Exciting Flight Test Software

Starting out the morning at the annual EAA Technical Counselor/Flight Advisor breakfast, I saw a presentation by a Boeing test pilot about a new software package that can record the GPS data from a flight using a companion App, then plot it for debriefing later. This functionality is aimed at the educational market--but what is really interesting is the capability to accept data recorded from EFISs.

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Easy Updates

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One of the great things about experimental avionics has always been the ease of doing software updates – and the fact that most software updates bring us enhanced features well beyond what we might have been possible a few years ago. Add to that the fact that many of the software features and operational functionality we enjoy is beyond what our certified brethren can get as the icing on the cake.  This is true for experimental EFISs, radios, and other electronic devices – but until recently, the same could not be said for the Certified IFR navigation devices we install in order to be legal while flying in the modern ATC system. Certified boxes had to be serviced and upgraded by certified technicians in certified repair stations, no matter what type of aircraft in which they were installed. Continue reading "Easy Updates"

The New Aviation Rituals

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It used to be that anyone who worked on airplanes knew how to time a magneto, clean an aviation spark plug, and safety-wire an oil filter. In fact, they could do those things in their sleep. They were the basic rituals of aviation - along with applying a fabric patch and tightening flying wires. But times change. Continue reading "The New Aviation Rituals"

Update: SkyView 14.0 Technical Service Bulletin

Dynon SkyView Touch EFIS with six pack PFD
Dynon SkyView Touch EFIS with six pack PFD

Dynon is reporting that SkyView v14.1 is now available for download. It contains the fix for the issue that was the cause of the Technical Service Bulletin earlier this month. It also has a few other small fixes and feature improvements that we found since then.

The updated Technical Service Bulletin supersedes the previous one from earlier this month (see below). It contains the definitive information on identifying whether you are affected or not. Please read it in its entirety if you are a SkyView owner. Continue reading "Update: SkyView 14.0 Technical Service Bulletin"