SkyView FAQ

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Note: This FAQ was begun to answer questions about the announced, but not-yet-shipping SkyView system (before it was even named) prior to SkyView being released for sale in December, 2009. More than five years later, most questions originally posted here have been deleted because they are now definitively answered in SkyView sales information, the SkyView Pilot's User Guide, and the System Installation Guide.

Is / will SkyView be certified / TSO'd?

In its current form, SkyView is not / cannot be TSO'd. The SV-XPNDR-261 and -262 are certified / TSO'd.

If I have one of your older products, can I add SkyView to my existing system?

There is no interoperability between our older products and SkyView.

Will Dynon keep making the D6/D60 and D10A/D100 Series of products?

Dynon plans to continue to offer the:

  • EFIS-D6
  • EFIS-D10A
  • EFIS-D60
  • EFIS-D100
  • EMS-D10
  • EMS-D120
  • FlightDEK-D180

for the immediate future. After adding Autopilot capability in the EFIS-D10A, EFIS-D100, and FlightDEK-D180, we've pretty well reached the limits of what we're able to do with the computing power in these products. No further major features are anticipated for these products.

All of these Dynon products will be supported for years - with repairs, technical support, and any bug fixes that are needed. We think one of the reasons we've been successful is that we try our best to support all of our customers, and that will continue to be the case. Call us with a question or a problem on an EFIS-D10, a product we haven't sold for over 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 years, and we'll still help with any question or problem you may have. Although we can no longer repair an EFIS-D10 (some key parts are no longer manufactured), we offer a trade-in of your EFIS-D10 for a discount to purchase an EFIS-D6.

What is the screen resolution of the SkyView displays?

SV-D1000 resolution is 1024x600 pixels. SV-D700 resolution is 800x480 pixels.

(Questions about converting older products to SkyView)

Dynon Avionics servos installed with our earlier products can be incorporated into SkyView.

Most conversion questions are answered in the D10/D100 Series to SkyView Conversion Guide.

One of the things that attracted me to the existing Dynon product line is that Dynon has its own dedicated RTOS-like software stack. Some other vendors use commercial OSes like WinCE which makes me a bit uncomfortable. What is the general architecture of the new software platform?

Since SkyView is running an Operating System (OS) - however much it's "compact, optimized, stabilized"... can it be "rebooted"?

SkyView runs a highly customized, minimal Linux kernel for the "housekeeping" operations of the SkyView display. What you see of SkyView once the display is booted is an application that runs on top of Linux. The SkyView modules like the ADAHRS, EMS, servos, etc still run with no OS, and the hardware of the SkyView display is managed by a no-OS micro.

A SkyView can be rebooted by pushing and holding buttons 1,2 and 5.