Features

Overview

Features

Moving map

  • Terrain (mountains can be shadowed by wind or sun direction)
  • Terrain impact line (reach calculation even around mountains)
  • Topography (cities, rivers, major roads and railways)
  • Airspace
  • Airports and outlanding fields (including arrival height)
  • Turnpoints
  • Task (start, turnpoint, end sectors and lines, course line, best track line)
  • Flight trail (indicating climb/sink values or altitude)

Infoboxes

  • Altitudes (GPS, baro, ground, FL, barogram)
  • Thermals (current, netto, average, whole thermal, whole day, gain, diagrams)
  • MacCready (MC setting, MC speed)
  • Navigation (bearing, distance, arrival altitude, time to go)
  • Task (AAT min/max distance, time, delta time, OLC distance and points)
  • Weather (wind, temperature, humidity)
  • Safety (best landing options)
  • many more…

FLARM radar

  • Butterfly-like radar screen
  • Averaged climb rates for all FLARM targets
  • FlarmNet details available on a separate page
  • User defined call sign assignment (independent of FlarmNet)
  • Team mate mode

Thermal Assistant

  • Cenfis-like thermal centering aid

Analysis dialog

  • Barogram
  • Climb history
  • Thermal band
  • Polar
  • Task overview and progress
  • OLC optimization
  • Airspace/Terrain side view

Supported platforms

  • Android Smartphones and Tablets
    (min. Android 1.6)
  • Computer
    (Windows or Unix)
  • Windows CE (obsolete, will be removed soon)

Supported data files

Waypoints

  • Winpilot/Cambridge DAT files
  • Zander WPZ files
  • SeeYou CUP files
  • OziExplorer WPT files
  • GPSDump/FS WPT files (GEO and UTM)

When using SeeYou files the runway directions of the airfields are displayed on the map.

Airspace

  • OpenAir TXT files
  • Tim Newport-Pearce SUA files

In addition to the OpenAir standard the AR command is recognized as the airspace radio frequency.

Terrain and Topography

  • XCSoar XCM map files (including Terrain and Topography)
  • JPEG2000 JP2 files + J2W world file (terrain)
  • ShapeFiles (topography)

The usual format is the XCM map. Pregenerated maps can be downloaded from our website or generated specifically for your needs by our Map Generator.

Tasks

  • XCSoar TSK files
  • SeeYou CUP files

SeeYou CUP files are read-only so far but the tasks can be converted and saved to our TSK format.

FlarmNet

  • FlarmNet data.FLN file

When connected to a Flarm, XCSoar is able to show the call signs and additional data that is saved inside the FlarmNet database.

Supported devices

XCSoar supports all devices that send GPS data on a serial port or via Bluetooth.
Devices with additional abilities which are supported by XCSoar 6.8.10 are listed here:

Altair

  • Barometric Altitude
  • Task declaration

Borgelt B50

  • Vario, Airspeed, Temperature
  • MC/Bugs/Ballast to XCSoar

CAI 302

  • Barometric Altitude
  • Vario, Airspeed, Wind, ENL, QNH
  • MC/Bugs/Ballast to and from XCSoar
  • Task declaration

Condor Simulator

  • Barometric Altitude
  • Vario, Airspeed, Wind

Digifly Leonardo

  • Barometric Altitude
  • Vario, Airspeed, Wind, Temperature

EW

  • Task declaration

EW MicroRecorder

  • Barometric Altitude
  • Task declaration

FLARM

  • Barometric Altitude
  • Traffic data
  • Task declaration

Flymaster F1

  • Barometric Altitude
  • Vario

Flytec

  • Barometric Altitude
  • Vario, Airspeed, Temperature

ILEC

  • Barometric Altitude
  • Vario, Wind

IMI ERIXX

This device will be supported by XCSoar 6.2 and above

  • Barometric Altitude
  • Task declaration

LX Devices

DX50, LX5000, LX7000, Colibri, …

  • Barometric Altitude
  • Vario, Airspeed, Wind
  • MC/Bugs/Ballast to XCSoar
  • Task declaration

PosiGraph

  • Barometric Altitude
  • Task declaration
    for task declarations choose LX as device type!

Vega

  • Barometric Altitude
  • Vario, Airspeed, Temperature
  • Acceleration, Humidity
  • External switches

Volkslogger

  • Barometric Altitude
  • Task declaration

Westerboer

  • Barometric Altitude
  • Vario, Airspeed, Temperature
  • MC to and from XCSoar
  • Battery voltage

Zander

  • Barometric Altitude
  • Vario, Airspeed, Wind
  • MC to XCSoar