Current PowerFlarm Updates, Manuals
PowerFlarm and Apple OS
Firmware update notes:
This fix will be
the device is running
Version below 6.60
of the method
used by PowerFLARM-based
devices to validate
firmware files, only one firmware file (.fw) may be present on
the USB stick or SD
card. If more than one firmware file is present, the update might
not work, with no
error message given.
The only symptom will be
that the device will continuously
restart, as long as the USB stick or SD card is in the device.
Therefore, make sure
that only the latest firmware file is present on the USB stick or
updating to version 6.60. For future updates, this issue
has been solved (see under
When downloading/saving the firmware file on a Mac computer,
because of the non-standard
way in which macOS saves file metadata, a second hidden .fw file will be
saved and consecutively copied to the USB stick or
This may cause the
problem described above. There are two different ways to mitigate
If you are familiar with the Terminal, you can delete the
improper file by using
the dot_clean command, as described on the following page:
If you are not familiar with the Terminal, use a PC to copy the
firmware file to
the USB stick or SD card
Craggy Aero has been authorized as a FLARM Service Partner for the
- Previously PowerFlarm Core units requiring testing and Repairs were sent to
- Craggy Aero can now test and repair PowerFlarm Core Units in the America
- Powerflarm Portables will still require shipment to Switzerland.
- PowerFlarm warranty is 1 year from the date of sale. Craggy Aero
will not be repairing PowerFlarm warranty repairs.
PowerFlarm Core Version
PowerFlarm Mandatory Update
PowerFlarm Portable Charger
GPS Antenna Combiners
PowerFlarm Displays LXNAV
Air Traffic Display
FLARM is an award-winning and affordable collision
avoidance system for General Aviation, light aircraft and UAVs. Since its
invention in 2004, over 25.000 FLARM systems have been installed in aircraft
Originally developed for
gliders and sailplanes to solve the inherent shortcomings of TCAS, FLARM has
today expanded also into other aviation domains.
Safety Equipment Requires Care and Maintenance
- Install and configure according to product-specific instructions.
Configure your assigned aircraft address, type, and privacy needs.
- Verify the effectiveness of the installation and configuration
after flight using the online range analyzer, then improve if
required. Repeat this annually.
- Update at least every 365 days to avoid firmware and/or obstacle
- FLARM requires good GPS reception to operate. Install the GPS antenna
with unobstructed view of the sky in all flight attitudes and at least 30
cm away from any other antenna.
- Radio range is key for early traffic warnings and depends on a good
installation of radio antennas and cables. Radio signals require
unobstructed line of sight; thus avoid conducting materials (metal,
carbon) in any direction you want FLARM to be effective. Nearby antennas,
conducting material, or cables may cause interference and/or reduce
effectiveness. Keep your antennas at least 30 cm away from any other
antenna, and without direct contact to your canopy. Do not use splitters
for FLARM radio antennas.
- Do not shorten antenna cables, and do not bend them below specified
minimal radius. Replace defective cables and antennas.
- Ensure that your FLARM display communicates correctly with the FLARM
- Use PowerFLARM for better range and radio diversity.
- Familiarize yourself prior to the flight with your device and the
technology in detail, to operate in a safe and efficient manner and know