Beech Baron FAA Approved with Autopilot
Dynon Certified announces that its SkyView HDX system is now FAA approved for Beechcraft Baron 58 and 58A aircraft models. Dynon’s three-axis Autopilot is available as an option. When equipped, Dynon-equipped Baron aircraft benefit from a full-featured three-axis Autopilot system, including yaw damper, that is approach capable when paired with a compatible third-party IFR navigation device.
When added to a SkyView HDX system, pricing for a three-axis Autopilot starts at a list price of $11,192 for Baron aircraft, including all required brackets, hardware, and servo harnesses. Frequently chosen options include the SkyView Autopilot Control Panel ($664), which provides dedicated Autopilot controls for the pilot, and the Knob Control Panel ($335), which has dedicated knobs to adjust the values that pilots modify the most when they fly under Autopilot (altitude, heading/track, and altimeter setting).
Dynon Certified products, including this Autopilot approval, can be purchased and installed by any Dynon Authorized Installation Center. Alternatively, pilots can opt to buy Dynon Certified equipment directly from Dynon and have it installed by a qualified installer.
Autopilot approvals are currently in progress for select Mooney M20 and
Beechcraft Debonair 33 aircraft.
Control and Autopilot Auto-Trim Now Broadly Available for Dynon
Trim motor control
and Autopilot Auto-Trim is now available for most Dynon Certified Autopilot
installations that have electric trim motors installed. Previously, this
feature was restricted to a select few trim systems. With this announcement,
that restriction is removed. Auto-Trim can be equipped in all Dynon
Autopilot-equipped Cessna 182, Beech 35 series, Beech 36 series, Piper Seneca,
and Beechcraft Baron 58 series aircraft.
allows SkyView to automatically trim the aircraft while the Autopilot is
engaged, eliminating the need to manually adjust trim when flying under
Autopilot. Auto-Trim additionally minimizes stick forces so that the Autopilot
servos need only apply minimal force to the control surface to maneuver the
aircraft. This lets the servo have maximum control authority over the control
surface for best flying performance. It also ensures that the pilot assumes
control of an in-trim aircraft when they disengage the Autopilot.
To enable Autopilot Auto-Trim, customers and installers and pilots should be aware of the following requirements: