LK8000l beállítások

LK8000 fontosab beálítások
Welcome Screen after turning on LK8000 software
Hit area around battery icon to get access to LK8000 menu.
First menu screen
Hit Config 1/3 to move to next configuration menu.
Second menu screen
Hit Setup System to open LK8000 setting configuration screens.

Map file: Download them from LKMaps website
Terrain file: Download them from LKMaps website
Waypoints: .DAT, CompeGPS, OZI Explorer and SeeYou files are supported
Airspace: Go to Worldwide Soaring Turnpoint Exchange website or local airspace managing institution/hangliding/paragliding/gliders websites
to download the file of your country.
Waypoint notes: For any waypoint, you can add additional full screen notes with long text descriptions. Go to LK8000\_Waypoints\ folder for more details.
Language: Setup LK8000 with your language

More about terrain here

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Set up Your Paraglider class/type
Save it later when You are done

Device A

Name: Flymaster F1, Compeo, Digifly, Generic for the internal GPS like Mio/PNA. Device A should provide realtime GPS data.
Look into your device user manual about NMEA output settings.
Port (Mio S401/S501):COM2
Baud (
Mio S401/S501):19200

Device B
Name: LK8EX1
Port (Mio S401/S501):COM1
Baud (
Mio S401/S501):19200

Set up Your units

Set up Your time zone
If there is altitude limit (airspace requirement or competition rule), you can set up those limits.
LK8000 will warn You if you cross altitude restriction.
Here put Your name.
We can add/edit/save/delete waypoints
It is good to use GPS time (also set up your time zone, look at screen 9 Units)

Setting up LK8000 during paragliding competition.

    Last year I went, first time in my life for local paragliding competition. It was Tater Hill Open in Boone, NC. It is more like social paragliding meeting with nice atmosphere, lot of friendly pilots and fun.
That day I took and flew first time with my project based on Mio S501 and backplane with vario and extra AA batteries. On the beggining I was a little confused how to setup task in LK8000, but finally it it much more easier than setting up task on any vario instrument or garmin gps devices. I flew also with my Garmin GPSMAP 76CSx as an backup and Flmaster B1 variometer. And after few days of short and funny tasks, guess what ??? I won competition in Fun class and LK8000 software did a GREAT JOB.
 I was feeling in the air like driving a car with good mapping software, saw all the time where I was, and have no trouble with marking task cylinders like other pilots using competition varios and garmin devices. That is way I decided to work on thet project and create all in one device. That is why I already sold my
garmin gps, because I don't need it anymore...
So back to competition task. Like always there is briefing in the morning about retrieving, weather, rules, who won last day, do and don't, etc. After that task committee is creating task for current day. It is quite confidential on the beginning. When task is ready, committee is publishing board with task rules and points (cylinders). From now everybody is programming flying devices, some people are making hard copy on piece of paper...


On the beginning we are going back to Setup system menu, and we have to provide waypoints database file.
At every competition, competition organizers should provide waypoints database. Most of the time there is somebody with laptop, cables who is taking care about this stuff.
There is no problem to add waypoints just using LK8000 software. But this is more time consuming (look at screen Setup System -> 21 Waypoint Edit)
Next got to Nav 2/3 screen and click Task Edit
On that screen we can setup task, adding waypoint after waypoint.
If you have hundreds of waypoints (turnpoints) currently in your LK8000, you can use wildcards search by name, distance, direction, etc...
So start from first point from the board published by competition organizers, and add that point to your task.
After picking every waypoint, set up waypoint parameters like sector type (most of the time is a round cylinder) and cylinder radius.  We don't have to mark center of the cylinder during the flight, we just need to mark one point inside cylinder, and everything is made by LK8000 automatically)
Adding next waypoint, LK8000 will ask if this is last (GOAL) waypoint. Pick the No and add next waypoint.
Waypoints order should match exactly what is on the board
Every time we are able to go back to the waypoint, edit attributes, remove it, move it up or down in the order.
When all waypoints are added, we can go and set up start task attributes. Go to Time gates
Here we have to set up task start time and how long start window is open.
Remember to setup correct Time zone in your area. (System setup -> screen 9 Units and screen 22 System -> use GPS time).
LK8000 has to know what is your local time to tell You when gate is open.
Gates interval are in minutes, and most of the time board shows time in hours, so be careful setting up that option.
Last thing, we have to set up start cylinder attribute. It can be
IN (exit) This gives the pilots room to fly and time to get high before starting the clock. When you exit the cylinder, your time for the task starts.If you happen to drift out of the Cylinder and started the clock before you wanted to, just fly back into the Cylinder to reset the clock. Your time will start the last time you exit the Cylinder.

