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(Flight Alarm)
OVER 25,000 Flarm units now produced (Jan 14)

News From Flarm Technology GmbH

FLARM NOW APPROVED FOR INSTALLATION IN EASA AIRCRAFT (More info)

Flarm OFCOM approved - 1 Oct 2008


Please see separate section for Power Flarm,
called – “Collision Warning Systems”


FLARM Software Update - 'Classic' FLARM firmware version 5.13 is now officially released and should be installed if you wish to purchase the Alps obstacle DB update 2014.(www.flarm.com)  There is no need to install if you do not wish to have the new Alps database.

This text below applies if you wish to buy the new database

Instructions concerning the new obstacle DB:
http://www.flarm.com/support/manual/FLARM_ObstacleLicences.pdf

The next free mandatory firmware update to all Flarm devices is scheduled for Spring 2015. Flarm units can be upgraded using Colibri cables, of which the Cable COL-AC-DC is very popular. Bespoke update (power/data) for Swiss Flarm can be purchased from LX avionics Ltd for £19.00 plus VAT (£22.80 incl VAT) but note that updates can be done by SD card instead.

Page last updated 26 March 2014

Remember: Flarm is not a substitute for good lookout but an aid to better lookout.

Useful info - How to read Flarm Radio ID (pdf) or Reading Flarm Radio ID (Word doc.)

Flarm Units

LX Flarm Mobile

  • Extremely small outline
  • Plastic housing
  • Integrated Bluetooth
  • Battery life up to 13hr
  • Battery charging by USB port, cable and charger included
  • IGC version
  • IGC + ENL version

Demo of the LX Flarm Mobile in action.

Prices:

Basic Version £495.00 excl VAT; £594.00 incl VAT
Order Code F-MOB Buy now!
Add delivery: UK £8.50; overseas please ask for quotation

IGC version £595.00 excl VAT; £714.00 incl VAT
Order Code F-MOB-IGC Buy now!
Add delivery: UK £8.50; overseas please ask for quotation

IGC+ ENL Version £695.00 excl VAT; £834.00 incl VAT
Order Code F-MOB-IGC-ENL Buy now!
Add delivery: UK £8.50; overseas please ask for quotation

Swiss Flarm

Swiss FLARM - all in one unit.  Click for larger viewSince its launch less than 7 years ago Swiss Flarm, the original, has had an incredible take-up and in some regions it is estimated now that over 90% of gliders carry the system and, in Switzerland, helicopters are also being equipped where the Flarm database of obstacles provides an obvious benefit. It is not just available for gliders but for all aircraft. Approx 20,000 Flarm units are now in use.

Swiss Flarm comes in an integrated package and all in one box and merely requires connection to a power supply (12 - 28 v DC) to get it working.

Principal features:


  • Audio and visual warning if another Flarm equipped aircraft approaches on a collision course ( about 20 secs warning)
  • Visual information, without audio warning , of gliders in vicinity
  • Warning of approaching static obstacles (loading of relevant database required)
  • No configuration or distraction during flight
  • Intelligent motion prediction to minimise false alarms
  • Weight approx 120g § Box size 75 x 25 x 110 mm
  • Mounting by Velcro or two M5 bolts
  • Draws less than 45mA
  • Emissions 10 - 100 times lower than a mobile phone (Mobile phone 1/7 duty cycle; Flarm 1/100 duty cycle)
  • Micro SD card for data loading/unloading (not supplied)
  • Built in logger (non IGC)
  • Options available such as voice and intercom interface by other manufacturers (see www.flarm.com)

Click here for Swiss Flarm Update Procedure

Price £520.00 excluding VAT, £624.00 inc. VAT Buy now!
Add delivery: UK £8.50; overseas please ask for quotation
Order Code: SWISS F

Swiss Flarm with IGC Diamond approval and to use supplied toothstick antenna (ie: without antenna adapter)
£617.00 excl VAT: £740.40 incl VAT Buy now!,
add delivery: UK £8.50; overseas please ask for quotation

Swiss Flarm with IGC Diamond approval and ENL fitted and to use supplied toothstick antenna (ie: without antenna adapter)
£715.00 excl VAT; £858.00 incl VAT Buy now!,
add delivery: UK £8.50; overseas please ask for quotation

Swiss Flarm with IGC Diamond approval and ENL fitted and with antenna adapter (for use of remote antennas)
£725.00 excl VAT; £870.00 incl VAT Buy now!,
add delivery: UK £8.50; overseas please ask for quotation

Quantity discounts:
      5% for 6 units +
      Larger quantities - discount by arrangement

These discounts are off the euro price for Swiss Flarm at the inter-bank rate prevailing at the time of invoicing.

