Blade — your expert co-pilot
The Naviter Blade presents all relevant information on a full colour moving map, with airspeed and total energy compensation (TEC). Made for discerning hang glider pilots who desire all of the functionality required to win competitions and enjoy safe cross-country flights always on hand.
- Exceptionally accurate total energy compensated vario for the quickest climb rate
- Measured airspeed indicator with speed to fly
- Very loud speaker
- Individually configurable colour moving map
- Touchscreen optimized for use with gloves
- Incredibly slim and aerodynamic housing
- Integrated Flarm/FANET+ module
- Preloaded worldwide maps and airspace is easy to use works right out of the box
- colour screen which remains easy to read even in bright sunlight
- Helps you find lift with the thermal assistant
- Everything you need to win competitions
Blade keeps you flying - for longer, further and faster...
The Blade Difference
As most experienced pilots will testify, the cost of using a "cheap" flight instrument is the loss of many flying hours, miles flown and tasks won. The sooner you start flying with an instrument that truly assists you in making the right decisions, the better and longer your flights will become.
- Teaching piloting excellence – let Blade be your expert co-pilot
- Saves time – on and off the hill
- Works when you need it – long autonomy, robust and best in class reliability
- Exceptional customer support – we move mountains to keep you flying!
All of which combines to enable better, more skilful piloting, higher performance and the greatest chance of achieving your flight plan, however ambitious a goal you set for yourself.
The complete Package
Every good pilot knows the value of having the right flight plan, the right navigation instrument and the insights gained from reviewing a flight.
When used in combination with SeeYou software, developed for the gliding and free flight community over nearly 20 years, the Blade is the complete package offering:
- Pre-flight planning
- In-flight navigation
- Post-flight analysis
The choice of champions
Blade has been developed in cooperation with some of the best hang glider pilots worldwide, including Alex Ploner, Tom Weissenberger, Matjaz Klemencic, France Peternelj and others!
When will you join them?
- Total Energy Compensated (TEC) vario
- Airspeed sensor
- Sunlight readable colour LCD
- Gloves friendly touchscreen
- Slim and Aerodynamic
- Thermal assistant
- Wind assistant
- Ready to fly - no setup
- 12-hour autonomy (battery life)
- XC Tasks created on moving map terrain with touch
- Internet connection through Oudie Live for flight uploading
- XC and FAI Triangles
- 3D Airspace assistant
- Immediate flight uploads and goal declaration
- Easy and free software updates
Also see the Related products section.
Speed bar mounts
- Weight: 150 grams
- Dimensions: 25 x 16 x 5 cm
International wall charger
Wall charger featuring interchangeable plugs for UK (type G), Europe (type c), North America (type A/B) and Australia (type I).
- Weight: approx 0.2 kg
- Dimensions: approx 11.5 x 7.5 x 6 cm
|Size||435 x 105 x 20 mm|
|Airspeed||Yes, measured by sensor|
|Vario||Yes, Total Energy compensated vario|
|Pressure altitude||Yes, high precision|
|Loudspeaker||Yes, loud enough at 100 km/h|
|Battery autonomy||> 12 h|
|Time to fully charge||max. 6 h|
|Flight storage||Practically unlimited|
|Operating temperature||-15°c to +50°c|
|Display||Sunlight readable 5″ TFT LcD|
|Touchscreen||Yes, optized for use with gloves|
|Built-in GPS||Yes, aviation grade|
|External Flash||Yes, Micro SDHc|
|Airspace data||Yes, preinstalled|
|3D Airspace warning||Yes|
|Final glide calculator||Yes|
|Max. Altitude warning||Yes|
|FAI Triangle optimization||Yes|
|Race to Goal||Yes, automatic navigation|
|Task route optimization||Yes, automatic|
|Assigned Area Tasks||Yes|
Built on the proven Oudie platform
Blade runs the same software as the proven and tested Oudie models from Naviter. It adds hang-gliding specific sensors built into an aerodynamic pod.
‘Blade is the answer to all of my flying needs. Whether I use it for a planned XC flight or an exciting competition task, it is my helpful friend who always shows me the right data to succeed in my goal of the day. I was often able to fly the optimum route because I saw the situation better with the data provided from the Blade.’ - Matjaz Klemencic, Red Bull Athlete
"... thanks for having built such a beautiful instrument for the hang gliding community" - Alex Ploner, multiple World and European Hang Gliding Champion
‘I have been so impressed with everything to do with Naviter: The Oudie is head and shoulders the best instrument for XC and comps, the after sales support is faultless and they are the nicest people to deal with... perfect! Anyone serious about flying paragliders should have one of these.’ - Guy Anderson, top XC & compeition pilot
|Shipping Details||1-3 workdays|
|Model Status||Current model|