You fly from launch to the Entry Cylinder and when you Enter the Cylinder, your time starts.
So now we can hit Analisys button and take a look if task distance is matching what is on the board.
Also we can use Optimise button to check how long the task is if we will fly the shortest way from cylinder to cylinder.
On that example, because I am really far away from first waypoint (sitting at home, and Tater Hill mountain is like 6 hours drive) estimated task time is huge.
We can take a look how task looks on the map
(I have no topology maps loaded for that region)
On this picture (another task).
When cylinders are big, flying optimized (shortest way) and see all the time where we are right now, gives us huge advantage over other pilots.

Ok, task is prepared, we are ready and waiting for launch.
We can start as lunch is open and weather let us stay high.
There will be countdown sound and alarm when gate opens.

Very nice feature of LK8000 software is live airspace analysis.
Sometimes there are limits, lot of no fly zones, restricted airspaces, and ceiling limit.

During the fly LK8000 warn pilot about predicted/entering restricted zone.

Clicking analysis we can tak a close look into that from side view.

Also ( Setup system -> Alarms) you can set up altitude limits and LK8000 will warn You about those limits during fly.

2 Route Optimization for PG/HG

By turning route optimization ON, LK8000 will calculate the optimal entry point of task cylinders.

There are three ways to access the Optimization settings:

  1. System setup 23 Para/Hang Gliders specials - Will save the setting to the profile
  2. Nav 3/3 -> Time Gates button - To turn optimization ON/OFF during flight
  3. Custom key (configurable) -  To turn optimization ON/OFF during flight

To disable the optimization, turn Optimzed route OFF, and refer to the next chapter (Assigned Area Tasks (AAT) for PG/HG) for details.

The optimized point is marked with the "center of gravity" symbol: () and its name is differentiated from other names by an exclamation mark followed by the turnpoint name, e.g. !Bisbino or !BISB in the screenshot below:

Arrival altitudes and similar calculations use the terrain elevation at the optimized point. In the example above the center of the cylinder, located on a mountain top is not within reach, but the optimized point is still accessible over the lake. The arrival altitude of +806 m is relative to this point over the lake. If the turnpoint is outside the terrain map, or no terrain file is configured, the turnpoint elevation will be used for arrival altitudes etc.


To enable AAT type tasks for PG/HG, opt of routes must first be turned OFF. To create an AAT task, enter Nav 2/3 -> Task Edit, add the first TP, and select AAT = ON, see below:

To change the planned distance inside the assigned area sectors or cylinders, enter the Task Calculator. The calculator is available from Task Overview ("Calc" button), and Nav 1/3 -> Task Calc. Use the "Set range" value to change the task distance.

Please note: If you do not want route optimization, or want to be guided towards the center of the cylinder, use a "Set range" value of 0%.



LK8000 is always automatically logging flight statistics for you, even if the track log is not enabled (also known as logger).

Each time that a landing status is detected, three files are created or updated automatically inside the _Logger folder:

  • LOGBOOK.LST , the list of all flights, viewable also from LK
  • LOGBOOK.TXT , the details of each flight, viewable also from LK
  • LOGBOOK.CSV , the details of each flight in spreadsheet-ready format, viewable from PC

You can access the logbook from Menu Info 2/2, near Notepad.

Select the LogBook, and you find

LogBook List  (LOGBOOK.LST)

The pilot has all the flights listed here, similar to other instruments logbooks.

Each page is showing several flights, in short format, from the first to the last in chronological order.

This is normally what pilots want as information for their printed logbook.

You get: date and time of logbook entry, aircraft register, pilot name.

Takeoff and landing times, both in local and UTC format,

with takeoff and landing locations, which are deducted from your waypoints.

LK is trying to guess if you took off or landed on an airfield which is existing in your loaded waypoints by examining your position which must be very closed to one of them.

In case of SIM mode, or after a REPLAY mode, a "SIMULATION" field is also added at the beginning.

The LOGBOOK.LST can be reset by user request in LK, using reset button in Logbook menu.


LogBook Details  (LOGBOOK.TXT)

This is a much more verbose and detailed list of flights. Each flight has its own page. As in the list, they are entered chronologically.

The last one is at the bottom (you can easily reach it by clicking on the  back ( < ) arrow while scrolling.

This file is reporting:

Pilot name, aircraft rego, aircraft type, takeoff and landing time (local and UTC) and location.

Duration of flight (from takeoff to landing).

Start of free flight (local time) and QNH altitude

Towing duration, and released altitude (QFE altitude)

OLC covered distances: classic and FAI triangle

Max height gained, max altitude reached, and odometer for the whole flight.

The LOGBOOK.TXT can be reset by user request in LK, using reset button in Logbook menu.


This file is in a special "comma-separated values" format (CVS) that can be read with no problems by all of the existing spreadsheets programs, on all platforms, since years.

If you edit it with a text editor it will look strange:

But if you load it in a spreadsheet, for example in Excel, it will be perfect for making summaries, data analysis, and you will be able to sort by any of its fields, calculate total times etc.

This file is permanent, and can only be removed, deleted, changed manually by the user externally from LK.

