MIPFly One

MIPFly One is a flight instrument born from the combined love of flight and electronics. It was designed with openess and expandability in mind, as one instrument for a large range of pilots.

The main platform of the variometer runs Linux so that further development on the device to be facile. This feature also enable us or anyone else who wants to contribute or to modify his/hers instrument to easily add new features. FULL SIZE USB ports adds a lot of hardware expandability possibility to the device, preflight or inflight, without the need to use a fragile microusb port.

The 4.4" screen readability of the device is incredible. Literary we spared no expenses on this part of the instrument. No compromise. You can keep the instrument with the sun directly reflecting into your eyes and still be able to read from it. Also the refresh rate of the screen is pretty good at 20 fps together with a wide range of working temperatures.

The sensor system on the device consists of two separate sub modules. One is the GPS system comprising of a high precision Ublox M8N receiver commonly used on drones because of it's performances together with a high sensitivity patch antenna. The second sub module is the real time pressure and sensor fusion system responsible for the vertical speed measurement, filtering and approximation by sensor fusion.

Hardware

  • Alwinner A20 dualcore microprocessor running at ~1GHz/core.
  • Ublox M8N GPS receiver with ceramic patch antenna.
  • High prescission pressure sensor + accelerometer, gyroscope and magnetometer for instant vario function.
  • Integrated Bluetooth module is standard package
  • Possibility to upgrade to bluetooth and WIFI options true internal USB port.
  • External full size USB for IO expansion and data synchronisation on any USB memory stick.
  • The device can also act as a charger even when the variometer is turned off.
  • 6800 mAh battery for extended flight times.
  • 240x320 monochrome LCD with high framerate and extremely good sunlight readability.
  • Screen diagonal size is 4.4", 89.6 × 67.2mm (true viewing area)

To see more features of MipFly check the software page.

VarioQt

VarioQt is the backbone application for the MipFly vario. It is written in C++ with the help of the QT framework and, most importantly, it will be released under an open source license upon the official product launch.

Current development is done using the feedback provided by the pilots flying the demo units and by the pilots who already bought the limited edition development kits.

General interface features

  • User definable pages
  • Configurable graphical elements (size, position, zoom level etc.)
  • Multi lingual interface
  • Customizable audio alerts
  • Black on white or white on black user interface
  • UNDER DEVELOPMENT - Grandpa style (simple mode, big widgets) user interface for easy usage by casual pilots

Variometer/Altimeter features

  • Dual high precision pressure sensor interlaced reading for high precision and high rate of response to vertical speed
  • Selectable instant vario function using accelerometer
  • Configurable vario digital filter and integration values for analog and digital (average) vario
  • Fully configurable Vario Sound (frequency, increments, frequency/vertical speed relation,...)
  • Square wave or sine wave tone
  • Multiple independent altimeters (QNH, GPS, AGL, difference from takeoff etc.)
  • Worldwide altitude data for AGL calculation

Maps & 3D Airspace

  • Detailed maps representing woods, settlements + names and water surfaces for better orientation
  • Two levels of zoom for graphical maps
  • Compatible with Open Air format (copy required airspace to SD and select it from the menu)
  • Graphical representation of the airspace map and name of violated airspace
  • Configurable warning distances for vertical and horizontal airspace distance
  • List containing near and violated airspaces (AGL defined airspaces are considered violated based only on horizontal positioning)

Cross country features

  • Extremely precise and prompt wind algorithm (no spiraling required)
  • Intuitive and large wind direction indication
  • Distance and direction to last thermal
  • Intuitive thermal graph for centering aid
  • Distance and angle from takeoff
  • Glide ratio indicator

Memory Features

  • 3D flight logger IGC format
  • Practically more memory for flights that anyone can use in a lifetime

Task navigation

  • Intuitive and easy to use task interface
  • Task optimisation and waypoint data aproximation algorithm
  • Waypoint navigation for freeflight
  • Easy waypoint importing in GPSDump format

Under development

  • FAI triangle assistant
  • Many other features that we or our users will consider as a nice addition

Downloads

Deploy files are not used anymore since the update can be automatically done from the VarioQt menu. A snapshot of the latest release will be available here soon in the case a manual update is required. To install the deployment package, unzip the archive and copy the included files to the mipfly SD root.

