One year ago we announced the first completely portable backup EFIS, the Dynon D1 Pocket Panel. One flight with the D1 and you'll agree with Stephen Pope in October 2012's issue of Flying Magazine: "The D1, I've decided, is perhaps the perfect emergency backup flight display." Whether you regularly fly your own aircraft, rent aircraft, or ferry them, if they are equipped with the latest in avionics or not, we think the D1 should be in your flight bag.
This year at AOPA Expo we introduce our second Pocket Panel, the D2. Like the D1, the D2 is designed to be used by ALL pilots in practically any aircraft. The D2 has all of the capabilities of the D1, and adds Wi-Fi connectivity to external tablet and phone-based apps. This lets those apps receive attitude, GPS ground speed, altitude, Gs, and GPS ground track directly from the D2. The D2 also features a second display page with a graphical round dial G-Meter, showing both the current load factor and the minimum and maximum G's since the pilot's last reset.
The D1 and D2 both utilize the same Dynon MEMS-based AHRS technology that has made Dynon the leading supplier of EFIS (Electronic Flight Information Systems) in experimental and Light Sport Aircraft. Both products are true artificial horizons with accurate pitch and roll, and can find the horizon even if turned on in flight. The AHRS sensors also drive a turn rate indicator and slip/skid ball. Included is an internal GPS receiver to display GPS ground speed, altitude, vertical speed, and ground track.
Now pilots can fly with the D2 perfectly placed on their panel, and their copilot or tandem seat has all that information on their phone or tablet device, without the cost of a second, permanent-mount remote AHRS unit. The D2's compatible applications include the WingX Pro7, AOPA FlyQ, BendixKing myWingMan, iHUD Remote, and Air Navigation Pro.
The D1 and the new D2 truly are A Little Attitude for Everyone.
Rave reviews for the D1 and an in flight video can be found at the Dynon web site.