SkyView Flyer

The New SkyView
Featuring SkyView Touch™
A Bit About Us
In 2000 we were frustrated with the lack of affordable modern avionics for sport aircraft and
decided to do something about it. The result? Dynon has led a sea change in modern GA aircraft
avionics, equipping over 15,000 sport aircraft owners that previously couldn’t imagine an
affordable glass cockpit.
SkyView can truly do it all: It’s your primary flight instruments, a full-featured engine monitor,
fuel computer, a class-leading moving map and navigation platform, ADS-B traffic and weather,
integrated Mode-S Transponder with ADS-B Out capability, an approach-capable Autopilot
that offers simplified or expert controls, a revolutionary COM radio, and more. In 2014, we’re
re-introducing our flagship system with the addition of SkyView Touch™, dedicated knob and
autopilot control panels, video input capability, and other great features like our “six-pack” flight
instrument mode. All of these innovations are designed to let SkyView reduce your workload so
you can just Go Fly.
Our Values
SkyView is only our second product line in over 12 years, by design. You shouldn’t need to
cut a new panel every time we come up with a new idea, and the product you buy should be
supported for years to come. The first SkyView ever shipped is still fully compatible with today’s
latest SkyView software features, while the EFIS-D10A we first made a decade ago is still sold and
supported today. SkyView Touch™ continues this trend: every existing D1000 SkyView display ever
sold can be upgraded to Touch without cutting a new panel.
We design, engineer, and build SkyView in Woodinville, Washington. Most of our engineers
are pilots, many of them homebuilders. We fly behind the products we build, and we think
it shows. Half of Dynon Avionics’ staff is in manufacturing because we believe building our
products in-house is the most effective way to control quality and cost.
We don’t think your avionics should demand that you be an engineer or “beta tester.” Though
your aircraft may be experimental, your avionics should run stable software that is tested,
documented, and a delight to use. The modules that comprise your system should be designed
for one another, with robust and redundant data connections that are hardened against failure.
Every SkyView display comes with a purpose-built, color-coded D37 harness. Pre-fabricated
SkyView Network harnesses are also available to help you speed through your installation.
Touch Done Right
“Touch when you want it; Turbulence when you don’t.” What started as a grammaticallychallenged joke of a catch-phrase turned into the philosophy that we used to guide the design
of SkyView Touch™. Although we all use touch-controlled products like smartphones and tablets
in our daily lives, turbulence can quickly render a poorly-designed touch interface practically
impossible to use. SkyView Touch solves this by using touch to augment and complement the
physical buttons and joystick knobs rather than replacing them outright. It’s the best of both
worlds. (For more on our interface philosophy see the back cover)
You’d be surprised what you can fit in your aircraft when you choose SkyView. The widescreen format was designed to
integrate perfectly in aircraft panels, which are often height-limited. SkyView’s bezels were intentionally made as narrow as
possible so that even the tightest panels have room for two or even three displays. The RV-8 panels on this page are examples
of what you can accomplish in narrow tandem seat aircraft.
Light, Sporty
Looking for a simple, clean VFR panel for your sport aircraft? A single 10” SkyView Display can do everything you need, with
all controls easily accessible on the front panel. The menu system is intuitive and logical to use. The left and right joystick
knobs make it fast and easy to make adjustments and navigate the map. Opt for SkyView Touch and it’s even easier to use.
SkyView displays come in 7” and 10” versions, with SkyView Touch™ available in the 10” model only. All SkyView displays can
be mixed and matched to best suit your aircraft and mission.
SkyView comprises most of the avionics in your aircraft, with
many components like the transponder mounted remotely
so they don’t take up valuable panel space.
In addition to primary flight instruments and a full-featured
engine monitor, SkyView is home to robust mapping and
navigation capabilities. Simply point at or touch map features
to learn more about them: SkyView knows enough about
airports and airspace to let you keep your charts stowed.
Terrain, obstacle, weather and traffic data lets SkyView guide
you away from danger. An intuitive, robust flight planner
lets you quickly route yourself to your $100 hamburger.
Equip your SkyView system with a full-featured two-axis
autopilot just by adding inexpensive Dynon servos to
the aircraft. This saves you thousands over a standalone
autopilot. For pilots who value dedicated controls, the
optional autopilot control panel ensures autopilot mode
control is always at your fingertips.
