FlySight was designed by Bionic Avionics Inc. from the ground up for wingsuit and canopy pilots and does one truly revolutionary thing: FlySight provides real-time audible indication of glide ratio, horizontal or vertical speed.
If you've used other GPS receivers, you know the drill. When you land, you review data from the jump. If you're lucky, or if you've planned a very simple jump, you might remember what you were doing when your glide ratio maxed out. On the next jump, you try to do it again.
FlySight speeds the learning process.
When you change your body position, you instantly hear a change in the tone. Your brain easily connects this feedback with your precise body position, making it astonishingly easy to remember what worked and what didn't.
FlySight handles the dynamics of freefall exceptionally well. FlySight can be turned on a few minutes before exit, and begins providing audible feedback immediately after exit.
"I highly recommend the FlySight," says Jeff Nebelkopf, Chief Wingsuit Test Pilot for Tony Suits. "It is a great training tool and logs 5 points per second. Like any GPS there is about a 1 second lag time. Once you do a few jumps with it your glide ratio or speed should improve."
It's also proven be a great tool for canopy swoopers.
“The 5Hz sample rate, accuracy, and small size have made the FlySight an effective tool for swoop training," says competitive canopy pilot Dan Raymond. "I use it to track key performance metrics and to generate a detailed 3D view of the entire swoop.”
Note: The FlySight Audible GPS can only be heard with a pair of stereo headphones (not included).
The FlySight Viewer is a utility for debriefing individual jumps. It can produce plots of your logged jumps, including the following parameters:
- Glide ratio/dive angle
- Horizontal speed
- Vertical speed
In addition, the FlySight Viewer can display top and side views of your jump, overlay the jump on a map and even display synchronized video.
Download requires 64-bit Mac OS
Download requires Windows XP, Vista, 7 or 8
If you are looking for a more full-featured logging package, we strongly recommend Paralog.
Data from FlySight can be imported into Paralog, where it becomes part of a comprehensive logbook, including jump details, photos, video, and more.
As well as producing 2D plots from logged data, Paralog can also produce 3D jump profiles, as shown in the screenshot to the right.
For more information, or to download a free trial version of Paralog, visit the Paralog website.
PARALOG ONLINE VIEWER
The Paralog online viewer provides a quick way to analyse a single jump online. Just drag and drop your FlySight CSV file onto the orange button on the Paralog website.
Like the full-featured Paralog software, the online viewer will allow you to create 2D plots from logged data as well as 3D jump profiles.
FLYSIGHT AUDIBLE GPS FEATURES
- u-blox 7 chipset
- 10 Hz update and logging
- Real-time audible feedback
- Hot start: 1 s
- Warm start: 28 s
- Cold start: 28 s
- Position: 2.5 m (autonomous)
- 2.0 m (SBAS)
- Velocity: 0.1 m/s
- 512 MB microSD card included
- One million seconds of logged data at 5 Hz
- Data and configuration accessed via USB flash drive
- Built-in rechargeable lithium-polymer battery
- Charging time: 1.5 hours
- Operating time: 2.5 to 3.5 hours
- 3.5 mm stereo headphone jack
- Requires a pair of stereo earphones (not included)
- Width: 50 mm (2.0 inches)
- Height: 50 mm (2.0 inches)
- Depth: 15 mm (0.6 inches)
- Weight: less than 50 g
- FlySight GPS receiver
- 512 MB microSD card installed
- Mini USB data/charging cable