Naviter Oudie IGC
Note: See also the Naviter-Oudie-IGC-Bundle below. It includes the Oudie IGC, SeeYou Mobile for use in flight and SeeYou for the PC for viewing and analyzing your flight at home. You save $35 when you order them together.
The Oudie IGC is a Personal Gliding Assistant with built-in aviation grade GPS, IGC approved flight recorder, 12 hour battery, audio variometer (not Total Energy compensated) and SeeYou Mobile and ConnectMe software pre-installed. The Oudie comes ready-to-fly with airports, airspace and maps for most of the world pre-installed. A great portable system with the Oudie IGC, and glider canopy suction cup mount is shown here. The Oudie helps you navigate around a soaring task or directly to any waypoint. Landing sites that are within gliding range are highlighted in green on the moving map. The Oudie calculates wind speed and direction while circling in thermals and can display arrival altitudes at nearby airports or landing sites. The large built-in battery makes it the ultimate portable soaring flight computer to take with you in rental or club gliders. Over 5000 Oudie units have been sold around the world since it was introduced a few years ago - so it is likely you'll see several of them at your local gliderport.
Works great with external data from FLARM and Vario Units
With the release of SeeYou Mobile 6.0 the Oudie IGC is able to receive vario data and FLARM data from external devices - making it the ultimate Oudie. It works great in your glider - connected to your vario or soaring flight computer. It also works great all by itself when you fly a club or rental glider.
- Screen brightness: 900 to 950 nits (extremely bright - sunlight readable)
- Large 5" screen
- Built-in variometer (not Total Energy compensated, but it works fine as long as you keep your airspeed relatively constant)
- Built-in aviation grade GPS for stand-alone operation
- Built-in IGC approved flight recorder with ENL (engine noise level) recording capability
- Landscape and Portrait screen orientations
- mini-USB power/data connector located on the top of the unit - so a connected data cable won't stick out below the unit and get bumped and abused by your leg in flight
- Non-volatile memory - all data is retained if the battery gets low. (Most PDAs lose all their memory and must be re-setup when their battery gets low.)
- Oudie Cable Kit- It connects to the unit's mini-USB connector and includes a built-in 12V to 5V power converter and an RS-232 voltage level converter. This supplied Oudie cable can be connected directly to a FLARM or PowerFLARM unit.
- SeeYou Mobile soaring flight software is pre-installed
- Vector maps for the world are pre-installed
- Airport and Airspace files for much of the world are pre-installed. Below is a list of the included files. To select the airport and airspace files for your region, in SeeYou Mobile, go to Menu > Settings > Files.
It is also easy to generate airport and airspace files for your area using the Mobile Wizard in SeeYou on the PC. The Mobile Wizard is shown in my SeeYou Training video number 46 here.
Pre-installed Airport and Airspace files:
- The Czech Republic, Slovakia, and Poland
- New Zealand
- USA (divided into files for "USA West", "USA Central" and "USA East"
I can provide airport and airspace files for other countries or regions upon request. I charge $20 for that service.
Oudie IGC vs. the Oudie 2
The Oudie IGC has the same bright screen as the Oudie 2 and is supplied with a Lifetime License for SeeYou Mobile. The horizontal and vertical dimensions and screen size are the same on the Oudie IGC and Oudie 2. However, while the Oudie 2 is only thick enough for a battery that lasts about 2 hours, the Oudie IGC is much more thick - accommodating a battery that will run the device for over 12 hours. The larger battery makes the unit much more deep (thick) (25 mm for the Oudie IGC vs. 14 mm for the Oudie 2) and heavier (12.3 ounces for the Oudie IGC vs. 6.4 ounces for the Oudie2). The Oudie IGC also has a built-in pressure sensor which provides a precision altimeter and uncompensated (not Total Energy) variometer. Another benefit the Oudie IGC offers is an aviation grade GPS and an IGC Approved GPS flight recorder. The Oudie 2's GPS is setup for use in a car and the GPS does some smoothing to the position and path which make it a little less precise in the air. That said, many, many Oudie 2 users have found its built-in GPS to be fine for soaring. I suspect that the Oudie IGC's GPS will allow the unit to calculate wind speed and direction more precisely than the Oudie 2's GPS. The Oudie 2 and Oudie IGC are supplied with the same accessories. The Oudie 2 has been used quite often with an external battery and LXNAV Nano flight recorder. The Oudie IGC combines all those items into a single, compact device. The task that is entered into the Task screen is declared into the Oudie IGC's built-in GPS flight recorder at take-off.
