DashWare paragliding gauges

Dashware

DashWare is free and easy to use software that allows you to add highly-customizable telemetry overlays to your flight videos. Read more about and download Dashware on their official site: http://www.dashware.net/

You can use data from your GPS/vario tracklog together with my gauges as overlay to your video’s. The gauges, although some of them they might look like quite advanced (as the HUD) , have simplified functionality due to the supported gauge design functionality. But feel free to experiment with it and change the gauges to your liking.

The gauges are scalable to any size you prefer. The gauges can be downloaded for free, but I’d appreciate if you would refer to this site in your video or description.

Below you will find five different (sets of) gauges:

  1. derived from the B737 Primary Flight Display
  2. based on next gen Head Up Displays (HUD)
  3. based on an analog variometer
  4. based on the IQ Alto Vario
  5. a light avionics strip.

B737 Primary Flight Display avionics


The gauges are not really minimalistic but may enhance you video, or part of it, with the ‘B737 Primary Flight Display’ avionics derived style tapes. You might also want to use the gauges for flight analysis purposes or in presentations.

There are 4 gauges you may want to download (use right mouse button and select “Save target as…“):

The Central Vertical Speed Indicator is a simplification of the Attitude Indicator, showing only the climb/sink rate.

Airspeed
Altitude & Vertical Speed
Attitude Indicator c.q. VSI
Heading

Head Up Display


The HUD overlay consists of just one gauge.

To download (use right mouse button and select “Save target as…“):

HUD

When applying the HUD gauge, align the horizontal heading indicator (the line with the numbers 260, 270 and 280) with the horizon. This will result in partly hiding the lower compass (approx one third), as shown in the video clip above.

As stated before, the functionality of this gauge is limited. Values presented are airspeed (tape on the left and GS) , altitude (tape on the right), lift/sink (4 circles left of the altitude tape, the attitude/VSI indicator at the centre and VS), heading (compass and HDG/CRS) and distance from the start (DIST).

Analog variometer

The variometer overlay consists of just one gauge. You may want to scale it down and add other standard gauges supplied by Dashware, like airspeed and altitude.

To download (use right mouse button and select “Save target as…”):

Variometer gauge

Vario

The meter can be scaled to any size in the video.

The IQ Alto Vario


The variometer overlay consists of just one gauge.

To download (use right mouse button and select “Save target as…”):

IQ Alto Vario gauge

IQ Alto Vario

The light avionics strip


The variometer overlay consists of just one gauge.

To download (use right mouse button and select “Save target as…”):

Paragliding light avionics strip

More gauges

An other website where you can find fantastic paragliding gauges is http://sofakroken.net/dashware-gauges/