The LXNav Nano 4 is a very cool device. Certified IGC* recorder with a color display about the size of a deck of cards (display = 3.5″). Audio vario, terrain maps, thermal assistant, audible airspace warnings, etc. About $700. https://www.cumulus-soaring.com/store/lxnav-nano4. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N-0klhqw2-w
Here are some other certified IGC recorders;
Naviter Oudie IGC – About $1100. Runs SeeYou Mobile. Largest 5″ display. Larger battery than the Oudie model 1 or 2 which is the exact same as the official IGC* recorder but just with an unofficial recorder. The PW-5 has an Oudie 2. I had an Oudie 2 in my old DG101 and loved the SeeYou Mobile software. https://www.cumulus-soaring.com/store/naviter-oudie-igc?search=oudie%20IGC. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GAMV61n7C5E
LXNav Nano 3 – About $600. Identical in function to the Nano 4 with a smaller “matchbook” color 2.4″ display. I currently use this as a primary flight recorder and a backup navigation device (if the lights go out in the cockpit). https://www.cumulus-soaring.com/store/lxnav-nano3?search=nano%203
LXNavigation Colibri 2 – About $495. Very similar in function and size to the LXNav Nano 3.
LXNavigation Colibri X – About $750. Very similar in function and size to the LXNav Nano 4. https://wingsandwheels.com/lx-navigation-colibri-x.html
There are some other certified IGC recorders for sale on the used market from time to time on http://glidersource.com. Warning – They go FAST!
LXNav Nano earlier models – The original did not have a display. Nano 2 is identical to the Nano 3 but with a slower processor and less bright display.
LXNavigation Colibri earlier models – The first model did not have a display. I owned a Colibri II which had a display size like that Nano 1,2,3.
* Certified IGC file – Is needed for silver/gold/diamond badge flights, national contests and record setting flights. Non-IGC certified recorders can be used otherwise. The difference between IGC and non-IGC recorders is the incorporation of a pressure altitude transducer. There is free recorder/navigation software available that runs on you phone like XCSoar (https://www.xcsoar.org/). The Oudie model 2 is a very nice standalone non-IGC recorder and moving map display with the same functionality as the Oudie IGC. About $625 – https://www.cumulus-soaring.com/store/naviter-oudie2?search=oudie%202 http://aviation.derosaweb.net/Oudie/
John H DeRosa(OHM Ω)
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