SkyView’s COM radio breaks the mold with a revolutionary
pilot interface. Combine its knowledge of airport and ATC
frequencies with dedicated buttons for tuning various
frequency types, and you can literally fly across the country
without ever manually spinning in a frequency. It will change
the way you fly. Pair the COM radio with Dynon’s Two-Place
Stereo Intercom: it outclasses comparable products with
ample inputs for SkyView alerts, stereo music, and other
technology in your panel.
SkyView’s integrated Mode-S Transponder receives TIS traffic,
provides ADS-B Out, and automatically switches modes
when you take-off and land. When paired with our ADS-B
receiver, you gain even more situational awareness with a
FULL traffic and weather portrait.
Equipping for your
Mission: IFR vs. VFR
When equipping for IFR redundancy is paramount. This
means you want your critical flight instruments backed up
to maintain your ability to aviate and navigate safely in an
emergency. You can achieve this redundancy with a second
SkyView display and ADAHRS, giving you “partial-panel”
capability that really isn’t partial at all. Additionally, SkyView
continuously cross-checks multiple ADAHRS against each
other to ensure the integrity of your primary flight instruments.
Dual data paths in SkyView Network harnesses let your
system tell you about emerging wiring problems without
loss of function. Equipping at least one display with a
backup battery safeguards against electrical failure, and a
heated AOA/Pitot probe protects against inadvertent icing.
Many pilots also equip with a third-party nav radio and/or
certified GPS for legal IFR flight navigation.
If you’re equipping for VFR flight the additional real estate
provided by a second SkyView display is useful for displaying
larger PFD, Engine, and Map pages than a single display
affords. No matter what your budget, you’ll find that a SkyView
panel will actually save you money and time compared to
putting together a panel of disparate other products.
Whether you’re equipping for VFR or IFR, SkyView has
chart subscription options at unprecedented low prices
through partnerships with Seattle Avionics and PocketFMS.
Procedure charts (plates), airport diagrams, VFR en route
charts, and IFR Lo/Hi en route charts are all available.
A simple VFR aircraft can be fully-equipped
with just one SkyView display, a COM and
Intercom in the panel. Other modules are
mounted remotely.
Add a second SkyView display for
more screen real estate. Dedicated
knob and/or autopilot control panels
offer direct control of frequently used
SkyView features.
Weekend Warrior - Affordable IFR
Just because you’re in a sporty tandem aircraft doesn’t mean you can’t also have the capability to fly through weather.
A configuration like this, with dual displays, redundant ADAHRS, battery backup, and an IFR navigator equips you for legal,
safe IFR flight.
SkyViews displays and modules were designed
with narrow bezels that hug the display. This lets
us offer form factors that make equipping even
the tightest panels possible.
Long Bach Nguyen Photography
Believe it or not, you can actually fit two SkyView
10” displays in an RV-8.
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Want a cross-country panel with
more features for long distance travel?
A second display makes navigating
easier and is also a great backup. Add
a control panel with dedicated knobs
for Altitude, Barometer, and Heading/Track so
they are always there for quick adjustments.
The autopilot control panel adds immediate
control of all autopilot modes.
A Dynon EFIS-D6 offers an inexpensive independent backup set of flight instruments.
The Airliner
We admit, it’s a lot of panel. But
it’s possible and extremely capable.
SkyView’s architecture supports
configurations that span from a
single display all the way up through
what is shown here. In fact, the
Sportsman that several Dynon pilots
co-own has this same three-screen
configuration. Please ask one of us
about it!
With three displays, you’re actually equipped better than many airliners. We like to fly with
the PFD and Map on the pilot’s D1000, with the engine instruments on the 7” D700.
4 | SkyView Panel Possibilities
If you often fly with a co-pilot, SkyView supports dual autopilot
and knob control panels for both you and your right-seater.
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ADAHRS - Primary and Secondary
Engine Monitoring Modules
SkyView’s primary flight instruments, including attitude, airspeed, altitude,
magnetic heading, DG, VSI, AOA, G-meter, turn rate, slip/skid ball, OAT, and
TAS. Add a secondary ADAHRS for redundancy and SkyView automatically
cross-checks your instruments for you.
SV-ADAHRS-200 - Primary
SV-ADAHRS-201 - Secondary / Backup
The EMS module receives signals from engine sensors for display on SkyView.
Order the SV-EMS-220 for most engines, SV-EMS-221 for the Rotax 912 iS only.
