November 6, 2009
By Jill W. Tallman
Dynon Avionics this week announced an integrated glass panel system for the light sport and Experimental categories that is customizable and flexible. The SkyView system has a primary flight display, synthetic vision, and a terrain map as standard features. Buyers can add an engine monitoring system module and engine sensor kit. The system was unveiled Nov. 6 at AOPA Summit in Tampa, Fla.
Prices start at $2,700 for a seven-inch display and $3,600 for a 10-inch display. An air data and heading reference system (ADAHRS) module is an additional $1,200, and a back-up ADAHRS is $800. Dynon Sales and Marketing Manager Robert Hamilton estimated that an “ultimate system,” with dual 10-inch displays, ADAHRS, engine monitor, and back-up battery, would cost $9,980—a price that he said is much more competitive than the systems sold for the certified aircraft market.
Upgrades planned for 2010 include autopilot, weather display, traffic, and integrated nav/com. Customers who purchase the system will receive software upgrades free of charge, Hamilton said.
Flight Design, Remos, and Tecnam and several other LSA manufacturers feature Dynon avionics, Hamilton said. A Dynon primary flight display is featured in the 2010 Fun To Fly Remos GX that was unveiled on Nov. 5.
The management team running Chelton Flight Systems and S-Tec Corp. in Mineral Wells, Texas, for parent Cobham Avionics saw an opportunity and bought in.
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