There are two ways to update the software on your SkyView system, depending on your existing software version and where you are in the world. Method 1 packages all of the most commonly downloaded files into packages that are available for US and Western Europe systems. Method 2 requires that you download and load multiple files to your SkyView system individually.
NEW: SkyView can now update SV-ADSB-472 firmware via ADS-B STATUS menu.
NEW: An angle of attack audio only option which removes the angle of attack display on the PFD but preserves the stall warning audio indication.
NEW: Added Vo - Maneuvering Speed to airspeed limitations for Light Sport Aircraft.
NEW: Added ability to tie HSI source and flight plan source together.
Improved: SkyView will now coast SV-ADSB-470/472 traffic targets that have been reported to be in the same 3D position for 2 or more reports. Coasted position is updated once per second and continues for 15 seconds or until fresh data is received, whichever comes first. If fresh data is received. coasting is disabled and the reported position data is used. If 15 seconds elapses with no fresh data, the traffic target is no longer displayed.
Improved: SV-ADSB-472 firmware version 2.4.20 corrects erroneous ADS-B NO RADAR status indications and includes other general performance improvements. This software ships on all new units produced on or after March 2018.
Improved: Tracking of lateral guidance by the autopilot when on the final approach segment of a precision GPS approach.
Improved: Fuel limit for datalog and black box csv output increased to 999.
Improved: "Fill-up” style fuel gauge widgets have returned. Pilots can now choose between this and the existing white tick marked gauge style.
Improved: Display of IAS has been smoothed to reduce jitter.
Improved: Smoothed display of flight path marker.
Improved: The number of consecutive autopilot alerts have been reduced.
Improved: Changed ALTITUDE to ELEVATION on User Waypoint page.
Improved: Basic autopilot OFF button is not selectable when autopilot is not engaged.
Improved: Autopilot audio warnings are disabled when in FD mode only.
Improved: Audio alert for Trim Nose Up/Down changed from Trim Up/Down to Trim Nose Up/Down.
Improved: Audio alerts made more specific for Autopilot Roll/Pitch Disconnect when autopilot is partially disconnected.
Improved: % Power and HP now show “---” when the engine is off.
Changed: "GPS ASSIST" warnings now display "CHECK PITOT HEAT" instead. "CHECK PITOT HEAT" warning on PFD is inhibited until after takeoff.
Changed: The MDA bug has been renamed to MIN.
Changed: BRG1 and BRG2 colors changed from amber to cyan.
Changed: VSR indicator changed from a magenta horizontal line to a magenta arrow.
Changed: The north pointer on the map is now gray instead of yellow.
Changed: Roll/Pitch servo offline annunciations are now white messages. Roll/Pitch servo offline event now create a white X instead of red on top bar.
Changed: Engine monitoring LEAN status label is now white.
Changed: XPNDR FAIL is now a white message. Status in transponder top bar is now a white X instead of red.
Changed: Transponder digits now yellow during entry in standby mode.
Changed: Knob control panel now only requires a press and release instead of hold to sync.
Changed: If the engine is off, '---' now displayed instead of 'PK?' for ROP/LOP status.
Changed: FILTER is only displayed on the NRST menu when on the APT tab.
Changed: NDB text on map from yellow to magenta.
Changed: CRS knob is now grey if there is no usable navigation source.
Changed: "HOLD TO POWER DOWN" prompt is now white text against red background.
Changed: Text for HDX Engine Tools > Clear Timers has been changed to “Clear Trip Timers”.
Changed: Six Pack is no longer displayed in PFD Tools when SETUP > PFD SETUP > LAYOUT is set to anything other than ALLOW SWITCHING.
Changed: Engine page widget defaults were changed to force the new thinner gauges and arcs to be used. All newly displayed widgets will have the thinner look. Customers with existing thicker widgets can change to the thinner style by removing and replacing each widget via the ems layout editor.
Fixed: Wi-Fi traffic transmission to supporting apps improved.
Fixed: Bug that would not allow you to select "float-type" EMS widget once you'd cycled off it.
Fixed: GP inputs configured as "AMPS" are now emitted in user data logs and serial output streams as expected.
Fixed: Possible display reboot when viewing a checklist after the viewing window size changes.
Fixed: A bug that could cause a System Event 11 by repetitive/intermittent USB disk connection.
Fixed: Vertical EGT and CHT widgets will now display correct colors based on range settings.
NEW: A fourth size of EMS widgets has been added which has larger text for displaying values and labels than any of the other three sizes. The overall size of the widget remains the same as the largest of the other three sizes, and thus, the graphical area of widget is reduced in size to make way for larger text. For EGT and CHT widgets, just the label text increases in size, as there is not enough space to make the value text any larger.
Improved: The airspeed indicator in six-pack mode now has a number of new automatically-set maximum indicated speed settings. The maximum chosen is based on 105% of the configured Vne.
Improved: The altimeter in six-pack mode now shows 1,000’ and 10,000’ hands.
Improved: OAT now supports temps as low as -40F/C.
Improved: Exporting user data logs no longer exports firmware update history logs, which had limited end user value. This means that the "clear all data" operation now clears all data that the user can export. History logs are still available in the diagnostic file export.
Fixed: Transponder software updated to version 2.11. This version incorporates different speed thresholds for auto air/ground transitions for gliders. Also, the IDENT timer is now restarted each time the IDENT button is pressed.
Fixed: A bug where certain city names could cause SkyView to restart.
Fixed: A bug where performing an in-flight compass calibration could cause SkyView to restart.
Fixed: APT->COM button is no longer shown for airports that do not have any COM frequencies.
NEW: Support for SV-ADSB-472 Dual Band Traffic and Weather Receiver. Customers upgrading from the SV-ADSB-470 should update the device under serial port setup to SV-ADSB-472
NEW: Yaw Damper now available on SkyView Classic, Touch, and HDX.
NEW: Vmc and Vyse airspeed limitations for multi-engine operators.
NEW: The new Rotax 912iS FAULTS menu lists every device and sensor status bit available from the ECUs. It can be found under MENU > EMS TOOLS > FAULTS on SkyView HDX and EMS > FAULTS on SkyView Classic/Touch displays.
Improved: A new QWERTY keyboard layout is now available on both SkyView Touch and HDX systems.
Improved: Airport Flags on the PFD can now be turned on and off.
Improved: Checklist items can now be scrolled through and highlighted. Cursor position is remembered on subsequent page viewings.
Improved: Weight and balance now supports metric units.
Improved: When ETE to the next or final waypoint is less than an hour, it is know shown in minutes:seconds.
Improved: Rotax 912iS users can now now get data from their separate fuel flow sensor (instead of the ECU’s measurement) into the user data-logging and serial output streams when pin 14 is configured for fuel flow.
Improved: The Weight and Balance calculator now includes a zero fuel line which computes the worst case landing CG.
Improved: Certain kinds of unusual system errors are automatically recovered from and reported as system events.
Improved: To reduce erroneous messages during takeoff, the "GPS ASSIST" alert will now only trigger when the aircraft is in air and has changed at least 200 feet of altitude change since before it was in air.
Improved: Serial output stream now reports Rotax 912iS EGT values.
Improved: To remove ambiguity, vertical speed required guidance is only overlaid on the VSI when HSI source is set to SkyView.
Improved: Center frequencies were previously filtered from appearing on the ATC button of the comm radio unless you are in-air. The restriction has been removed and center frequencies will now appear on the ATC button regardless of whether you are in-air or on the ground.
Improved: Starting with cycle 1702 of PocketFMS databases, SkyView will draw certain non-US airspaces of the following types according to their airspace class rather than airspace type if class information is available, and otherwise, by type:
Improved: AWIS frequencies are accessible from the ATIS button on the comm radio and visible on the INFO page COM tab. This primarily affects non-US customers using PocketFMS databases.
Improved: FIA frequencies are accessible from the ATC button when in air, and are shown on the INFO page COM tab labeled as CENTER. This primarily affects non-US customers using PocketFMS databases.
Fixed: To/from and desired track indications could be reversed in rare cases (flight plans that involve polar routes).
Fixed: Visiting the plates tab under info would cause the map window to go into expanded mode, which would cause it to incorrectly displace half the bottom EMS and the info column.
Fixed: When editing the weight at a station on the weight and balance page, overweight or otherwise out of bounds conditions would not turn red until editing was completed. The value now changes to red during editing.
Fixed: The vertical CHT widget would incorrectly show differential temperatures (like the EGTs, which should) which when leaning mode was turned on.
Fixed: The corresponding end-time fields update correctly when the time basis for a maintenance log entry is changed.
Fixed: When used, the cursor on the Display Layout menu would not reset after an option is selected.
Fixed: When in pitot/static test mode, multiple ADAHRS systems wouldn’t always show both ADAHRS’ set of primary flight instruments.
Fixed: Executing a DTO to an item in the INFO > RECENT list after initially viewing the Map Pointer of MAP00 waypoint on the Info page would not result in the correct destination waypoint.
Fixed: Extremely quick-fingered pilots might be able to press a key (such as direct-to) a second time before the first press is processed, leading to unexpected behavior.
