The New SkyView - Touch, Control Panels, Version 10 - March 2014
Dynon Avionics Announces The New SkyView™ Featuring SkyView Touch™
Woodinville, WA, 3/19/2014 — Dynon Avionics today unveiled The New SkyView™ integrated avionics system. The latest edition of Dynon’s flagship product includes SkyView Touch™, two new control panels, and dozens of new features in SkyView 10.0 software. Michael Schofield, Marketing Manager at Dynon Avionics, says: “The New SkyView™ is the most intuitive and capable avionics system available. We’ve focused on creating an incredible pilot interface with SkyView Touch™ and new dedicated control panels. From the simplest LSA to the most complex IFR aircraft, there’s a SkyView for every panel.”
Touch When You Want It. Turbulence When You Don’t.
Dynon's pilot-engineers designed SkyView to have a clean and intuitive interface so pilots can focus on the flying, not the technology. With SkyView Touch™, Dynon created an interface designed to complement - not replace - the physical controls on SkyView. SkyView Touch™ adds the convenience of touch when you want it but keeps a full set of buttons and joystick knobs for precise control in turbulence. Capacitive multi-touch technology allows natural actions such as two finger pinch-to-zoom on the map. Unlike most touch-based avionics and tablets, SkyView Touch preserves SkyView’s sunlight-readable and glare-rejecting screen.
SkyView Touch™ is priced at $3995 (MSRP), only $395 above the non-touch 10” display, and will be available in April. Dynon’s commitment to supporting product platforms for years means that existing SkyView customers don’t get left behind: every existing SkyView SV-D1000 display can be upgraded to touch for only $795.
Dedicated Control Panels
Complementing SkyView displays are the new SV-KNOB-PANEL and SV-AP-PANEL Control Panels, designed to minimize workload and provide the pilot the most intuitive and direct interface. The Knob Control Panel has dedicated controls for the most-frequently adjusted items - altitude bug, altimeter setting (baro), and heading/track bug. The Autopilot Control Panel provides single button activation of all autopilot modes, including LEVEL mode and flight director. It has a built-in, two-axis speed-sensitive trim controller. Both products are backlit, dimmed by SkyView, and available in horizontal and vertical versions.
The SV-KNOB-PANEL can be added to any SkyView system for $250 (MSRP). The SV-AP-PANEL can be added to any SkyView system for $550 (MSRP). Both will ship April.
“Six-Pack” Primary Flight Instrument Display
Pilots new to glass can transition with ease utilizing SkyView’s new “six-pack” primary flight instruments. Familiar round gauge depictions bridge the classic “retro” instruments with the state-of-the-art. Pilots can switch between six-pack and the modernized EFIS display instantaneously. Six-Pack mode is included in the upcoming free SkyView 10 software update.
Dual and Large Engine Support
Customers with two engines can now equip with dual EMS modules to monitor each engine independently. Two engine modules can also be used by pilots with larger engines to monitor all of their EGTs and CHTs, eliminating the need for them to choose which cylinders to monitor. Up to 28 total EGTs and CHTs can be monitored along with all other typical engine sensors.
VFR Sectionals and IFR En-route Charts
SkyView’s map gains geo-referenced VFR sectional charts and IFR Lo/Hi charts with SkyView 10 software. In another breakthrough pricing move, ALL US charts are available through a partnership with Seattle Avionics at no price increase from the existing procedure chart subscriptions. This means that $99 will buy customers a year of IFR/VFR procedure charts (plates), VFR sectionals, IFR Lo/Hi charts, and all FAA and Flight Guide airport diagrams. All products are geo-referenced. With US digital airport/aviation/obstacle data available free from Dynon’s website, there aren’t any added hidden database costs. SkyView customers in the US can have a completely paperless cockpit for under a hundred dollars a year.
Many More New Features
The New SkyView continues to add value for all SkyView customers with its biggest free software release yet. SkyView 10 software includes:
The ability to filter the nearest airport list by runway length, surface, and airport type
ADS-B winds aloft forecasts
Audible landing gear alerts based on aircraft configuration and airspeed
Airspeed-triggered ‘gear up for water’ / ‘gear down for land’ audible alerts for amphibious aircraft
Altitude Intercept Arc shows a cyan arc projected at the place on the map that the aircraft will intercept the altitude bug based on the current climb/descent rate
Flight plans from ARINC-429 IFR GPS navigators such as the GNS and GTN series can be displayed on SkyView’s map (including holds and other procedure turns) and SkyView’s flight plan display
Vertical Speed Required info item on the map and VSI tape gives the pilot quick insight about the descent rate needed to reach an adjustable point above/before the destination
Engine instruments can now be livened up with new color options, including blue, white, violet, cyan, and orange
Founded in 2000, Dynon Avionics is the leading manufacturer of avionics for Experimental and Light Sport Aircraft. Continuing a tradition started with the introduction of their first Electronic Flight Information System “glass panel”, Dynon is committed to developing innovative and high-quality avionics that integrate the newest technology at affordable prices for all pilots.