Flytec Balloon 4: Software

The Flytec Balloon 4’s software is very easy to update. We recommend you sign up for our newsletter, to hear from us when a new version is available. Then follow the procedure described in the manual to do the update.

Current version: V2.00.04 (May 27, 2020)

  • Software support for backlight
  • TT34 reception: Improve reliability by using checksum
  • No more decimals in numeric vario for +/-10 m/s or +/-2000 fpm.
  • Fix error in TT34 search function that could lead to wrong IDs in the results
  • Fix error where setting altitude to GPS altitude actually set it to QNE

Previous versions

V1.07.02 (December 28, 2019)
  • In some cases, the Google Earth flight recording could not be opened in Google Earth. This is now fixed. If you have Google Earth files recorded by V1.07.01, mail them to us, we will fix them for you.
V1.07.01 (November 28, 2019)
  • Draw full compass rose ring
  • Rename sink tone to descent tone
  • Show direction to launch with small arrow in addition to current course
  • Direction to launch: “W” does never show
  • Weak TT34 reception leads to battery alert
  • Sub Up error during start-up
  • Updates must be triggered by removing batteries and plugging in charger
  • Search / Discover TT34: Reported S/N too small by 256
  • When coming back from menu, we go to flight page 1 instead of the one we left from
V1.6.06 (October 14, 2019)
  • Temperature alert maximum = internal temperature alert threshold
  • No TT34 search, ID or alarm setting while TT34 is inactive
  • Clear compass when not moving
  • Redraw compass after altitude setting or when returning from menu
  • Always starts on page 1 instead of last shown page after start
  • No flight record in western hemisphere
  • Course is blank instead of 0°
  • Timestamps are wrong in Google Earth files
V1.06.03 (October 10, 2019)
  • Improve TT34 detail information indication
  • KML: Include flown distance
  • Compass: North up
  • Info page during flight: Show launch time, not landing time
  • No charging if battery type is Alkaline
  • Improve charging messages
  • Graphic vario: Show 0 mark more clearly on the flight analysis page
  • Flight log: climb/sink for values > 10 m/s: round to whole numbers
  • Improve hysteresis for battery warnings
  • KML: Use pilot-selected units
  • The date in the KML and IGC file names was wrong.
  • IGC: underflow for negative altitudes
  • IGC sample period is 19 seconds, should be 5
  • KML: Flytec Balloon logo no longer showing
  • Direction to launch: letter “W” does not show
  • Telegram checksum error in logs, problems with inter-process communication
  • Numeric vario shows sometimes “-0.0 m/s”, make that “0.0 m/s”
V1.05.01 (June 12, 2019)

Improvement: Graphic and numeric vario are now in sync, the numeric vario shows the average vertical speed over the last second.

Bugfix: Occasionally, the altimeter and vertical speed indicator would freeze up. This is now fixed.

V1.04.01 (May 2, 2019)

First public release