Flymaster Vario SD



  • Simple Alti-Vario
  • User programmable with a connected computer
  • Menu driven system for ease of use



The Flymaster Vario SD is a simple instrument for those pilots who really don’t need to be paying for navigation functions that they are never really planning to use. As with most of the Flymaster products, the Designer software can be used on a connected computer to set up the display of the instrument exactly as you want it. With its menu system, operating the instrument is as easy as possible without having to remember various keystrokes. Less messing and more flying sounds pretty good.

Main Hardware Characteristics

Display Resolution (High Contrast Grey Scale) 320×240 pixels
Screen size (true viewing area) 76×57 mm
Battery Capacity (Lithium-Ion) 1500 mAh
Autonomy > 30 hours
Size 155x92x24 mm (Length x Width x Thickness)
Weight 176 gr
Native USB Connection Allows connection to the PC to download Flight Data
Battery Charging From wall adapter, car adapter or standard usb port
RF Interface Allows the wireless connection of several external probes, like HEART-G or TAS probe, simultaneously.
6 Axis accelerometer and magnetometer Allows 6-degrees of freedom Tilt-compensated Compass (available soon)
Firmware update by USB (upgrades are free)

Interface Features

User definable pages (each page can be draw using designer software, and include a number of elements only limited by space). 16
Configurable graphical elements (depending of the element several parameters can be set by the user ex. Size, Border, …) 5
Configurable data field elements (User can change size, border, title, Font, …) 29
Page Trigger Events (page switches automatically if a specific event occurs)
  • Entering thermal
  • Transition (leaving thermal)
  • Power up
Multi lingual interface
  • English
  • French
  • German
  • Spanish
  • Italian
  • Polish
  • Slovenian
  • Turkish
  • Portuguese

Variometer/Altimeter Features

  • Buzzer/near thermal sound.
  • Ultra sensitive Variometer with 10 readings per second and 10 cm resolution.
  • Configurable vario digital filter and integration values.
  • Fully configurable Vario Sound (frequency, increments, frequency/vertical speed relation,….).
  • 6 Sound Levels (configurable by menu, or using a key).
  • 3 independent altimeters.

Memory Features

  • >400000 (only altitude)
  • Up to 248 flights.


  • Compatible with MacOSX (1.6 and higher), Windows (vista/7/8)


Summary: Simple alti-vario that is easy to use and can be tailored exactly as you want it.

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Manufacturers Own Info

For even more information, please use these links to read the manufacturers own detailed product description.

Flymaster Website

Description Version Filename Size
Designer installer for Linux (32bit)  2.02d FlymasterDesignerInstaller32 25.0 MB
Designer installer for Linux (64bit)  2.02d FlymasterDesignerInstaller64 23.7 MB
Designer installer for MacOSX   2.02f FmDesigner.dmg 13.6 MB
Designer installer for Windows (32bit, includes SDseries drivers)   2.02f Designer32.msi 15.5 MB
Designer installer for Windows (64bit, includes SDseries drivers)   2.02f Designer64.msi 17.7 MB
Designer user manual 1.0 Flymaster Designer.pdf 478.0 KB
Designer user manual (German) 1.0 Flymaster Designer deutsch.pdf 432.2 KB
Flymaster VARIO SD manual (English) 2.0 Flymaster VARIO SD manual EN v2.pdf 2.6 MB
Flymaster VARIO SD manual (French) 3.0 Flymaster VARIO SD manual FR v3.pdf 2.4 MB
Flymaster Warranty Terms FlymasterWarrantyTerms.pdf 607.0 KB
GPSDump – Flight Logbook (MacOSX) 0.43 188.2 KB
GPSDump – Flight Logbook (Windows) 5.21 GpsDump521.exe 868.5 KB
LogFly – Flight Logbook (MacOS)  4.1.1 Logfly.dmg 12.6 MB
LogFly – Flight Logbook (Windows)  4.1.1 Logfly_Install.exe 28.5 MB
VARIO Default Layout 1.03z Vario.fml 3.5 KB
VARIO SD (II) firmware  2.02a VarioSDII.fmf 133.6 KB
VARIO SD firmware   2.02a VarioSD.fmf 132.6 KB
VarioSDII_1.07a PREVIOUS VERSION 1.07a VarioSDII_1.07a.fmf 133.6 KB
VarioSD_1.07a PREVIOUS VERSION 1.07a VarioSD_1.07a.fmf 132.6 KB


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