Quantity units must be in one single order to secure discounts

Option: Separate dipole antenna, 1.0m or 2.5m cable (as available)
Price: £22.00 excl VAT; £26.40 including VAT
Order Code: FDIPOLE

Upgrade to IGC approval


New units : add to new unit prices above as follows:

Upgrade Menu
IGC upgrade kit £62.00 excl VAT
IGC antenna adapter £10.00 excl VAT (only required if supplied toothstick antenna is not to be used and remote antenna used instead)
ENL upgrade set £98.00 excl VAT
plus for all upgrades ADD:
Installation charge £15.00 excl VAT, plus BGA Calibration £20.00 excl VAT = £35.00 excl VAT in total.

Swiss Flarm Upgrades

Older units upgrade : select from menu above and add £7.75 incl VAT for Special Delivery return.

Examples:
Upgrade existing Swiss Flarm to have IGC approval without ENL and without antenna adapter
£97.00 excl VAT: £116.40 incl VAT (plus return Special Delivery)

Upgrade existing Swiss Flarm to have IGC approval, with ENL and with antenna adapter
£205.00 excl VAT: £246.00 incl VAT (plus return Special Delivery)

 

LX Navigation - licensed producer of the Flarm airborne proximity alert system

 LX FLARM system screen display LX Flarm Graphical Display

Flarm screen display(left). Dual colour LED. Picture shown is approx 1.8 times larger than real size - actual size is 50 x 24 mm and about 4mm thick.
Flarm Graphical Display (right) actual size 60 x 40 x 11mm.

Due to a broken link on the www.flarm.com web site the instructions for updating LX Flarm devices (all types) are missing.  Use this link update_flarm.pdf instead until the www.flarm.com  one is repaired.

LX Flarm "red box" - stand alone system

FLARM Red Box - click for a larger view.This unit was created for use in any glider and requires no interface with any other equipment; it is not in any way dependent on there being an existing LX product installed. Supplied complete it requires only a 12V, approx 50mA, power supply in order to function and the equipment does not require any panel space for installation. Unlike Swiss Flarm units, the LX version has all the electronics in a small separate box that can be installed remote from the Flarm external display. The latter is dual colour and can be mounted on the instrument coaming or surface mounted on the panel.

The system is supplied with a GPS antenna and a dipole antenna that can be positioned where required.

System offers the same as Swiss Flarm but in a different configuration. The LX voice module can be added and the GPS in the Flarm can be used to provide a feed to other instruments by use of the appropriate splitter. The logger (currently non-IGC) is an option.

Models available:

Non IGC

Red Box Basic (no SD card, no logger)
£517.00 excl VAT; £620.40 incl VAT Buy now!
Add delivery: UK £7.75; overseas please ask for quotation.

Red Box Basic (no SD card, no logger, but Graphic Display in lieu of standard)
£575.00 excl VAT; £690.00 incl VAT Buy now!
Add delivery: UK £7.75; overseas please ask for quotation.

Red Box Standard (with SD card and logger)
£560.00 excl VAT; £672.00 incl VAT Buy now!
Add delivery: UK £7.75; overseas please ask for quotation.

Red Box Standard-G (with SD card and logger, but with Graphic Display).
£614.00 excl VAT; £736.80 incl VAT Buy now!

IGC - all with SD Card

Red Box IGC
£615.00 excl VAT; £738.00 incl VAT Buy now!
Add delivery: UK £7.75; overseas please ask for quotation.

Red Box IGC G (graphic display in lieu of standard)
£668.00 excl VAT; £801.60 incl VAT Buy now!
Add delivery: UK £7.75; overseas please ask for quotation.