Fixed: Under extremely rare circumstances - when a NAV radio is active, tuned to a VOR or ILS and providing an ident that matches a nearby facility in SkyView's aviation database, and an aviation database is imported - the SkyView could restart and trigger an erroneous “system event 3” alert.
Fixed: Default widget config for EMS arc widgets with corner values, such as the default, bottom EMS band, are now saved in exported and imported configuration files.
Fixed: A bug that caused the LAYOUT button on SkyView SE to get stuck on 100% PFD and preventing ability to cycle through any other layouts was fixed.
No feature changes in this version.
Fixed: Corrected an issue where Advanced Control Module-equipped systems would not clear a Low Batt message. Only affects displays installed in Advanced Quick Panels.
Improved: Re-implemented a round HSI rather than oval shape.
Fixed: Exiting maintenance log in SkyView Touch caused SkyView displays to show incorrect engine monitoring scheme.
Fixed: Left clicking out of maintenance log in SkyView Classic or Touch caused an incorrect com frequency panel.
Fixed: Entering some Australian tail number suffix caused the transponder hex code to change to 0 and not allow editing.
Fixed: ADAHRS cross-check compare function improperly caused the bottom menu to change back to main menu.
New: Extended Runways Centerlines
New: Highway in the Sky (HITS)
New: Airport Signposts in Synthetic Vision
New: Maintenance Logging
New: Weight and Balance Calculator
New: ADS-B Traffic and Weather from SkyView’s SV-ADSB-470 is now transmitted via Wi-Fi for use by 3rd party apps (FlyQ, etc)
New: Airspace proximity notification. This includes airspace you are in, upcoming airspace along your flight path, and those that are above and below you.
New: Activating “Direct-To” with a runway selected under airport runway info will create a 5nm leg to the chosen runway along the extended centerline.
New: VNAV from SkyView’s flight plan to your destination airport, arriving either above the airport or right at the runway itself.
New: EGT/CHT widget now available in “vertical” orientation.
New: NEXRAD weather radar animation.
Improved: Option for Rotax CHTs to be renamed to coolant temperature to reflect change to latest engine design/configuration. Audio alert also updated.
Improved: Graphical changes to engine monitor graphics.
Improved: SkyView can now self-recover from certain file system issues that formerly required support assistance from Dynon Avionics.
Improved: SkyView can now recognize and charge backup batteries that are very discharged.
Improved: Transponder HEX codes are now always automatically set for aircraft with US N-numbers, and not just when the tail number is initially set.
Fixed: AOA calibration algorithm improved. Improved calibration also allows for periodic “zero pressure” calibrations (similar to airspeed) to retain best AOA performance over time. AOA re-calibration required (and highly recommended) to take advantage of improvements. Audio alert gradient can now be more tailored with settable start and solid tone points.
Fixed: Manual reboots no longer recommended after database updates to prevent SkyView displays from restarting in rare cases.
Fixed: TFR altitudes transmitted ADS-B could cause SkyView displays to restart.
Fixed: Transponder software updated to version 2.09. This fixes an issue that would cause some customers to see FAA ADS-B 2020 Compliance Reports fail due to high count of out of range NIC and NACp values. Note that transponder updates need to be manually started from the SETUP MENU > TRANSPONDER SETUP menu. When updating, please refer to updated transponder update procedures in the latest SkyView System Installation Guide.
New: Initial shipping version on SkyView SE displays.
|14.1.1||3/31/2016||Fixed: An issue that could cause transponders to become inoperative - and therefore requiring return to Dynon - during a software update.|
Fixed: The issue described in the SkyView Software 14.0 Technical Service Bulletin where certain SkyView displays running version 14.0 would become unresponsive.
Fixed: Systems with ARINC module would restart in certain situations.
Fixed: Spontaneous auto pilot disconnects.
Fixed: Spurious "caution" alerts.
Fixed: Momentary red-X on displays.
Fixed: Momentary comm panel offline alerts.
Fixed: System restarts caused by corner case (uncommon) software conditions.
Fixed: Video input from external sources would freeze in certain situations.
Fixed: In some circumstances, Initial/recurrent backup battery test routine would not start even when battery was actually charged due to incorrect voltage thresholds.
Added: SYSTEM EVENT alerts that let SkyView detect additional software anomalies. Upon seeing a SYSTEM EVENT alert, users should enter the Setup Menu for more information and instructions.
Improved: Checklist imports with file format problems now shows the error line numbers
Improved: Checklists feature has various fixes and improvements
New: First version that supports SkyView SE
(public test version)
|3/10/2016||Potential Fix: Probable fix for customers reporting momentary "red X" pages, uncommanded autopilot disconnects, and audio caution alerts. There are no other new features over previous versions.|
(public test version)
|3/4/2016||Potential Fix: Dynon believes that it has identified the issue that is the subject of Technical Service Bulletin - SkyView Software 14.0. This version contains a candidate fix. There are no other new features over previous versions.|
(public test version)
|2/26/2016||Improved: Fixes to various suspicious code areas that may or may not be the cause of the 14.0 issue. There are no other new features or new SYSTEM EVENT alerts over 14.0.1.|
(public test version)
|2/23/2016||Improved: The diagnostic logging capabilities added in 18.104.22.16858 have been further enhanced. Automatic recovery (rebooting) behavior tweaked to be less agressive. There are no other new features or new SYSTEM EVENT alerts over 14.0.1.|
(public test version)
|2/18/2016||Improved: The diagnostic logging capabilities added in 14.0.1 now collects improved data about anomalies. There are no behavior changes or new SYSTEM EVENT alerts over 14.0.1|
(public test version)
|2/17/2016||Improved: Automatic detection and restart for issues that would previously cause SkyView displays to become unresponsive. This will also generate a SYSTEM EVENT that will ask the user to export a Dynon Diagnostic Log. Added: New SYSTEM EVENT alerts that let SkyView detect additional software anomalies. Upon seeing a SYSTEM EVENT alert, users should enter the Setup Menu for more information and instructions.|
|22.214.171.12486||1/13/2016||New: Support for SV-GPS-2020 GPS Antenna/Receiver Module. When paired with the SV-XPNDR-261 (with updated firmware) and a SkyView system (with updated firmware), SkyView customers meet the FAA’s 2020 ADS-B Out requirements.
New: Checklist support. Checklists can be imported and exported, and edited on any computer using a plaintext editor. Checklists are accessed under TOOLS > CHECKLIST. An editable checklist template can be found on the Dynon Software Downloads Page.
New: Glide ring which approximately depicts the areas to which the aircraft could be flown to in a glide configuration. Glide ring adjusts for current wind conditions.
New: Go around mode. When on an approach in VNAV mode, pressing any of the Nose up button on the SV-AP-PANEL, the AUTOPILOT > PITCH > GO AROUND button on-screen, or an external button (display discrete input #2) will activate go-around mode. Go-around mode changes the AP lateral mode to TRK mode with the approach inbound course as the target. Pitch mode is switched to either IAS or VS mode (setup-dependent) with the default climb VS or IAS selected. An “ADD POWER” annunciation is also provided on the PFD page.
New: Rotax 912iS alerts based on ECU status information. ROTAX: LIMIT FLIGHT OP is displayed when one of the two “EMS lamps” are flashing. ROTAX: LAND AIRCRAFT is displayed any time both lamps are simultaneously flashing or on (any combination thereof), or any time one of the two lamps is on. This is identical to Rotax’s published guidance to engine operators. Note that installers can still connect ECU discrete outputs for each lamp to SkyView contact inputs to display the actual lamps on a SkyView EMS page.
New: Support for SIL/SDA=1 operations for SV-GPS-250. This allows SkyView systems that transmit ADS-B Out via the SV-XPNDR-26X to continue to receive TIS-B (ADS-B) traffic via the SV-ADSB-470 after early 2016.
New: LOCAL DISPLAY SETUP > GPS FIX STATUS page that provides satellite constellation information, signal strength, and GPS fix quality information. This information can help determine whether a proposed GPS installation location has an adequate view of the sky.
New: Transponder firmware update to 2.8. This version contains support for SIL=3 operation with SV-GPS-2020 devices and SIL=1 operation when used with SV-GPS-250 devices. This version also fixes a bug that caused some position sources to incorrectly transmit a NACv of 0. Note that the transponder firmware update must be manually initiated from the TRANSPONDER SETUP menu and does not happen automatically during a SkyView software update.
Improved: TRANSPONDER SETUP > FAA FAR 91.227 COMPLIANCE STATUS page updated for SV-GPS-2020 usage.
Improved: Hex codes for US registered aircraft with “N”-prefixed registrations are now computed automatically.
Improved: When all position sources are lost, map page is still viewable.
Improved: The displayed state of map layers such as enroute charts (sectionals, IFR Lo/Hi) and terrain now remembered across power cycles and USB stick removal/reinsertion.
Improved: Aviation database, procedure charts, enroute charts, and airport diagram expiration information is now more informative.
Improved: PRESET button not displayed on fuel computer if that value is set to zero.
Improved: Terrain Alert (PFD > MODE > TERR ALRT) setting now remembered across power cycles.
Improved: Unknown runway lengths now shown as “----FT” in the nearest airport list.
Improved: Audio alerts for MESSAGE, CAUTION, and WARNING messages are now filtered so that simultaneous alerts do not “stack” on top of each other to create a long audible list.
