|First really portable Dynon EFIS.
By Marino Boric, EAA Europe Correspondent
Dynon surprised AirVenture visitors Tuesday by introducing a portable true attitude indicator called D1.
The D1 uses the same MEMS-based AHRS technology that has made Dynon the leading supplier of EFIS (electronic flight instrument systems) in experimental and light-sport aircraft. This new D1 Pocket Panel can be used by all GA pilots, and it's priced at $1,425.
The D1 is a true artificial horizon with accurate pitch and roll, and can find the horizon even if turned on in flight. This is, according to Dynon, a feature that other mobile devices-especially those based on smartphones-usually can't deliver. D1 maintains the horizon during extended duration turns.
The AHRS sensors also drive a turn rate indicator and slip/skid ball. D1 is based on an internal GPS receiver and is not connected to a pitot or static port, a feature emphasized several times by Robert Hamilton, marketing manager, during the Tuesday press conference. D1 displays GPS groundspeed, altitude, vertical speed, and ground track.
At only 3-1/2 inches wide, 3-1/4 inches high, and 1 inch thick, the D1 is truly portable. It features a built-in lithium-ion battery that will last at least four hours on a charge, and comes with three portable mounting options. The first is a RAM suction cup mount, and the second is 3-1/8 inch portable "pinch" mount, and third is a Velcro solution.
"The number one question we receive at air shows is, 'Can I put Dynon avionics in my airplane?'" Hamilton said. "If they flew a type certificated plane, our answer was always no. But now for the first time we can say yes."
Accessories included with the D1 are an AC power adapter, a DC vehicle power adapter, assorted mounts, battery, and external GPS antenna.
D1 Pocket Panels are now available at AirVenture directly from Dynon and through Dynon authorized dealers.
For more information see Dynon in Garmin Exhibit Hangar D booths 4053-4055, or at www.DynonAvionics.com.
Dynon UAT band traffic and weather receiver for SkyView
Dynon's new SV-ADSB-470 remotely mounted receiver module integrates with the SkyView system to provide easy access to weather and traffic information, on top of the detailed navigational information SkyView already provides.
At an MSRP of $995, Dynon claims the SV-ADSB-470 is the most affordable permanently mounted ADS-B solution on the market, designed specifically for experimental and LSA. It is powered directly from aircraft power and uses an externally mounted antenna for superior performance.
All information displayed is free with no monthly subscriptions, based on the FAA's ADS-B broadcast in the United States. Weather is displayed graphically and textually on SkyView and includes NEXRAD, METARs, and TAFs. Airport weather data can be chosen based on nearest or by airport identifier.
By combining the SV-ADSB-470 with Dynon's SV-XPNDR-261 Mode-S transponder module with ADS-B "out," reliable, accurate traffic will be provided to the SkyView system, even without a certified GPS on board.
The ADS-B system requires the aircraft to be ADS-B "out" equipped before traffic information is provided, and Dynon's transponder is fully DO-260B/ADS-B "out" certified, so SkyView owners will receive a complete traffic picture any time ADS-B services are available. Nearby traffic that is a threat will generate an audio alert so that the pilot does not need to keep looking at the screen to be alerted to nearby aircraft.