The DBI3 is, to our knowledge, the only balloon instrument in the world that has FAA and EASA approval. It has a metal body, one Bluetooth antenna and one GPS antenna. It also has a rotary switch that ensures safe travelling with the DBI3 totally disconnected from the battery.
Features include altimeter, variometer, and temperature indicating displays, as well as a flight timer, audio alarms, and an integral GPS showing ground track and speed. The DBI3 also has an on-board flash memory capable of storing up to 10,000 hours of recoverable flight data. The DBI3 is powered by an integral LiPo battery lasting up to 12 hours per charge; no replaceable batteries to contend with. The DBI3 is FAA/EASA approved which more or less means world wide.
COMPLETE STARTER KIT
The main colour is our dark blue, but we have also manufactured series in red and black.
When ordering the accessories, the DBI3 unit includes a special handling bag with a strap.
The DBT3 (top sensor) comes in a small bag ready to mount on the top of the balloon.
It is also possible to buy each item separatly.
The sensor DBT3 has an approved bluetooth communication operated with a unique code for each sensor. It is possible to pre-program 4 unique codes for the DBT3 in the user friendly set up program found in the DBI3.
Digitool has been active in electronic and software research and development since 1985. The DBI3 is the 3rd generation of our balloon instruments. Digitool Instruments has pilot experience in ballooning since the late seventies. Together with Digitool US we have designed and FAA/EASA approved all our instruments.
The first Digitool Balloon Instrument model 3 prototype of the DBI3, made its debut during the 2017 Albuquerque International Balloon festival. First sales during Albuquerque 2018.
More than 1.500 DBI 3 balloon instruments sold World Wide.
The concept is a sturdy but user- and ballooning-friendly, multifeatured FAA/EASA approved unit with an affordable price tag.