Engine sensor/harness packages for Lycoming/Continental/Jabiru/Rotax
engines sold separately. Sensors/harnesses available a-la-carte for other
engines. Two modules can be used to monitor dual engines or to provide
up to 28 EGT&CHT inputs for large engines.
Probe + Harness packages
Autopilot Servos
10" SkyView Displays
7" SkyView Display
Bright, truly sunlight readable, and now available with or without SkyView
Touch.™ All displays can be mixed and matched. The SV-D1000 and SV-D1000T
are the same size on the panel (the D1000T is about 1/8” deeper).
$ 3600
SV-D1000T (SkyView Touch™) $ 3995
Perfect for smaller panels or as the second or third display in larger ones.
Just as sunlight readable and capable as the 10” models. Even the wiring is
the same.
Two-Place Stereo Intercom
SkyView’s revolutionary COM radio interface will change the way you fly
with dedicated buttons for tuning Tower/CTAF, ATIS/WX, ATC, and Ground
SV-COM-C25 Horizontal and Vertical versions; 25kHz spacing only $1295
SV-COM-X83 Horizontal and Vertical versions; 8.33 kHz spacing
Stereo, two-place intercom with audio connectivity for SkyView alerts and
music that is usually only found in full-size audio panels.
SV-INTERCOM-2S Includes horizontal and vertical faceplates
Just add servos to your SkyView system to add
a fully IFR-capable autopilot. Add the optional
SV-AP-PANEL for dedicated autopilot controls.
SV32/42/52 Servos
$750 each
Mounting Kits (RVs, Sonex, and in generic form) $25-75
GPS Navigation Mapping
WAAS-enabled, high-sensitivity GPS receiver/
antenna. Provides five position updates per
second for superior mapping and synthetic vision.
Weatherproof for external mounting. Not TSO’d.
One time purchase that enables all mapping
and navigation features for life. US aviation data
available at no additional charge; non-US aviation
data starting at €119/year from PocketFMS and
SV-MAP-270 (one per airplane)
Mode-S Transponders with ADS-B Out
ADS-B Traffic/Weather Receiver
Lightweight TSO’d Mode-S Transponder with TIS traffic reception (US only)
and 1090ES ADS-B Out. US customers should choose the SV-XPNDR-261 for
2020 ADS-B mandate compliance.
SV-XPNDR-261 - Class 1, FAA 2020 ADS-B Out Capable $2200
SV-XPNDR-262 - Class 2, <175kts;<15,000ft only
Provides free ADS-B-based weather in the US. Unlike portable ADS-B
receivers, you get FULL ADS-B and radar traffic when you pair this with
our Mode-S transponder.
SV-ADSB-470 (US Only)
Rechargeable Backup
A Li-Ion backup battery that provides at least an
hour of power to a single SkyView display and all
connected SkyView Network Modules, including
the ADAHRS and EMS. Install one per display for
maximum power failure redundancy. Includes
internal battery protection circuit.
GPS 5Hz Receiver Module
Harnesses/Network Cables
5-Port Network Hub
Dynon harnesses interconnect SkyView Network
components to make sure your installation goes
as smoothly as possible. These connect SkyView
displays, ADAHRS, EMS, ARINC, COM radio, and
Knob & AP control panels. Displays also come
with their own color-coded harnesses, as do EMS
sensor kits.
SV-ETHERNET-3CC (multiple displays only) $25
Join up to 5 SkyView Network Cables together,
eliminating complicated splicing, with the
SkyView Network Hub.
Autopilot Control Panel
Knob Control Panel
AOA / Pitot Probes
Video Input
Individual buttons for all autopilot modes let you use your SkyView menus
exclusively for other features like navigation and flight planning. Built-in
2-axis speed-sensitive trim controller.
SV-AP-PANEL Available in horizontal and vertical versions
Dedicated controls for your barometric altimeter setting and the two bugs
you use the most.
SV-KNOB-PANEL Available in horizontal and vertical versions
The rest of GA is starting to see the value of AOA as a
major safety-enhancing device. Meanwhile, it’s been
available for all Dynon EFIS systems for over a decade.
Provides progressive audible approach-to-stall alert.
Use this interface module for thirdparty certified IFR navigators.
Display video from any s-video or composite
source on SkyView. Contact Dynon about SkyView
display compatibility before purchase.
