with KB ok.png or cancel with KB time.png.

  • 24h: times are shown in 24-hour format (e.g. 17:33).
  • 12h: times are shown in 12-hour format (e.g. 5:33 pm).

Speed

Defines how horizontal speed is indicated. Inside the Units menu, select Speed and press KB ok.png to get here. Use KB up down.png to adjust the value. Select one with KB ok.png or cancel with KB time.png.

  • km/h: horizontal speed is shown in kilometers per hour.
  • mph: horizontal speed is shown in miles per hour.
  • kts: horizontal speed is shown in knots.

Pressure

Defines how pressure is indicated. Inside the Units menu, select Pressure and press KB ok.png to get here. Use KB up down.png to adjust the value. Select one with KB ok.png or cancel with KB time.png.

  • hPa: pressure is shown in hecto-Pascal.
  • inHg: pressure is shown in inch of mercury.

Temperature

Defines how temperature is indicated. Inside the Units menu, select Temperature and press KB ok.png to get here. Use KB up down.png to adjust the value. Select one with KB ok.png or cancel with KB time.png.

  • °C: temperature is shown in degree Celsius.
  • °F: temperature is shown in degree Fahrenheit.

Key tone

Defines whether or not the Flytec Balloon 4 emits a short beep every time a key is pressed. Inside the Settings menu, select Key tone and press KB ok.png to get here. Use KB up down.png to adjust the value. Select one with KB ok.png or cancel with KB time.png.

  • off: no key tone.
  • lower: key tone at a lower volume than the vario tone, but at least 25%.
  • standard: key tone at the same volume as the vario tone.
  • louder: key tone at a higher volume than the vario tone, but at most 100%.

Contrast

Defines the screen contrast. Depending on the ambient temperature, this may need to be adjusted to ensure good screen readability. Inside the Settings menu, select Contrast and press KB ok.png to get here. Use KB up down.png to adjust the value. Select one with KB ok.png or cancel with KB time.png.

The contrast is set from 0 to 15, default is 6.

Battery type

Defines how the battery voltage translates to the the battery level indicated in the status bar, and at what voltage the low battery alert is emitted. Inside the Settings menu, select Battery type and press KB ok.png to get here. Use KB up down.png to adjust the value. Select one with KB ok.png or cancel with KB time.png.

Recording

Defines when the Flytec Balloon 4 starts recording flights. Inside the Settings menu, select Recording and press KB ok.png to get here. Use KB up down.png to adjust the value. Select one with KB ok.png or cancel with KB time.png.

  • In flight: Flight recording starts once launch has been detected, and includes the five minutes leading up to that moment. This is the recommended setting.
  • Always: Flight recording starts immediately after a first GPS fix has been acquired.

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