May 14, 2010

Version 2.0 Software for SkyView System - May 2010

Dynon Releases Version 2.0 Software for SkyView System

May 14th, 2010
Woodinville, WA, USA, May 14, 2010 – Dynon Avionics has released Version 2.0 Software for the SkyView System.
Version 2.0 includes the following major features:
  • Autopilot
  • HSI
  • Obstacles (US only)
  • More robust failure handling
  • Wind vector display
  • Other system improvements
AutopilotWhen equipped with Dynon Avionics servos, customers can add a full featured two axis autopilot to their SkyView system for just $1500 (mounting kits $25-$75 per axis).Includes heading hold, GPS ground track hold, NAV course following (when connected to a compatible NAV radio or GPS source), altitude hold, altitude change with discrete vertical speed control, emergency 180 degree turn capability, and more. 
HSI and related textual info items around it. Requires a compatible serial NAV or GPS. Includes SL30 NAV radio and NMEA/Aviation format GPS units.
More robust failure handling of the SkyView network. Should module(s) or screen(s) fail, the remaining available devices will continue working normally with no action or setup steps required. This also means that unlike in the D10/D100 series and initial SkyView firmware releases, there is no "master" screen that needs any special consideration.
Obstacles have been added to the map page (US only). Requires current obstacle database, available at the download page below..
Wind vector on the PFD screen. See the direction, magnitude, and crosswind component of the current wind, all computed in real-time by SkyView!
This release comes just a month after the recently released Version 1.5, which included:
  • Free trial of US Navigation Data
  • Display Synchronization
  • GPS Assist
  • Textual GPS data on map
Navigation Data Details: A basic moving map displaying aviation data within the United States. This data is overlaid on the look down terrain, and shows airspaces, airports, airport identifiers, and VOR's in relation to the current location of the aircraft. Because this release does not include navigation functions, it is being offered for free. A later, $500 version will include GPS navigation functions. The data in this release is sourced from the FAA. Non-US data will be sourced from Jeppesen as soon as possible.
Display Synchronization: The displays will now synchronize data, calibrations, and settings throughout the entire network. This includes altimeter settings, bugs, screen dimming, message acknowledgement, and other real-time adjustments. Also, all system settings and user-configurable data are transparently synchronized across all displays.
GPS Assist: GPS ground speed is automatically substituted for airspeed when the System detects that the airspeed indication has failed (usually because of an iced, blocked, or otherwise disconnected pitot). When this happens, the PFD annunciates that its attitude indication is in a “GPS Assist” mode. The EFIS display also shows GPS ground speed next to the failed airspeed indication to help the pilot maintain situational awareness. Most importantly, when in GPS Assist mode, the attitude provided by Dynon PFD continues to be accurate.
Textual GPS Data: GPS ground speed and GPS altitude are now shown on the moving map.
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 at affordable prices for all pilots.