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JohanSinus
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Belgium
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Posted - 19/11/2023 :  17:39:27  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Hello, I have sinds 2015 a Vertika2 with LK8000 in my Sinus motorglider (Pipistrel). This device is hardwired with a S7 vario and Flarm mouse of LxNav. This to my great satisfaction. Problem is, the battery capacity of the Vertika is deminishing and the slot to connect the cabel for data transfer and current is getting used. This results in disconnections during charging of the battery and disconnectins during flight.
Extra bummer, Vertika2 device is no longer available on the market. Is there an alternative device available that gives al the same possibilyties as the Vertika2? Maybe oudie or aquila gps?
I am not so good in wiring and software, so I would like to buy a new device that works of-the-shelve.
I hope there is a solution out there.
Thanks already

brunotl
Pterodattilo

France
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Posted - 20/11/2023 :  01:55:47  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
how your S7 and Flarm mouse is connected ?

almost all android device available have lot more possibilities than your old V2, the best choice depends of your real needs (and your budget )...
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JohanSinus
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Belgium
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Posted - 20/11/2023 :  13:26:52  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Hello Bruno,
The V7 + FlarmMouse + Flarm mini display where installed by Finesse Max in Haguenau. Later I ordered the Vertica 2 at MillenAir who delivered also a custum made cable to connect the Vertica tot the V7 Pda-port. This was plug-and-play and worked fine. What I use the most in LK8000 is the track view, the airspace side view, the thermal orbitter (coupled to the Thermal/Glide switch of the V7) the Flarm radar and the logbook. The airspace sonar, altitude alarms and landing gear reminder are also very usefull. I also have SkyDemon on a Samsung tablet for crossborder routing and airport info also for weather overlays and notams.
Im not on a budget I m just very fond of the LK8000 and would prefer te keep on using it. Iv seen some comments that mention problems when installing LK on oudie where the XCsoar is standard implemented. Maybe there are also difficulties when using LK on the Aquila Plus GPS (Pure Gliding.fr). I believe to be on the safe side with LK due to the specific development of an interface with the LxNav vario . Just my thoughts IMHO.
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brunotl
Pterodattilo

France
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Posted - 20/11/2023 :  18:01:34  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
"Aquila Plus GPS" should work like any other android...

the last Oudie have problem with internal GPS, seem's it does not implement GPS NMEA feed...

the point for you is to connect the V7, i see 2 possibility : usb serial adapter or Bluetooth, in both case you need adapter,

carrefull with the first, most android device don't allow charging when usb port work in host mode...

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