Dynon Avionics and Advanced Flight Systems will bring two new avionics products for experimental and light sport aircraft. SkyView SE offers a streamlined and simplified experience for pilots of VFR aircraft. The SV-D600 7" and SV-D900 10" displays are priced hundreds of dollars lower than existing SkyView displays. From Dynon's Advanced Flight Systems division, the new AF-5700 display - featuring a new ADVANCED Touch interface - is the smallest form factor 12” EFIS available.
SkyView SE displays are made specifically for VFR aircraft and pilots who want the most intuitive flight and engine instruments on the market. They feature simple and clear displays, with almost no menus to navigate in flight. At the same time, SkyView SE retains modern, innovative Dynon EFIS capabilities like SkyView’s revolutionary COM radio interface and 2-axis autopilot with single-touch controls.
Without mapping capabilities, even the 7" SkyView SE display has a large, easy-to-read Primary Flight Display, including pilot-selectable six-pack "steam gauges." With its simplified feature set and installation, SkyView SE is the successor to Dynon’s legacy D100 series products (which remain available). SkyView SE systems configured like their D100 series counterparts are similar in price. SkyView SE displays have the same dimensions and mounting requirements as existing SkyView 7” and 10” displays.
Robert Hamilton, Dynon’s President, says “Dynon expects SkyView SE to be popular with VFR-only experimental and light sport aircraft, where low weight and low cost are especially important. For aircraft in the US market, SkyView SE systems equipped with Dynon’s Mode S transponder and SV-GPS-2020 offer the lowest cost integrated glass panel system meeting FAA 2020 ADS-B Out requirements.”
The 7” SV-D600 and 10” SV-D900 displays are priced at $1850 and $3100, respectively. A complete 7” SkyView SE system with primary flight instruments starts at $3305 including harnesses. For only $2790 more, SkyView SE customers can add the SV-XPNDR-261 Mode S Transponder (with ADS-B Out) and SV-GPS-2020 GPS Receiver/Antenna. Aircraft so equipped will be 100% compliant with the FAA’s upcoming ADS-B Out mandate.
SkyView SE is expected to start shipping in April 2016.
The new AF-5700 display combines the largest-in-class 12.1” screen with a minimized installation footprint. With its new ADVANCED Touch interface, the AF-5700 gives pilots the opportunity to install a large screen EFIS in an instrument panel that previously could not support one.
Rob Hickman, ADVANCED President, says “The AF-5700’s sleek form factor was designed to maximize space utilization, provide the largest amount of functional screen area possible, and minimize the panel space required. The large 12.1” screen allows for a larger display of information, more effective split-screen multi-tasking, and reduced information clutter.”
The new ADVANCED Touch interface adds many options for data entry through touch keys and gestures, emphasizing the same philosophy of shallow menu structure found on all AF-5000 displays. The AF-5700 display is priced at $4800.
AF-5700 displays are expected to start shipping in April 2016.