The legend remastered

The successor to the original hero of the LX80/90xx series is here. 2021 sees the birth of the next generation of small compact high end navigational instruments and 8040 is spearheading it. It comes packed with a V8 variometer (optionally with V80). A 4.0″ anti-glare display that fits everywhere and an automatic light sensor that adjusts that brightness and optimizes the power consumption.



Same outer dimensions #lx8000 #lx8040


Bigger screen
Less space needed on the panel
Better screen to housing ratio

Not only bigger also brighter. Super bright screen so you will never miss a detail.


High-level IGC approved flight recorder with advanced engine noise level sensor. With MOP and MOP2 devices also JET, Electro and FES approved


Many statistics are available during and after the flight. Real time OLC scoring is available during the whole flight.

The Map. Details. Whole world.

Preloaded worldwide terrain, map, airspace and airport databases  – FREE of charge!

ICAO. IFOS. Rogersdata.

Buy and load your own ICAO maps.

LX Philosophy.

We’ve kept the same logic, that has already been well-proven on LX4/5/70xx devices.

APT mode. RWY info. NEAR mode.

Airport mode navigates to a selected airport with all necessary information, such as RWY direction, length, frequency and type (grass/asphalt). Each page layout can be completely customized using LX Styler.

Waypoint and Task Mode.

Very easy selection of Waypoints with an intuitive user interface. Create a task on the device or in SeeYou and simply load it via the SD, USB or Wi-Fi.

CUP files supported!

Assigned Area Task AAT.

The AAT assistant shows the most optimized direction for maximum speed on the task. A very accurate time calculation helps you to arrive home precisely on time.



This feature displays all types of FLARM objects. ADS-B and PCAS objects can also be displayed if compatible, external devices are connected.

FLARM Visual Radar With Audible Warnings.

The Radar shows all necessary data. The target’s present position, altitude and vertical speed are displayed on the map. For each new alert a pop-up appears automatically when a potential collision occurs. The system will also trigger a sound and/or voice warning.


Flarm/PowerFlarm can be either an internal or an external module.


Optionally can be built in.

Live traffic data via ADS-B on your LX8040

GPS module. USB.

56 channel GPS module built in and USB port for data exchange.

SD card socket optional.

Wi-Fi. Now integrated.

No more bulky antena at the back. Integrated Wi-Fi frees up you USB port and allows for more compact instrument installation.

L X N A V  C O N N E C T.

Future Today.

Be online anytime, anywhere.

With LXNAV Connect and Wi-fi module, unlock the full potential of your device.

Many different services with even more on the way.

NOTAMs, flight uploads, GPSAeroData, US Charts, device upgrades and many other features are now just a click away even while flying.

Rain radar.

Don’t be worried while flying a long distance flight – now you can see a real time rain radar picture while in the air.

Satellite image.

Combine it with satellite image to ensures you stay one step ahead of the weather at all time.

TopMeteo and SkySight weather forecasts.

Its like having a meteorologist flying by your side with weather forecast services provided by TopMeteo and SkySight. More then 20 different weather layers allow you to plan your flight to perfection.

Soaring spot. E-mail.

Download competition task on race-day from Soaring spot and send your day-winning flight log by email to competition director with just one push of the button.


Uploading your flight to WeGlide has never been easier.

File sharing.

Google drive and Dropbox support makes synchronizing waypoints, tasks, airspaces and pilot profiles fast and simple. It makes carrying SD-card around a thing of the past.


Advanced Engine Noise Level Sensor

PAN Mode.

GO-TO function without any waypoints by using the PAN mode. Simple and visual exploration of nearby airspaces with all details.

Optimized Terrain Schemes.

14 Terrain presets available.

CUPx files: Landable Fields With Pictures.

Create your own Waypoint file with terrain photos.


An inertial variometer provides a very accurate wind indication during straight flight.

4 different methods are used to precisely calculate wind speed and direction.


Precise calculation composing 4 calculation methods.

Wind Side Profile. Wind Arrow.

The wind altitude profile displays the wind indication at different altitudes. The wind arrow shows the current wind direction. The arrow can be customized in size, position and colour.

HAWK wind calculation

Real time wind

The HAWK platform applies an “extended Kalman filter” (EKF) algorithm which jointly estimates all three dimensions of the air mass movement – INSTANTANEOUSLY

No compensation, no problem

No compensation needed, since it uses no law of energy conservation. More accurate netto vario readings independent of glider speed.

V8 / V80 variometers

This next generation line of inertial variometers is unequalled in the market.



LX8040LX8040 club
V8 vario
V80 varioOptionalOptional
IGC approved flight recorder
Built-in GPS
Built-in Wi-Fi
Voice messagesOptional*
Profile customization with LX Styler/Style functionOptional*
Support for waypoints file with imagesOptional*
Map elements
(roads, highways, water bodies, railways, town names)
2nd flarm antenna (only with PowerFlarm)Optional*Optional*
ADS-B InOptional*Optional*
*Note: All options are linked to device serial number and are not transferable to other devices once purchased.

Second Seat Device

Second seat device for LX80xx- and LX90xx-series with i8 vario-repeater and wiring. Unit size can differ from the main unit.


Make It Yours.

Order It From Your Local Dealer.

LXNAV – The Pilot’s Choice