Dynon is offering its customers a solution for compliance with the Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast Out (ADS-B Out) 2020 mandate, reporting that company officials expect will cause quite a buzz.
A new, $590 SV-GPS-2020 GPS receiver-antenna for experimental amateur-built and light sport aircraft is a 2020-compliant GPS position source for ADS-B Out compatible with SkyView and Advanced AF-5000 series systems. The receiver-antenna is a drop-in replacement for the SV-GPS-250 receiver, so owners of existing systems may install it without running additional wires or coaxial cables or installing new boxes in their aircraft.
SkyView and Advanced Flight Systems customers can meet all the transponder and ADS-B Out requirements to comply with the FAA's Jan. 1, 2020 ADS-B Out mandate for $2,790 by adding the SV-GPS-2020 and Dynon’s SV-XPNDR-261 Mode S transponder, Dynon reported. Pilots also may add the SV-ADSB-470 traffic and weather receiver for situational awareness. The solution is designed for experimental amateur-built and light sport aircraft.
Dynon made several other announcement at EAA AirVenture, as well. Software updates for Dynon's SkyView and Advanced Flight Systems' AF-5000 will bring new capabilities to both platforms. New software for the AF-5000 series lets pilots add a window within primary flight displays, including map, traffic, flight plan, profile view, G-meter, and video inset views. Another enhancement is an improved flight planning interface that works with Avidyne IFD540/440 navigators.
The company also is adding support for builders who want a turnkey cockpit instrument panel designed for them. Additionally, Dynon has dropped the price of its D2 Pocket Panel, a portable electronic flight instrument system designed for use in all aircraft. The D2 may used for pilots faced with a vacuum pump or gyro failure that "would normally result in a high workload 'partial-panel' scenario," Dynon noted.
The company also said it has expanded its AirVenture presence with on-site avionics transition training, technical support, and builder assistance.