Changed: SERVO CALIBRATION menu renamed to AP SERVO CALIBRATION for clarity.
Changed: AIRCRAFT HEX CODE menu renamed to TRANSPONDER HEX CODE for clarity.
Changed: Single ADAHRS operation in a multi-ADAHRS system now annunciated in the message area to be more consistent with other alerts.
Fixed: Avidyne IFT540/IFD440 baud rate pre-set was incorrect when set as as a source for ADS-B Out GPS position data (connected directly through the SV-XPNDR-261 transponder).
Fixed: INSTALLED DATABASES > LANGUAGE DATABASES did not display the installed languages.
Fixed: EXTERNAL DISK FREE SPACE on settings/log export menus incorrectly showed entire disk size, not available space.
Fixed: Database handling issues that could cause a display to reboot shortly after display startup.
Fixed: Several issues that could cause a SkyView display to restart.
Fixed: Issue that cause Synthetic Vision to be suddenly be too dark.
Fixed: ADAHRS audio alerts for individual ADAHRS-based alerts (G-meter, Overspeed, Altitude Alerter, Minimums, Flaps Overspeed) now suppressed for an ADAHRS that has failed.
Fixed: Enroute charts were not available on displays networked to the display with the database license as they should be. This primarily affected PocketFMS enroute charts customers.
Fixed: Airport Remarks tab sometimes had text that was obscured by window elements.
Fixed: SkyView displays now have the ability to automatically detect and fix invalid Dynon Diagnostic Files.
Fixed: Issue that could cause a display to report itself as offline immediately after performing a SkyView Network Configuration.
Fixed: Issue that could cause conventional EFIS graphics such as flight director to display underneath the six-pack version of the attitude indicator.
Fixed: If SERIAL IN FUNCTION of a GPS source was changed “GPS FAIL” alerts would be suppressed until the system was next restarted.
Fixed: Audible AOA alerts were not following the on/off setting in the setup menu (was always on).
Fixed: Horizon water line (white line separating ground and sky) now correctly drawn on the ADAHRS cross-compare screen.
Fixed: Upcoming TFRs were being shown as active.
Fixed: An issue that could cause the compass calibration routine to report a successful calibration when in fact the calibration conditions were not adequate.
Fixed: SkyView-to-ForeFlight GPS connectivity now always resumes as it should on iPad wakeup.
|13.0.3||8/7/2015||Fixed: Flight plans that contain waypoints - particularly at the beginning of the flight plan - with blank names can cause SkyView to restart when that flight plan is drawn on the map. This issue has not been observed with SkyView's own internal flight planning. This issue is most likely to be observed when using an ARINC navigator such as a GTN series. Note that you can only experience this issue when the external navigator's fight plan is being displayed on SkyView's map.|
|13.0.2||8/5/2015||Fixed: Problem that prevented certain third-party en-route chart layers from being displayed.|
New: New en-route charts infrastructure and format to support additional en-route (ICAO/Sectional/etc) chart providers. Providers expected to distribute en-route charts support include PocketFMS, OzRunways, and AvPlan. Note: If you are a current Seattle Avionics ChartData subscriber, you MUST update your USB sticks with new format ChartData using the latest version of the data manager. To do this, make sure that the "Use data formatted for SkyView v13 or later" checkbox is checked, and then press UPDATE NOW.
New: SkyView now available in foreign languages. Download languages from Language Packs. Languages available at release include French and German.
New: Color-coded terrain alerting on synthetic vision. Terrain is dynamically shaded in yellow or red to warn you when your projected flight path may intersect terrain in the short future. Terrain shaded yellow is that which you will be in close proximity to but does not represent an immediate threat. Terrain shown in red represents terrain that may represent an immediate collision hazard based on your current flight path. When operating within the vicinity of an airport, terrain alerting is made less sensitive to reduce visual noise near while operating in the airport/approach environment. This feature is turned on and off in PFD>MODE>TERR ALRT.
New: Ability to display the Rotax 912 iS's throttle position from its ECU via a new EMS widget.
New: Cold start assistance for Rotax 912 iS's engine. Status is displayed via color-coding on the new throttle position EMS widget. Color-coding matches the 2D graph as documented in the Rotax 912 iS manual.
New: Ability to display the Rotax 912 iS's Power/ECO mode state from its ECU via a new EMS widget.
New: Support for the Advanced Control Module (ACM) that is provided with Advanced Flight Systems Quick Panels.
New: Support for ADS-B compliant GPS connection from Avidyne IFD540/IFD440 navigators when connected directly to SV-XPNDR-261 transponder.
New: Support for ADS-B compliant GPS connection from Trig TN70 when connected directly to SV-XPNDR-261 transponder.
New: SkyView can now self-detect and alert on unexpected events that occur. Upon seeing a SYSTEM EVENT alert, user can enter the Setup Menu for more information. This can help alert the customer of an impending or emerging hardware or software issue.
Fixed: SV-ADSB-470 appearing offline. This issue is rare.Fixed/
New: US Stadium TFRs now provided via database file after the ADS-B FIS-B service ceased transmitting them. This feature was initially available in 13.0, but the required TFR database did not load correctly.TFR database only available via packaged update due to incompatibility with versions prior to 13.0.
Improved: Mic gain thresholds and defaults adjusted to improve transmission performance.
Improved: New en-route charts format improves resolution, clarity, and legibility of existing Seattle Avionics charts on SkyView.
Improved: Time setting verbiage updated to be less confusing to users.
Improved: Improved alerting for SV-XPNDR-26X when the transponder self-reports error conditions/performance issues.
Improved: PocketFMS ATZ airspaces now shown as Alert airspaces in SkyView.
Improved: Expired databases are now highlighted for better annunciation in the the Setup menu based INSTALLED DATABASE page.
Improved: Synchronization of Hobbs and Tach time improved between displays to more accurately preserve time when displays are turned off individually.
Improved: Press and hold of joystick knob when Minimums bug is selected clears the value instead of syncing it.
Improved: When flying under autopilot, a single press of the autopilot disconnect switch no longer clears the programmed modes. Instead, it only disconnects the servos. Double clicking the disconnect switch will clear all modes. Additionally, pressing the disengage switch for 2 seconds when the Flight Director is on but the Autopilot is not engaged now engages the servos but does not activate control wheel steering mode. Pressing/holding the disengage switch when the AP servos are active still activates control wheel steering mode.
Improved: Com frequency order for PocketFMS digital aviation data improved to preserve the native order as provided by PocketFMS.
Improved: Synvis "checkerboard" pattern now remains visually squared at higher latitudes.
Improved: Texture added to terrain on synthetic vision to aid situational awareness.
Improved: ZERO PRESSURE AIRSPEED CALIBRATION is now ZERO PRESSURE IAS/AOA CALIBRATION. Zero pressure calibration now includes the AOA sensor in order to provide best-possible performance of AOA, especially at low airspeeds. Users should ideally perform this calibration before performing their next AOA calibration. After performing these two steps, in the future, performing a ZERO PRESSURE IAS/AOA CALIBRATION should restore both airspeed and AOA performance without requiring a full AOA calibration.
Improved: Handling of USB memory sticks improved to increase fluidity of loading menus and update processes.
Improved: Delays after pressing the UPDATE button just previous performing a system software update eliminated.
Improved: User data logs now include data from CAN-based ECUs. This includes both the 912 is and MWFly engines.
Fixed: Garrecht TRX-1500 is now AIR Avionics TRX-1500
Fixed: Changing the map knob zoom range direction (MAP MENU > MAP MODE > INC MAP RANGE) COUNTERCLOCKWISE also erroneously changed SkyView Touch's + and - zoom buttons.
Fixed: Fuel calibration improved to better deal with calibrations that have sensors that do not register fuel calibration points near empty.
Fixed: Having spaces/underscores in tail numbers no longer causes configurational issues with Wi-Fi.
New: Support for SV-MAG-236 Remote Magnetometer for SkyView.
New: Transponder firmware update to version 2.6 to support ADS-B+ format from capable Garmin IFR navigators. Using ADS-B+ format is a requirement for having an FAA ADS-B rule compliant installation in 2020 and beyond. Note that the transponder firmware update must be manually initiated and does not happen automatically during a SkyView software update.
Improved: SkyView now remembers the last two hours of ADS-B weather and all active/upcoming TFRs after when SkyView is power cycled. This gives the pilot access to weather and TFR information that is still valid when SkyView is turned on and acquires time via GPS lock.
Improved: Fuel computer no longer compares fuel computer totals to measured fuel in aircraft that do not have in-tank fuel level sensors.
Improved: EMS General Purpose inputs can now report computed values of up to 99.99V (formerly the limit was 9.999V) when a custom engine sensor definition is used to transform the 0-5V input into another set of values. Note that the actual measured value of sensors is still limited to 5V.
Updated: US Stadium TFRs now provided via database file after the ADS-B FIS-B service ceased transmitting them.[UPDATE - 5-7-2015; This feature has been delayed until SkyView 13.0 due to database compatibility issues with older SkyView softare]
Fixed: User data logs' time stamps were off by one day.
Fixed: SkyView did not recognize more than 20 GPX files on a USB memory stick.
Fixed: Permanent Disney TFR shown as upcoming instead of active.
