A few words on the availability of Varduino GPS:
You might have read in the news about the global shortage of electronic components currently occuring.
At the moment, the bluetooth module used in the Varduino GPS variometer is very hard to source and is causing the fabrication delay. A delivery is expected in the first half of June, which will allow for some more stock.
Before then, if people are interested in a Varduino GPS without Bluetooth connectivity, don't hesitate to send a message.
New tool for cross country planning
A new tool for the creation of waypoints files is now available in Varduino Manager, in which it is possible to directly plan your flight on a Google map. It is now possible to:
- Place/Move/Delete waypoints on a map
- Load aispace files in the openair format and use them to plan your route
- Set waypoints radius (default: 400m)
- Export the route to Oziexplorer waypoint files
The manual is available here.
Firmware and Varduino Manager updates
Varduino GPS must be updated in version 0.37. Varduino Manager must be updated in version 0.8.
Please read regarding firmware version 0.36: This version works fine but doesn't allow Varduino Manager to retrieve IGC file whilst they are present on the SD card. Version 0.37 fix the issue, together with Varduino Manager v0.8.
Please read regarding Varduino Manager v0.7 on MacOS: This version and possibly former ones can't update the Varduino GPS. Version 0.8 should fix the issue.