Note: The Oudie IGC cannot receive data from Condor soaring flight simulator software.
Please see the Oudie Comparison Table
Photos Showing the Oudie 2 and Oudie IGC Thickness Difference
Click on the images below to view larger versions.
Does the Oudie IGC replace the Oudie 2?
Not necessarily - Customers that can power the Oudie 2 with 12V from the glider battery and receive GPS data from a soaring flight computer will be very happy with the Oudie 2. it is significantly smaller and lighter than the Oudie IGC. The Oudie IGC will be popular with customers that would have needed to use an external battery with the Oudie 2 while flying in club or rental gliders. The Oudie IGC does everything the Oudie 2 does - and more. It works great in your glider - connected to your vario or soaring flight computer. It also works great all by itself when you fly a club or rental glider.
Oudie IGC Variometer
The Oudie IGC has a built-in pressure transducer which is the precision source for the unit's variometer and altimeter. As you can see in the video below, the variometer is very sensitive. Sailplane pilots may or may not find it useful - since it cannot be connected to a Total Energy probe it is not TE compensated and will show "stick thermals" (climb when you pull back on the stick to slow down and sink when you push forward on the stick to speed-up). Sailplane pilot will find it to be a great backup variometer - the Oudie IGC's large battery assures that it will be ready if you need it. That said, many glider pilots learned to fly without TE compensated variometers. A non-TE compensated variometer works fine as long as you keep the airspeed relatively constant. When connected to an external vario, the Thermal Assistant uses the vario data from the external vario - which is great.
|Screen Size:||5" diagonal|
|Screen brightness:||900 to 950 nits (extremely bright - sunlight readable)|
|Screen Dimensions:||2.48" x 4.37" (63 mm x 111 mm)|
|Screen Resolution:||480 x 272 pixels|
|Overall Size:||135 x 86 x 25 mm (5.3 x 3.4 x 0.98 inches)|
|Weight:||12.3 ounces (0.77 pounds) (350 grams)|
|Processor: ||ARM 11, 500 MHz|
|Built-in Flash memory:||8 GB|
|Current:||200 to 220 mA (plus about 150 to 200 mA when battery is being charged)|
|Battery Duration with |
backlight at full brightness:
|about 12 hours|
|Pressure Altitude:||High-Precision |
|Flight Recorder:||Yes. Fully IGC approved for all badges and records and contests - |
to the highest level of approval available
The Oudie comes with a complete set of accessories.
- Oudie IGC unit
- SeeYou Mobile Software and maps and airspace and waypoints for most of the world pre-installed
- SeeYou Mobile Lifetime software license
The SeeYou Mobile software license includes free upgrades to the SeeYou mobile software for the life of the Oudie unit. The license key is tied to the serial number of the Oudie and can be sold with the Oudie.
- User Manual for Naviter Oudie
Actually more of a short "Getting Started" manual. A full Oudie 2 manual is available on the Naviter web site atwww.naviter.com - then go to the Products menu and select Oudie 2.
- Program Installation CD
Contains installation programs for SeeYou for PC, SeeYou Mobile and ConnectMe. Note: A license for SeeYou for PC is not included with the Oudie. If you do not already own a license for SeeYou for PC, I highly recommend buying the Naviter-Oudie2-Bundle. You save $35 when you order them together in the bundle.
- Cable, USB to mini-USB
For connecting the Oudie to a PC or 5V battery pack, This is a standard USB to mini-USB cable. If you lose it you can buy another at Radio Shack or Best Buy or Target, etc.
- Wall Charger
With 4 exchangeable plugs (for use in different countries) - supplies 5V power to the Oudie.
- Car Charger
male cigarette lighter plug to mini-USB connector, includes a 12V to 5V voltage reducer and provides 5V power to the Oudie.
- Oudie Cradle
Simple plastic cradle for use with supplied suction cup mount. The cradle works great with a RAM arm or gooseneck arms using the optional Richter-Cradle-Adapter. Extra cradles are available for $5. I have them in stock.
- Suction Cup Mount
This is designed for use on a glass window in a car. Since it has a mechanism for pulling a strong suction it may or may not be ideal for use on an expensive and flexible glider canopy. I don't recommend using similar devices in gliders because they "dimple" the canopy when in use and may cause crazing over time. I recommend using the Oudie's cradle with the Richter-Cradle-Adapter and a RAM arm or GNeck2 gooseneck or RAM suction cup mount.