LK will not reset this file even if you reset the Flight Book.


From the Logbook menu, choose the reset button. You are asked for a confirmation:

If you confirm, the LogBook List and the LogBook Details files will be reset.


Start of Free Flight


The start of free flight detection is accomplished by using an euristhic approach examining various flight parameters during the takeoff phase.


It is also considering and detecting automatically a winch launch. However, of course it is impossible to be 100% sure of its accuracy.


For this reason it is possible to reset, if needed, the start of freeflight using a customkey or (in 3.0B) a menu button.


Motor gliders need to reset the freeflight detection, almost certainly, because there is no noise detection to understand if a motor is running.


  • A flight is added to the logbook when the landing status is detected.


  • It is also added on program exit, if the aircraft is still flying, but in this case the landing time and location will appear as "???".
  • On PNA/PPC versions, Logbook is kept only in FLY mode. It will not be created or updated in SIM mode.
  • On PC version Logbook is made also in SIM mode.
  • A Takeoff must be detected, in any case, in order to "start" a flight that can be "closed" with a landing.
  • Remember that the LANDING event is detected automatically about 45 seconds after real landing.




Your LK remembers all the thermals youhave been circling in during the current flight.

Well, most of them! Only those where you actually climbed, not those were you did not gain any altitude.

And a maximum of 100 thermals per day, which should be far more than enough.

You don't need to configure anything for this feature, being automatic.

Before you ask: these thermals are NOT saved to any file. They will not survive for the next LK run.

Old thermals appear on the moving map with a special icon and a name, which is built using the local time you entered the thermal.

In the picture above, there is a TH1540  , a virtual turnpoint which is the thermal you have been climbing in at 15:40 today.

That's the position where you actually started climbing in that thermal, at a certain altitude.

As you know, the powerful multitargets let you select the last thermal . Click on T> on the left upper corner on the screen until you get to the L> multitarget, the Last thermal.

Now you are pointing to the thermal you met at 15:40 today, and if you zoom a bit you will see its diameter drawn as a circle around the estimated center. The circle has a radius of 100m for gliders, and much smaller for paragliders.

Now change to infopage 3.3 , by clicking shortly in the center of the bottom bar until you get to 3.1, and then click on the right or on the left of the map to flip to 3.3 (you can also swipe to do that, like on a smartphone).

This is the Thermal History page! It can of course be disabled in configuration menu.

Click on Configure Info Pages

And then select 3.3 THERMAL to disable it, or to enable it back.

You move on the 3.3 page just like you do on all infopages. Click up to move up the selection, click on the lower part of the screen, UP the bottombar, to bring it down. The "cursor selection" will rotate.

You can advance to next pages, by swiping down or up, if there are more pages available.

THR 1/1 is telling us that we are on page 1 of 1 available, so we cannot go further. All the thermals are listed on this screen.

Now do a long click in center of the page, count 1 second and release. You get the selected thermal details:

Details are telling us:

We entered the thermal at 15:45 local time.

We started climbing at 650m ground, up to 1542m

The average lift value was 2.2 ms, positive of course

The Teamcode for this position is "Lima Hotel Romeo".

If you report this position to another pilot, he can insert it and have the M> multitarget driving him to the same position.

Now you can SELECT it, if you want to fly to this thermal.

And you are immediately brought to the map page, with the L> multitarget updated for this thermal.

The L> will not be changed until you enter a new thermal (which will replace this one) or you select another one.

The 3.3 page can be sorted for thermal time, last thermal is the first in the list.

Or by distance, direction, Average lift, and arrival altitude.

Simply click on the THR  , Distance, Direction, Avg, AltArr text on the top of the map to change sorting order.

Notice that the currently SELECTED thermal is marked on the list with a leading  >   (  >TH1530 )

The waypoint selection list will also show all thermals, as ordinary turnpoints.

Notice that if you been climbing in a thermal near by a known waypoint, like in this example

When you select the thermal for page 3.3 you will also get in the title window the name of the nearest waypoint to the thermal.



  • The 3.3 page is listing red and italic all thermals that are currently unreachable.
  • The thermal position is assigned using the aircraft position just after started thermalling, and its altitude. Thus you will be pointed exactly to the place you were (right or wrong) just before you started climbing.
  • When selecting multitarget L> in map mode, a circle will appear around the center of the selected thermal, at high zoom levels.
  • The circle will not appear at low zoom levels, being not enough visible on a small screen.
  • The circle is drawn around the thermal center, while the multipoint L> target is slightly different because it is indicating the point you have actually entered the thermal, and its altitude.
  • Thus on the moving map you will see both the entering point, and the thermal center, giving you an exact idea of how you started thermalling there, and were you ended up to.

Some thermals are added for the simulator, appearing of course also in 3.3.  SIMULATOR mode only!
The closest thermal is .. real for the SIM, meaning that going to that thermal will show real sink and lift!



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