Helios: Tech SpecsSoftware

Helios - Ideal club variometer
Easy To Use Variometer With Many Additional Features.
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Bright display with classic vario scale

Absolute antiglare sunshine readable color display outlined with classic vario scale that ensures perfect reading of graphical and alphanumerical data.

Precise sensor and computation technology

At LX navigation we strive to deliver you the most precise air data. That is why we are designing and using latest technology for more accurate gliding experience.

Classic vario scale

Helios comes with a classic analogue variometer scale.

Clear interface & legible data

Composed with great amount of functionalities, It’s user interface stays very legible and easy to use.

One multifunctional rotary knob

On the left hand side of the Helios is a single rotary knob that allows you to scroll or push-press through the system.

Standalone or with Zeus

Helios can be used in two different configurations, as Standalone all in one vario unit or in pair with Zeus navigation unit.

Internal backup battery

The unit has a built in rechargeable battery that serves for up to three hours of autonomy.

The smallest vario

Device measures only 60 mm x 60 mm x 75 mm and can be fitted in every glider instrument panel.

Helios – Technical Specifications


  • Extremely bright direct sunlight readable display
  • Integrated G-meter (g-forces recorder)
  • 3-axis gyroscope
  • 3-axis accelerometers
  • Completely new design using latest  pressure transducers technology
  • Extremely fast vario data acquisition
  • Rotary knob with push function, for simple and effective handling
  • Nearly unlimited memory space for flight recorder!
  • 5 status inputs (SC, VP, Gear, Brakes, Flaps)
  • Internal beeper (for Flarm warnings…)
  • Flarm port (input of Flarm and Powerflarm data)
  • PDA/PNA port, supplies navigation and Flarm data to PNA/PDA
  • CAN Bus, for connection to LX Zeus or other devices
  • External SD Card interface for firmware updates
  • Standard 57 mm size; the smallest vario ever built!
  • The unit can be used as stand alone, or as a part of  LX Zeus system
  • Built in rechargeable battery serves two hours of autonomy
  • Charging of battery is realized via main power


  • Variometer, TE compensation by TE probe or electronic way
  • Speed-to-fly function
  • Flarm radar screen (ADSB and Flarm Traffic)
  • Thermal assistant screen
  • System extensions: Second seat configuration, Remote control operation ( LX Joy)
  • Logbook
  • Flight information with Barograph
  • Multi pilot support
  • Accurate wind calculation in straight flight and circling
Discover new Eos 80

The Eos device is nov available in expanded 80mm version.

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