Flytec 6040 Ballon

The new, revolutionary Flytec 6040 for ballooners is at the moment worldwide the latest and most performing combination instrument with GPS, designed for the competitive sportsmen among the ballooners. 
Housing and technology are based on the proven 6020/6030 concepts for hang-gliders and para gliders. Due to the integrated GPS-receiver the ballooner is well informed at any time about his exact position and his speed over ground.

The most important performance characteristics are:

  • graphic display
  • new indicator for wind direction
  • wireless temperature transmission.
    Is also working perfectly well with the proven TT34  temperature transmittersn!
  • instrument software (firmware) can be updated at any time. The new firmware may be downloaded from the Flytec homepage
  • optimized battery management
    is operated with 2 banks for NiMH accumulators and is also suitable for Alkaline batteries of the AA type
  • optional Bluetooth-connection to the mobile phone for online Route-entry.


  • power supply: 4 pcs. NiMh-accumulators or 1,5 V AA Alkaline batteries
  • operating time: > 20 hours per bank, e.g. > 40 hours
  • charger:
    input – 100..240VAC 50-60 Hz 260mA
    output – 12V = 1A 12VA MAX.
  • display screen resolution: 76’800 Pixel / 320x240 Pixel (= 1/4 VGA)
  • dimensions: 178 x 95 x 40 mm
  • weight: 425 g (without clamp)
  • operating temperature: -15 °C up to +50 °C
  • including holder
  • warranty: 24 months

All technical data

Analog variometer

  • analog
    ± 8/ms, scale 0.2 m/s
  • digital
    ± 100 m/s, scale 0.1 m/s

Digital variometer

  • ±100 m/s - scale: 0.1 m/s

Vario acoustics sound opening

  • volume:
    audio volume settings
  • climb acoustic:
    tone- and interval modulated, maximum interval frequency adjustable from 3 m/s up to 11 m/s or Smart-interval, adjustable response threshold
  • sink acoustic:
    discreet sink acoustic tone and loud sink alarm, separately adjustable.


  • 3 different altimeter measuring functions
  • maximum altitude : 11'000 m - scale: 1 m

Indicator battery charge state

  • continuous monitoring of battery voltage- and indicator,

Digital speedometer

  • GPS:
    1 - 300 km/h
  • vane:
    0 - 100 km/h (Sensor optional)

lateral USB port

lateral port for speed sensor

lateral SD-card slot

User fields, freely selectable

Softkey – left and right

Information line

GPS display field

high-sensitive SIRF III GPS-receiver of the latest generation. Update rate of 1 sec., independent from preset recording rate.

Bar graph speed analog mode

Atmospheric pressure display QNH

display of active page P1 of 3

indicator for function of temperature transmitter

Connection Pitot tube / FLARM antenna

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