Apart from the Flight Computer, there will be some sub-projects to implement accessories. All projects are listed on this page,
The flight computer device is the main project of Openvario. The objective of this project is the development of a panel mounted glide computer with a sunlight readable display, that can be non-commercially built by individuals or gliding clubs for rather small money. Interfaces allow integration of sensors and extensions at a later time. The flight computer combines a computing platform, a sensor board, and an interface board contained in an aluminium housing. A seven inch TFT display, including a touch-screen provides the main interface to the user.
Even though a variometer gauge can be displayed on the flight computer, many pilots prefer to have a mechanical vario gauge on the instrument panel. This project implements such an instrument that is compatible to the Openvario flight computer.
While a touch screen is handy to control the flight computer on the ground and intuitive to select items on the map, it is much less convenient in flight (especially in rough conditions). This project therefore aims to implement a simple stick remote control compatible to the the Openvario flight computer.