LX8080 Colour Navigation and Vario System

The LX8080 is a high end vario navigation system with extremely bright colour display. Fits to standard 80mm hole for the main unit and 57mm hole for the V9 vario. Simple and logical user interface is designed for top-level competitors, club operation as well as for gliding beginners. The Instrument is preloaded with worldwide terrain maps, airspace and airports databases. User friendly data exchange is done using SD Card or USB interface. LX8080 has an integrated FLARM collision avoidance system and flight recorder meeting IGC specification for all flights. LX8080 copes with complex tasks such as assigned area. During flight,  optimisation is possible to FAI and OLC rules are displayed. The LX8080 uses exactly the same software as the LX8000 and LX9000. Basically it’s just a slightly smaller version of the LX8000 that fits in a standard 80mm and 57mm panel holes.

Display unit features


  • Low power, extremely bright colour display (1200cd), readable in all sunlight conditions with backlight automatically adapted using photo-sensor
  • Using Linux operating system (not CE Windows) ensures fast and stable operation of firmware
  • 6 push buttons and 4 rotary switches are used for input which compromise well known LX user interface. Remote stick is available optionally for more comfort
  • Multilanguage user interface
  • Prepared for integrated help
  • Preloaded with worldwide terrain maps, airspace and airport databases
  • Simple and user-friendly update of databases using integrated micro SD Card or USB
  • Integrated flight recorder according to high-level IGC specification
  • Flights stored in IGC format are downloadable using integrated micro SD Card
  • Support for multiple waypoint and task databases with virtually no limitations
  • Manage complex tasks with assigned areas
  • Real-time flight optimization according to FAI and OLC rules
  • Rich full flight and task statistics
  • integrated FLARM collision avoidance system with graphic, sound and voice (optional) presentation
  • Low power consumption - 280mA at 50% brightness including V5.


Colour display


  • 262144 colours
  • 2.8" (7.1cm) diagonal screen
  • 320 by 240 pixel resolution
  • sunlight readable TFT (1200 cd)




  • ARM processor with 800 MHz clock
  • 4 Gb storage memory
  • 6 push buttons and 4 rotary switches
  • 16-channel uBlox GPS receiver
  • integrated FLARM transmitter and receiver (optional)
  • Engine noise level sensor
  • Pressure altitude sensor


Input and output


  • Integrated SD card reader
  • Serial RS232 interface
  • RS485 bus interface
  • FLARM interface
  • USB interface


Optional Accessories


  • Rear seat device LX8080D
  • Remote stick
  • High precision compass
  • Voice module (integrated in V9 as standard part)
  • Additional external vario LCD
  • External FLARM display
  • ADSB receiver (see other aircrafts as
    flarm objects on map)
  • Artificial horizon LX AHRS


V9 Vario


  • ARM processor running on 72MHz
  • Mechanical needle driven by stepper motor
  • QVGA (320*240pixels) sunlight readable display
  • Digital temperature compensated pressure sensors for altitude and airspeed
  • 3 axis digital +-6g accelerometer (optional)
  • Smooth audio output
  • integrated synthesized speech output


V9 Input and output


  • RS485 bus
  • CAN Bus
  • Speed command and Vario priority input
  • additional 4 digital inputs
  • Smooth audio output
  • Speech output (voice module)


Power and battery


  • 160mA at 12V at 50% LCD brightness (600nits still readable under sunlight)
  • 260mA at 12V with integrated Flarm at 100% LCD brightness (1200nits)
  • Current drain V9 120mA at 12V
  • 280mA (brightness at 50% + V5)
  • Smart power management
  • Automatic backlight regulation with ALS (Ambient Light Sensor)


Size and weight


  • Display unit 81mm x 81mm x 65mm depth
  • Vario unit fi57mm x 115mm depth
  • Weight: ~400g (without vario unit)




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