Latest MipFly SO image can be downloaded here: MipFlyNext

The latest release of VarioQT can be found here: update.zip

Maps

To install the maps on your device follow the next steps:

  • Download the .mbtile file containing the desired map
  • Copy that .mbtile file to the maps folder on the root of the MipFly SD card
  • Remember to always select the desired map from the menu or switch to auto
  • Done!

News

Update report -- 01.04.2019

VarioQt version 1.13 is online.
It contains:
  • bug fixes for wind algorithm
  • improvement for task arrival height to take into account daily average sink values
  • task arrival height is now represented in respect to AGL (as specified in the wp description), not MSL
  • possibility to activate raw logging so that we can better debug the flight later on
  • while on ground the task plot can now be centered to tp1 to better visualize the entire task
  • bug fixes for task optimization
  • auto turnoff after landing
Planned for next release:
  • XCTrack task import for easy synchronization on different devices
  • imperial units for task widgets
  • change task optimization form ESS to Goal

Are you ready? -- 15.02.2019

Are you ready?

Final Steps -- 08.01.2019

We are going through the final steps in the launch process of MipFly One. Today we finished the Terms and Conditions section of our website as required by Visa and Mastercard so that we could accept online payments. Now we have to wait for the approval process to be completed. We wanted to share this with you in order to avoid questions related to the missing webshop section at the moment, even if we claim shipping conditions in our terms and condition page. We thank you for your understanding and patience. Team Mipfly

Final Samples -- 23.07.2018

The final samples for the enclosures are here and they look amasing. The rubbery finish really makes the difference. Production underway!

Main server online -- 10.06.2018

We just finished the migration of the development server (older next.mipfly.com subdomain) to the official mipfly.com domain. All future MipFly services, including livetrack, live weather, METAR/TAF, cloud fly and others will be served from here.

First injection molded samples -- 04.05.2018

Last week we received the first injection molded samples for the MipFly case. Because we only had to test how all the pieces are coming together we only got random color cases (easier to setup the machine). Beside some small issues related to injection parameters and a wrong place ejector pin everything seems extremely good. Picture below!

MipFly connectivity demo -- 16.03.2018

This week we managed to get a stable interface between MipFly and any other Android device. Connection is done through USB using the universally supported ADB protocol.

The most important thing about this type of interface is that it doesn't require neither Bluetooth support nor USB master, two things that are missing many times from Android eInk devices.

Another important feature is the fact that beside the data provided to the Android (GPS and pressure data) MipFly will also provide power. In the test setup you can see on the following video we got an autonomy of 10h.

MipFly sunlight readability demo -- 26.02.2018

This weekend we managed to take a few shots with the MipFly screen in direct sunlight. Please check the results here.

We are getting near -- 08.02.2018

Today we finished the design of the moldable model of the MipFly case. We are one step closer to he launch of our product. Soon the machining of the mold will start.

Happy new year and lots of nice flights -- 09.01.2018

Together with the first flight of a MipFly in the year of 2018 we are wishing you a happy new year filled with nice flights and no incidents.
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Multiple language support -- 09.11.2017

Since our development kits are now spread far and wide we decided to start working on supporting multiple languages. The first languages we will support beside English are French, German, Italian and Romanian. We expect about 1 week of work for the first language and then about 2 days for each additional language we will support.

We are online -- 09.10.2017

Well... Not much to say. Today is our first online debut. More content and news are about to get here as soon as possible.

Contact

mihai@mipfly.com

MipFly is own by SC TechSwarm SRL and is located at:
Molidului 25 , Oradea
Bihor - 410142, Romania

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MipFly is own by SC TechSwarm SRL and is located at:
Molidului 25 , Oradea
Bihor - 410142, Romania

By accessing this website we assume you accept these terms and conditions in full. Do not continue to use MipFly's website if you do not accept all of the terms and conditions stated on this page.

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SC TechSwarm SRL ("we" and "us") is the operator of (https://mipfly.com) ("Website"). By placing an order through this Website you will be agreeing to the terms below. These are provided to ensure both parties are aware of and agree upon this arrangement to mutually protect and set expectations on our service.