Order Code: Order by model description

Red Box IGC with ENL
£717.00 excl VAT; £860.40 incl VAT Buy now!
Add delivery: UK £7.75; overseas please ask for quotation.

Red Box IGC with ENL and Graphic Display in lieu of standard
£767.00 excl VAT; £920.40 incl VAT Buy now!
Add delivery: UK £7.75; overseas please ask for quotation.

OPTIONS at time of order (most of these also apply to other LX Flarm systems)

  • Lamda/4 wave antenna with base reflector and 60 cm cable as option in lieu of dipole, add £23 excl VAT; £27.60 incl VAT
  • Reduction for not having Flarm External Display £74 excl VAT, £88.80 incl VAT
  • Lamda/4 antenna with 120mm base reflector in addition to supplied dipole £45.00 excl VAT; £54.00 incl VAT

Mini Box Connection to LX Systems ~ Red Box Connection to LX Systems

LX Flarm Mini Box
Selected by RAF Air Cadets for fitment to its glider fleet

FLARM Mini Box - click for a larger view.A compact stand alone Flarm unit for coaming top installation

Overview
The unit has been designed as a compact and small Flarm compatible unit for mounting on the coaming above the instrument panel. There are no external parts to be connected or wired apart from the 12V power connector (6P telephone type) to the glider power supply. Flarm and navigation data can also be fed through the same connector; this makes it possible to connect secondary units, such as displays and PDAs, via suitable splitters. The version with an SD card interface also supports a flight recorder function and is an option. (Mini Box can also be supplied as IGC approved). The LEDs are dual colour (red and green) and offer precise information about nearby Flarm equipped gliders.

Features

  • Robust metal case
  • Very small; 53 x 29 x 83 mm
  • Dual colour LEDs
  • Capable of driving secondary Flarm displays, PDA and also LX Voice Module (via LX Flarm Splitter or Splitting Unit)
  • Three versions; one with SD card and flight recorder and one without and one with IGC approval
  • Dipole RF antenna as standard; other antenna types on request (add £10 plus VAT for stubby antenna as illustrated)
  • GPS antenna integral and fixed to the unit

Prices

Non IGC

Basic Version £490.00 excl VAT; £588.00 incl VAT Buy now!
Add delivery: UK £7.75; overseas please ask for quotation.
(with stubby antenna £508.00 excl VAT; £609.60 incl VAT)

Basic Version with Graphic Display fitted in lieu of standard
£542.00 excl VAT; £650.40 incl VAT Buy now!
Add delivery: UK £7.75; overseas please ask for quotation.
(with stubby antenna £560.00 excl VAT; £672.00 incl VAT)

SD card and Recorder Version
£532.00 excl VAT; £638.40 incl VAT Buy now!
Add delivery: UK £7.75; overseas please ask for quotation.
(with stubby antenna £552.00 excl VAT; £662.40 incl VAT)

IGC

Mini Box with IGC, SD, Calibration
£582.00 excl VAT; £694.40 incl VAT Buy now!
Add delivery: UK £7.75; overseas please ask for quotation.
Order Code: Order by model description

Mini Box with IGC, SD, Calibration and Graphic Display fitted in lieu of standard
£634.00 excl VAT; £760.80 incl VAT Buy now!
Add delivery: UK £7.75; overseas please ask for quotation.

Mini Box with IGC, SD, Calibration and ENL
£682.00 excl VAT; £818.40 incl VAT Buy now!
Add delivery: UK £7.75; overseas please ask for quotation.

Mini Box IGC SD, Calibration and ENL with Graphic Display fitted in lieu of standard
£734.00 excl VAT; £880.80 incl VAT Buy now!
Add delivery: UK £7.75; overseas please ask for quotation.

LX Flarm upgrades

Retrofit (IGC)
All upgrades to IGC have to be done at the LX factory.

Prices:

Red Box or Mini Box Basic upgrade to SD
£99.00 excl VAT; £118.00 incl VAT; plus delivery to and from LX navigation in Slovenia

Red Box or Mini Box Basic upgrade to IGC is:
£150.00 excl VAT, £180.00 incl VAT, plus delivery to and from LX navigation in Slovenia.

