Happy Holidays

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We are

Closed for holidays:

22.12.2018 – 6.1.2019

We are back January 7 for visits and phone calls

We wish you very happy holidays and a goregoues new flying year!

Hans-Reinhard-Strasse 1
First floor
6048 Horw
Switzerland

+41 41 349 18 92

Open Mon/Tue/Wed 9-12

Other times by appointment

Closed for holidays:

22.12.2018 – 6.1.2019

Thanks to your feedback: Eagle 18.1.23

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We received a lot of positive feedback regarding our latest release for the Volirium P1, Eagle 18.1. Thank you for that!

We also received feedback that made us go back and improve some things and fix some bugs that had crept in. Also a big thank you for that! This has resulted to a new release: Eagle 18.1.23. The main changes are:

  • Keep airspace warnings on the screen until confirmed with the “back” button. We are working on making the return automatic, after a configurable time, or manual, including tapping on the screen.
  • Fix display position of large airspaces on the map
  • Airspace import: include TMZ and RMZ

For a complete list of the changes in this release, see the software release notes.

Happy flying!

Golden eagle (aquila chrysaetos). Original by Kretschmer and Jahrmargt, published in “Merveilles de la nature” by Baillière et fils, Paris, ca. 1878. Stock Illustration.

Eagle 18.1 brings airspace warnings to the Volirium P1

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We just released a new software version for the Volirium P1: Eagle 18.1.19. The key features are:

  • Show airspace warnings
  • Configure warnings per airspace class (off / show / warn)
  • Configure maximum warning altitude, ignore airspaces above

In addition, this release includes several improvements and bug fixes. For more information, see the the P1’s software release notes.

We are now working on automatic airspace data updates, and on fine-tuning the alerts. All with the goal of making flying around airspaces easy and fun for P1 pilots.

Golden eagle (aquila chrysaetos). Original by Kretschmer and Jahrmargt, published in “Merveilles de la nature” by Baillière et fils, Paris, ca. 1878. Stock Illustration.

Volirium P1 Reviews

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Watch Brett Hazlett’s latest eye candy and look closely: you see he flys a Volirium P1!

Brett Hazlett Volirium vario P1
Brett Hazlett with the P1 in Canada

He tested the P1 vario at the PWC in Brazil:

“I love this thing! Using a mostly language independent icon based interface I can program tasks significantly faster, with fewer errors, and easier checking. In the high intensity moments of a World Cup gaggle, when my attention is already overwhelmed, the P1 gives me reliable information, instantly, in all sunlight conditions.”

Ceck out his review on facebook

 

 

 

Flybubble Review

The UK paragliding dealer, famous for its gear tests and flying tips on youtube, wrote an article and made a video about the P1 vario:

“Given the ‘ease of use’ brief they have used in developing the P1, we expect it will help pilots focus on their environment, rather than the electronics. After all, this is what Volirium means: ‘The state of mind achieved when fully immersed in the act of flying’.

Overall the P1 currently does what it fundamentally needs to do for general recreational and XC flying

Big scores are for the screen, the Wi-Fi, the ‘no need for PC’ to get it all set up.”

read more on their website

https://flybubble.com/blog/volirium-p1-smart-vario

Video

 

Eagle 18.0.4 brings Japanese and WGS84 to the P1

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We just released a new software version for the Volirium P1: Eagle 18.0.4. This is an intermediary release, in preparation of the major map and airspace overhaul we’re working on right now. The key features are:

  • Japanese translation
  • Route distance calculation on the WGS84 ellipsoid

For more information, see the the P1’s software release notes.

Golden eagle (aquila chrysaetos). Original by Kretschmer and Jahrmargt, published in “Merveilles de la nature” by Baillière et fils, Paris, ca. 1878. Stock Illustration.

Turn your Connect 1 into a P1

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Every existing Connect 1 can be upgraded to a Volirium P1. The advantages are:

  1. Faster and more accurate positioning, thanks to the use of both GPS and GLONASS satellites
  2. More robust touch sensor (the “window” in front of the display)
  3. Improved sound volume
  4. A new color

The upgrade is currently offered by Volirium in Switzerland, by Vario-Service in Germany (for the whole EU) and by Flytec USA. We are working on getting our repair centres in Australia, Brazil and China up to speed as well. The pilot price for the update is CHF 222 in Switzerland. Check with the other repair centres for their local price.

Condor 17.2.4 brings flight log and Spanish to the P1

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We just released a new firmware version for the Volirium P1: Condor 17.2.4. The key features are:

  • Spanish translation
  • Flight log, including statistics page
  • Additionally, we improved the XC distance calculation

After installing this version, on the next start, the P1 will go through all your existing flights and add them to the flight log. This happens in the background, the vario can be used normally during this operation. You receive a notification once it’s done.

For more information, see the the P1’s software release notes.

Californian condor (gymnogyps californianus). Original by Kretschmer and Jahrmargt, published in “Merveilles de la nature” by Baillière et fils, Paris, ca. 1878. Stock Illustration.

Unveiling the Volirium P1

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We proudly announce the release of our newest vario, the Volirium P1. A smart vario that is super easy to use, has anything an ambitious intermediate pilot would want, and many features that make even top competition and record-chasing pilots very happy.

Find out more