A simple, cost-effective CanopyFlasher system. No Flarm interface. No Bluetooth.
One CanopyFlasher. One PowerBox.
SLOW- and FAST-Flash Mode
Stand alone, but very smart. We call it LITE.
Stand-alone, canopy mounted forward-facing flasher
Six extremely bright red CREE™ LEDs built into an elegant, low profile Space Grey (Nextel like) enclosure, mounted in the front of the canopy. CanopyFlasher is made from a high strength, UV resistant ABS based polymer. Out of sight for you, but not for others:
The heart of the CanopyFlasher is the array of 6 extremely bright CREE LED’s emitting approximately 4000-4500 lumens, with powerful, oval lenses; two beams orientated vertically, and 4 beams orientated horizontally. This makes the Flasher well visible at distances of even up to 3500m, ±30 degrees above and below- and up to ±45 degrees left and right of the nose.
Safe to install
The CanopyFlasher system incorporated many safety features, like heat sinks, a temperature sensor to prevent overheat conditions and two status LED’s for indication of the operating mode and warnings.
CanopyFlasher LITE is suitable for almost every glider, with canopies opening vertically.
PowerBox is fully stand-alone. It powers the CanopyFlasher and provides flash sequencing logic. This PowerBox PRO is not connectable to Flarm and does not have Bluetooth features. It’s a simple, cost-effective solution for those who do not need all the “luxury” features.
PowerBox continuously monitors the temperature of the CanopyFlasher system. If an overheat situation is present, it automatically shuts down the system to prevent damage to the system and to your expensive canopy. After a short cooling the system will restart automatically if conditions permit. Don’t worry, the system generally doesn’t get very warm in flight, but in summer conditions on ground without air flow your glider is well protected.
SLOW and FAST Flash Timings
PowerBox can be manually (switchable) selected in a SLOW-Flash or FAST-Flash mode. SLOW-Flash features 3 100 ms flashes, followed by a 1750 ms pause, and FAST-Flash pauses 750 ms, which creates a more rapid pattern. Comparable with Nexus logic, SLOW is similar to ON-mode, and FAST is similar to a Flarm medium-warning timing. Up to you to decide when to use slow or fast, keeping in mind power consumption versus visibility. Included with the device is a cable set with OFF/SLOW/FAST switch with label/marking.
A neat removable screw-terminal system allows a quick connection of the power wires, and easy removal when needed. No need for soldering; everything is plug-and-fly.
PowerBox is super compact and lightweight: it measures 50 x 63 x 31mm (including mounting flanges) and weighs only 100 grams.
Due to PowerBox’s smart technology, power consumption is very reasonable and should not be an obstacle to installing AeroFlash.
Red or white LEDs? Your choice…
Let’s explain the pros and cons:
+ Better visibility of a white glider against a grey/white background. This is the most dangerous situation. Red clearly stands out.
+ Red means danger.
– Slightly less brightness than white LEDs.
+ Slightly better brightness compared to red LEDs.
+ Better visibility against a brown/green background.
– Reduced visibility of a white glider against a grey/white background (in clouds, haziness, snowy terrain, etc).
We recommend RED. This gives the best result in the most dangerous situations, where it would be very difficult to be seen otherwise.
Scope of delivery. Cable set shown is a generic “vertical opening canopy” style cable set.
CanopyFlasher designed for your specific glider. Cable set shown is a typical “vertical opening canopy” style cable set, standard length 100cm.
PowerBox with DB9 connector.
100cm PowerBox cable set with OFF/ON switch and pre-attached power connector.
AeroFlash PowerBox includes an ACL OFF/SLOW/FAST (or OFF/LOW/HIGH – reverse side) switch with label/marking
DB9 – DB9 extension cable (1 meter).
Scope of Delivery
1x PowerBox device.
1x CanopyFlasher with 3M double sided adhesive foam tape pre-applied and cable set.
1x 100cm DB9-DB9 extension cable (if required for your glider).
1x PowerBox cable set with OFF/SLOW/FAST (or reverse side: OFF/LOW/HIGH) switch with marking/label.
1x 3M Dual Lock adhesive tape for mounting of PowerBox.
1x Vinyl template for aligning the CanopyFlasher during installation.
Simply connect it to your power supply.
Canopy opening directions – different cable harnesses
Vertical opening – universal
Vertically opening canopies need an easy to attach, but most importantly, easy to DETACH connector. When jettisoning the canopy in case of an emergency, our connectors are designed to easily separate.
The AeroFLASH installation consists of commonly seen male and female DB9 (D SUB 9) type connectors for the data cables (status LEDs and temperature sensor), and for the power supply of the CanopyFlasher. It is sturdy, easy to attach, separate (locking screws removed), and highly suited for the currents.
The Flasher cable length is 60-100cm, suitable for every installation. Included as well is a 100cm extension cable (if required for certain gliders).
CanopyFlasher with DB9 connector.
Easy connect, solderless screw-terminal system.