Fixed: Filtering for 912iS fuel pressure improved. For best results also update to the latest engine sensor definitions.
Fixed: SkyView would restart for some customers after exporting data logs.
Fixed: Course would sometimes change erratically and not react to CRS changes when flight plans were suspended/on hold.
Fixed: 11.0 feature to detect failures of rate sensors, accelerometers, and pressure transducers in the SV-ADAHRS-20X upon boot did not work unless an AOA calibration had been performed.
New: Support for Wi-Fi connectivity to ForeFlight via the new Wi-Fi Adapter for SkyView. Transfer flight plans between SkyView and Foreflight. Send SkyView's attitude indication and GPS position to ForeFlight.
New: Autopilot auto-trim. The SkyView Autopilot can automatically keep the the aircraft in trim as it flies under autopilot control. This feature requires that the aircraft has an SV-AP-PANEL and is using its integrated trim controller for electric trim servo actuation. Auto-trim can be configured on pitch and/or roll axes.
New: OBS Mode that allows pilots easily set and adjust an inbound course to any navigable point on the map. That inbound course may then be easily adjusted with the HSI CRS knob, similar to how one would with a VOR. This is useful to approach an airport from a specific direction, for example, without having to create a second waypoint to create a full flight plan leg.
New: In-air magnetic calibration routine: Pilots can now perform an optional in-flight magnetic heading calibration routine in addition to the existing ground-based calibration. This is likely to improve magnetic heading performance during flight maneuvers. It may also improve heading performance in aircraft where the ADAHRS is subject to localized magnetic interference.
New: Aircraft icon displayed on the Map and in the PFD HSI can be changed to one of over a dozen types of aircraft. Updated: Magnetic tables updated to latest World Magnetic Model (WMM2015).
Added: Autopilot trim advice on the roll axis can now be provided. This option is turned off by default.
Added: Alerts that let the pilot know if the CPU within SkyView's display is overheating due to failure of SkyView's thermal dissipation features.
Added: User data log export now includes a new log that documents the "history" of the databases, configuration files, and software versions that have been loaded. This information can be used to aid troubleshooting.
Added: Localizers now have their own icon on the map when they are used as a waypoint in an active flight plan.
Added: New option under MAP MENU > MAP ITEMS > TFR OPACITY that allows pilots to change the opacity of TFRs. This can be used to tune the visibility of co-located TFRs and underlying map features.
Added: Support for sending/receiving frequencies to the Garmin GTR-200. This does not include the ability to send aviation database information to the GTR-200.
Improved: MAP joystick/knob function can be set to either the left of right joystick/knob when MAP is full-screen (100% Page).
Improved: Map zoom/range feature can be reversed so that clockwise rotation "zooms in" to the map (decreases range) to suit user preference.
Improved: Ability to test an optionally-connected external EMS warning light via the setup menu.
Improved: When starting navigation via the "direct-to" feature, SkyView now anticipates the initial turn (if one is required) and starts navigating from the end of that initial turn. This eliminates s-turning after the initial turn towards the "direct-to" destination.
Improved: Video input can be flipped horizontally and/or vertically.
Improved: Since "ON" mode is almost never used in mode-S operations, and pilots using that mode likely intend to / should be in ALT, a XPNDR NOT IN ALT MODE alert is presented whenever the SV-XPNDR-26X has been in "ON" mode for >5 seconds.
Improved: Diagnostic messages in the SkyView Network configuration pages that help pilots and installers troubleshoot loss of redundancy due to faulty or damaged wiring.
Improved: Filtering/damping improved on EMS parameters. This should particularly improve fuel level and 912 iS fuel pressure readings that were previously too reactive. Download the latest sensor definitions to ensure that you have the latest filter/damping factors.
Improved: Notification when the SV-BAT-320 backup battery is severely discharged upon boot. This is most likely to occur immediately after performing the yearly battery rundown test.
Improved: GPS location now sent to GNC 255 and GTR 225 radios to enable their ability to look up aviation features from their self-contained databases.
Improved: XPNDR HEX CODE NOT SET alert now provided whenever an ADS-B receiver is installed but a valid HEX code is not set.
Improved: Serial port selection in setup menu improved to help installers avoid attempting to configure a single port to multiple devices.
Improved: IAS bug now shown on six-pack PFD page.
Improved: Data log and settings file exports now have more descriptive file names.
Improved: EGTs and CHTs that are displaying a "red X" due to probe failure no longer show a railed pictorial value on the analog graph graphical display.
Improved: When a GTN or GNS series ARINC navigator is in GPS OBS mode, the selected inbound course to the waypoint being navigated to is depicted on SkyView's map when that navigator's flight plan is the displayed map.
Improved: Display auto-dimming improved to improve behavior during light changes such as when a flashlight is used at night.
Improved: Runways with unknown length are not shown when NRST list is being filtered by runway length.
Improved: Automatic switching of AIR and GROUND modes for the SV-26X-XPNDR when flying at low airspeed.
Improved: "GAMI"-style fuel flow spread is now always displayed in GPH to follow usage convention.
Improved: PFD pitch ladder clipping adjusted to avoid visual conflicts with turn rate and heading elements above the DG/HSI.
Improved: Knob debouncing algorithm changed to eliminate extra or erratic value changes when turning knobs. This affects both SkyView display knobs and those one SkyView control panels.
Fixed: Some damping filters defined in the engine sensor definitions file (.sfg) were not working properly. This was most usually observed as fuel levels that would respond too quickly to movement in the tanks while maneuvering.
Fixed: Bug that could cause autopilot servo calibrations to not complete or yield servos that controlled an incorrect axis.
Fixed: ADS-B Density Altitude calculation.
Fixed: SkyView would take longer (up to 2 minutes) to boot one time after high resolution terrain was loaded. This bug was introduced in 11.1.
Fixed: Airport icons in the NRST and INFO lists were erroneously being displayed as weather icons instead of the chart-style icons.
Fixed: PAL mode now works with Video Input Adapter.
Fixed: NO HI-RES TERRAIN message no longer annunciated due to GPS data loss.
Fixed: incorrect error message when trying to load .duc packages a second time.
Fixed: Upcoming TFRs received via ADS-B were incorrectly color-coded by local time instead of UTC time.
Fixed: When a USB stick containing expired chart data is removed, on-screen alerts about that expired data are no longer displayed.
Fixed: User alert data logs sometimes had corrupt values in them.
Fixed: Traffic vector length now correct for ADS-B targets.
Fixed: Not all data from Garmin portable GPS products was being passed along to compatible Garmin radios as if they were directly connected.
Fixed: Some TFRs received via ADS-B were not being displayed. Pilots are always encouraged to confirm TFR status with an official briefing source.
Fixed: In some cases, Van’s RV-12 customers (with the Vans AV-50000 control unit) or customers equipped with the Vertical Power VP-X experienced over-current issues; prerequisites for this to occur:
Fixed: The user waypoint editor in MAP MENU > EDIT USER WAYPOINTS did not display correctly in v11.0.
Fixed: SkyView would incorrectly display a “NO HIGH RES TERRAIN” alert when the new “Continental Australia Only” or “China Only” regions were loaded.
Fixed: ADS-B weather layer would erroneously show very thin bands of purple “missing” data, when in fact the data was available and was being displayed.
Fixed: Loading a packaged Dynon software update with a “.duc” file extension could cause SkyView to report an erroneous “out of disk space” error on subsequent load attempts.
Improved: Added filtering of GPS position update to immobilize the GPS ground track direction when the aircraft is not moving.
Improved: Load times for large databases, notably high resolution terrain, has been greatly decreased.
Improved: An 11.0 feature designed to detect ADAHRS sensor failures occasionally provided nuisance alerts that would disable the ADAHRS when SkyView was powered on. 11.1 no longer compares Pitot and AOA pressures if AOA is not calibrated (for example when the AOA port on the ADAHRS is capped). Accelerometer failure checking is now more tolerant of tail dragger aircraft with significantly nose-high attitude on the ground.
New: All terrain databases improved. Not technically dependent on 11.0 (will work on all SkyView systems), but released concurrently. All customers should download updated very low, low and high resolution terrain databases.
New: Support for SV-COM-X83 8.33 kHz COM radio.
New: Support for Video Input Adapter. Allows display of video via NTSC and PAL S-video and composite connections. Note: Only compatible with SkyView Touch and newer SkyView SV-D1000 (s/n >= 6000) and SV-D700 (s/n >= 4000) displays.
New: Support for third party 8.33 kHz COM radios. Supported radios include the Trig TY91/92, f.u.n.k.e. ATR833, and Garmin GTR 225 & GNC 255 radios. Note that full TY91/92 8.33 kHz support depends on a future software update from Trig.
New: Virtual-DME (non-certified) distance to VORs via GPS when the VOR identifier is known. Magenta distance is displayed on HSI info area on PFD.
New: SHOW AIRSPACES WITHIN XXXX FT option to declutter airspaces that aren’t a factor at the current aircraft altitude.
New: Wide field of view option for Synthetic Vision under PFD > MODE > WIDE. Setting also proportionately scales the pitch ladder.
New: Vne can now be set as TAS for aircraft that have flutter or other TAS-dependent limits.
