CanopyFlasher XXL


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One CanopyFlasher XXL. One Nexus MAX.

10 LEDs.
6 RED – 4 WHITE*.

*Flash sequence: RED-RED-RED, pause, WHITE-WHITE-WHITE, pause, repeat.

» FLARM-connectable
» ON-mode
» AUTO-mode
» HAZARD-mode
» STANDBY-mode

The brightest system on the market – in all aspects – guaranteed.


CanopyFlasher XXL – canopy mounted, forward-facing flasher

TEN 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 XXL is the array of 10 extremely bright CREE LED’s emitting approximately 4000-4500 lumens, with powerful, oval- and spot-beam lenses; 4 oval beams oriented horizontally, plus 6 spot beams; 6 RED, 4 WHITE. The flash sequence is optimised for best visibility: RED-RED-RED, pause, WHITE-WHITE-WHITE, pause, repeat. 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, regardless of the background. No more compromise in LED-color!

The CanopyFlasher XXL 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 modes: AUTO, ON or HAZARD mode.

CanopyFlasher XXL is currently only suitable for canopies opening vertically. For LS1F, LS3, LS4, LS6, LS7, LS8 and LS10 gliders, please see CanopyFlasher XL.

The CanopyFlasher XXL system comes together with Nexus MAX:

Easy Connection

Nexus MAX has 3 IGC-standard RJ12 ports for plug-and-fly connection of a Flarm. Nexus can also be extended with an extra external FuselageFlasher for future expansion. 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. In case we develop more features in the future, or enhance the flashing logic, there is no need to send the Nexus back to us for service and updates: you can update the Nexus yourself using the Mini-USB port and the AeroFlash configuration/update tool on your PC.

Nexus MAX – connection box – the brain of AeroFLASH

Brilliantly smart and versatile operating modes

AUTO MODE: Connect Nexus to your Flarm to have fully automatic flash activation. When Nexus receives Flarm data, in AUTO-mode it acts as a power-saving mode and constantly calculates if, when and how to flash; of course traffic behind you cannot see the forward CanopyFlasher. Read more about the Flarm and AUTO-logic in the FAQ.

ON MODE: You control when the AeroFlash system is active with “ON-mode”. Potentially dangerous situation, or the whole flight? Switch it ON! Nexus is able to operate as a manually activated device: (always) ON-mode, with added logic to trigger more intensive flashing modes upon receiving Flarm traffic. You can easily change this AUTO/ON-mode with a switch on the instrument panel. No Flarm installed? No problem, Nexus can operate in ON-mode without Flarm, as a stand-alone device.

HAZARD MODE: When extremely hazardous conditions exist where (temporarily) maximum visibility is demanded, Nexus can quickly be entered in a continuous rapid-flashing operation. This generates the maximum available light output and increases the chances of being seen. It basically simulates a continuous Flarm level 3 (highest) warning, for a period of 5 minutes. Plus, you look very cool when you’re doing a low-pass!

Temperature protection

Nexus 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.

Red or white LEDs?

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).




Scope of Delivery

1x Nexus MAX device.
1x CanopyFlasher XXL with 3M double sided adhesive foam tape pre-applied and cable set.
1x Cable set with OFF/Auto/ON switch.
1x RJ12 – RJ12 1:1 cable 50cm – for connection Nexus-Flarm.
1x RJ12 – RJ45 1:1 cable 50cm – for connection Nexus-Flarm.
1x Micro-USB to USB-A cable, for firmware updates.
1x Patch of 3M Dual Lock adhesive tape for mounting of Nexus MAX.
1x Vinyl template for aligning the CanopyFlasher during installation.
1x OFF/Auto/ON switch marking/label.

Cable set – safe quick canopy release

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 50-100cm, depending on the glider type: suitable for every installation.

CanopFlasher XXL is currently only available for (most) gliders with vertical opening canopies.

Additional information

Dimensions 20 × 20 × 20 cm
LED quantity


LED color

6 Red, ±4000 Lumen + 4 White, ±4500 lumen, 6 Red, ±4000 Lumen + 4 Green, ±4100 lumen


± 4000LM, ± 4500LM

Overheat protection

Yes, temperature sensor, heatsinks and automatic logic

Baudrate configurable

Automatic baud rate detection

Glider type

ASK21, ASW22, ASK23, ASW24, ASH25, ASH26, ASW27, ASW28, ASG29, ASH30, ASH31, ASH32, AS33, AS34, LS1C, LS1D, EB29, Cirrus, Nimbus 4 (single), Quintus, Ventus 3M (Performance), JS1, JS3, LAK17, LAK19, Looking for DG100/200/300/400/600/800 or LS1F/3/4/6/7/8/10?


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