Flytec 3040 Ballon

FLYTEC flight instruments are accepted and valued worldwide as precision-flight instruments, due to their reliability and quality. For the 3040 combination instrument for ballooners the FLYTEC developer team has joined these characteristics to the latest technology.  Safety for balloon ride can be significantly increased by wireless measurement of the balloon fabric temperature. (Certifications in Europe and in the USA have positioned the 3040 as the leading balloon instrument worldwide). Some features which have contributed to the high popularity of the 3040 are:

  • user friendly operating
  • wireless transmission of balloon fabric temperature
  • real-time clock and stop-watch
  • precise, ergonomic and reliable
  •  light-weight and compact housing


  • dimensions: 170 x 90 x 50 mm
  • weight: 180 g (incl. batteries, without clamp)
  • power supply: 2 x 9V Alkaline batteries or 9V NiMh-accumulators
  • operating time: approx. 50 hrs per each Alkaline battery
  • operating temperature: -15 °C up to +45 °C
  • storage temperature: -30 °C up to +70 °C
  • warranty: 24 months

Технические данные

Analog variometer

  • display range:
    ± 10 m/s (2’000 ft/min.)
  • scale: 
    20 cm/s over the entire scale range

Digital variometer

  • display range:
    ± 10 m/s (2’000 ft/min.)
  • scale: 
    10 cm/s (200 ft/min)

Vario acoustics

  • sink tone / sink alarm with adjustable actuation threshold between -0,2 m/s and -10 m/s.
  • sink tone with deeper sound frequency
  • two audio volume settings, can be switched-on or off.


  • Altitude in meters: 
    absolute altitude in meter units up to 8’100m 
    zero balance within pressure variations which depend on weather conditions
  • Altitud in feet:
    absolute altitude in feet up to 24'000 ft. 
    zero balance within pressure variations which depend on weather conditions
  • QNH hPa:
    atmospheric air pressure correction in hPa setting range: 950 – 1060 hPa
  • display:
    1m (5ft) numerals-LCD, 5 digits

lateral port for speed sensor

Balloon fabric temperature

  • ENV TEMP: 
    with adjustable temperature alarm
  • display: 
    numerals-LCD in Centigrade or Fahrenheit
  • measuring range: 
    20 °C up to 155 °C or corresponding values in Fahrenheit
  • automatic transmission-code recognition and manual input of code for TT34 is possible

Main switch Batt. 1 / Batt. 2

temperature receiver – on / off

Move your mouse pointer over the instrument image to see its various functions and display indicators in a tooltip.