The Borgelt B100 Flight Computer
Basically, this flight computer has the functions of more recent flight computers but without a moving map or miniaturized circuits.
First, please direct technical questions about this unit to Borgelt.
The features if this flight computer include:
The manual is in good shape.
- Final Glide calculator.
- Heightband graph (strength of thermal vs altitude: very helpful). Displays as well the McCready setting you've chosen, average climb for the current thermal & selectable average.
- Two-needle variometer (really 2 variometers) with selectable configuration: 20-sec TE or Netto ave / 20-min ave / speed to fly / total energy / netto / relative / Performance Index / Final Glide deviation -- and these can be programmed to be different for climb and cruise.
- GPS receiver and antenna.
- Vario tuning options
- Turnpoint database (user-configurable).
- Start-finish timers.
- Task position (distance, heading to turnpoint).
- Estimated wind speed and direction.
- Programmable glider performance.
- Cruise/climb switching (a single-pole switch, not included, must be installed, e.g. on the flap mechanism or manually operated).
- Configurable units (km/mi, ft/m, gal/ltr, C/F, mmHg/Bar)
- Audio output is selectable.
- Sailplane Polar: several ships are pre-loaded, and this is completely user-configurable.
- Temperature probe.
- NMEA input/output
- Camera switch. Wiring is provided, and the two-pole micro jack is still attached to this unit.
- Barograph event switch wiring.
The software is by Dave Nadler; he has provided with with the latest software update, which I can provide with the unit on a floppy, but which I did not upload while I owned it, as the plug was inaccessible in my installation. And I did not make the requisite DB-9 to RJ-47 cable (though I have the directions somewhere).
I was not the original owner of the glider in which this was installed. I have never had possession of the AC adapter.
This unit does not include the magnetic compass option.
Computer Display. The back of this fits a standard instrument hole.
Vario. This is two varios in one.
Note: you may email me with questions: johnsondanl(AT)uwstout.edu BUT I will not be able to check this reliably January 20-30.