New: Option to turn on color-coded weather “dots” at airports with METARS via MAP MENU > WEATHER OPTIONS > METAR ICONS (SV-ADSB-470 required).
New: BARO will now sync to either the nearest METAR (when ADS-B is available in-flight), to 29.92 (when at/above 18k feet or no ADS-B on board), or to make the altimeter match GPS altitude (when on the ground).
Added: Tune LOC/ILS frequencies (VORs already previously supported) on supported NAV radios via SkyView database lookup. LOC/ILS frequencies only available via Dynon and Jeppesen (coming soon) Databases.
Added: Alerts are now recorded in the user datalog. These are in a new file - ALERT_DATA.csv - so to not affect compatibility with 3rd party utilities that can utilize SkyView datalogs.
Added: Alert when EMS sensor definition files do not match across multiple displays in a SkyView system.
Added: Traffic can now be displayed on SkyView when a non-Dynon ADS-B OUT transponder is installed in the aircraft. Such transponders must comply with TSO C166b or later of the ADS-B spec to allow traffic to be displayed properly.
Added: Setup option to display or suppress tail numbers of other ADS-B equipped aircraft (requires SV-ADSB-470).
Added: Caution alert if transponder hex code is not set.
Added: Option to alert the pilot when the current BARO setting and the nearest METAR-based altimeter setting are significantly different (requires SV-ADSB-470).
Added: Audible “AUTOPILOT” callout when the autopilot is engaged.
Added: Support for CAN-based MWFly engine via SV-EMS-221
Added: Alerts when SV-AP-PANEL, SV-KNOB-PANEL go offline.
Added: Alert when an external Level button is connected and detected stuck at boot.
Added: Ability to suppress the units (F, PSI, etc) on EMS widgets via EMS SETUP > SENSOR SETUP > [individual sensor settings]
Added: GPS-based distances to bearing sources in HSI info area (when only one bearing source is displayed).
Added: Alert for detectable audio subsystem failures.
Added: MAP MENU > FLIGHT PLAN OPTIONS > PLAN GROUND SPEED lets SkyView perform ETE, ETA, and other speed-dependent calculations at a user-specified ground speed when not flying.
Added: Support for South African SRA and other rare airspaces. Part of MAP ITEMS > UNKNOWN ALERT AIRSPACES category.
Improved: Autopilot speed limits will not allow engagement or operation above 95% of Vne when Vne is expressed as TAS.
Improved: Traffic service/device reception quality indicator on map page.
Improved: MAP MENU > MAP ITEMS > SHOW AIRSPACES BELOW changed to HIDE AIRSPACES ABOVE for clarity.
Improved: Autopilot trim-up and trim-down sensing and annunciation.
Improved: Additional failure detection and annunciation of rate sensors, accelerometers, and pressure transducers in the SV-ADAHRS-20X upon boot.
Improved: Alert that annunciates if there is no high-res terrain available for the current aircraft location (usually because a different world region is loaded).
Improved: Distance and speed units settings are now separately set.
Improved: Fuel efficiency can now be displayed in L/100km.
Improved: Magnetic heading calibration procedure now lets pilot choose the direction aircraft is pointed in.
Improved: SkyView will now detect and annunciate if the servo disconnect switch is depressed when the servocalibration and test is started (this is usually due to a wiring installation issue or incorrect disconnect switch type).
Improved: Rotax 912 iS fuel pressure filtering improved to reduce nuisance alarms during abrupt throttle movements.
Improved: SkyView displays start-up much quicker, allowing for quicker use of PFD and EMS functions. Map databases are now loaded after initial boot.
Improved: Map database expirations on map at startup are more verbose.
Improved: Joystick knob menu now annunciates successful sync of any bug or BARO setting when you press/hold the joystick knob.
Improved: Bugs can now be turned on and off per display via PFD>BUGS. The presence of an autopilot no longer forces all bugs to be shown on all displays.
Improved: EMS pulses per revolution settings moved to HARDWARE CALIBRATION > EMS CALIBRATION > TACHOMETER CALIBRATION.
Improved: Display dimming algorithm and menu control scheme improved to disallow brightness settings that would result in an illegible (too dim) display.
Improved: Airport identifiers on MAP are now white to improve legibility.
Improved: On-ground logic for showing terrain highlighting on map to reduce red/yellow map saturation immediately after takeoff
Improved: Screenshots now export to PNG format instead of BMP for better cross-platform compatibility (you’re welcome Applefolk).
Improved: Track line now defaults to DISTANCE + TIME.
Improved: PFD>XPNDR menu no longer has a time-out that automatically backs out of menu.
Improved: New displays that do not have ADAHRS and EMS modules configured no longer display PFD/EMS pages that look like failures.
Improved: ROP/LOP EMS info widget now says “PK?” instead of “UND” when calculation is out of range or not possible for the configuration.
Improved: AOA alert volume can now be set independently of Master Volume and other Alert Volumes.
Improved: After CLEAR ALL DATA (data logs), a confirmation message appears that all data log records have been cleared.
Fixed: G-meter can now accommodate aircraft that have a positive lower G limit.
Fixed: “Check Canopy Latch” alerts no longer repeats.
Fixed: Analog airspeed indicator needle in six-pack mode now “settles” lower than the first graduated airspeed marking when at rest.
Fixed: VAL NAV-2000 no longer available for selection as primary COM radio in the top bar status bar (because it is a NAV-only radio).
Fixed: Aircraft hex code can now be more easily programmed into SkyView for ADS-B identification of your own aircraft when a non-Dynon ADS-B out device is in the aircraft.
Fixed: Active TFRs now correctly prioritized over upcoming TFRs when using the Map Pointer.
Fixed: NAVIGATE button can be pressed after importing a flight plan to put it to immediate use.
Fixed: Reassigning knob functions was not possible via Touch while in TOOLS>TIMER menu.
Fixed: SV-AP-PANEL backlight now turns off when SkyView is off.
Fixed: Support for GX-60 via “GENERIC AVIATION” serial format type.
Fixed: MDA bug state not saved across power cycles.
Fixed: Track line would always turn off after a reboot.
Fixed: SV-COM-PANEL status LED flashed too fast.
Fixed: Winds aloft forecast used the most future forecast instead of the immediately upcoming forecast time period.
Fixed: If dual ADAHRS installed, during magnetic calibration and one ADAHRS fails, a message appears denoting which unit failed the calibration.
Improved: Analog six-pack airspeed tape representation no longer adds an additional hundred knots of range at exactly 100, 200, 300, etc knots.
Fixed: ADS-B traffic status did not always indicate “FULL” when it did in fact have a full traffic portrait.
Fixed: Columns in the MAP > INFO > RECENT tab were incorrectly spaced.
Fixed: Visible grid pattern on some displays at close ranges when en-route charts were displayed.
Fixed: Traffic fail icon no longer displayed on systems that do not have any traffic-receiving devices configured.
Fixed: Displays that did not have a backup battery connected would rarely annunciate that a battery test was needed.
Fixed: EMS graphical widgets would draw beyond their range endpoints.
Fixed: Airspace altitudes would not display on the map, even when MAP MENU > MAP ITEMS > AIRSPACE ALTITUDES was set to on.
Fixed: Displays that rarely booted up to white screen that would require a power cycle to bring up.
Fixed: If connected, external alarm light would not annunciate until the actual alert was displayed and acknowledged using button 8.
Fixed: “CHECK GEAR” would not be annunciated correctly when the LANDING GEAR CHECK SPEED was set below 60 knots.
Fixed: Displays without backup batteries would not always automatically restart if their input voltage dropped below 10V (for example, during engine crank.)
New: Support for SkyView Touch.
New: Support for SV-AP-PANEL dedicated autopilot control panel. Supports speed-scheduling of its integrated two channel trim controller.
New: Support for SV-KNOB-PANEL dedicated knob control panel.
New: Enroute charts, including VFR, IFR LO and HI. US support via existing Seattle Avionics Subscriptions at release. Support for other regions to follow.
New: Conventional analog “six-pack” display mode for primary flight instruments to aid in transition training to glass cockpit displays.
New: Dual engine monitoring support by using two SV-EMS-22X modules. Note that each engine requires its own SkyView display.
New: Monitor up to 28 total EGT and/or CHTs by using a second SV-EMS-22X module. Enables full EGT/CHT support on 9 and 14 cylinder engines. Note that this capability cannot be combined with the dual engine monitoring support above. Unlike dual engine monitoring, this feature is available on a single screen.
New: Track line with time and distance markers on the map.
New: Option to show a second row of text on Nearest Airport list with the full name of the airport. Configure under MAP MENU > NEAREST LIST OPTIONS > SHOW FULL AIRPORT NAME.
New: Altitude Intercept Arc (AKA periwinkle plantain) depicts the location that the aircraft will intercept the current altitude bug setting based on the current flight path.
New: SkyView can switch its HSI Source when an external IFR NAV+GPS navigator such as the Garmin GNS (430 and similar) or GTN series direct it to. Configure under SYSTEM SETUP > ARINC-429 > ALLOW AUTO SWITCH. Note that when this is enabled, the external navigator’s CDI/source select feature must be used to switch between the GPS/NAV sides of the device, even manually.
