Variometers timeline

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LXNAV have produced 10 different types of variometers over the years in two different forms. A standalone version, called S-variometers and the others associated with the moving map LX80/90xx system, called V-variometers.

V-series

USB-D is the very old variometer produced in 2008. It was supplied with the LX8000 generation 1.

V5 is the first LXNAV variometer with a stepper motor, mechanical scale and a colour digital display.

V9 is the V5 successor. The V9 was the first variometer on the market with an inertial platform (gyroscopes, accelerometers and g-meter).

V8 and V80 are the first glass cockpit variometer based on the V9 inertial platform. V80 is also the first 80mm sized variometer from our series.

S-series

S7 arrived in 2012 and was an instant big hit, the first easy to use and connect vario. Connection to moving map’s like oudies and a flarm source made it the perfect variometer

S3 is the most affordable variometer for club gliders, simple to use and dependable at a great price

S80 was the first 80 mm complete glass cockpit standalone variometer with inertial platform.

S8 is the S80’s little brother and works the same, just a bit smaller for 57mm panel space.

Both S8 and S80 are also available in a club version, it has the same hardware but some limited software functions which can be upgraded to full S80/S8 later

S10 and S100 are the next step up from the S8 and S80 with built in Flight recorder and backup battery but the same inertial platform

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