Which model BlueFly should I get?
The BlueFly models are designed for slightly different purposes. Which model you should get depends on:
- What device you plan to connect it to; an android phone or tablet (with or without an internal GPS), an iPhone, aWindows PC, a Kobo, or perhaps you just plan to use the Bluefly as a standalone device.
- How you plan to connect it; Bluetooth, USB-OTG, USB for desktop, or TTL-Serial.
- What app you plan to run on the device; just the BlueFlyVario app for adjusting settings, xcsoar, XCTrack, FlySkyHy, LK8000, or other apps.
- If you plan to hack the hardware on the BlueFly and experiment with adding other features or creating custom enclosures.
|Release Blog Post with Assembly Instructions||link||link||link|
|Bluetooth Output||Yes (Dual Mode RN4677 for connecting to Android via SPP or iOS via BLE)||No||No|
|USB Serial Output||Yes (On-board FTDI USB-Serial converter output over micro USB)||No||Yes (On-board FTDI USB-Serial converter output over micro USB)|
|TTL Serial Output Exposed||No||Yes (primary output for Kobo)||No|
|Included Battery||Yes (750 mAh LiPo)||No||Yes (750 mAh LiPo)|
|Included GPS||No (but can be added to U1)||Yes – XA1110||No (but can be added to U1)|
|Included Enclosure||Yes (Sky Blue Case)||No||Yes (Sky Blue Case)|
|Assembly Difficulty||Easy||Requires Soldering to Kobo||Easy|
|Included Airspeed||No (A MS4525DO differential pressure sensor can be added to the exposed I2C pins)|
|Pressure Sensor||Yes (Ultra sensitive MS5611 protected with neoprene and updated 50 times per second – provides vario and altitude data)|
|On-board Audio||Yes (Includes micro speaker with many audio settings configurable – includes configurable lift beeps, a sink alarm, and an audio buzzer)|
|Hardware Settings||See the hardware settings manual for a full description of settings for each device.|