Video Adapter
6 | SkyView Components
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SkyView’s PFD display enhances situational
awareness with realistic and accurate 3D
depictions of runways, obstacles, terrain,
and water.
New to glass? SkyView’s “six-pack” mode bridges retro
analog gauges with the state-of-the-art.
Point at airports, airspaces and more for instant information about them right on the
map. From there, one button press gets you virtually all the information available for
airports, including TPA, frequencies, services, charts, weather, and even the airport
facility directory remarks.
Connect up any device with s-video or
composite output with the optional video
input adapter. Perhaps a forward looking taxi
camera for your tail-dragger.
The tools you need to completely manage your powerplant,
including the industry’s only automatic EGT lean/rich mixture
detection that requires no pilot action and the most accurate
percent power calculations possible. Modern cars know their
range to empty and instantaneous MPG; Shouldn’t your airplane?
You shouldn’t have to be a computer programmer to install your avionics: An intuitive, hierarchical setup menu helps
you configure your system with ease.
8 | SkyView Features
With procedure charts (plates), airport diagrams (including ~5000 Flight Guide diagrams in the US), IFR en route charts, VFR sectionals, and SkyView’s
own map, you can truly achieve a paperless cockpit at the lowest prices in the industry.
SkyView’s navigation engine flies like you would. It anticipates waypoints and turns
just before them to avoid needless overshoots. You can even display the graphics
and waypoints from external IFR GPS flight plans.
SkyView’s free worldwide terrain data is the highest resolution available.
Terrain colors are designed to look similar to charts while you’re en route.
They alert in vibrant yellow and red when altitude clearance is a factor.
Equip with the SV-ADSB-470 (US-only) to gain
graphical NEXRAD weather radar imagery, text
METARs, TAFs, winds aloft, traffic, and more.
Voice alerts detail specific warning and caution conditions as they
occur. A tone that gains intensity as your angle-of-attack increases
helps you grease your landings and avoid stalls before they happen.
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SkyView Pilot Interfaces
You want to fly your plane, not mess with a computer. From the beginning, Dynon
pilots designed SkyView to have a clean and intuitive pilot interface through
its on-screen buttons and joystick knobs. With new dedicated control panels
and SkyView Touch™ as options, there’s a pilot interface for every flying style.
So whether you’re new to glass cockpit technology or fly 777s at work, there’s
a SkyView panel for you.
If you’re new to glass, SkyView’s new “six-pack” flight instrumentation mode lets you fly the gauges you’re used to with the
digital “EFIS glass cockpit” presentation just a few buttons away. Try out the “EFIS” style as you get comfortable. Or not. It’s
up to you. Learn about SkyView features with training videos on The Dynon Channel and educational posts on the Preflight
Brief. Add an in-person training class at fly-ins or at our Seattle HQ and you’re cleared for takeoff.
If you like dedicated controls, you are covered. The knob control panel assigns the
items you adjust most to dedicated knobs, freeing up the multi-use SkyView joysticks
and lowering pilot workload. Similarly, the Autopilot control panel removes the need to
ever use the on-screen menus for Autopilot mode changes. If you have the panel
space, these modules are simply the right way to interact with your avionics.
With the addition of SkyView Touch,™ the story gets even better. First, SkyView
Touch was designed to complement SkyView’s existing interface, not replace it.
This allows you to rely on SkyView's complete set of buttons and joystick knobs when you need them most. This is critical
for effective control in turbulence: While you usually hold a smartphone or tablet in your hands, your EFIS screen is at the
end of your outstretched arm, and it’s moving with the aircraft, not with you. These two things conspire to make touch
control less than ideal when things get bumpy. Starting with those challenges, we designed a touch interface specifically
for the cockpit: Touch actions are designed to be easy to learn and are used in places where they can reduce pilot workload
the most. For example, touching the transponder or autopilot status displays instantly enables those features’ controls,
eliminating the normal button pushes you’d use to access those menus. Similarly, touching a PFD item that has an
adjustable bug instantly reassigns a SkyView joystick knob to the touched bug, eliminating the need to manually re-task
that knob. Using your fingertips to pan, zoom, and select items on the map works just as you’d expect it to. And, since
SkyView Touch has the exact bezel footprint as existing displays, every SkyView D1000 customer has an affordable upgrade
path that doesn’t require cutting a new panel or even a single wire change.
We invite you to rediscover the new SkyView.™ Go Fly.™
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