HELIOS-57

Helios

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Updates

LX Helios 1.8

New BETA SW for the LX Helios

10.11.2017
LX Helios 1.7

New BETA SW for the LX Helios

22.06.2017

Manuals

LX Helios 57 user manual – English (SW 1.8, Revision 1)

29.10.2020
LX Helios 57 user manual – German (SW 1.8, Revision 1)

29.10.2020
LX Helios 57 user manual – Czech (SW 1.8, Revision 1)

29.10.2020
Does it have a backup battery?
Yes, the Helios 57 has a backup battery. All our variometers have a backup battery with up to 3 hours of juice as standard.

Does it have a final glide calculation?
Yes, if it is connected to any FLARM device or any other GPS source, Helios provides us with a Final glide calculation to Take off point.

Does it have airspace support?
No, Helios does not support airspace. 
Is it compatible with all Flarm devices?
The Helios is compatible with any Flarm and PowerFlarm device. We suggest using it with the Flarm Eagle.

Can I connect LX Joy?
Yes, you can connect LX Joy via single CAN BUS cable.

How many pressure inputs does it have?
Helios has a single pressure input - Total energy (TE) / Static pressure (PST) which provides us with non compensated vario/climb rate information.

Helios 

Basic analogue variometer

The simplest we've got
A basic 57 mm variometer with a single pressure input (Pst/TE) is an ideal solution for a club or legacy glider. Featuring navigation to the Take-off point, Flarm radar with warnings, Logbook, Thermal assistant and a built-in backup battery.
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Equip your club gliders

Without any complex features, the Helios is a dead-simple device which will never let you down.

Expand it with Flarm

A connection to the Flarm will give it access to GPS info, offering you navigation to take-off location

Warning of Flarm objects

A connection to Flarm will also give out Flarm warnings and show objects on the Flarm radar page.

LX AHRS compatible

Connecting an LX AHRS will open a hidden AHRS page on the Helios, expanding its functionality further.
Features and Functions

Simple, yet packed with features

The little Helios is equipped with a built-in reserve battery, offering up to 3 hours of flying on battery. It is expandable with Flarm and other LX navigation CAN-based devices.

Connect it to you static port to have a regular variometer, or to your TE probe to have a fully compensated, digital variometer with an analogue needle.

Cut-out size

57 mm

Flarm

Yes

Pilot

Club

GPS

Yes, with Flarm
Plug and play accessories

Single CAN BUS cable accessories

LX navigation uses CAN BUS interface to deliver power and data to any device connected in the loop which means pilot can setup a new add-on within minutes.

Connect a small, compact AHRS module via single CAN BUS cable to Helios CAN port on the back of the device and AHRS page will appear.
Backup & memory

Backup battery is our standard

All our devices come with backup battery in case of electrical failure with at least 3 hours of battery juice inside.

We have been able to save numerous competition flights with backup battery power and made it a standard, because we understand how important it is, to have a backup.

Navigation

To take-off location
(Flarm required)

Flarm

Radar page and Flarm warnings

Needle

Analogue

NavBoxes

2

As simple as it gets - 1 push-rotary knob

Very simple to use with the single push-rotary knob

Simple control over a complex device

User experience is superb, as you move through pages with rotary knob and select your options with push function. Each page is designed to be readable and clear to understand.

Digital and analogue combination

Analogue needle and digital screen as the ultimate combination.

Find the right vario indicator

All vario indicators offer the same functionally
Type
Era 57
Era 80
Eos 57
Eos 80
Helios
Size82 x 82 x 52 mm82 x 82 x 52 mm60 x 60 x 76 mm
82 x 82 x 52 mm60 x 60 x 63 mm
Display2.5"3.5"1.8"2.7"1.8"
BatteryUp to 3hUp to 3hUp to 3hUp to 3hUp to 3h
IGC + ENLYesYesYesYesNo
MOPOptionalOptionalOptionalOptionalOptional
AHRSOptionalOptionalOptionalOptionalOptional
BluetoothYesYesYesYesNo
WiFiYesYesNoYesNo
TP navigationYesYes
YesYesYes
APT navigation
YesYesNoYesNo
TSK navigationYesYesYesYesNo
NRST navigationYesYesNoYesNo
AirspaceYesYesYesYesOptional
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