Digitool Info Page

Last updated 1/18/2018

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DigitTool
Hot Air Balloon Flight Instruments

http://digitoolusa.com/digitoolusa.html


Display

  • Battery Level
  • Elapsed Time
  • Altitude
  • Vertical Speed
  • Ambient Temperature
  • Envelope Temperature
  • Ground Speed (from internal GPS)
  • Heading (from internal GPS)



The DigitTool is an FAA approved temperature monitor for hot air balloons. It is a replacement for your Ball instruments, or FlyTec instruments. The DigiTool temperature sensor mounts on the same kind of mount that the FlyTec used, so if your balloon is FlyTec ready, it is also DigiTool Ready.

The DigitTool unit has all the same readings as the FlyTec, Ambient Temperature, Envelope Temperature, Altitude, Vertical Speed. In addition to these, it also has a GPS, and it shows you speed and heading.

The really cool feature is that the temperature data can be downloaded. See below for some Google Earth screen shots with temperature displayed on the flight tracks.

ColorTemp Range
Gray 000 - 100°F
Blue 100 - 150°F
Green 150 - 200°F
Yellow 200 - 225°F
Orange 225 - 250°F
Red 250 - 275°F
White 275 - 300°F



Color represents temperature

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