- £245 – Kobo Aura 2 + GPS/Barometer/Vario
- £255 – Kobo Clara HD + GPS/Barometer/Vario
- £60 – Build-only service (customer supplies Kobo & instrument)
How to purchase
- Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
- Despatch after 3~4 days (or next day from stock)
- UK – insured/tracked delivery is next day
- Worldwide – insured/tracked delivery av. 3~5 working days
- Payment: Bank Transfer (UK), Paypal (Worldwide)
Some more detail
Kobo Aura 2 – supported by XCSoar, but limited shop supplies of this outgoing model
Kobo Clara HD – key features of this new model (July 2018) are:
- 300 dpi HD resolution (previous model 212 dpi)
- Touch screen is more responsive
- Smaller external dimensions (but still 6″ screen estate)
- Full XCSoar support imminent; donor unit with XCSoar team
- One low impact quirk: after turning on, the first-only screen is blank, but touch where a screen option should be, and thereafter everything functions as normal.
The instrument fitted is a combined GPS/Barometer (the ‘Bluefly’), which also has a useful (mutable) audio vario. The GPS chip is a SierraWireless XA1110 which uses 3 satellite systems; GPS, GLONASS and GALELIO. The barometer provides aviation standard barometric altitude (as GPS altitude is only indicative). Over 8,500 Bluefly’s have been sold worldwide since 2013; its a brilliantly simple and reliable instrument.
Do ask if you have more detailed questions – most pilots do!
General Kobo features
- The clearest sunlight-readable device available
- Autonomous unit, with own GPS, Barometer and battery
- Run time up to 8 hours (new models)
- Tiny/supplementary power doubles this runtime
- Mutable audio vario….
- Uses XCSoar; from simple to advanced needs
- Compact – just 9mm thick and 180 grams
- Simplicity & reliability (Linux based)
- Ready to use, complete with quick-start guide
- Ongoing support/help by email
- Ready-to-use units have a year’s warranty
- See the ACCESSORIES tab for ideas for how to mount your kobo.