New: Textual ADS-B winds aloft for the most recent forecast period added to airport wx info pages where available. When unavailable at the actual airport, the report for the nearest station within 200nm is shown.
New: Options to filter the Nearest airport list based on runway surface, length, and airport type. Configure under MAP MENU > NEAREST LIST OPTIONS. Once configured, toggle this filter on and off via the NRST > FILTER button.
New: “Check gear” and “gear overspeed” audio alerts for retractable gear aircraft that are tied to both landing gear status and airspeeds.
New: “Gear up for water landing” and “gear down for runway landing” audio alerts for amphibious aircraft that are annunciated as a selected airspeed is transitioned through.
New: Flight plans from ARINC IFR GPS navigators such as the GNS and GTN series can be displayed both on SkyView’s map (including holds and other procedure turns) and on SkyView’s flight plan display. Note that these externally sourced flight plans cannot be changed on SkyView. Viewing these does not inhibit SkyView’s own flight planning engine from being used concurrently.
New: Vertical Speed Required to destination Info Item on map and PFD VSI displays the current VS required to set up at a specified point at or before and above your final destination waypoint.
Restored: Bank angle limit can now be set for autopilot. This was previously removed in 6.0.
Improved: Pressing knob/joystick center-click from within the FPL menu bring ups insert waypoint function.
Improved: SkyView will no longer allow system software upgrades if previously-detected autopilot servos, SkyView Network modules, or SkyView com radio are not powered on.
Improved: All EMS widgets that have assignable color ranges (red/yellow/green/black) now have additional color options: blue, white, purple, cyan, and orange.
Improved: When the map pointer is selecting a single item, range is still enabled by turning the map joystick knob (if two or more items are under the pointer, turning the knob chooses which one is selected).
Improved: Radios such as the Icom A210 that can receive frequencies but do not output status now need not cause the top bar radio status area to show a “red x”. Added DISPLAY COM IN TOP BAR option to configure this behavior.
Improved: Fuel Tank Switch Reminder is now based on Flight Time and not engine Run Time.
Improved: Yellow/red terrain alert coloration disabled on the map page when not in flight.
Improved: HSI SRC added to expert autopilot menu to aid source switching while configuring and changing autopilot modes.
Improved: GPS waypoints now displayed in HSI info area for ARINC navigators such as the GNS and GTN.
Improved: External GPS and nav radios can now be named with a user-configurable 7-character “friendly name” to aid in identifying sources on the HSI display.
Improved: HSI courses are now remembered for each HSI source. This is especially helpful when switching between VOR and ILS or GPS and ILS sources.
Improved: Smoother screen transitions during boot.
Added: 60% page available for PFD page to better afford split-screen with analog flight instruments in two horizontal rows.
Added: Touchable Map Info Items for Direct-to, Info, Nearest, Flight Plan, and Map Menu.
Added: Support for MGL V6 and V10 Com radios.
Added: Support for the Trig TY91 Com radio (25 khz only).
Added: Support for Val NAV 2000 nav radio.
Added: Pre-upgrade settings files are now saved to a subdirectory on the USB memory stick to aid technical support troubleshooting.
Added: Tail numbers for ADS-B equipped traffic will be shown below traffic targets when available. Only available for aircraft equipped with Dynon's ADS-B receiver, and will only be shown for target aircraft that are ADS-B OUT equipped.
Changed: PFD>SYNVIS button changed to MODE to support a sub-menu with various PFD-related display options, including synvis and six-pack display modes.
Changed: All EMS timers that were formerly had “flight” or “flt” in their names are now called “air” timers. This respects the ICAO convention that “air time” is the time spent in the air, which is what these timers endeavor to capture. Additionally, “flight time” is often regarded as engine start-to-stop time by many customers. The underlying behavior of these timers has not changed.
Fixed: Data logs should no longer unexpectedly split into multiple files.
Fixed: Bug which could cause SkyView to not recognize SV-BAT-320 Li-Ion backup battery after rare abnormal boot-ups.
Fixed: Timer expiration now flashes in white, not yellow, in top bar.
Fixed: “Show Airspaces Below” feature did not always properly filter out airspaces whose altitudes were defined by flight levels (primarily in non-US data).
Fixed: Fuel Tank Switch Reminder is now a message, not a caution alert.
Fixed: Warning, caution, and message alerts that do not have their own dedicated audio phrases were not annunciating the generic “warning”, “caution”, and “message” audio phrases they should have been. This bug was introduced in SkyView 7.0-7.1. It worked properly previously and is fixed with 10.0.
Fixed: Items that shouldn’t be appearing on the map per the “map items” zoom/range declutter settings were appearing when the map was very zoomed in.
Fixed: Some ADS-B METAR / TAF stations not showing their weather information even though they have reports available for them.
Service Bulletin / Fixed: Customers who have both a SV-XPNDR-26X transponder AND a Garmin GTN or GNS series navigator that is providing directly-wired ADS-B format position to the transponder must update the transponder firmware to version 2.04 or later at or before the aircraft’s next annual condition inspection. This requirement only applies to aircraft that operate in US airspace. SkyView 10.0 contains transponder firmware version 2.04 and can be used to satisfy this requirement. See the full service bulletin for full details.
New: Support for European charts from PocketFMS.
New: Support for European charts from Seattle Avionics (Note that Seattle Avionics European charts have technically been supported since 7.0. Data availability from Seattle Avionics is expected soon)
Improved: Up timer now stops at 99:59 instead of rolling over to 00:00
Improved: FOLLOW mode for chart viewer now defaults to on for airport diagrams to aid situational awareness.
Fixed: Follow mode on charts that have rotation applied to them now tracks correctly.
Fixed: Bearing pointers no longer displayed shown when a Garmin GNC 225 is tuned to a localizer Frequency.
Changed: Timer expiration is now a message, not a caution alert.
Fixed: Bug that can cause SkyView to stop responding properly when an ADS-B-based TFR is selected using the map pointer.
Fixed: Ability to reliably save screenshots to an attached USB memory stick by pressing buttons 2+7 simultaneously.
New: Geo-referenced approach / departure procedure charts and airport diagrams. See the Seattle Avionics' Dynon page to purchase and download data.
New: Map Pointer can now select airports, airspace, navaids, waypoints, and other map items. Pop-up information on selected items minimizes the need to go to info pages. Direct-to and Info buttons act on selected map items.
New: Up / Down Timer under MAIN MENU > TOOLS > TIMER. Replaces clock in top bar when active.
New: Auto-repeating Fuel Tank Switch Reminder, based on customer-specified elapsed time or fuel quantity used. Annunciated via audio and message area alerts. Auto-repeats.
New: Terrain elevation and difference from aircraft altitude to information bar that is displayed when using the Map Pointer.
New: ATC and FSS frequencies added to the NRST list (FAA data only).
New: MAP ITEMS > AIRSPACE ALTITUDES selection to choose whether airspace altitudes are displayed on map. Map Pointer can now be used to highlight and see information about individual airspace segments.
Improved: Pressing NOSE UP or NOSE DOWN when in ALT HOLD autopilot mode (expert control scheme only) allows the aircraft to immediately climb or descend. Initial VS follows the Default Climb / Descent Vertical Speed settings.
Improved: "Hold to engage" autopilot engagement method behavior now annunciates which modes will engage upon release of button.
Improved: Center-click of joystick knobs now supported in the PFD function menu as well as the MAP. Center click can now be used to pull up, set, and sync (by holding) the PFD joystick functions menus (bugs, baro, crs, etc). Press and hold time reduced for better UX.
Improved: Audio alerts are suppressed for the first 5 seconds after SkyView fully boots to allow for system stabilization.
Improved: Decreased starting voltage requirement for initial/recurrent backup battery test to allow it to start when close to fully charged.
Improved: Language and layout of initial/recurrent backup battery test page.
Improved: AP Flight Director damped for improved usability.
Changed: Default MIC GAIN setting for COM radio is now 50%.
Fixed: Flight Director now commands the correct pitch when FLIGHT ANGLE PITCH ADJUST setting is non-zero
Improved: Various small fixes for SV-COM-C25 radio.
Fixed: Displays reliably turn on using button 1 after it had been previously powered down by holding button 1. Bug introduced in 6.0 required a manual reboot or external power cycle.
Fixed: 30 second automatic backup battery self-check that occurs during a normal power-down now captures more weak battery conditions.
Improved: Boot reliability on displays that sometimes booted to a "...contact Dynon..." or other similar message on the Dynon Avionics logo boot/splash screen.
|6.1||6/2013||Update: Support for minor hardware changes in SkyView displays. This release was not released on the web site. There are no new features in this release.|
Changed: Serial ports are now managed for the whole system, not per-display. This means that all serial devices must be connected to the same serial ports on all displays in parallel (this applies to both TX and RX wires).
New: Simplified Autopilot Controls - great for VFR pilots that are looking to reduce the complexity of the Autopilot and cruise in comfort without a steep learning curve. With these controls, there are fundamentally two autopilot modes, each activated by a single button. TRK+ALT flies the aircraft in a commanded direction and holds altitude, while HSI+ALT flies the navigation source on the HSI, such as a GPS flight plan or VOR.
New: Expert Autopilot Controls that include all of the autopilot modes IFR pilots need to complete their mission, including VNAV, IAS Hold, mode sequencing, fully-coupled approaches, a Flight Director with single cue (v-bars) or dual cue (crosshairs) presentation, and more.
