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PowerFLARM® CORE Configurator

Current PowerFlarm Updates, Manuals

  PowerFlarm and Apple OS

Firmware update notes:


PowerFLARM: Fixed firmware update when using macOS. This fix will be active once the device is running firmware version 6.60 or higher.

Version below 6.60

Because of the method previously used by PowerFLARM-based devices to validate firmware files, only one firmware file (.fw) may be present on the USB stick or SD card. If more than one firmware file is present, the update might not work, with no error message given.

The only symptom will be that the device will continuously restart, as long as the USB stick or SD card is in the device.

Therefore, make sure that only the latest firmware file is present on the USB stick or SD card when updating to version 6.60. For future updates, this issue has been solved (see under “Fixes” above”)

When downloading/saving the firmware file on a Mac computer, because of the non-standard way in which macOS saves file metadata, a second hidden .fw file will be saved and consecutively copied to the USB stick or SD card.

 This may cause the problem described above. There are two different ways to mitigate the problem:

  1. If you are familiar with the Terminal, you can delete the improper file by using the dot_clean command, as described on the following page: goo.gl/CG9BGh
  2. If you are not familiar with the Terminal, use a PC to copy the firmware file to the USB stick or SD card


Craggy Aero has been authorized as a FLARM Service Partner for the Americas

  • Previously PowerFlarm Core units requiring testing and  Repairs were sent to Switzerland.
  • Craggy Aero can now test and repair PowerFlarm Core Units in the America and Canada
  • Powerflarm Portables will still require shipment to Switzerland.
  • PowerFlarm warranty is 1 year from the date of sale.  Craggy Aero will not be repairing PowerFlarm warranty repairs.


PowerFlarm Core Version

Powerflarm Installation

PowerFlarm Mandatory Update









PowerFlarm Portable Charger

GPS Antenna Combiners


PowerFlarm Displays LXNAV


FlarmView 57

FlarmView 2

TrafficView 57/80


Air Traffic Display






PowerFlarm  Systems


FLARM is an award-winning and affordable collision avoidance system for General Aviation, light aircraft and UAVs. Since its invention in 2004, over 25.000 FLARM systems have been installed in aircraft worldwide.

Originally developed for gliders and sailplanes to solve the inherent shortcomings of TCAS, FLARM has today expanded also into other aviation domains.

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.
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