Red Box or Mini Box SD Recorder Version upgrade to IGC is:
£135 excl VAT, £162.00 incl VAT, plus delivery to and from Slovenia.
IGC retrofit upgrades include calibration at LX factory.

RETROFIT (ENL)
All ENL upgrades have to be done at the LX factory

Red Box or Mini Box IGC add ENL
£120.00 excl VAT, £144.00 incl VAT plus delivery to and from LX navigation in Slovenia

Option:
Mini Box with attached battery pack on short cable is available to provide a near self contained portable device. Please ask for quote.

Flarm Displays and Accessories

Flarm Displays

Standard LX Dual Colour Flarm Display

Picture shown is approx 1.8 times larger than real size - actual size is 50 x 24 mm and about 4mm thick.

Flarm External Display dual colour LED (including 60cm cable free on request)
£74.00 excl VAT; £88.80 incl VAT Buy now!
(add £3.60 for UK delivery, £10 overseas)
Order Code: LX-F-E-DISPL

LX Flarm External Display for rear cockpit with long cable
£81.00 excl VAT; £97.20 incl VAT incl cable Buy now!
(add £3.60 for UK delivery, £10 overseas)
Order Code: LX-F-E-DISPL-R

FlarmView 57

FlarmView 57 - fits in a standard 57mm holeStandard 57mm display, shows traffic information provided by FLARM or ADS-B devices

FlarmView 57 shows traffic information provided by FLARM or ADS-B devices. It displays also climb rate, altitude and distance for selected target. It uses FLARMNET database for friendly target names. All manipulation is with rotary encoder and push button.

FlarmView 57 - three views

Main Features

FlarmView 57 - data screen FlarmView 57 - data screen FlarmView 57 - data screen FlarmView 57 - data screen FlarmView 57 - data screen FlarmView 57 - data screen
  • Loud acoustic warning
  • Colour warnings
  • A/C MODE traffic (undirected warnings)
  • Supports latest flarm dataport specificationVer.6
  • Compatible with Flarm and PowerFlarm
  • FlarmNet database + User database
  • intuitive user interface
  • 12V supply (may not work on old hardware designs, where only 3.3Volts are provided. For such cases we offer an adapter)
  • Easy firmware update via SD card

Colour Display

  • 262144 colors
  • 2"(5cm) screen size
  • QVGA resolution 320*240 pixels
  • Sunlight readable

Hardware

  • Arm7 processor
  • External MicroSd card Slot
  • Two flarm ports (splitter not needed)
  • Internal piezo speake
  • Rotary switch and push button

Power Consumption

  • 0.84W - 70mA at 12V

Size and weight

  • Standard 57mm hole
  • 60mm*60mm*25mm
  • Weight 97g

Price: £230.00 excl VAT; £276.00 incl VAT Buy now!
(add £8.50 for UK delivery, £12 overseas)
Order Code: Flarmview 57

Option : Cable with voltage converter (required if Flarm view is to be used with LX Red Box, for example):
Price: £16.00 excl VAT; £19.20 incl VAT Buy now!
(add £3 for delivery UK and EU, if ordered on its own)
Order Code: FlarmView DC/DC
Power cable pdf

FlarmView

LX FlarmView This is a new display by LX Nav, shows traffic information provided by FLARM or ADS-B devices

Flarmview shows traffic information provided by FLARM or ADS-B devices. It displays also climb rate, altitude and distance away of a selected target. It uses FLARMNET database for friendly target names. Four buttons are featured for easy operation even when wearing gloves

Main Features

  • Colour display
  • Small size – Dimensions (W x H x D): 65 x 42 x 9 mm
  • Extremely slim 9mm
  • Loud acoustic warning
  • Colour warnings
  • Requires 12v

Option : Cable with voltage converter (required if Flarm view is to be used with LX Red Box): Price: £16.00 excl VAT; £19.20 incl VAT Buy now!
(add £3 for delivery UK and EU, if ordered on its own)
Order Code: FlarmView DC/DC
Power cable pdf

Price: £175.00 excl VAT; £210.00 incl VAT Buy now!
(add £7 for UK delivery, £10 overseas)
Order Code: Flarmview

LX Flarm Colour Graphic Display

FLARM Graphic Display - click for a larger view.

