The new Flytec

The Flytec Balloon 4 is our newest ballooning vario. Our goal was to develop a vario for you that is so easy to use, you won’t need a manual to operate it. The Flytec Balloon was developed from the ground up, exclusively for ballooning, and we are proud to say that this is the most balloon-specific vario we have ever built.

Main characteristics

  • Very easy to use
  • Robust and reliable
  • Very good sunlight readability
  • Optional back-light (Night Glow edition)
  • High precision for position and pressure measurement
  • Long battery life of about 35 hours with a full charge, batteries can be recharged


  • Altitude (in m, ft, FL)
  • QNH
  • Climb / sink rate: graphic, numeric, configurable audio for both directions (in m/s and fpm)
  • Ground speed (“GPS speed”, in km/h and mph)
  • Course, on compass and in degree
  • Distance / direction to launch (distance in km and miles)
  • Envelope temperature from Flytec Balloon TT34 (in °C and °F)
  • Flight recording in Google Earth format, with key maximum / minimum values, and in IGC format
  • Rechargeable batteries (can be substituted with regular AA batteries if you forgot to charge)

Also good to know

  • One button press to adjust QNH
  • Built-in display protection, easy to replace by a repair center
  • Keyboard easy to replace by a repair center
  • Casing: improved from 6040, robust and nearly indestructible
  • Built-in safety lanyard
  • The positioning system (“GPS”) uses four different satellite systems for an unprecedented accuracy: GPS, Glonass, Galileo and BeiDou
  • Flight memory for over 10’000 hours, accessible directly via USB (comes up as a drive, no additional software required)
  • Easy software updates with built-in actualizer program (runs on Mac and Windows)
  • Battery charging through USB, any phone charger will work
  • 2 years warranty on production defects
  • Our world-wide network of repair centers will still take care of your Flytec Balloon 4 once warranty has expired, or for cases not covered by warranty
  • In case of defects, all components can be replaced

Package content

  • Flytec Balloon 4
  • 4x Battery Eneloop Pro 2500 mAh NiMh rechargeable
  • Fast global wall charger (EU / UK / US / AU)
  • Mounting clip with velcro attachment strap
  • Fabric bag
  • USB to Micro-USB cable
  • Quickstart guide

More information

Find out about the newest software release, or take a look at the user manual.