New Dynon firmware for SkyView

Banner-SkyView-11-IntroductionDynon Avionics has announced a significant upgrade to their SkyView firmware, along with updated base maps and terrain data.

There is a huge host of additions and improvements, some of which – I’m thinking of the weather information in particular – are not much use to us in Australia, as the data sources are not available.

However, there are a couple of items worth noting: the SkyView can now be interconnected with the Funkwerk ATR833 and TRIG TY92 VHF radios, so frequencies can be recovered from the navigation database. So those Foxbat owners with the Funkwerk or TRIG radios – they have been standard on Foxbats for the last 18 months or so – may want to consider connection at the next major service. Access to frequencies this way saves a lot of hunting about in ERSA and/or OzRunways and then entry into the radio.

The SkyView will also now display traffic information – if you have an ADSB-compliant Mode S transponder fitted. Quite a few recent Foxbats have the TRIG TT21 Mode S transponder and this should be compatible, as Dynon’s own SkyView XPNDR262 is manufactured by TRIG.

It also looks like you’ll now be able to watch TV on your SkyView. So all my friends who have jokingly referred to the SkyView as the ‘in flight entertainment system’ can eat their words. Although personally, I’m not sure watching TV is a good idea when you’re piloting a small single engine aircraft. Or even a big one for that matter!

1 thought on “New Dynon firmware for SkyView

  1. Thank you for the blog post talking about SkyView v11.0. We have a lot of SkyView panels in Australia, and like to see feedback from pilots and builders. I would like to clarify one thing; the Trig TT21 and TT22 do not have all of the integrated features as do the SkyView branded transponders. Namely, you cannot control the Trig branded transponders directly from the SkyView display. Features that are compatible are:
    * SkyView provides an uncertified GPS source to the TT21 or the TT22
    * SkyView displays TIS-B traffic data received from the TT21 or the TT22 (set to GARMIN TIS TRAFFIC).

    Note that these capabilities have been in SkyView for some time, not just added in v11.0.

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