Dynon Avionics, a manufacturer of avionics for the experimental and light sport aircraft segments, announced new pricing of its D2 Pocket Panel Portable EFIS, a new remote magnetometer for its SkyView air data attitude heading reference system, and an upcoming SkyView software release.
Effective April 8, the D2 Pocket Panel Portable EFIS, with Wi-Fi and a G-meter, will carry a list price of $1,095, reduced from $1,495, allowing more pilots “to add a modern, affordable backup safety device to supplement their often unreliable legacy certified instrumentation,” the company said.
“The D2 is the only self-contained attitude indicator that is truly portable,” said Michael Schofield, marketing manager of Woodinville, Washington-based Dynon.
The D2 features the same microelectromechanical systems-based attitude heading reference system (AHRS) technology of the Dynon SkyView EFIS system for experimental and light sport aircraft. An internal GPS receiver provides GPS ground speed, altitude, vertical speed, and ground track. A G-meter display page shows a graphical round dial with the current G-load factor indicated by a needle. It also records and displays the minimum and maximum Gs since being reset by the pilot.
Wi-Fi connectivity to mobile devices allows the D2 to send attitude, ground speed, altitude, Gs, and ground track to aviation applications in real time. The applications can then present the data on a flight information display. Compatible apps include WingX Pro7, Seattle Avionics FlyQ, iHUD Remote, and Air Navigation Pro, Dynon said.
At one inch thick and three-and-a-half inches wide, the D2, which comes with two no-tools-required mounting options, is “truly portable” and features an internal rechargeable lithium-ion battery that will last at least four hours, and up to eight hours in typical use, the company said.
Dynon is also offering a new remote magnetometer for SkyView, and an upcoming new release of software, SkyView 12.2.
“The new remote magnetometer adds additional installation flexibility for customers building SkyView into their aircraft,” said Schofield. “Meanwhile, the transponder update in SkyView 12.2 software demonstrates Dynon’s leadership and commitment to helping its customers properly equip for FAA 2020 ADS-B Out rule compliance.”
SkyView’s air data attitude heading reference system provides pilots with their primary flight instruments in a compact package “barely bigger than a deck of cards.” To ease installation, Dynon is offering the SV-MAG-236 optional remote magnetometer, allowing customers to install the magnetic sensors in an ideal location in the aircraft. The SV-MAG-236 lists for $180, but will be available for $140 at release, expected in late April.
Dynon said SkyView 12.2, also set for release in late April, includes a software update for SkyView’s SV-XPNDR-261 transponder, adding support for the ADS-B+ data format required to use the Garmin GTN and GNS (WAAS versions) IFR navigators as a GPS position source for FAA 2020 ADS-B mandate compliance credit.
Dynon encouraged pilots who have the navigators installed in their aircraft, and connected to SkyView’s SV-XPNDR-261, to update to SkyView 12.2 and enable ADS-B+ format support on both SkyView and their navigator.
More information and product brochures are available on Dynon's website.