BipBip Pro


Solar-powered audio variometer

for paragliding with new design and improved features!

 

CONCENTRATED PERFORMANCE IN AN ULTRALIGHT INSTRUMENT

Equipped with the latest generation of sensors from the drone industry, BipBip PRO is a solar variometer with unrivalled reactivity. This ultralight instrument will be your flight companion with unlimited flying times thanks to a large internal battery and a high-performance solar cell. The acoustic of BipBip PRO is adjustable with a wide range of volume output. The beeps tone is balanced and soft. You will fly without stress while still being performant in thermal.
Its many customizable parameters allow it to fully adapt to your flying style. Whether you’re an avid XC pilot or a hike&fly enthusiast, this concentrated technology made in France will never leave your paragliding gear.
Always on top.

 

Retail Price BipBip Pro: 189 NZ$* 

Time-limited Special price offer 170 NZ$*

 with free shipping, 2-3 weeks delivery time approximately, with tracking number but not insured.

 Courier service (DHL) insured and tracking number is possible for 85 NZ$ extra.

 

UNMATCHED REACTIVITY

The most reactive in its class

Equipped with the latest technology from UAV (Unmanned Aerial Vehicle)  such as drones, the new pressure sensor integrated into BipBip PRO enables ultra-fast sampling (100 times per second).

 

This centimetre accurate pressure measurement is processed with a DSP (Digital Signal Processing) specially customized for the specific needs of the free flight. The result is an ultra-accurate and fast response time of altitude and vertical speed.

In its category (vario with pressure sensor only), this exclusive technology pushes the limits and makes the BipBip PRO the most responsive vario, allowing you to get the best out of every thermal.

   

 

SUNPOWER TECHNOLOGY

Unlimited flying times with solar energy

With its high-performance SunPower solar cell of an impressive 193mW of power, the BipBip PRO is fully supplied with the sun whatever the settings (volume, sink alarm, LED, etc.). The extra solar energy is stored in a large internal battery and gives you 400 hours of runtime without sun. The solar cell charges the BipBip PRO as soon as it is under the sun (on or off), its autonomy is thus unlimited.

 

This new solar cell is thinner and more rugged thanks to an extra layer of PET/EVA, protecting it against drops and scratches.

 

EXCLUSIVE ACOUSTIC

 

Loud and clear.

We made a quick benchmark on the audio volume of various mini variometers on the market and the result is impressive. A difference from 10 to more than 20dB means a volume up to 4 times louder.

 

For even more comfort, 5 volume levels are available, including a silent with a blinking LED. You will hear the BipBip PRO loud and clear whether you use it on your helmet (even full-face helmet), shoulder strap, riser, or even your cockpit. The volume can be changed in a jiffy in flight with a simple push on the button.

 

Tests performed at 1013.25hPa in initial pressure, then simulation of altitude variation at +2m/s for 10s, i.e. 0.23452hPa/s, at maximum volume.
Measurements in dBA with decibel meter UNI-T UT353.

Much more than just beeps

The BipBip PRO has a new onboard buzzer and tailor-made amplifier, especially designed to produce a loud and clear sound. This way, a wide range of volume level is available, (95dB at maximum volume), without even a dent in the run time.

 

Mini variometers are famous for having a harsh tone. In order to allow you to fly in complete serenity, we have developed exclusive acoustics that deliver sweet tones to the ear. The BipBip PRO has an onboard audio synthesizer to generate sound with envelope modulation (known as ADSR), producing intuitive and enjoyable beeps.

 

 

 

VARIO PROFILES & CUSTOMIZATION

 

Your own rhythm.

We developed a new exclusive filtering algorithm for paragliding, with an adjustable setting to choose the response time fitting you the best.

 

  • Long integration time gives a more dampened, more integrated response for a better understanding of the lift information. Good for weak Winter thermals with wide turning radius.
  • Short integration time has an almost instant response. Ideal for chopped down thermals or lee side during Spring.

 

 

A vario to fly with your own style.

Whether you are looking for uncompromising performance, or you are more interested in contemplating the sun set, we’ve got you covered. The settings available let you tune the instrument to your style with new advanced settings, as well as 2 audio profiles :

 

  • long & progressive beeps for more detailed information during the lift.
  • short beeps for clean and effective lift information.
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TAKEOFF DETECTION

Take off, the vario beeps.

Feature previously available on competition-oriented instruments, takeoff detection mutes the vario until takeoff. Thus with BipBip PRO, pre-flight check and waiting for optimal take-off conditions are distraction-free (and for your buddies too).

 

If needed, the vario can be activated on the ground simply by changing the volume. Also, takeoff detection can be disabled in the configuration menu.

WEAK LIFT DETECTOR

Don’t miss a thermal.

BipBip PRO weak lift detector is a short buzz modulation indicating a weak lift (from -30cm/s to +10cm/s), not worth turning but can give you a hint of a stronger thermal nearby.

 

On the drawing, the gray pilot doesn’t have the weak lift detector activated. The green pilot has it activated and when he reaches a weak lifting area, the buzzer helps him to find the thermal core.

ULTRA COMPACT & ULTRA LIGHT

Smaller and lighter than a matchbox.

Even more compact, robust and scratch-resistant than its predecessors, BipBip PRO is an ultralight audio vario.

 

Its featherweight of 26g will allow you to always leave it on your equipment, whether for calm morning flights, bivouac flights or long technical cross-country flights.

Its multiple settings and possible uses make it indispensable both for the beginner paraglider and for the competitor looking for a reliable vario on which he can always rely.

 

 

STATE-OF-THE-ART TECHNOLOGY MADE IN FRANCE

 

10 years of expertise and innovation.

Leader in solar paragliding instruments, Stodeus Paragliding pushes the limits again and redefines solar audio vario standards.

 

We also are very lucky to be supported by a large community of passionate pilots helping us in this innovation process, always looking for the best out there. Developed with famous French pilots, on legendary spots (Annecy, Saint Hilaire du Touvet, Gourdon, Organya), this is a guarantee of trust and quality.

 

Made in France quality.

From the very beginning of the adventure, each instrument has been designed and manufactured in France. So we can offer premium quality products. Every single product is fully assembled and quality checked in our own factory here at Grenoble, in the heart of the Alps.

 

These instruments are also designed with serviceability in mind: we offer spare parts and repair services if needed.

All Stodeus products are covered with a two-year warranty.

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BipBip PRO

The most reactive vario in its class.

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Technical specs

  • Solar-powered, 400% energy self-sufficient

  • Battery with 400h of autonomy without sun

  • Pressure sensor with 1cm resolution (100 samples per second)

  • Loud buzzer 95dB (5 levels: min, med, high, boost, silent + LED)

  • Takeoff detection (can be disabled)

  • 2 audio profiles: short or long with continuous tone

  • Adjustable integration time from 0 to 100%

  • Sink alarm (from -0,50m/s to 3,50m/s, default is off)

  • Weak lift detector range -30/+10cm/s (default is off)

  • Vario LED (green: lift, orange: weak, red: sink)

Video: 

Unboxing & how to configure your mini solar vario

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