- Oudie Cable Kit (see details here)
- Oudie Power/data cable
Includes: 12 V power leads, mini-USB connector for Oudie, and RJ45 connector. The RJ45 connector can be connected directly to a FLARM or PowerFLARM unit or Volkslogger. This cable will provide the 12V power to the FLARM, PowerFLARM or Volkslogger. The pins connections are to the "IGC Standard".
- Adapter, RJ45 to DB-9m
This is a configurable adapter that can be used to connect the Oudie Power/data cable to a variety of soaring instruments. Simply push the pins into the receptacles on the DB-9m connector and snap the connector into the housing.
- Adapter, RJ45 to DB-9f
This is a configurable adapter that can be used to connect the Oudie Power/data cable to a variety of soaring instruments. Simply push the pins into the receptacles on the DB-9f connector and snap the connector into the housing.
- 20 cm cable extension with RJ12 connectors and RJ45 Coupler
For connecting to LX Colibri, Colibri II Power/data cable, LX20/2000, MiniBox, RedBox
- Oudie Power/data cable
- Oudie Case - Protective case for Oudie, $25
- Richter-Cradle-Adapter - Adapter for connecting the Oudie cradle to a RAM diamond base or RAM-GN3-238 gooseneck adapter. It is used in each of the mounting kits below.
- Oudie-Mount-RAM-Arm-Std - RAM mounting arm with Oudie cradle - Favorite
- Oudie-Mount-RAM-SCM - RAM Suction Cup Mount with Oudie cradle
- Oudie-Mount-GNeck-Panel - Gooseneck mounting arm with Oudie cradle
- Oudie-Mount-GNeck-RA - Gooseneck mounting arm with right-angle mounting bracket and Oudie cradle
- Oudie-Mount-RAM-Adhesiv - RAM mounting arm with round adhesive mounting base and Oudie cradle
- Naviter Oudie Thigh Mount
Memory Expansion: microSD card, It accepts either standard or high-density (greater than 2 GB) cards . It also has 8 GB or internal memory (of which 2GB will be used by pre-installed world wide vector maps). The remaining memory can be used to store waypoint and airspace files. The Oudie looks like a USB Flash Drive when connected to a PC using a standard USB cable. Therefore, the Mobile Wizard (in SeeYou on the PC) can be used to send waypoint and airspace files directly to the Oudie memory.
With Oudie there will be no more empty batteries, lost data, re-installations and re-registrations. All the data is kept in flash memory so even if the battery goes dead all you have to do is refill the battery and everything is there. No setup, no installation, nothing. Since it comes with SeeYou Mobile and worldwide Vector Maps installed, initial setup is greatly reduced. You still need to transfer waypoint and airspace files to the device through the microSD card, or to the internal memory using a USB cable, but that is about it.
Question: Is a microSD memory card required?
Answer: The Oudie has a microSD slot, but does not include a microSD card. A customer supplied microSD card may be used to transfer flight logs from the Oudie to your PC and to transfer waypoint and airspace files from the PC to the Oudie. However, and SD card is not necessarily required because you can also transfer data by connecting the Oudie to a PC using a standard USB cable. There is plenty of memory (about 6 GB) in the Oudie which can be used for storing waypoint and airspace files and flight logs. When you connect the Oudie to the PC the Oudie looks like a USB Flash Drive. You can then use Windows File Explorer to transfer the files between the PC and Oudie. However, some pilots (especially pilots in a syndicate in which many pilots use the glider and Oudie) may want to use a microSD card to transfer flight logs home and leave the Oudie at the gliderport.
Question: Can I run WinPilot or pocket*StrePla or Glide Navigator II on the Oudie?
Answer: No. Those software products have not been upgraded to run on devices like this one.
Question: Can I run XCSoar or LX8000 on the Oudie?
Answer: Yes. However, I highly recommend SeeYou Mobile.
Manuals and Tips Documents
- Oudie IGC Manual
A full Oudie IGC manual is available on the Naviter web site at www.naviter.com - then go to the Products menu and select Oudie IGC. A link to the manual is available on the right side of the screen.
- Quick User Manual for Naviter Oudie IGC (coming soon)
- Oudie-Tips by Paul Remde
- AAT (Assigned Area Task) Tutorial for the Naviter Oudie, by Richard Frawley
- Brands Naviter/SeeYou
- Product Code: Naviter-Oudie-IGC
- Availability: In Stock