December 23, 2009
December 17, 2009
December 9, 2009
Ken Kopp is the proud owner of the first production SkyViews installed in an airplane. His two 7" Displays are shown here in his RV-8, along with an EFIS-D10A as an independent backup. In his words: "Received the SkyView system today. WOW! What a nice piece of engineering... I had pretty much everything ready to go based upon your documentation and the panels dropped right into place and installed in 5 minutes or so."
December 4, 2009
November 21, 2009
If you want a higher-resolution version, you can go to the YouTube Website and click the "HQ" control button.
Dynon Avionics is pleased to announce that Mendelssohn Pilot Supplies have been appointed our European Stocking Distributor.
By appointing a European Stocking Distributor, Dynon now offers first class service for its European customers. Mendelssohn carries a complete inventory of Dynon products at their Edinburgh, UK location, so that European customers can expect quick, efficient order processing, shipment and support.
Home builders, aircraft manufacturers, and avionics shops can contact them at www.gps.co.uk, or by calling at +44 131 447 7777. Mendelssohn will be selling directly to end-users, and also offer wholesale pricing for avionics dealers and aircraft manufacturers.
November 11, 2009
November 2, 2009
Jan lives in Berghem, Sweden. He currently flies a Cessna 172 but is building a Van's RV-7A.
Dan lives in Katy, Texas, and is also building a Van's RV-7A.
We don’t know what it is about RV-7 builders, except that they must know an exceptional value when they see it!
We had a lot of entries, and we thank everyone for taking the time to make your guesses. The average of all guesses was $1000 over the actual prices, which means that pilots must believe we are offering a good deal. And once everyone sees the engineering details and quality built into the SkyView products, they will get even more than they thought they purchased!
You can view the SkyView prices here.
November 1, 2009
Dynon Avionics Announces Prices for New SkyView System - Starting at $3,900
|SV-D700||SkyView 7” Display (includes main wiring harness)||$2,700|
|SV-D1000||SkyView 10” Display (includes main wiring harness)||$3,600|
|SV-ADAHRS-200||SkyView ADAHRS - First||$1,200|
|SV-ADAHRS-201||SkyView ADAHRS - Additional||$800|
|SV-EMS-220||SkyView Engine Monitoring Module||$600|
|SV-MAP-270||SkyView Navigation Mapping Software (*not yet available)||$500*|
|SV-GPS-250||SkyView GPS 5Hz Receiver Module||$200|
|SV-BAT-320||SkyView Backup Battery||$180|
October 28, 2009
...and it still boots!
Next time: Can a SkyView survive the weight of a car!? *
*Answer: no. We don't even need to try it. That was a joke.
October 7, 2009
PROGRESS SkyView has been flying in Beta aircraft for two months now, with all the hardware in place and working well. We are constantly adding software features and pilots are flying daily. They report that synthetic vision is a great enhancement.
SCHEDULE We are still on track to take orders and ship products on December 1st. It's not in the bag yet, and there are always a few incredibly difficult, impossible to solve problems to get over. But nothing out of the ordinary. :-) We have some features that won’t be available on day 1, but we’ve been reporting that all along. See our SkyView Webpage for updated information.
We will announce pricing on November 2nd, and be showing the latest version at AOPA Summit in Tampa. Stop by and say hi if you are there... we plan to show pilots who fly certified aircraft what they could buy if they went experimental or Light Sport.
GUESS THE PRICES CONTEST!!
Speaking of pricing; we thought we would offer a fun contest. Guess the list price for each of the following seven SkyView components, and if you are the closest, win one of two $250 gift certificates.
SV-D1000 10" Display $__________
SV-D700 7" Display $__________
SV-ADAHRS-200 Air Data Attitude Heading Reference Module – First $__________
SV-ADAHRS-201 Air Data Attitude Heading Reference Module – Additional (backup) $__________
SV-EMS-220 Engine Monitoring Module $__________
SV-GPS-250 GPS Receiver Module $__________
SV-BAT-320 Backup Battery $__________
Send your guesses to: email@example.com We must receive them by October 26th to be eligible.
