Below you will find all currently valid manuals and other documents relating to Classic FLARM and PowerFLARM devices manufactured by FLARM Technology in Switzerland. For FLARM devices and displays manufactured by other manufacturers, please contact the manufacturer for the latest manuals.
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 database expiration.
- 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 device.
- 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 the limitations.
PowerFLARM Core has an Installation Manual and PowerFLARM Portable has a shared Installation and Operating Manual.
The model number for your Classic FLARM can be identified from the serial number. The first two characters (the letter “F” and a number) is the model number of your device. E.g. if your serial number is F61234, the model number is F6.
If you cannot identify the serial number, the table below will help you by looking at the front and back of the device.
- Installation Manual F6/F7/F8/F9 EN
- Installation Manual F4/F5, Version 5.00 EN
- Quick Checklist, Version 5.00 EN
Other Manuals & Documents
- Obstacle database update instructions
- Search and Rescue (SAR) – FLARM as an additional tool when searching for missing aircraft
- FTD-011 FLARM Logo Usage and Branding Guidelines
- FTD-014 FLARM Configuration Specification
- FTD-041 Application Note FLARM Antenna Installation
The FLARM Data Port Specification (FTD-012) is available for free to all developers. Please contact us to receive a personal copy.