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Dynon adds ADS-B Options and Advanced Panelware

By James Wynbrandt

July 20, 2015 - Dynon Avionics, manufacturer of glass panels for experimental-amateur built (E-AB) and light-sport aircraft (LSA), is announcing news across its entire product line here at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh. But the major product unveiling is the SV-GPS-2020, a 2020-compliant ADS-B GPS position source for its SkyView and Advanced AF-5000 series of glass panelware. Priced at $590, Dynon calls the new GPS receiver/antenna “the industry’s most affordable” solution for compliance with the FAA’s mandate. The mandate requires aircraft operating in airspace that requires a transponder to have ADS-B (automatic dependent surveillance-broadcast) “out” capability as of January 1, 2020.

As a drop-in replacement, aircraft equipped with Dynon’s current SV-GPS-250 receiver require no additional wires, coax, or installation of new boxes. When combined with Dynon’s SV-XPNDR-261 Mode S transponder ($2,790), SkyView and Advanced Flight Systems meet all mandate requirements. The system also supports input from Dynon’s SV-ADSB-470 traffic and weather receiver.

Dynon is also debuting the first wave of accessory products that complement builders’ major avionics purchases. The accessory products include an autopilot level button, dual ADAHRS (air data/attitude/heading reference system) mounting kit, pitot/static/AOA pneumatic installation kit, panel module faceplate blank, ADS-B harness, transponder harness, and transponder, and ADS-B antennas.

Meanwhile, Dynon (Booth 4034) has also expanded its presence at AirVenture, creating a Builder Central tent and aircraft exhibit space outside Hangar D. Staffed by Dynon’s Builder Central Team, AirVenture attendees can get avionics transition help and builder advice. The outdoor exhibit also features aircraft built by Dynon Avionics and Advanced Flight Systems employees.

The Woodinville, Washington, company is also highlighting its Quick Panel Systems, offered through its Advanced Flight Systems division. These turnkey, ready-to-install instrument panels are custom built for builders “who would rather leave their whole panel to the experts,” says marketing manager Michael Schofield.

Dynon has also dropped the price of its D2 Pocket Panel, a self-contained EFIS designed for use in any aircraft, to $1,095, and is offering even lower “show special” pricing through its dealers here at the fly-in. Built with the same solid-state attitude technology as in other Dynon products, the D2 is designed to serve as a portable standby system for GA pilots, for use in the event of a vacuum pump or gyro failure that would create a “partial-panel” situation. Stocking dealers at AirVenture include Aircraft Spruce, Pacific Coast Avionics, and Gulf Coast Avionics.

Dynon also unveiled free software updates for both SkyView and the AF-5000 platforms (13.0 and 12.0, respectively). SkyView 13.0 system software adds predictive terrain alerts to its synthetic vision, support for additional en route charts for customers outside of the U.S., and French and German language packs. For pilots who fly behind the Rotax 912 iS powerplant, the software update provides new information including throttle position, cold start assistance, and eco/power mode indications. The upgrade will be available shortly after this year’s AirVenture.

Advanced Flight Systems’ new 12.0 system software for the AF-5000 series adds inset windows, allowing pilots to place small windows in their PFD (primary flight displays) depicting traffic, flight plan, profile view, G-meter, and video. The update also provides enhanced support for Avidyne’s IFD540 and IFD440 navigators and ForeFlight Mobile applications, as well as access to charts and other data from Seattle Avionics. AF-5000 series 12.0 software is available now.
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