August 28, 2015

SkyDemon and Dynon Bring Wi-Fi Connectivity to SkyView

Dynon Avionics and the SkyDemon are excited to extend SkyView’s Wi-Fi capabilities to the SkyDemon iOS and Android apps. Wi-Fi connectivity enables pilots to integrate their mobile flight planning via tablets with their cockpit avionics and autopilots. These features make flight planning and preparation much easier and more efficient for those who fly with SkyDemon and SkyView.

Flight Plan in Advance

Plan a flight at home using SkyDemon's flight planning features, then save time at the airplane by sending the planned route to the SkyView system via Wi-Fi. Flight plans sent from SkyDemon can be edited on a SkyView and flown by the SkyView Autopilot. Updated flight plans can be transferred to SkyView at any time.

WAAS GPS for SkyDemon

Pilots also benefit from SkyView’s built-in WAAS GPS, which can drive aircraft position in SkyDemon. This is great for those with Wi-Fi-only iPads and provides an additional high-availability GPS source for GPS-equipped devices.
Wi-Fi Adapter for SkyView

The SkyView - SkyDemon connectivity is enabled by a new Wi-Fi Adapter for SkyView, which is installed in any of SkyView’s USB ports. The Wi-Fi Adapter costs $35 and can be purchased from Dynon Avionics dealers or from Dynon directly. One is required for each SkyView display installed in an aircraft, maintaining system redundancy. Once configured, SkyDemon connects to SkyView through a secure WPA2-protected Wi-Fi link. Support for the Wi-Fi Adapter is already built SkyView 12.0 software and later and SkyDemon's latest app release, which can be found at Wireless connectivity between Dynon SkyView and SkyDemon requires SkyView 12.0 (or later) software, a Wi-Fi Adapter for each SkyView display, and the latest SkyDemon app.
Instructions for configuring and using these features are in the updated SkyView System Installation Guide and Pilot’s User Guide.


Do I need more than one Wi-Fi Adapter in my airplane?

Each SkyView display in the aircraft must be equipped with a Wi-Fi adapter. If you have two displays, you need two Wi-Fi adapters. A benefit of having two adapters is that it maintains system redundancy, just like our redundant data and power lines in SkyView Network. How Secure is the connection between SkyDemon and SkyView? The link between SkyView and your tablet is protected with secure, password-protected WPA2 encryption. This ensures that only tablets that you specifically authorize can communicate with your SkyView system. What do I need in order to connect SkyView and SkyDemon? You’ll need:
  • A Wi-Fi Adapter for SkyView for each SkyView display you have installed
  • SkyView version 12.0 or later
  • The latest version of SkyDemon software with a current subscription.
What SkyDemon devices and apps are supported? The Wi-Fi FlightPlan transfer to / from Dynon SkyView is supported on all SkyDemon for iOS and Android.