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Old October 8th 12, 11:30 PM posted to rec.aviation.soaring
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Default Butterfly vario review

I've watched all the Butterfly videos I could locate. Due to reflection and glare, most do not provide visible needle to needle comparisons with associated electric varios.

Please share your flight experiences and observations. What are the obvious 'first run' bugs?



Ben


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Old October 10th 12, 05:52 PM posted to rec.aviation.soaring
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On Monday, October 8, 2012 3:30:43 PM UTC-7, (unknown) wrote:
I've watched all the Butterfly videos I could locate. Due to reflection and glare, most do not provide visible needle to needle comparisons with associated electric varios. Please share your flight experiences and observations. What are the obvious 'first run' bugs? Ben


Ben,

I have approximately 20 hours on the Butterfly Vario. I have an LX1606 next to the Butterfly. The vario mode is similar but the Butterfly has larger compensation settings. The SC mode is a little sensitive. Butterfly has agreed and are working on the issue.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1i0IVkHUnWU

The LX1606 has some reflection on the YouTube but is viewable in the cockpit.
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Old October 10th 12, 07:34 PM posted to rec.aviation.soaring
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Default Butterfly vario review

Thanks for your response Richard.

Yes the Butterfly vario display appears most readable in all 5 videos I've watched. Assuming the vario was in climb mode, the averager (green triangle) and netto air mass (blue circle) seem to show more movement than I expected but perhaps it is just me. Does the software allow pilot selection of response time for these features?

Just so I do not mistake your meaning, please expand on your statement "the Butterfly has larger compensation settings".

Is the bluetooth stick available for the vario which sends NEMA info to iGlide?

Have you flown iGlide?

Thanks.

Ben


On Wednesday October 10, 2012 12:52:03 PM UTC-4, Richard wrote:
On Monday, October 8, 2012 3:30:43 PM UTC-7, (unknown) wrote:

I've watched all the Butterfly videos I could locate. Due to reflection and glare, most do not provide visible needle to needle comparisons with associated electric varios. Please share your flight experiences and observations. What are the obvious 'first run' bugs? Ben




Ben,



I have approximately 20 hours on the Butterfly Vario. I have an LX1606 next to the Butterfly. The vario mode is similar but the Butterfly has larger compensation settings. The SC mode is a little sensitive. Butterfly has agreed and are working on the issue.



http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1i0IVkHUnWU



The LX1606 has some reflection on the YouTube but is viewable in the cockpit.



The Butterfly is the only instrument that I have seen that is as readable in the sunlight as my Craggy Aero Ultimate Le. About 4:40 minutes into the YouTube you can see a shade line travel down the instrument panel as the glider turns and on the Ultimate le and the ButterFly the line is not visible.



Richard

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Old October 10th 12, 08:50 PM posted to rec.aviation.soaring
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Default Butterfly vario review

On Wednesday, October 10, 2012 11:34:17 AM UTC-7, (unknown) wrote:
Thanks for your response Richard. Yes the Butterfly vario display appears most readable in all 5 videos I've watched. Assuming the vario was in climb mode, the averager (green triangle) and netto air mass (blue circle) seem to show more movement than I expected but perhaps it is just me. Does the software allow pilot selection of response time for these features? Just so I do not mistake your meaning, please expand on your statement "the Butterfly has larger compensation settings". Is the bluetooth stick available for the vario which sends NEMA info to iGlide? Have you flown iGlide? Thanks. Ben On Wednesday October 10, 2012 12:52:03 PM UTC-4, Richard wrote: On Monday, October 8, 2012 3:30:43 PM UTC-7, (unknown) wrote: I've watched all the Butterfly videos I could locate. Due to reflection and glare, most do not provide visible needle to needle comparisons with associated electric varios. Please share your flight experiences and observations. What are the obvious 'first run' bugs? Ben Ben, I have approximately 20 hours on the Butterfly Vario. I have an LX1606 next to the Butterfly. The vario mode is similar but the Butterfly has larger compensation settings.. The SC mode is a little sensitive. Butterfly has agreed and are working on the issue. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1i0IVkHUnWU The LX1606 has some reflection on the YouTube but is viewable in the cockpit.. The Butterfly is the only instrument that I have seen that is as readable in the sunlight as my Craggy Aero Ultimate Le. About 4:40 minutes into the YouTube you can see a shade line travel down the instrument panel as the glider turns and on the Ultimate le and the ButterFly the line is not visible. Richard www.craggyaero.com


Ben,

Yes the reponse time is settable and is higher on the Butterfly Vario. I believe the bluetooth stick is available. I probably will never use iGlide as I have not flown iGlide. I am very satisified with the Ultimate Le and SeeYou PNA.

Richard
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