Official Fine Print: Contest void where prohibited. Anyone we may have already told or strongly hinted (magazines, dealers, OEMs, employees) are prohibited. Prizes are two $250 gift certificates redeemable for Dynon products. Winners will be chosen at random from among those who guess the closest. The decision of Dynon is final. We are doing this for fun so we hope everyone participates for fun! No cheaters!
Questions? Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
September 17, 2009
So how does a Dynon EFIS-D10A fit into all this? Well, the "space elevator" is simulated by hovering a helicopter at a fixed point in above the ground, with a steel cable tether playing the part of the elevator. Teams then build vehicles that can move payloads up and down the simulated "elevator". In order for this to work at all, the helicopter needs to be at a fixed point in space in order to keep the cable stationary. Enter the Dynon. With it's stabilized magnetic heading readout, the Dynon first allows the pilot to stay pointed in the the direction he desires. Next, with a GPS connected, he gets a wind vector on the EFIS display, helping him figure out which direction is the best one to be pointed in (into the wind). Next, the pilot programs a waypoint into an external GPS, but uses the Dynon's superior HSI display with its large CDI and bearing pointer to hit his mark. Here's a video of that process in action:
For more detailed information on the technical challenges and how the Dynon EFIS-D10A is employed, see the Space Elevator Games site.
September 1, 2009
August 10, 2009
With Blue Mountain Avionics closing their doors, many of their customers have told us they no longer have support for their primary flight instruments. Dynon would like to help those pilots with a special upgrade offer.
For anyone who purchases a new Dynon SkyView System with a display and ADAHRS module, and ships Dynon a Blue Mountain Avionics EFIS system, Dynon will rebate $1,000. This offer will be good for six months after we start shipping the new SkyView System which is scheduled for December 1st.
More information can be found at DynonSkyView.com!
- This offer will be good for six months after we start shipping the new SkyView System.
- Customer must purchase, at a minimum, a SkyView display (either 7" or 10") and an ADAHRS Module.
- Customer must ship us the the Blue Mountain Avionics EFIS system along with a completed Rebate Form, and we will then issue a rebate check. A rebate form will be available on this page at a later date.
- Blue Mountain systems consists of a display unit and ADAHRS module, if separate.
- Only one rebate is available per customer.
- This rebate cannot be combined with any other discount or rebate.
- Rebates must be requested within 90 days of Dynon Purchase.
- The Dynon unit can be purchased directly from us or through an authorized dealer. Sales receipt required.
August 6, 2009
July 24, 2009
We've got an RV-6A:
And an RV-8 (WITH tons of left over room! I think this guy might like Dynon just a bit):
Both of these installations are of the 10" screen too!
This is a big milestone for us - we consider it the start of what we call "Alpha" testing, where we shake out the really major performance and functional bugs while we drive towards feature-completeness. Then, at a later date, we'll roll out to a slightly wider audience of handpicked friend-of-the-company with our Beta program.
See you at Oshkosh!
July 23, 2009
We now have a name for the (formerly known as) Next Generation family of Dynon products. At Airventure 2009 we'll be unveiling the Dynon SkyView!
It only took what seemed like endless sessions of forced pair voting (around the office), customer and pilot polls, and many "spirited" discussions. An interesting statistic is that once we came together on "SkyView", 11 out of 12 pilots preferred it to other leading names in blind comparison
So if you'll be in Wisconsin next week, come see the current status of the new SkyView products for yourself! We hope to see you at Oshkosh, in Building D, Booths 4053 & 4054.We have actual working hardware to give you an idea of what's coming...soon!
If you can't come see it in person, read all about it on our Website, where we have updated information including mechanical specifications. You can find the new information at www.DynonSkyView.com
Pricing is still TBD - we'll probably hold that close to the vest until we're closer to release.
July 20, 2009
Tim chose to install two of the 4" EFIS displays so that one can continuously present a primary flight display while the other offers a permanent HSI display. With the simple low-cost upgrade, each aircraft will be equipped with complete redundancy of not only its primary flight display, but also the flight data sensors (AHRS) which drive the displays. Internal backup batteries in each EFIS display will add yet another level of redundancy.
Just as important to Tim is the Dynon's capability to calculate and display wind vectors on both flight displays based on an integrated GPS signal from the avionics stack. He points out that wind vector information will be an invaluable aid to safety and situational awareness to pilots conducting off-airport landings and low-level operations.
