Flymaster TAS Probe
The Tool for Accuracy
A streamlined instrument with a built in airspeed measurement probe and a high resolution temperature sensor for thermal sniffing, boosting the performance of the Flymaster instrument range.
Using airspeed, the Flymaster instruments can provide useful information for flight performance and safety, more accurately calculating wind speed and direction, and benefiting from additional features, such as Stall-alert, Speed-to-Fly, Netto Vario, etc.
The TASProbe uses a Pitot tube for determining airspeed. Consequently, it does not suffer from problems related to impeller type sensors, which rapidly loose accuracy due to dust and damage. Flymaster TASProbe connects to the Flymaster instruments using the built in wireless interface. These factors combined create a flexible robust solution.
- Air-speed measurement from 5 to 180 km/h (1 km/h resolution)
- Temperature Measurement from -20 to +70 ºC (0.1 ºC resolution)
- Maximum communication distance: 5 m
Thermal Sniffer (to follow)
Get the help you always dreamed to find thermals with the built in thermal sniffer (available soon).
The TASProbe also includes a fast (low thermic inertia) and high resolution temperature sensor, capable of detecting tiny variations in airflow temperature. By wirelessly getting the temperature data from the TASProbe, the Flymaster flight instrument can display and register the temperature during flight. By doing so, the Flymaster flight instrument can identify patterns which later can be used to evaluate the thermal potential of the area or spot thermal proximity. Combining temperature data with information from the renowned high accuracy Flymaster varios and GPS’s, the combined system can potentially detect nearby thermals, creating an unbeatable thermal hunting solution.
For paragliding it is delivered with self-orienting replaceable wind vane tail, and protection pouch.
The hang gliding version comes with a mounting accessory to attach the TAS probe securely to the hang glider frame.
|Pitot Tube Resolution||0.01 Pa|
|Temperature Sensor Resolution||0.01 ºC|
|Battery||1 AAA cell (not included)|
|Autonomy||> 60 hours|
|Size||155x92x24 mm (Length x Width x Thickness)|
|RF Interface||With FCC or ETSI conformance for unlicensed use. Allows the wireless connection to any flymaster instrument up to 10m distance|
TAS Probe Paragliding:
- Wind Vane Tail
- Protection Bag
TAS Probe Hangliding:
- Mounting Accessory
- Protection Bag
Download Flymaster TAS Probe user manual from Flymaster's website.
|Shipping Details||1-3 workdays|
|Model Status||Current model|
Flymaster TAS Probe Reviews
At first I had a problem with speed but soon worked out that you need to put a TAS data field onto your instrument screen and hey presto it works fine.
The temp sensor is very sensitive and hopefully in the next update Flymaster will make an audible option so you can hear when the temp changes indicating a thermal so you don't have to keep looking at the screen.
It doesn't come with any lines or suggestions for how to attach, so I used two lines from the centre of some para cord and attached both pieces separately so if one breaks I don't lose the probe. I suspend it from the zips on the back of my harness (close to the back of my head) this way when stood on the hill the probe is clear of the ground and in the air it dangles low enough to be in clean air.
When you compare the price to wired probes the price is good as you have wireless capability plus the extra bonus of a temp probe. Would I buy this again? Probably yes. I guess it will come into its element once an update for stall alarms etc has been added.
PS. I originally purchased a Flytec Universal Camera Bracket for an easy mount of my GoPro, which works superbly, but best of all it doubles up as a fixed mount for the Flymaster TAS Probe. This has the advantage of giving a more accurate speed, as it's not swinging back and forth, plus there's nothing to interrupt the signal as there is direct line of sight between the probe and the instrument.