June 26, 2013

Dynon COM Radio Status Update

It’s been a few weeks since the June 3rd introduction of the SV-COM-C25 SkyView COM Radio, but as you may know, it’s not shipping yet. We wanted to take an opportunity to provide an update on what’s happening behind the scenes here at Dynon.

Just before the anticipated ship date of the COM radio, final testing discovered an issue that affects transmission quality in some circumstances. We are working nonstop to fully understand the issue, but the bottom line is that we’re unwilling to ship products that don’t meet our highest standards.

At this time, we don’t have a precise ship date for the COM radio. We hope it to be within the next few weeks. However, with our investigation still active we can’t say that with 100% confidence. Therefore, we will not accept additional orders for the SV-COM-C25 until we have found and fixed the root cause of this issue and have a firm release date. Customer and dealer orders received thus far will remain on file. As is always our policy, no payments will be processed until we have product ready to ship out the door.

We know that this delay will keep some of you from completing your panel as soon as you’d hoped to, and we thank you for your patience and understanding during this delay. Please know that we’re doing everything we can to ship a Dynon-quality product as soon as we possibly can.

June 3, 2013

SkyView 6.0 Released and COM and Intercom Shipping - June 2013


Woodinville, WA, June 3rd, 2013 - Dynon has released a winning trifecta of new products: a COM radio, Intercom, and SkyView firmware 6.0 with new autopilot capabilities. Products are shipping now, in time for installation before the summer flying season.
SV-COM-25CThe SV-COM-C25 COM radio is designed for integration with the SkyView glass panel, and changes the way pilots use their radio. Dedicated buttons for ATIS, ATC, TWR, and GND tune frequencies by airport and station type using data from the SkyView database.  If frequencies are dialed in by hand then SkyView will identify the airport and station type to ensure the pilot is talking to the right radio station.
Other radio features include dual watch, fully backlit and auto-dimming controls, one-touch flip-flop with remote trigger ability, transmit and receive indicators (with active/standby receive differentiation), and a stuck mic indicator with transmit time-out. The SV-COM-C25 is shipping now with a MSRP of $1,295. It comes in horizontal and vertical versions; 25 kHz spacing only; Not TSO’d.

SV-INTERCOM-2SThe SV-INTERCOM-2S two-place intercom solves the problem of having to choose between an under-featured intercom and an expensive audio panel. The SV-INTERCOM-2S has everything pilots need to connect EFIS systems, stereo music, and other audio devices in their panels. Audio inputs include two that are muted (one stereo for music), four non-muting inputs (one stereo for capable EFIS systems such as SkyView; the rest mono for radios and other avionics), dual stereo headset connections, and dual radio outputs. The SV-INTERCOM-2S can be installed in ANY experimental or light sport aircraft, even those without other Dynon products.
The SV-INTERCOM-2S is now available an MSRP of $295. Horizontal and Vertical faceplates are included, as are headset jacks. Not TSO’d.

SkyView 6.0 software release delivers a highly capable autopilot for expert pilots who fly IFR, and an alternate set of simplified controls for those who prefer VFR simplicity. For the IFR pilot, SkyView's new autopilot features include VNAV, IAS Hold, mode sequencing, fully-coupled approaches, a Flight Director with single cue (v-bars) or dual cue (crosshairs) presentation, and more. These new features complete the system by building on existing modes such as heading hold, GPS ground track hold, altitude hold, and control wheel steering.
VFR pilots can cruise in comfort – without a steep learning curve – thanks to a new alternative set of simplified autopilot controls built into SkyView. This new feature streamlines the autopilot modes to those pilots use most: HSI+ALT for following navigation sources such as GPS flight plans, and TRK+ALT for flying in the direction and at the altitude you choose. Each of these modes activates with a single button press. 6.0 also adds a new LEVEL button that can be activated from the either SkyView’s menu or an external button. SkyView 6.0 is available now as a FREE upgrade for existing SkyView customers.
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 integrating the newest technology as it develops at affordable prices for all pilots.

For more information about Dynon products please contact Dynon at 425.402.0433 or info@DynonAvionics.com. Visit Dynon Avionics on the Web at www.DynonAvionics.com.