New: Support for external LEVEL button via SkyView display contact input.
New: Support for SkyView VHF COM Radio (25 kHz).
New: Ability to display, in the Top Bar, status of SL40,SL30,Icom A210, and other COM radios that use the Garmin format.
New: Ability to send COM radio frequencies to SL40,SL30, Icom A210, and other radios that use the Garmin format.
New: Ability to send NAV radio frequencies to SL30 and other radios that use the Garmin format.
New: MDA (minimums) bug and relevant "approaching minimums" and "minimums" alerts.
New: Backup Battery mini self-test at every shut-down. Manual "full" test that is designed to be used annually to confirm that the battery is still capable of providing >45 minutes of power to a display.
Improved: SV-EMS-22X Pin 23 now usable as an Enhanced General Purpose Input (Type C). You must have the June 2013 (or later) version of the Engine Sensor Definition File loaded to enable this capability.
Improved: SkyView's own map-based navigation changed from GPS 0 to SKYVIEW in the HSI information area.
Improved: Selected courses are now remembered for each HSI Source.
Improved: VRPs now categorized correctly for all aviation data sources.
Improved: Fuel computer maximum full capacity increased to 999 gallons.
Improved: Fuel Flow can now display up to 999 GPH.
Improved: Fuel Remaining will now decrement as soon as fuel flow is detected. Previously required presence of RPM and/or oil pressure to begin decrementing Fuel Remaining.
Updated: ADS-B traffic will now be displayed when a Garmin GTX 330 ES transponder is configured.
Fixed: Update to map airspace colors now built into software update and no longer requires separate .dfg file load.
Fixed: Traffic from TIS "format" devices is now still displayed when the setting to allow TIS traffic from an SV-XPNDR-26X is set to OFF.
Fixed: TM250 support.
Fixed: Traffic fail no longer displayed when an SV-ADSB-470 is installed without a transponder capable of enabling the traffic receiving capability of the the SV-ADSB-470.
Fixed: Garrecht TRX-1500 now supported via TIS format instead of Flarm data format. Removed: Support for drawing legacy "power user" placemarks. Old placemarks files will import as user waypoints.
New: User data logging. One user-configurable data log can record virtually all aspects of SkyView's state at rates between 0.1Hz and 16Hz. A second non-configurable "recent flight" data log records the last 15 minutes of flight data at 16hz. Both are CSV (comma separated value) files that are exported to USB.
Improved: Stadium TFRs, which do not have FAA-reported active times, are now a separately declutterable item under MAP MENU > MAP ITEMS. These airspaces are graphically depicted in orange on the map page.
Updated: EMS and SYSTEM serial outputs formats changed. See SkyView System Installation Guide for details. Third party products that use the older formats will need to be updated before they will be compatible with the 5.1 formats. Vertical Power VP-200 system is not yet compatible with this update (as of Feb. 2013).
Fixed: Map info items no longer show erroneous data when aircraft is stationary.
Fixed: Compass calibration now works reliably when more than one ADAHRS installed. Previously, some customers have experienced trouble getting both ADAHRS properly calibrated, leading to cross-check errors.
Fixed: Map page shows map picture upon initial power up, even if GPS lock has not yet been achieved.
New: Graphical display of NEXRAD Weather on map page via SV-ADSB-470 based FIS-B downlink.
New: METAR/TAF textual weather on airport INFO pages and on the NRST WX page via SV-ADSB-470 based FIS-B downlink.
New: Reversionary mode for multiple display SkyView systems.
New: Automatic ALT/GND transponder mode changes via air data / GPS information. Only available with transponder software version 2.02 or above.
New: Robust page control for individual displays, allowing customers to disallow the clearing of PFD/EMS/MAP pages through settings.
New: SCREEN > SWAP button for multiple displays that swaps entire contents of displays.
New: Display of graphical TFRs weather via SV-ADSB-470 based FIS-B downlink. TFR Note 1: TFRs that surround sporting events/stadiums are not currently depicted in SkyView 5.0. Sports stadium TFRs are transmitted without active times, and thus would be presented as active at all times, even though the restrictions are in effect only during sporting events. Because of this, they add significant clutter if presented as regular TFRs. SkyView 5.1, which is scheduled for a January 2013 release, will add support for these TFRs with a unique depiction and a separate declutter option, but there will still not be an indication of their active or inactive status. TFR Note 2: Due to limitations in the way that the FAA currently transmits TFR information over ADS-B, many TFRs, including but not limited to such as VIP movement / Security / Hazard / Presidential movement, cannot be depicted by SkyView. Therefore, pilots should not rely on SkyView TFR depiction as an authoritative source of TFRs. Make sure to use official briefing data sources for complete TFR information.
Improved: Airspace colors for class B, D, TMA, MTMA, CTR, Alert, and Warning airspace types.
Improved: Support for CTR and CTA airspaces which were previously displayed by class., and Display of TIZ and TIA airspaces have been added. These require downloading a new database from either Jeppesen or PocketFMS
Improved: Fuel computer user interface under for ENGINE > FUEL improved.
Improved: Fuel computer updates now sync between multiple displays.
Improved: Fuel quantity gauges can now use arc, bar, and contact widget styles
Improved: Engine gauge widgets can now be set to the lower of zero or the lowest possible value defined via the sensor definition file (.sfg).
Improved: All aviation databases now trigger an OUT OF DATA notice after their expiration.
Fixed: Basemaps available as of 5.0 release now sync over Ethernet connection when loaded onto SkyView systems with 5.0 or later SkyView software.
Fixed: Extremely short flight plan legs no longer cause automatic waypoint sequencing to stop.
Fixed: User waypoint altitudes now displayed on their INFO pages.
|4.0.1||9/6/2012||No feature changes: Support for minor change in SkyView hardware in displays shipped in 9/2012. Customers that have 4.0 do not need to install 4.0.1 unless advised by Dynon Technical Support.|
Added: SkyView Network redundancy monitoring, alerting, and automatic failover.
Added: Support for SV-EMS-221 for Rotax 912 iS support.
Added: Support for robust base map data, including the depiction of roads, cities, rivers, and railroads, and political boundaries.
Added: SkyView can detect and alert the pilot when excessive ADAHRS vibration is present. Fixing excessive vibration can improve poor AP perf.
Added: SkyView alerts the pilot when multiple ADAHRS' flight instruments disagree with each other. The pilot can then visually compare them side-by-side and disable the incorrect ADAHRS.
Added: Many more airspace types supported, with enhanced airspace border line drawing and shading.
Added: Named support for the generic "GARMIN TIS TRAFFIC" devices in the serial port setup.
Improved: NEEDS MAG CAL alert changed to NEEDS COMPASS CAL for clarity.
Improved: MAP button changed to MAP MENU for clarity.
Fixed: EMS > LEAN option removed for Rotax engines, which do not have mixture control.
Fixed: VP-X based voltmeter now has a settable range.
Fixed: Autopilot holding at slight offsets of tens of feet in altitude hold mode.
Fixed: Critical bug that could result in a frozen display when Skyview-based navigation (either direct-to or flight plan based) is being used. See the service bulletin page for details.
Fixed: Erroneous TIS traffic dropout annunciation.
|3.3.1||4/4/2012||No feature changes: Minor bug fix for OEM-specific features. Please read the 3.3 release notes below for major changes since 3.2.|
Added: Audio output/alerts. See the technical advisory page for information about an audio output hardware issue that affects the audio quality of some SkyView display units.
Added: Zero Pressure Airspeed Calibration routine for best possible accuracy at very low indicated airspeeds.
Added: Alerts for various required calibrations (mag heading, aoa, etc), especially when a new seconds ADAHRS is added or replaced.
Added: Rotax 912 special oil temp and tachometer behaviors (variable redlines based on oil temperature).
Added: Robust User Waypoints feature within SkyView.
Added: Ability to inhibit engine alerts after boot but before engine is started.
Added: Support for Visual Reporting Points in navigation mapping software.
Added: Altitude Alerter.
Added: Support for more more configurable info items on the map page.
Improved: Alert / messaging infrastructure and UI completely refreshed.
Improved: Airspeed tape made wider better color marking visibility.
Improved: Map / navigation mapping software user interface.
Fixed: Map now supports 7 character airport identifiers that exist in some databases.
Fixed: Bug that could cause some EGTs or CHTs to not alarm properly after complex configuration changes.
Fixed: Reversed runways in PocketFMS data.
Fixed: VP-X flaps controls backwards.
Fixed: VP-X vulnerability that can cause a trim or flaps runaway condition after a momentary press of the flaps or trim UP/DOWN/LEFT/RIGHT buttons.
Improved: G-meter behavior above 1.5G.
Added: Garmin GTN series ARINC support.
Improved: Garmin 430/530 series ARINC support.
Hardware Support Change Only: Maintenance release to support internal hardware change.
If you are on a version earlier than 3.2.0 than you should upgrade directly to this version. See the 3.2 Release Notes for changes and improvements.
If you already have 3.2.0, you only need to update to this from 3.2.0 if you receive a module or display from Dynon that has this new software and you need to update displays already in your aircraft. There are no bug fixes, feature additions, or documentation changes for this release from 3.2.0.