Because law enforcement aircraft fly under rules governing "Public Aircraft", they are free of many of the restrictions imposed by the FAA on the installation of non-certified, non-TSO'd equipment in their aircraft. As a result, these public service aircraft can be equipped with the very latest glass panel technology, enhancing safety, system redundancy and mission capability all at a cost to public agencies that is just a fraction of the cost of a typical certified glass panel display.
Dale County Sheriff's department is not the first law enforcement agency in their state to select Dynon equipment. Tim reports that the Alabama State Troopers and Morgan County Sheriff's Department are also flying Dynon EFIS displays.
Visit me at our booth at the Colorado sport International Air Show and Rocky Mountain Regional Fly-in, at Rocky Mountain Metropolitan Airport (BJC), 22-23 August 2009 (http://www.cosportaviation.org/index.htm). I'll be giving a forum titled: "Glass Panels: Sexy or Practical?" Date and times for the forums are yet to be announced.
For those of you on the west side of the Rockies, I'll be in Caldwell Idaho the two days prior to that airshow, giving a presentation in the shop/hangar of Maule Mods, at Caldwell Airport about 20 miles west of Boise. Time of the presentation is 6:30-8:00pm. Contact Johan at Maule Mods to inquire about the presentation and to find out what Maule Mods is all about! (Johan Pieterse, http://www.MauleMods.com)
Kirk Kleinholz - Sales Account Manager, Dynon Avionics
July 13, 2009
Kirk Kleinholz is joining Dynon to help with our marketing efforts as Sales Account Manager. Where you'll see his impact is at many of the smaller, more regional fly-ins and events that we haven't had the ability to send anyone to before.
Kirk is a Private Pilot, CFII and Commercial, loves Maules, and isn't at all bashful about asking you for a ride in your airplane. He also sports the only haircut worth having (in my opinion):
If you have an event that you think Dynon and Kirk should consider attending, please email us at marketing at dynonavionics.com.
May 26, 2009
New! Dynon Software Improves IMC Reliability for Rock-Solid IFR Performance
ADDITIONAL AUTOPILOT CAPABILITY
VOR / Localizer Autopilot Tracking
About Dynon Avionics
May 21, 2009
Based on our existing EFIS products and technology, these two new models trade some of the advanced features in our product line to get pricing to unheard of levels for glass. So while the EFIS-D6 and EFIS-D60 don't do Autopilot, HSI, and some other things (see the full comparison chart for details), they are both a COMPLETE "six pack" of primary flight instruments (and then some)! Options such as Angle of Attack, battery backup, and the altitude encoder converter are all still available with the D6/D60. The only non-supported option is OAT.
We've worked hard to make the EFIS-D6 and EFIS-D60 incredibly easy to install and use. If you've been afraid to "go glass" because the complexity of EFIS system overwhelm you, this is the perfect entry-level product for you.
Have a vacuum pump or attitude indicator that's on its way out? Consider replacing it with a COMPLETE set of primary flight instruments for about the same as it would cost to replace just your gyro!
Upgrades are available (for just $100 more than the original price difference) if you start with the EFIS-D6 or EFIS-D60 and later decide you want the added benefit of the full EFIS-D10A or EFIS-D100 feature-set.
April 21, 2009
April 15, 2009
Credit for this
April 10, 2009
Dynon Avionics was well-represented in the Transition Proof of Concept's panel, with super-bright versions of the EFIS-D100 and EMS-D120 providing the primary flight instrumentation.
March 25, 2009
And because I squeezed out my check-ride just before heading home for the holidays, every gift was suddenly aviation-themed. The hat; the headset, and so on... of course, pictures were taken:
March 19, 2009
March 16, 2009
Capstan servos come with the bridle cable and clamp necessary to be used in aircraft with 1/8” cables. Capstan servo models are denoted with a “C” suffix (i.e., SV32C, SV42C).
Capstan servos are priced at $750 -- like all other Dynon Autopilot servos -- and can be ordered via our online store, our downloadable order form, Dynon Avionics dealers, or by calling us directly at 425-402-0433.
February 18, 2009
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