Flytec 6030


Flytec 6030

The 6030 is the flagship of soaring instruments. It has all of the advanced flight and navigation functions of the 6020 but also adds a high-resolution display, internal pitot airspeed sensor, McCready speed-to-fly and final glide, sophisticated route setup and real-time optimization. Like the 6020, the 6030 is designed for the serious XC and competition flying yet its ergonomics and ease-of-use make it a popular choice even for entry level pilots. The 6030’s sophisticated flight recording make it very popular with aerospace parachute performance testing.


Flytec 6030

  • Integrated high sensitivity, 20 channel GPS
  • Highly responsive vario with intelligent filtering
  • Built-in pitot airspeed
  • Total energy compensation
  • User customizable audio and flight functions
  • User-friendly keypad and menu
  • Moving map
  • Automatic flight recording
  • 200 waypoints and 20 Routes (unlimited with SD card)
  • Competition route with turnpoint archived notification
  • Advanced real-time flight-path route optimization
  • McCready speed-to-fly and final glide
  • Automatic indication to the last best lift
  • Wind speed and direction
  • Simulation mode
  • Restricted airspace warning and map
  • FLARM anti-collision available
  • Bluetooth link to mobile phone available
  • Sleek, compact and rugged housing
  • Primary and back-up rechargeable batteries >30 hours battery life
  • USB port and FlyChart license included
  • Downloadable instrument options and firmware upgrades
  • Superb RF shielding



  • Large high contrast graphic LCD (2-3/8″ x 3-1/8″)
  • Resolution: 320 x 240 pixels
  • 2 flight screens: Main (navigation/vario/data) and Map
  • Main screen has 3 user-pages with up to 7 user-selectable data fields per page


  • Altimeter 1 – MSL up to 36,000 ft (11,000 m)
  • Altimeter 2 – Absolute or relative (ft or m)
  • MSL altimeter user correctable (no need to send in for calibration)
  • Resolution 3 ft/1


  • Analog display – 1600 ft/min (8 m/s)
  • Digital display – up to 20,000 ft/min (100 m/sec), increments 20 ft/min.
  • Averager – users selectable between 1 – 30 seconds
  • Thermal averager (for McCready next expected climb)
  • Nascent thermal tone user selectable threshold (can be disabled)
  • Sink alarm – user selectable threshold (can be disabled)
  • Audio:
    • 5 loudness settings
    • Adjustable vario threshold
    • Adjustable frequency
    • Adjustable pitch
    • Adjustable modulation
    • Adjustable dampening
    • Smart-Filter technology minimizes false lift indication


  • Built in pitot airspeed or optional external HG or PG sensor (mph, km/h or knots)
  • Total energy compensation
  • Digital pitot speed display 12-180 mph (19-300 km/h) w/ 1mph increments
  • Analog pitot speed scale 1254 mph (2090 km/h)
  • Ground speed
  • Wind speed (and direction)
  • Stall alarm – User selectable threshold (can be disabled)
  • Airspeed correction: 70-150%


  • High-sensitivity SIRF III GPS-receiver with omni directional helix antenna
  • Up to 200 waypoints with 20 routes, unlimited with SD card
  • Compass
  • Distance and direction to last thermal pointer
  • Wind speed and direction
  • Onebutton current position display
  • Quick mark of current position as waypoint
  • Add, edit and delete waypoints and routes from instrument keypad


  • Pointer and to next and second waypoint
  • Load up to 300 Restricted Areas (CTR)or unlimited airspaces on SD card
  • Allows easy skipping waypoints and/or insertion of new waypoint(s) in flight
  • Waypoint-achieved notification with instant record of cylinder crossing
  • Advanced Competition Route with entry/exit start cylinder and turnpoints
  • Allows cylinder, line and CESS goal finish
  • Competition Route allows for multiple start times
  • Competition Route optimization
  • Simulation mode- Flights may be simulated and features can be tested


  • 3D track log (IGC format)
  • Automatic flight start and stop detection
  • 100 flight logbook
  • Unlimited flight recording using SD card
  • Adjustable record interval
  • Flight memory data maintained if batteries are depleted or are removed

User-selectable data fields

  • Airspeed with optional sensor or calculated airspeed without
  • Ground speed
  • Wind speed (direction shown on compass rose)
  • Wind component in flight direction
  • Time of day
  • Flight time
  • Remaining time to competition start gate
  • Ground speed required for optimal start
  • Time to optimal start
  • Altitude above best glide line
  • Altitude above best glide line around WP(s) to goal
  • Altitude above waypoint (McCready speed to fly)
  • Altimeter 1 (MSL)
  • GPS altitude
  • Flight Level
  • Altimeter 2 (relative)
  • Altimeter 3 (cumulative altitude)
  • Flight level
  • Barometric pressure (hPa)
  • Digital variometer
  • Distance to destination
  • Distance to goal
  • Distance to cylinder
  • Distance to start cylinder
  • Distance to optimized waypoint
  • Distance to restricted area
  • Distance to take-off (for OLC)
  • Distance back to last thermal
  • Bearing
  • Track
  • Cross track error
  • Glide ratio to required to waypoint
  • Glide ratio through the air
  • Glide ratio to over the ground
  • Glide ratio to goal
  • Ambient temperature
  • SMS send interval
  • FlyLink

Physical Properties

  • Compact, light, rugged, ergonomic and aerodynamic housing
  • SD card slot for storage of flights, WPs and routes*
  • Operating temperature 5 to 122F (-15 to 50C)
  • Size: 6-3/4″x3-3/8″x1″ (170x88x26mm)
  • Weight: 12 oz (340 grams) without bracket
  • All ports have integral aerodynamic covers to help keep out dirt and water
  • FCC and CE approved

Power Supply

  • 2 banks of 2AA NiMH (primary and backup) user replaceable
  • Dual internal independent chargers
  • Battery life >30 hours,
  • Continual display of battery status


  • User installable firmware upgrades (PC or Mac running virtualization)
  • Optional Bluetooth module to connect to mobile phone for real-time tracking
  • Optional Bluetooth connection to devices running LK8000, XCSoar, etc.
  • Optional FLARM anti-collision module

Warranty and Approvals

  • 2 year Warranty
  • CE and FCC Approved

Additional information

Weight 1.2 lbs
Dimensions 8 × 6 × 2 in


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