Changed: XPNDR menu no longer exits all the way to the main menu after a CODE is entered. Instead goes back to the XPNDR menu.
Improved: Tachometer default text is now TACH/RPM instead of RPM/RPM.
Added: Map panning mode - allows ability to move around the map with the map pointer. Map pointer can be navigated "direct-to", and map pointer locations can be added to flight plans.
Added: Support for external (typically certified) serial altitude encoder to provide pressure altitude to the SV-XPNDR-26X in lieu of SkyView's own pressure altitude.
Improved: VOR directional information on MAP INFO pages now expressed in terms of radials instead of bearing.
Improved: License UI improved to reduce confusion.
Fixed: Power switching bug causing display flicker at roughly 10.3V input voltage when SV-BAT-250 is connected.
Added: Support for state/country boundaries via download from Dynon website. Units that ship with 3.2 or later have this database pre-installed.
Improved: Bug/baro windows highlight in cyan when adjusted.
Improved: Bug/baro windows are outlined in white when knob is set to control them.
Improved: More display dimming steps available for finer control of display brightness.
Improved: Knob scrolling acceleration removed in menus and when choosing characters.
Improved: Font sizes increased and screen layouts adjusted to improve legibility, particularly on the SV-D700 display.
Fixed: Removed phantom course pointers after GPS "direct-to" cancelled.
Added: OAT adjustment capability.
Fixed: SV-BAT-250 charge indication in setup menu.
Fixed: Serial port problems that was created between 3.1 and 3.1.1. Primarily affected serial ports 1 and 2 ability to communicate properly with external devices on some displays.
Added: EMS serial output stream capability.
Added: NMEA serial output.
Added: DYNON ADAHRS and SYSTEM serial data output formats.
Added: VP-X support. Requires VP-X hardware and license from Dynon Avionics.
Fixed: Vulnerability that can cause a SkyView display to fail on power-up in rare circumstances.
Added: Flight Planning with multiple leg support.
Added: Option to disable extreme pitch warning indication chevrons.
Added: EMS serial output stream capability.
Added: Option to disable flight path marker.
Added: Option to disable extreme pitch warning indication chevrons.
Added: Firmware version now listed in LOCAL SCREEN SETUP > SCREEN HARDWARE INFORMATION.
Improved: Flap widget display on 20% EMS page.
Improved: PFD, EMS, MAP page select buttons are now PFD PG, ENGN PG, MAP PG.
Fixed: Incomplete backup functionality removed from setup menu.
Fixed: Erratic G-meter readings at higher G loads.
Added: Serial TIS out to support traffic display on 3rd party devices.
Improved: Direct-to now uses industry-standard icon instead of "DTO".
Improved: SL70 serial out now baud rate selectable.
Improved: Much more information displayed when available for airports and other aviation features.
Added: Support for explicit Synthetic Vision licenses.
Improved: HSI size increased for improved legibility.
Added: G meter option to PFD page.
Added: Jeppesen aviation/obstacle data support.
Added: Support for Kavlico 3PSI fuel pressure sensor (via sensor file update).
Added: OEM dimmer support.
Added: Support for database sharing via Ethernet in multi-display systems.
Improved/Fixed: SkyView bootup sequence changed to address reports of displays that do not boot properly, particularly when an backup battery is connected.
Improved: SkyView displays will now stay on indefinitely if external power is lost in flight if a battery is connected.
Added/Improved: Navigation Mapping Software greatly improved. First version that requires a license to use (through additional purchase) Trial version with 30 flight hour free trial SkyView systems.
Added: Support for UMA differential fuel pressure sensor to support Rotax 914 engines (via sensor file update).
Improved: Cross-wind component always updates, even if base wind direction and magnitude is not being updated due to aircraft dynamics.
Fixed: Amps readings of -0 no longer displays negative.
Added: Requirement for both TX and RX lines from serial devices to be connected to all SkyView Displays to ensure devices remain available in the event of display failure. Will require minimal wiring changes in some existing SkyView systems. See http://blog.dynonavionics.com/2010/09/wiring-change-for-skyview-software.html for more information.
Added: Support for SV-XPNDR-261 and SV-XPNDR-262 transponders.
Added: Support for SV-ARINC-429 module which adds ARINC-429 transmit and receive capability to SkyView.
Added: Traffic display on both map page and PFD Synthetic Vision when receiving data from a compatible device. Current device support includes TIS from SV-XPNDR-26X and TIS from devices that output Garmin format serial data. This currently includes the Garmin GTX330, Zaon XRX, and NavWorx ADS-B receivers.
Fixed: Changes made to power handling software to fix most boot and power issues.
Improved: Runways can no longer appear above the airplane when on the ground.
Fixed: 500 NM zoom level is now actually 500 NM.
Fixed: Temperature reading from extra thermocouple input on the SV-EMS-220 DB37 connector now works correctly when enabled.
Fixed: Small bug in OEM screen display configuration lockdown with single screen failure mode. This release adds no new customer features, and does not need to be installed if you have already installed 2.5.
Added: Free trial version of Navigation Mapping Software, including Direct-to, basic information about airports and navaids, and lookup via nearest or identifier. (US only in 2.5)
Added: Obstacles and runways displayed on synthetic vision (US only in 2.5)
Improved: Autopilot pitch axis algorithms significantly updated for better performance.
Added: Additional adjustable settings for tweaking pitch axis control.
Added: Lean mode to EMS.
Added: EMS alert light output.
Added: Timers to EMS. New timers available for EMS page display include an, Engine Run Timer, Engine Trip Timer, Total Flight Timer, and Flight Trip Timer.
Added: Fuel computer to EMS. Widgets available for EMS page display include Fuel Remaining, Time Remaining, Fuel Effeciency (mpg), Fuel at Waypoint, and Fuel Range (distance to empty).
Added: Auto-fuel add detection and fuel computer prompt when equipped with fuel flow and fuel quantity sensors.
Added: GPS FIX STATUS under SETUP MENU > LOCAL SCREEN SETUP.
Added: The ability to remove databases in SETUP MENU > LOCAL SCREEN SETUP > INSTALLED DATABASES.
Added: User Waypoint feature for power users (not yet documented in user guides). See http://wiki.dynonavionics.com/SkyView_User_Waypoints for details.
Added:Autopilot, including discrete vertical speed selection using the bug, a change over the D10/D100 series. Also incorporates the alternate roll control mode introduced in D10/D100 series firmware version 5.3.
Added: Obstacles added to map page (US only). Requires obstacle data file and current configuration file.
Improved: More robust failure handling on SkyView network. Should module(s) or screen(s) fails, the remaining available devices will continue working normally with no action or setup steps required. This also means that unlike in the D10/D100 series, SkyView systems have no specific "master" screen that needs special consideration.
Added: HSI and related textual info items around it. Requires a compatible serial NAV or GPS. Includes SL30 NAV radio and NMEA/Aviation format GPS units.
Added: Wind vector on PFD
Added: OEM screen display configuration lockdown with single screen failure mode. Contact Dynon Avionics directly for details.
Improved: Fuel flow damped to smooth out readings / eliminate jumpiness.
Added: A basic moving map displaying aviation data within the United States. This data is overlaid on the look down terrain, and shows airspaces, airports, airport identifiers, and VOR's in relation to the current location of the aircraft. To display this data, you must have an active GPS signal and the USA aviation database installed. There is not currently any user interface to this data, such as a cursor or any menus, and there is no flight planning interface. These functions are planned for a future release of software. Data is limited to the United States for now and is provided by Dynon avionics free of charge via our website. The USA data is sourced from FAA's published data. Dynon is working with other data providers to obtain data for regions outside of the United States, and will support this as soon as is possible. There likely will be a fee for non-US data.
Added: All user calibrations and settings are propagated across the entire SkyView system.
Added: Various adjustments now propagate to all SkyView screens in the system. This includes altimeter setting, bugs, screen dimming, message acknowledgment, and other real-time adjustments.
Added: GPS assist mode to ADAHRS algorithm. GPS ground speed is automatically substituted for airspeed when the System detects that the airspeed indication has failed (usually because of an iced, blocked, or otherwise disconnected pitot). When this happens, the PFD annunciates that its attitude indication is in a “GPS Assist” mode. The EFIS display also shows GPS ground speed next to the failed airspeed indication to help the pilot maintain situational awareness. Most importantly, when in GPS Assist mode, the attitude provided by Dynon PFD continues to be accurate.
Added: GPS ground speed and GPS altitude text on the map screen.
Fixed: Garmin 400/500 series panel-mount GPS data now correctly interpreted. Fixes include lat/long reports and track that was incorrect by degrees of magvar.
Fixed: All pressure sensors correctly display 0 instead of being X'd out when at 0 pressure.
Fixed: Newer Honeywell Rotax-provided oil pressure sensor now works correctly without an external 200 ohm resistor.
Fixed: GPS position must include altitude to be valid for use in SkyView.
Fixed: Grey code converter module now works consistently.
|SkyView EMS Setups||
-Most updated 12/13/2011
-Rotax 912 iS added 8/21/12
-Fuel Pressure ranges for 912 and 912 iS engines updated 12/4/14
|ENGINE SETUP PAGE|