You want to fly your plane, not mess with a computer. From the beginning, Dynon pilots designed SkyView to have a clean and intuitive pilot interface through its on-screen buttons and joystick knobs. With new dedicated control panels and SkyView Touch™ as options, there’s a pilot interface for every flying style. So whether you’re new to glass cockpit technology or fly 777s at work, there’s a SkyView panel for you.TRANSITIONING TO GLASS...
If you’re new to glass, SkyView’s new “six-pack” flight instrumentation mode lets you fly the gauges you’re used to with the digital “EFIS glass cockpit” presentation just a
Mode-S Transponder with ADS-B Out capability, an approach-capable Autopilot that offers simplified or expert controls, a revolutionary COM radio, and more. In 2014, we're re-introducing our flagship system with the addition of SkyView Touch, dedicated knob and autopilot control panels, and other great features like our six-pack flight instrument mode. All of these innovations are designed to let SkyView reduce your workload so you can just Go Fly.Touch when you want it; Turbulence when you don't.
What started as a grammatically challenged joke of a catch-phrase turned into the philosophy that we used to guide the design of SkyView Touch. Although we all use touch-controlled products like smartphones and tablets in our daily lives, turbulence can quickly render a poorly-designed touch interface practically impossible to use. SkyView Touch solves this by using touch to augment and complement the physical buttons and joystick knobs rather than replacing them outright. It's the best of both worlds.A TOUCH INTERFACE THAT ACTUALLY WORKS IN FLIGHT...
With the addition of SkyView Touch,™ the story gets even better. First, SkyView Touch was designed to complement SkyView’s existing interface, not replace it. This allows you to rely on SkyView's complete set of buttons and joystick knobs when you need them most. This is critical for effective control in turbulence: While you usually hold a smartphone or tablet in your hands, your EFIS screen is at the end of your outstretched arm, and it’s moving with the aircraft, not with you. These two things conspire to make touch control less than ideal when things get bumpy. Starting with those challenges, we designed a touch interface specifically for the cockpit:
Touch actions are designed to be easy to learn and are used in places where they can reduce pilot workload the most. For example, touching the transponder or autopilot status displays instantly enables those features’ controls, eliminating the normal button pushes you’d use to access those menus. Similarly, touching a PFD item that has an adjustable bug instantly reassigns a SkyView joystick knob to the touched bug, eliminating the need to manually re-task that knob. Using your fingertips to pan, zoom, and select items on the map works just as you’d expect it to. And, since SkyView Touch has the exact bezel footprint as existing displays, every SkyView D1000 customer has an affordable upgrade path that doesn’t require cutting a new panel or even a single wire change.SIX-PACK MODE
Been flying a Cessna 172 for the last 20 years and are more comfortable with the six-pack analog gauges than the tapes on an EFIS display? SkyView has your back. You can now choose a 6-pack display on your EFIS, with or without Synthetic Vision in the background. Digital numbers in each gauge give you precision when you need it.
Pilots new to glass will find that utilizing SkyView’s new six-pack primary flight instruments is an ideal way to learn about SkyView’s powerful workload-reducing features without changing everything at once. The familiar round gauge depictions bridge your classic “retro” instruments with the state-of-the-art. Pilots can switch between six-pack and the modernized EFIS display instantaneously. Six-Pack mode is included in the upcoming free SkyView 10 software update.Dual EMS Modules
TWIN ENGINE MONITORING
Did your project end up a bit out of hand and now you have two engines on your plane? Do you have to turn your engine over a few times slowly before you start it to prevent the lower cylinders from flying off? SkyView is here to help. Customers with two engines can now equip with dual EMS modules and dual displays to monitor each engine independently.
MONITOR LARGE ENGINES
Alternatively, two engine modules can also be used by pilots with larger engines to monitor all of their EGTs and CHTs, eliminating the need for them to choose which cylinders to monitor. Up to 28 total EGTs and CHTs can be monitored along with all other typical engine sensors.CHARTS OUTSIDE THE US
For European customers, procedure charts charts are currently available from PocketFMS through their Frequent Flyer subscription service for only €150 per year, with Seattle Avionics subscription options available soon.
The data sets from both companies vary from country to country, and PocketFMS’ and Seattle Avionics’ coverage differs from one another. In addition to charts and airport diagrams, the visual approach, landing, and area charts critical to flight in Europe are available for many countries.