A high tech solution for your safety.
Actual size is 55 x 40 x 15mm

Features

  • High resolution colour graphic display (128 x 128 dots)
  • Replaces conventional Flarm LED display (can be ordered in lieu of LED display at extra cost
  • Connectable to any Flarm unit via 6P telephone type connector; power and data
  • No external 12V necessary; it is powered by the Flarm
  • Practical layout; dimensions 55 x 40 x 15 mm; easy to install anywhere in the cockpit (can be surface mounted on the panel)
  • No instrument cut out necessary
  • All gliders within range are visible at the same time
  • Display of near glider IDs, incl their flight data
  • Two LEDs (one each red and green) as a status display
  • 3 push buttons for easy manipulation and inputs
  • Buzzer for acoustic warning plus a big arrow on the screen as a visual warning
  • User friendly setup menu; allows many custom solutions

Technical Specifications

  • Firmware version: 1.0
  • Size: 55 x 40 x 15 mm
  • Weight: 38g

Price: £150.00 excl VAT: £180.00 incl VAT Buy now!
(add £7 for UK delivery, £10 overseas)
Order Code: LX-F-GR-COLOUR
Supplied with 0.5 m cable (RJ/RJ)
If purchased with another LX Flarm unit in lieu of LED display then extra price is £76.00 excl VAT; £91.20 incl VAT where no inclusive price is shown on this web site.

Butterfly Avionics

Butterfly Flarm Display Butterfly Displays offer tremendous situational awareness – perfect for glider cockpits.

Be able to see all your teammates and all other aircraft around you, know when they climb and see if there are hazardous traffic conditions emerging.

  • extremely easy to use
  • accurate climb rates and tactical data of all other aircraft
  • Butterfly Multi alarm
  • very easy to install

Price: £218.00 excl VAT; £261.60 incl VAT Buy now! (add £7.60 for UK delivery, £11 overseas)
Order Code: BUTDISP EXT

Click here for dimensions and here for more information.

Butterfly 57mm Flarm Display
Or try this one with a 57mm hole fitting:

Price: £248 excl VAT; £297.60 incl VAT Buy now! (add £7.60 for UK delivery, £11 overseas)
Order Code: BUTDISP 57

See FLARM MOUSE section below for new Flarm LED display by LX Nav

NEW Flarm Mouse

Flarm Mouse logo
The Smallest Flarm

General

  • Standalone flarm
  • built-in GPS antenna
  • micro SD card
  • IGC flight recorder (Up To Diamonds)
  • extremely small dimensions
  • Power input 6-16 V DC
  • Power consumption typical 30mA
  • Weight 40 g
  • Compatible with all flarm indicators (12V)

Features

  • Internal SD card for configuration of Flarm, firmware update or storing IGC flights
  • IGC flight recorder (Up To Diamonds)
  • Preloaded obstacles
  • Expandable to all standard Flarm displays (12V)
  • Optimised for use with LX Nav FlarmView display

Input and output

  • Serial RS232 input/output
  • Serial RS232 input/output

Power supply

  • 30mA at 12V, without Flarm indicator

Size and weight

  • 65mm x 42mm x 13mm
  • Weight: ~40g
Flarm Mouse Flarm Mouse Flarm Mouse

Supply options are below, viz Flarm Mouse with various displays and without display.

Prices
FLARM MOUSE IGC APPROVED 31 July 2013

With Splitter and Display
Flarm Mouse IGC + Flarm View £650.00 excl VAT; £780.00 incl VAT Buy now!
(add £7 for UK delivery, £10 overseas)
Order code FlarmmouseIGC-FV

FlarmMouse + FlarmView £563.00 excl VAT; £675.60 incl VAT Buy now!
Order code Flarmmouse-FV

FlarmMouseIGC + Flarm LED £572.00 excl VAT; £686.40 incl VAT Buy now!
(add £7 for UK delivery, £10 overseas)
Order code FlarmmouseIGC-FLed

FlarmMouse + Flarm LED £490.00 excl VAT; £588.40 incl VAT Buy now!
(add £7 for UK delivery, £10 overseas)
Order code Flarmmouse-FLed

Without Splitter and Display

FlarmMouseIGC £518.00 excl VAT; £621.60 incl VAT Buy now!
(add £7 for UK delivery, £10 overseas)
Order code Flarmmouseigc

