Dynon Avionics has released Version 5.0 software for the SkyView Integrated Glass Panel system, which delivers ADS-B based traffic and weather. Version 5.0 is a free upgrade for SkyView owners.
When coupled with the recently released SV-ADSB-470 UAT Band Traffic and Weather Receiver ($995), SkyView Version 5.0 allows US customers to receive ADS-B-based weather. All information displayed is free, with no monthly subscriptions, based on the FAA’s ADS-B broadcast in the US.
Weather is displayed graphically and textually on SkyView, and includes NEXRAD radar, METARs, and TAFs. Weather graphics are clear and easy to understand, even with terrain displayed, thanks to SkyView smart map layering system.
Additionally, when paired with the ADS-B “Out” capable SV-XPNDR-26X Mode-S Transponder, an SV-ADSB-470 equipped SkyView system receives a full traffic portrait from the FAA ADS-B system. This portrait is tailor-made for the SkyView-equipped aircraft and includes all ADS-B and radar targets that the FAA can detect. In contrast, other portable/receive-only ADS-B solutions only receive “partial” traffic when another ADS-B “Out” equipped aircraft happens to be nearby, drastically reducing their traffic-sensing capabilities.
Other additions to SkyView 5.0 include: Automatic ALT/GND mode for the SV-XPNDR-26X, single display reversionary mode for multi-display systems, a new screen SWAP button which swaps entire contents of the displays, and improvements to airspace depictions.
Customers can download SkyView Version 5.0 for free from the Dynon website
For more information: DynonAvionics.com