Experimental Roots

vashon ranger

I got a chance to fly a new airplane that - while not experimental itself (it's a production SLSA), its roots run deep in our world. The airplane - the Ranger by Vashon Aircraft - is designed for the training market, powered by the old reliable O-200, and was designed by Ken Kruger, former chief engineer for Van's Aircraft.  Ken was the engineering force behind a number of today's most popular aircraft kits, and now serves as an independent design consultant. Vashon Aircraft  - a sister company to Dynon Avionics - hired him to create the Ranger, and the aircraft is poised to go into production in the near future. Continue reading "Experimental Roots"

New Dual Band ADS-B Receiver from Dynon

The dual band SV-ADSB-472 receives ADS-B traffic via 978 MHz (UAT) and 1090 MHz. In the US, it also receives free text and graphical weather from the FAA's network of ADS-B ground stations. Unlike portable ADS-B receivers, SkyView and AF-5000 pilots receive FULL ADS-B and radar traffic when the SV-ADSB-472 is paired with our Mode-S transponder and SV-GPS-2020. The remote mounted receiver utilizes an externally mounted antenna for superior ADS-B reception. Continue reading "New Dual Band ADS-B Receiver from Dynon"

Dynon SkyView Software Version 15.0 Released

Extended Runways on Map
Extended Runways on Map

Dynon's latest SkyView software update - version 15.0 - is now available for download for all SkyView systems.

SkyView Software Version 15 contains a variety of new features to enhance the SkyView flying experience Continue reading "Dynon SkyView Software Version 15.0 Released"

SkyView HDX 10" Displays Now Shipping


Dynon announced the availability of 10" SkyView HDX displays. First previewed at Oshkosh AirVenture 2016, SkyView HDX features improved displays, beautiful design, unrivaled control ergonomics, and an upgraded touch interface. SkyView HDX displays are compatible with all existing SkyView modules and feature identical electrical connections. Continue reading "SkyView HDX 10" Displays Now Shipping"

Dynon's SkyView HDX Video Review

At AirVenture 2016 in Oshkosh, Dynon Avionics unveiled the latest-generation SkyView integrated avionics called the SkyView HDX. It has a newly designed bezel and user controls for easier use while flying in turbulence, plus brighter displays and a reworked touch interface. Continue reading "Dynon's SkyView HDX Video Review"

Advanced Flight Systems Introduces Remote Audio Panel and AF-5000 Series Graphics Updates.


Advanced Flight Systems announced a new remote audio panel with class-leading features. Manufactured by PS Engineering for AFS, the new AF-PDA360EX-R features IntelliAudio True Dimensional Sound to let you hear multiple radios simultaneously—spatially separated in your headset. Continue reading "Advanced Flight Systems Introduces Remote Audio Panel and AF-5000 Series Graphics Updates."