December 15, 2010

Andre Andre
Robot Herder
6661 posts

Cumulus - Flight computer for glider pilots


Although I am personally no longer actively involved in the developement of Cumulus [], I think it makes a nice showcase of what Qt is able to do and has been able to do for the last decade already. Started by yours truly in the Qt 2.x days to run on the Sharp Zaurus, is has now been ported to Qt 4 and runs on the Nokia N8×0 and N900.

The goal of the application is to aid glider pilots in navigation and calculations, as well as improve flight safety by displaying nearby landable and reachable sites (based on glider characteristics and wind speeds), by warning for (upcomming) airspace violations and by interacting with the anti-collision FLARM system.

Cumulus display

Cumulus in use in the cockpit

3 replies

December 20, 2010

changsheng230 changsheng230
Lab Rat
111 posts

Cool ! The app must have been very reliable and trustable.


Chang Sheng

December 20, 2010

Lab Rat
1045 posts

Thanks for sharing this.

December 20, 2010

Milot Shala Milot Shala
Lab Rat
371 posts

Wow. Perfect! You got me thinking way back when I remember Sharp Zaurus and QTopia :)

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