XC Tracer Maxx
Simply fly intuitively with the new XC Tracer Maxx.
XC Tracer Maxx is a compact instrument with a simple intuitive design. The screen clearly shows the basic info to get going with your thermaling and XC flying. XC Tracer Maxx is a highly sensitive lag-free vario with the Accelerometer, Compass, Gyroscope, Barometric sensor, GPS, Bluetooth and FLARM build into it.
I have been testing the new XC Tracer Maxx and the new firmware versions for this instrument in pre-release staged. The instrument works flawlessly. It is a simple intuitive design. The screen will clearly show the basic info to get going with your thermaling and XC flying. XC Tracer Maxx is a highly sensitive lag-free vario with the Accelerometer, Compass, Gyroscope, Barometric sensor, GPS, Bluetooth and FLARM build into it. (Martin Havel)
Maximum For All
Whether you're a beginner or a pro - with the XC Tracer Maxx you fly intuitively like never before. It's not that XC Tracer Varios are only suitable for professionals, quite the opposite. Professionals like Chrigel have been flying for so long that it doesn't make much difference to them if the beeping of the vario and what you feel doesn't match. For pilots with less flying experience, flying with an XC Tracer Maxx becomes an intuitive experience, what the vario beeps indicate and what you feel matches perfectly. Come to one of the testivals and try it yourself, you will be amazed how easy it is to fly in thermals with an XC Tracer.
Legendary sensitive Vario technology, with no time lag: Conventional variometers have the disadvantage that climb and sink rate always displayed with a more or less large time lag. The XC Tracer Maxx combines the data from different sensors with a complicated mathematical algorithm and eliminates this time lag. Thanks to the instantaneous display of climb / descent rate, flying in thermals with a Maxx is much easier than with a conventional variometer. You can adjust the tones of the variometer as you like, please use our tone simulator (link below).
Screens reduced to the essentials allow intuitive flying. Icons instead of text for effortless interpretation - you don't have to read a manual. We have designed the screens to be as easy to read as possible - you only have to look at the vario for a short time and you have already read all the essential information, so that you can again observe the airspace and concentrate on flying. For the display we use a special hardened glass, which avoids disturbing reflections and is very robust at the same time.
You can choose which screens you want to have displayed. You can choose from the following screens:
- Simple: Vario analog, Vario digital, altitude, speed over ground, compass
- Standard: Vario analog, Vario digital, altitude, speed over ground, compass, wind, glide ratio, flight time
- Thermal: Vario analog, Vario digital, altitude, wind, thermal assistant, altitude curve of the last 30 seconds
- Buddy: Displays altitude, vario, position and status of up to 8 buddies, plus the position and status of up to 100 Flarm
- Airspace: Not ready yet, will follow in the next few weeks.
The screens are fixed and cannot be changed. Functions for competitions and XC are not planned at the moment, everyone is flying with a tablet with XCTrack anyway.
You can always see where your Buddies are flying. The Maxx has a real Flarm built in, which means that Maxx can receive data from other Flarm. If you see a friend at the take off and want to add him as a buddy, you can do that with a few clicks on the red button, only the vario with Flarm has to be switched on and may not be further away than 30m.
You can add up to 8 Buddies, so you always know how far away they are, how high they are, and the climb / sink rate is also displayed. And then you see also on the display whether the respective Buddy is still flying or not.
And finally, the position of your Buddies is continuously stored. In the worst case, if a buddy doesn't show up in the evening, you can check in your XC Tracer Maxx where your buddy was the last time a Flarm signal was received. You will find latitude, longitude, altitude and status. This information can be very helpful in locating a missing paraglider pilot. You can also use your XC Tracer Maxx as a search device, as all nearby Flarm signals are displayed.
To make the operation as easy as possible, we have only one button with which the Vario can be operated. The operation is super simple, you will be surprised how easy it is. You can adjust almost all settings with just one button. And for the last details there is still the possibility to connect the Vario to the computer and put the finishing touches on the config file.
Red Bull X-Alps, world records and countless other pilots swear by XC Tracer technology. Take a closer look at the photos of the Red Bull XAlps 2019, in this competition more than half of the pilots flew with an XC Tracer. Look for a small black box with a red string and a red button in the photos - these are all XC Tracer varios!
To make the Vario as compact as possible we spared no expense and developed an internal Flarm antenna. This antenna is so broadband that it works all over the world, whether you fly in Europe, USA, Australia or anywhere else. And to ensure that you can fly legally, the Vario is CE and FCC certified.
The vario has a built-in lithium-polymer battery, which when fully charged has at least 60 hours of continuous operation, including data transmission via BLE and recording of IGC and KML files, and of course the operation of the Flarm chip with transmission and reception of Flarm data. The battery can be recharged with the included USB - C cable.
Maximum Weight Saving
The XC Tracer Maxx weighs only 120 grams, so it is easy to take with you on Hike & Fly.
- High-resolution B&W LCD, 536x336 pixels, perfectly readable
- Five different screens selectable, from simple screen to air spaces
- Simplest operation
- Legendary sensitive vario technology, with no time lag
- FLARM with transmission and reception of data, integrated antenna
- FLARM obstacle database (optional)
- FLARM Display of position and height of Buddies
- Data transmission via BLE to mobile phone/tablet/E-reader
- IGC and KML Logger, approved by the FAI for competitions
- Many compatible apps for Android/iOS
- Freely configurable sound settings with our tone simulator
- Running time with full battery at least 60h
- Firmware update via drag & drop
- Size: 92x68x18 mm
- Weight 120g
- CE and FCC Certification
- Swiss made
- You can customize the audio feedback sound to your taste here via XC Tracer Tone Simulator.
- Airspaces can be downloaded at XContest in XC Tracer format.
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