1. General

Subject to stock availability. We try to maintain accurate stock counts on our website but from time-to-time there may be a stock discrepancy and we will not be able to fulfill all your items at time of purchase. In this instance, we will contact you about whether you would prefer to await restocking of the backordered item or if you would prefer for us to process a refund.

2. Shipping Costs

Shipping costs are calculated during checkout based on weight, dimensions and destination of the items in the order. Payment for shipping will be collected with the purchase. This price will be the final price for shipping cost to the customer.

3. Returns

3.1 Return Due To Change Of Mind

MipFly will happily accept returns due to change of mind as long as a request to return is received by us within 15 days of receipt of item and are returned to us in original packaging, unused and in resellable condition. Return shipping will be paid at the customers expense and will be required to arrange their own shipping. Once returns are received and accepted, refunds will be processed to store credit for a future purchase. We will notify you once this has been completed through email. (MipFly) will refund the value of the goods returned but will NOT refund the value of any shipping paid.

3.2 Warranty Returns

MipFly will happily honor any valid warranty claims, provided a claim is submitted within 2 years of receipt of items. Customers will be required to pre-pay the return shipping, however we will reimburse you upon successful warranty claim. Upon return receipt of items for warranty claim, you can expect MipFly to process your warranty claim within 7 days. Once warranty claim is confirmed, you will receive the choice of: (a) unit is repaired and sent to you (b) refund to your payment method (c) a refund in store credit (d) a replacement item sent to you (if stock is available)

4. Delivery Terms

4.1 Transit Time Domestically

In general, domestic shipments are in transit for 2 - 7 days for normal shipping and up to 48 hours for express shipping.

4.2 Transit time Internationally

Generally, orders shipped internationally are in transit for 4 - 22 days. This varies greatly depending on the courier you have selected. We are able to offer a more specific estimate when you are choosing your courier at checkout.

4.3 Dispatch Time

Orders are usually dispatched within 2 business days of payment of order Our warehouse operates on Monday - Friday during standard business hours, except on national holidays at which time the warehouse will be closed. In these instances, we take steps to ensure shipment delays will be kept to a minimum.

4.4 Change Of Delivery Address

For change of delivery address requests, we are able to change the address at any time before the order has been dispatched.

4.5 P.O. Box Shipping

MipFly will ship to P.O. box addresses using postal services only. We are unable to offer couriers services to these locations.

4.6 Military Address Shipping

We are able to ship to military addresses using USPS. We are unable to offer this service using courier services.

4.7 Items Out Of Stock

If an item is out of stock, we will wait for the item to be available before dispatching your order. Existing items in the order will be reserved while we await this item.

4.8 Delivery Time Exceeded

If delivery time has exceeded the forecasted time, please contact us so that we can conduct an investigation.

5. Tracking Notifications

Upon dispatch, customers will receive a tracking link from which they will be able to follow the progress of their shipment based on the latest updates made available by the shipping provider.

6. Parcels Damaged In Transit

If you find a parcel is damaged in-transit, if possible, please reject the parcel from the courier and get in touch with our customer service. If the parcel has been delivered without you being present, please contact customer service with next steps.

7. Duties & Taxes

7.1 Sales Tax

Sales tax has already been applied to the price of the goods as displayed on the website.

7.2 Import Duties & Taxes

Import duties and taxes for international shipments may be liable to be paid upon arrival in destination country. This varies by country, and MipFly encourage you to be aware of these potential costs before placing an order with us. If you refuse to to pay duties and taxes upon arrival at your destination country, the goods will be returned to MipFly at the customers expense, and the customer will receive a refund for the value of goods paid, minus the cost of the return shipping. The cost of the initial shipping will not be refunded.

8. Cancellations

If you change your mind before you have received your order, we are able to accept cancellations at any time before the order has been dispatched. If an order has already been dispatched, please refer to our refund policy.

9. Insurance

Parcels are insured for loss and damage up to the value as stated by the courier.

9.1 Process for parcel damaged in-transit

We will process a refund or replacement as soon as the courier has completed their investigation into the claim.

9.2 Process for parcel lost in-transit

We will process a refund or replacement as soon as the courier has conducted an investigation and deemed the parcel lost.

10. Customer service

For all customer service enquiries, please email us at mihai@mipfly.com any queries regarding any of our terms, please contact us.

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