Flytec 6040


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The 6040 is the flagship of ballooning instruments. Combining state-of-the-art sensor and processor technology with a highly advanced and responsive GPS enables a wide range of advanced flight and navigation functions. Flights are automatically recorded in IGC format and can be easily downloaded to a personal computer using included FlyChart or 3rd party software. Flight recordings can be used for competition scoring with out the risk of cheating and can be viewed in Google Earth.

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Flytec 6040

The 6040 features a moving map, the ability to load restricted airspace and a wind layer chart to aid in flight navigation. The SD card slot allows virtually limitless storage of flights and waypoints. Use the simulation mode to help you learn how to use the instrument on the ground perfect for those blown out days. Dual, user-replaceable, battery banks should virtually eliminate flights being cut short due to dead batteries. The 6040 is compatible with our wireless TT34 remote pyrometer increasing convenience and pilot safety.

  • Integrated high sensitivity, 20 channel GPS
  • Highly responsive vario with intelligent filtering
  • Built-in receiver for wireless envelope temperature (optional TT34 required)
  • User customizable audio and flight functions
  • User-friendly keypad and menu
  • Wind layer chart
  • Moving map
  • Automatic flight recording up to 100 flights and 145 hrs*
  • 200 waypoints and 20 Routes*
  • Simulation mode
  • Restricted airspace warning and map
  • 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 of 320 x 240 pixels
  • 3 flight screens: Main (navigation/vario/data), Wind layer chart and Map
  • Main screen has 3 user-pages with up to 7 user-selectable data fields per page
  • Wind layer chart shows wind speed and direction on automatically adjusting altitude scale (data derived form flight path)


  • 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 m
  • Altitude limit alarms


  • Analog display – 1600 ft/min (8 m/s)
  • Digital display – up to 20,000 ft/min (100 m/sec), increments 20 ft/min.
  • Descent tone – user selectable threshold (can be disabled)
  • Descent tone – user selectable threshold (can be disabled)


  • Operating temperature 5 to 122F (-15 to 50C)
  • Max continuous alarm
  • Never Exceed alarm


  • Ground speed
  • Digital pitot speed display 12-180 mph (19-300 kn/h) w/ 1mph increments
  • Analog pitot speed scale 1254 mph (2090 km/h)
  • Wind speed with optional external sensor (1-74 mph)
  • Airspeed correction: 70-150%


  • High-sensitivity SIRF III GPS-receiver with omni directional helix antenna
  • Up to 200 waypoints with 20 routes*
  • Load up to 300 Restricted Areas (CTR)
  • Compass
  • 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
  • Active route allows skipping waypoints and 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
  • Competition Route allows for multiple start times


  • 3D track log in secure IGC format Each track log point records: longitude, latitude, pressure altitude, GPS altitude, ground speed
  • Automatic flight start and stop detection
  • 100 flight logbook*
  • Adjustable record interval with up to 290 hours record time*
  • 21,000 track log points
  • Flight memory data maintained if batteries are depleted or are removed

User-selectable data fields

  • Ground speed
  • Wind speed (optional sensor required
  • Wind component in flight direction
  • Time of day
  • Flight time
  • Altimeter 1 (MSL)
  • Altimeter 1 (ft)
  • Flight Level
  • GPS altitude
  • Altimeter 2 (relative)
  • Flight level
  • Barometric pressure (inHg)
  • Barometric pressure (hPa)
  • Digital variometer
  • Distance to destination
  • Distance to cylinder
  • Distance to start cylinder
  • Distance to restricted area
  • Distance to take-off
  • Bearing
  • Track
  • Cross track error
  • Upper altitude limit (for alarm)
  • Lower altitude limit (for alarm)
  • Envelope temperature (optional temp sensor required
  • Manufacturer’s envelope never-exceed limit (for alarm)
  • Ambient temperature

Physical Properties

  • Compact, light, rugged, ergonomic and aerodynamic housing
  • Ergonomic two-color keypad with easy menu structure with two event driven soft-keys allow access to important functions without navigating through different menus
  • 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: 15 oz (425 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, 10 years in standby mode.
  • Continual display of battery status


  • Simulation mode allows flights to be simulated to facilitate learning instrument operation
  • User installable firmware upgrades (PC or Mac running virtualization)
  • Compatible with FlyChart which allows easy set-up of functions as well as download/upload of waypoints, routes and flight tracks (PC or Mac running virtualization)

Warranty and Approvals

  • 2 year Warranty
  • CE and FCC Approved
  • The instrument was examined and approved to be in compliance to these standards: ETSI EN 301 489-1 V1.6/ETSI EN 301 489-3 V1.4.1 IEC / EN 60950-1:2006: Safety Europe

Additional information

Weight 1.8 lbs
Dimensions 8 × 7 × 3 in


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