December 5, 2011
Looking for ideas! Over the past two years the Dynon ads in Kitplanes and Sport Aviation have highlighted the experimental and LSA aircraft of our customers. The most recent ad features Stephen Christopher’s RV-7 doing what he does… flying upside down. He is local to us so the background (with artistic license) is Seattle.
I'm running out of ideas. Do you have any good ideas for nice planes and backdrops to feature? Previous backgrounds included Seattle, Florida, France, Brazil, Hawaii, Switzerland, Yosemite, Utah, and Oshkosh.
This isn’t really a contest, but if you have a nice photo of your experimental or LSA plane, along with a suggestion for a cool background, you might see your plane featured in an ad. (The location can be some place you've flown, or just wish you had flown!) If I use your idea you will get your plane in print and a really nice custom made poster to hang in your hangar.
If you have a photo and idea, email them to me at robert.hamilton(at)dynonavionics.com.
DYNON OFFERS HANDS-ON SKYVIEW TRAINING AT SEBRING
November 17, 2011
This version does not contain any new features, but does fix several important bugs. Please see the SkyView downloads release notes page for details on the improvements and fixes contained in this release.
SkyView version 3.2.2 can be downloaded from the SkyView downloads page.
October 28, 2011
September 21, 2011
August 25, 2011
Chip says "I really like the Skyview displays. They were straight-forward to install, and fun to power up, configure and watch them work. I like the feature set you guys have put in. The Trig transponder saved a
bunch of weight and panel space and the TIS info should enhance safety in crowded airspace. I can't wait to fly real cross countries with these great displays!
All of your sales and support people have been great to deal with."
You can read about Chip's build on his Blog http://cfrv9aproject.blogspot.com/
August 19, 2011
July 21, 2011
This software release solves an issue where, in rare instances, a memory chip inside the SkyView becomes corrupted. This memory corruption prevents the SkyView display from fully powering up until it is repaired at Dynon’s facility. This failure has been traced to a timing issue within SkyView boot firmware and has been resolved with this 3.1.1 update. There are no other bug fixes or features in this firmware.
This is not considered to be a safety of flight issue, as the damage that is caused by this issue only occurs to SkyView displays as they are being powered on. No in-flight failures or degradations in performance have been experienced due to this issue.
We apologize to anyone that has encountered this issue and has had to send their unit to Dynon to be repaired. As this problem affected a very small percentage of our customers, it was extraordinarily difficult to diagnose.
SkyView version 3.1.1 can be downloaded from the SkyView downloads page.
June 1, 2011
May 27, 2011
On Saturday, July 9th Dynon will hold an open-house at their Woodinville, Washington (near Seattle) production facility and headquarters. This is during the week of the Arlington Fly-In. So fly-in, enjoy camping or staying at a nearby hotel, view the multitude of airplanes at the third largest experimental aircraft event, see beautiful Western Washington, and come have bar-b-que at Dynon.
Buses will transport people from the Fly-In site to the factory and back. Local pilots can drive directly to Dynon. Reservations are required so that we have bus and/or parking spaces reserved.
The Open House will feature a factory tour to show where Dynon products are manufactured. Free bar-b-que will be available during the Open House and you will have a chance to talk to many Dynon employees. Pilots can even fly SkyView on one of two simulators, and door prizes will include $500 Dynon gift certificates, Dynon DX15 hand held radios, and a free hat to the first 50 guests who make a reservation and attend.
Please make your reservations at www.dynonavionics.com/
More information about the Arlington Fly-In is here http://www.arlingtonflyin.org.
May 16, 2011
May 10, 2011
The big new feature for this update is flight planning. You can create and manipulate flight plans with multiple waypoints right on your SkyView display. Or, use any computer-based flight planner that supports the GPX file format to create flight plans at home!
SkyView can be set up to provide turn anticipation between flight plan legs. When configured this way, SkyView starts its turn guidance in advance of a waypoint to fly a transition that doesn't overshoot the next leg.
For times that a flight plan isn't needed "direct-to" capability is still as easy to use as it has been in previous Navigation Mapping Software version.
May 3, 2011
Winners will also receive some extra goodies with their purchase, as a 'thank you' from us. They include:
Thanks for participating, everyone!
April 5, 2011
|An Active Flight Plan in SkyView|
|Actions Available While Working On Flight Plans in SkyView|
March 31, 2011
At hanger 'A' we Dynonians were working away when it hit. The sounds were incredible and it felt like the whole hanger was going to give. The hanger held and so did SkyView, our IFR demo panel equipped with the backup battery, was going strong. It was probably the only EFIS at the entire show that is still operational (even now) through the outage. It made me feel good since we spend the whole show telling people that the SkyView backup battery will keep the system going if power is lost in flight. Usually real life is the best way to prove yourself...
Even now as I write this (at 1:30), power is still out and we are waiting out the storm. I worry about those who were not protected as well in the hanger.
March 29, 2011
March 28, 2011
These 100 handheld radios are restricted to usage in the United States and are being offered to U.S. pilots through a unique auction. To participate, bidders must visit www.DynonAvionics.com/radio and place a bid. A typical retail price for equivalent radios would be about $250, but bids will be accepted starting as low as $75. Participants can only bid once, for up to two units. Shipping in the U.S. is free.
The top legitimate bids for 100 hand-helds will be accepted. The price for all of them will be the lowest bid of the top 100. Bids will be accepted between March 29th and April 27th.
If you are at Sun-n-Fun, please come see us. We have a few of these radios in the booth.
Read full details at www.DynonAvionics.com/radio
March 24, 2011
The May 2011 edition of KitPlanes has an excellent article about upgrading an aircraft from a Blue Mountain system to the SkyView system. Marc Cook documented, step by step, the steps that Stanley Peternel took to upgrade his RV-9A. This article is available for you to view and download from the KitPlanes site.
March 21, 2011
The new features include:
- Worldwide Jeppsen NavData and Obstacles.
- Large HSI display.
- A G-Meter!
- New Ethernet connection for synchronizing data uploads.
- See the release notes for a complete list.
A few things to consider:
- If you have more than one display, you should add an Ethernet connection between your displays (not absolutely required, but it will allow you to upload databases to only one display, and have it automatically synchronize to the other display.) An aircraft grade Ethernet cable can be purchased from Dynon.
- You can purchase SV-MAP-270 immediately, or try it out with a 30 flight hour free trial.
- Jeppesen NavData and Obstacle data is now available worldwide.
- Jeppesen is offering a Half-Price Deal on an annual subscription, only until May 15, 2011. Be sure to mention promotion code DY50N011.
JEPPESEN AND DYNON AVIONICS TEAM TO PROVIDE NAVIGATION DATA FOR LIGHT SPORT AND EXPERIMENTAL AIRCRAFT PILOTS, OFFER ONE-HALF OFF ANNUAL SUBSCRIPTIONS UNTIL MAY 15, 2011.
March 18, 2011
March 15, 2011
|Core Airport Information|
|Airport Runway Information|
|Airport Remarks (not available in Jeppesen data)|
March 1, 2011
February 25, 2011
|US Airports, according to SkyView|
February 24, 2011
|SkyView G-meter - Click for full size|