The Flymaster flight instruments allow for customization of screens used during flight. Using the Designer tool available HERE, you can design and upload custom pages. Not sure what you want on your pages, or don't have the time to spend designing your own? No problem! Here's ours! Simply save it to your computer, unzip it, open it with Designer, connect your Flymaster NAV, turn the Flymaster NAV 'ON' and select "Send To Device" from the menus. These pages will also work with the LIVE though you may want to add LIVE specific fields to your layout.
We realize there's a great deal of information on each page so here's why we did it the way we did it:
We tried to keep similar fields and fields that were relevant to each other nearby. You'll notice for example on the competition page (Page 0) that all the Glide Ratio fields are on top of each other, and the Glide Ratio to Next and Arrival Over Next fields are next to each other. We found that using triggers to bring up pages during various stages of the flight became tedious and confusing, especially if the instrument thinks you're on a transition when you're not. So for that reason we've vastly simplified the number of pages and the information on them. In most competition scenarios you'll only need Page 0 and for free flying we'd suggest Page 2.
This is your "do it all" competition or task page. It has everything we'd ever want it in one convenient screen and is perfect if you don't use triggers on your unit. This is our preferred page for competition.
Fields are grouped into blocks for easy use. Altitude, Glide, and Speed are important so occupy the top line. The left column is all altitude information, including your barograph for the last 4 minutes. In the middle column Raw Glide Ratio is on top with Glide Ratio Made Good below that. Glide Ratio Made Good is important because it's your actual glide toward your next waypoint, not just in any old willy-nilly direction. Below that are Glide to Next and Glide to Goal. In the right column we have velocities and times. On top is Average Speed, and below that is Time To Go which is how long you have until the start opens, or how long you've been in the speed section. Below that is your Goal Close field, and your Distance to Goal. So the bottom two rows of fields have to do with the next turnpoint and the goal turnpoint.
Below the table in large numbers is your climb rate. We eliminated the graphic vario display because nobody flies around staring at their display, or at least they shouldn't. You either listen to it, or look at the number. To the left of the vario numbers are your GPS altitude, which is useful for making sure your instruments barometric altitude is accurate. Below that is your Altitude Above Ground if you have terrain data loaded into the unit, and below that is that absolute altitude of the ground below you. To the right of the vario numbers, you have the wind speed and direction arrow as well as your current True Airspeed (if the airspeed probe is connected), Speed to Fly (if your polar is entered) and the Air Temp, also requiring the airspeed probe.
Just below the windspeed arrow is your currently selected "go to" waypoint, and below that is the shortest distance to the edge of the cylinder around that waypoint. The round compass is your current heading, direction to waypoint center, edge, subtle course correction indicator.
To the left of the compass is your task map which zooms in or out depending on how close you are to the cylinder. This is handy for keeping track of where you are and visually determining how far you are from the next point.
This page has all the same information as Page 0 except for the task map. The numbers have been made larger for easier visibility and the fields were slightly rearranged. They are still grouped by category. Altitude, Speed, Glide, and Vario are prominently in the upper left. Below that is Arrival Over Next, Glide Made Good, and Velocity Made Good. Upper right still contains Current Time, Time To Go, and Goal Close. The compass, current waypoint and Distance To Edge are arranged similarly to Page 1. The lower right corner is dedicated to Goal with Distance to Takeoff bottom center, handy for organizing retrieve on those epic open distance tasks.
Page 2 is handy if you have no task set up and don't need any of the task prameters. This is the page to fly on if you're just out boating around. We've replaced the time parameters in the upper left with Current Time and Duration.
This page is exactly the same as Page 2 but includes RPM and Engine Temp gauges for PPG (powered) flight using the M1 motor unit. It also exchanges the task map in the lower left with an airspace map for avoiding those pesky areas around airports.
We hope you find these pages useful. Feel free to tweak them to suit your particular needs. We may update them on occasion as we discover better ways to organize the data..
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