FlarmMouse £435.00 excl VAT; £522.00 incl VAT Buy now!
(add £7 for UK delivery, £10 overseas)
Order code Flarmmouse

ADD for ENL £95.00 excl VAT; £114.00 incl VAT
Order code: add ENL to order code

LX Nav LED Flarm DisplayLX Nav LED Flarm Display £74.00 excl VAT; £88.80 incl VAT Buy now!
Image approximately life sized (4cm across)

 

LX Flarm Accessories

LX Flarm stubby antenna

LX Flarm Stubby Antenna for MiniBox Flarm

Price: £20.00 excl VAT; £24.00 incl VAT Buy now!
 Add £1.50 for UK Delivery, £3 overseas
 Order Code: FSTUB

LX Flarm Update cable (Flarm to 232)
£18.00 excl VAT, £21.60 incl VAT Buy now!
Add £3.50 for UK Delivery, £6 overseas
Order code: LX7-F-UD-Cable

LX Flarm Graphic Colour Display
£150.00 excl VAT; £180.00 incl VAT Buy now!
Add £7.00 for UK Delivery, £10 overseas
Order Code: LX-F-GR-DISPL

LX Flarm Graphic Display Update Cable
£18.00 excl VAT, £21.60 incl VAT Buy now!
Add £3.50 for UK Delivery, £6 overseas
Order Code: LX-F-GR-U-CBL

Voice module - see vario accessories.

AC Power supply with 232 port for Flarm update
£29.00 excl VAT; £34.80 incl VAT Buy now!
Add £4.50 for UK Delivery, £7 overseas
Order Code: COL-AC-PC

Flarm splitterLX Flarm Splitter (for 2 displays, 60cm and 2.5m cable)
£32.00 excl VAT; £38.40 incl VAT Buy now!
Add £3.50 for UK Delivery, £6 overseas
Order Code: LX-FLARM-SPL

 

 

Budget Flarm splitter Budget Splitter supplied as shown (left)


Price: £10.00 excl. VAT, £12.00 incl. VAT Buy now!
Add £3.50 for UK Delivery, £6 overseas

 

Flarm splitting unitLX Flarm Splitting Unit (2 x external display output and 2 x PDA output, 60cm and 2.5m cable)
Order Code: LX-FLARM-SPL-UNIT
(plus you will need 2 x LX to iPAQ adapters – see Accessories LX Navigation section)
£45.00 excl VAT; £54.00 incl VAT Buy now!

Add £3.50 for UK Delivery, £6 overseas

Data cannot be sent from the PDA to the Flarm using a conventional splitter

 

New   Flarm mounting bracket

Casing for external Flarm unit £11.00 excl VAT; £13.20 incl VAT Buy now!
Add £1.50 for UK Delivery, £3 overseas 
Order Code: FDISPBRKT.

 

 

 

 

Flarm dipole antenna

 

 

LX Flarm dipole antenna (cable length is 0.6m but longer lengths available to order)

£22.00 excl VAT; £26.40 incl VAT Buy now!
Add £1.50 for UK Delivery, £3 overseas
Order Code: FDIPOLE

 

 

 

LX Flarm Display cables (with connectors fitted)
Long (2.6M) £7.50 excl VAT £9.00 incl VAT Buy now!
Add £1.75 for UK Delivery, £5 overseas
Order code: LXFDisplcbl Long
Short (60cm) £3.00 excl VAT; £3.60 incl VAT Buy now!
Add £1.75 for UK Delivery, £5 overseas
Order code: LXFDisplcbl Short

Flarm Lamda/4 Antenna

LX's Flarm Lamda/4 antenna - click to see a larger version.Flarm lamda/4 antenna (antenna length 85 mm), portable with base reflector (110 mm diameter), 60 cm cable.

 

£45.00 excl VAT; £54.00 incl VAT Buy now!
Add £3.50 for UK Delivery, £6 overseas

Second User

 

See Second User Section.

 

Update Cable for power/data (specify type of Flarm)
Price £19.00 excl VAT; £22.80 incl VAT Buy now!
Add £3.50 for UK Delivery, £6 overseas