April 28, 2015

SkyView Software 12.2 and SV-MAG-236 Remote Magnetometer Released

Dynon Avionics is excited to announce that SkyView software 12.2 software is now available. SkyView 12.2 features support for the new SV-MAG-236 magnetometer (available to order now), an update to its transponder software to support 2020 ADS-B rule compliance, and improvements to SkyView’s ADS-B weather and TFR display capabilities. As always, a full list of changes is available, as well as always up-to-date documentation.

Remote Magnetometer for SkyView

SV-MAG-236 Remote Magnetometer for SkyView
SkyView’s ADAHRS provides pilots with all their primary flight instruments in a compact package barely bigger than a deck of cards. In some aircraft, finding a suitable location for the ADAHRS is challenging due to competing location requirements for the air data, attitude, and magnetic heading sensors. To ease installation, Dynon now offers the SV-MAG-236, an optional remote magnetometer that lets customers install the magnetic sensors in an ideal location in the aircraft. The SV-MAG-236 is has a list price of $180, but will be available at introduction for $140.

SkyView Transponder Software Update to support ADS-B 2020 Compliance

SkyView 12.2 includes a software update for SkyView’s SV-XPNDR-261 transponders. This update adds support for the ADS-B+ data format required to use the Garmin GTN and GNS (WAAS versions) IFR navigators as a GPS position source for FAA 2020 ADS-B mandate compliance credit. Pilots that have these navigators installed in their aircraft and connected to SkyView’s SV-XPNDR-261 are encouraged to update to SkyView 12.2 and enable ADS-B+ format support on both SkyView and their navigator.

ADS-B / TFR Improvements

SkyView now saves ADS-B weather and all active/upcoming TFRs across restarts. This gives the pilot access to weather and TFR information that is still valid when SkyView is turned back on, eliminating the wait for a full refresh from the ADS-B system after a quick stop for fuel or lunch.

Stadium TFRs in the US are now distributed with SkyView’s free US aviation and obstacle databases since the FAA no longer broadcasts them via the ADS-B FIS-B service.