Flytec variometer 6030


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Flytec variometer 6030

The Flytec variometer 6030 has been the benchmark soaring instrument for several years but was discontinued early 2016. Due to overwhelming requests worldwide, Flytec is producing a final production run in a unique red finish. The Flytec variometer 6030 is still the most comprehensive purpose-built instrument currently available.

  • Unsurpassed acoustic variometer
  • Worldwide familiarity with tried and true performance
  • Precise internal pitot airspeed
  • Virtually unlimited flight recording/WP lists/airspace
  • Simulation mode to learn all aspects of the instrument
  • Alarm available
  • Bluetooth data to 3rd party device available

Flytec variometer 6030 Technical Spec.


  • Robust, shockproof ABS housing, special red finish
  • Large high contrast graphic LCD (2-3/8″ x 3-1/8″)
  • Dimensions: 6-3/4″x3-3/8″x1″(170x88x26mm)
  • Weight: 12 oz (340 grams) including batteries
  • Power supply: 4x AA batteries (NiMH or Alkaline)
  • SD card for storage of flights, waypoints, routes, airspace and instrument configuration
  • Battery life: >30 h
  • Operating temperature: 5º to 122ºF (-15 to 50ºC)


  • Units: m / ft
  • Resolution: 1 m or 1 ft
  • Range: up to 36,000 ft or 11,000 m
  • QNH: air pressure indication in hPa or Hg
  • ALT 1: absolute altitude
  • ALT 2: relative altitude
  • ALT 3: total altitude gained


  • Units: m/s or fpm
  • Graphic indication: ±1600 ft/min. or ±8 m/s
  • Graphic resolution: 40 ft/min. or 0.2 m/s
  • Numeric indication: ±20,000 ft/min or ±100 m/s
  • Numeric resolution; 10 ft/min or 0.1 m/s
  • Averager: selectable from 1 s to 30 s
  • Thermal averager 1 to 10 min. (for McCready next expected climb)


  • Volume: 4 levels + Off
  • Climb tone: selectable lower threshold, base frequency, cadence, modulation, dampening
  • Near-thermal tone: selectable lower threshold
  • Sink tone: selectable upper threshold and base frequency
  • Stall alarm: selectable threshold (can be disabled)
  • Turnpoint reached alert tone
  • Airspace approach and entered alert


  • Built in pitot airspeed or optional external HG or PG sensor
  • Total energy compensation
  • Units: kph, knots, mph
  • Digital display range:12-180 mph (19-300 kph), resolution 1 mph, kph, kt
  • Graphic display range: 12–54 mph (20–90 km/h)
  • Graphic display of altitude corrected stall speed
  • Calibration: -30% to + 50%


  • High-performance GPS receiver with 48 channels
  • Position determination at 1 Hz
  • Compass
  • Distance and direction to last thermal pointer
  • Wind speed and direction
  • One–button current position display
  • Quick mark of current position as waypoint
  • Add, edit and delete waypoints and routes from instrument keypad


  • Capacity: 200 waypoints (virtually unlimited with SD card)
  • Entry: Store current position, manual entry, load waypoints from GPX file
  • Coordinate formats: dd.ddddd, dd’, dd’mm’ss
  • Easily manage waypoint lists for each flying site


  • Capacity: 20 routes
  • Entry: Selection from waypoints list
  • Race route: Start time, number of start gates, exit or enter start, start gate interval with start assistant
  • Optimized race route
  • Waypoint-achieved notification with instant record of cylinder crossing


  • Pointer and to next and second waypoint
  • Easy skipping waypoints and insertion of new waypoint(s) in flight
  • Route: manual or automatic advancement of waypoint
  • Speed over ground
  • Wind: direction graphic, and numeric direction and speed
  • Last thermal: graphic and numeric direction and distance
  • Units for Distance: km or miles


  • Acoustic and visual warning before and upon entering restricted airspace
  • Display of 5 nearest airspaces
  • Airspace showed on map page
  • Store virtually unlimited airspace files
  • Easily manage airspace lists for each flying region


  • Internal logbook: 100 flights: date, start time, duration, max altitude, climb, sink, speed
  • Flight recording in IGC format
  • Automatic flight start and stop detection
  • Recording interval: 1 s to 60 s
  • Record time: virtually unlimited flight recording using SD card
  • Flight memory data maintained if batteries are depleted or are removed

User selectable data fields

  • Airspeed
  • Ground speed
  • Wind speed (direction shown on compass rose)
  • Wind component in flight direction
  • Time of day
  • Flight time
  • Remaining time to competition start gate
  • Ground speed required for optimal start
  • Time to optimal start
  • Altitude above best glide line
  • Altitude above best glide line around WP(s) to goal
  • Altitude above waypoint (McCready speed to fly)
  • Altimeter 1 (MSL)
  • GPS altitude
  • Flight Level
  • Altimeter 2 (relative)
  • Altimeter 3 (cumulative altitude)
  • Flight level
  • Barometric pressure (hPa)
  • Digital variometer
  • Distance to destination
  • Distance to goal
  • Distance to cylinder
  • Distance to start cylinder
  • Distance to optimized waypoint
  • Distance to restricted area
  • Distance to take-off (for OLC)
  • Distance back to last thermal
  • Bearing
  • Track
  • Cross track error
  • Glide ratio to required to waypoint
  • Glide ratio through the air
  • Glida ratio to over the ground
  • Glida ratio to goal
  • Ambient temperature
  • SMS send interval
  • FlyLink

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