Dynon Avionics has released SkyView software versions 2.0 and 2.5 for its glass panel flight system. Owners of a SkyView system can download the software free at DynonAvionics.com.
Included among the many new features in the two updates are free trial previews of an upcoming optional Navigation Mapping Software. This feature allows pilots to navigate “direct to” airports, aviation navaids and airway intersections in the United States and up to 100 miles north of the Canadian border. It will also provide basic information about airports, runways and navaids in the United States. Later in the year navigation data for the rest of the world will become available, company officials said.
Version 2.0 provided the option of adding a two-axis autopilot for $1,500 with mounting kits at $25 – $75 per axis. The autopilot allows heading hold, GPS ground track hold, NAV course following, altitude hold and change with discreet vertical speed control, along with emergency 180° turn capability. With the 2.5 software the autopilot functions have been refined for smoother performance and transitions, company officials add.
As part of the navigation feature set, SkyView will now paint obstacles in the synthetic vision mode and provide runways drawn to scale and appropriate headings. What the pilot sees on the screen will be the same perspective and relative size that can be seen through the window.
When equipped with an SV-EMS-220 module and fuel flow sensor, SkyView 2.5 will display fuel remaining, fuel used, time remaining, fuel efficiency (mpg), fuel at waypoints and available range. That same module will provide an engine run timer, engine trip timer, total flight timer and flight trip timer, in addition to tach and Hobbs timers.
2.0 introduced wind vectors on the PFD screen, indicating direction, magnitude and crosswind component of existing wind. 2.5 added a new lean mode that can show how many degrees the EGT is above or below peak temperatures for optimal engine operation.
For more information: DynonAvionics.com or 425-402-0433.