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.
Added: Yaw trim advice is now available.
Improved: Twin engine fuel computer Time Remaining and Range calculations now reflect the critical engine/fuel system (the one that will first exhaust).
Improved: In twin engine configurations, left and right widgets, info items, and fuel computer are indicated with "L" and "R" for clarity.
Changed: Fuel computer configuration items in AIRCRAFT INFORMATION setup menu reordered.
Changed: Video is no longer selectable on hardware that it is not currently compatible with (Hardware Version 4). This limitation will be resolved in a future software update.
Fixed: AGL Map info item now works on SkyView Classic and SkyView Touch displays.
Fixed: L/R fuel tanks on default 100% page now displayed in correct order.
New: Autopilot Lost Motion adds an adjustable configuration item that lets the autopilot take up "slack" in the controls.
New: AGL Map Info Item.
Improved: Low BARO setting limits is now 23.00 in/Hg
Improved: SV-GPS-2020 can be set to emit SIl and SDA of 0 for locales where emitting higher SIL/SDA is disallowed.
Changed: To turn off a single axis of autopilot in expert mode, a 2 second press/hold is now required. This reduces the opportunity to accidentally disengage one axis by pushing a mode button that is already engaged.
Changed: Bank Angle audio alert removed.
Fixed: Improvement to aggressive autopilot roll behavior.
Fixed: Colors on approach plates - notably PocketFMS - are displayed correctly.
Fixed: UL Power fuel flow via ECU.
Fixed: Hardware version 4 SkyView HDX displays now support foreign languages.
Fixed: Full screen external video works correctly on SkyView Classic and Touch.
Fixed: Squelch setting restored for SV-COM-T8/T25 radio transceivers.
Fixed: Ethernet support for multi-display SkyView systems was not optimized between all display hardware configurations.
Improved: Datalogs that use a second EMS module to extend thermocouples now include all parameters for both EMS modules.
Fixed: Bug introduced in 16.3.X that could cause Wi-Fi-equipped systems to reboot or become unresponsive. See service bulletin for complete information.
Fixed: A bug that could cause systems with ACM and many SkyView Network modules on them to not operate properly after upgrade. This is rare and requires an uncommonly large number of SkyView Network Modules.
Fixed: Batt Volts widget for systems that include VPX or ACM products can now be configured and set correctly.
Fixed: A bug that caused touch icons or buttons to stop responding under some conditions.
Fixed: Database syncing via ethernet could cause SkyView to crash.
Fixed: A problem that could cause tach time to erroneously change when ignition sources used different pulse/revolution settings.
Fixed: Splash screen for RV-12 iS
Added: TRIM SWITCH STUCK caution alert when trim is depressed for 5 seconds continuously.
Added: BANK ANGLE audio alert that is triggered when AP is active and bank angle exceeds the configured bank angle limit by 5 degrees or more.
Improved: Altitude hold mode under autopilot improved.
Fixed: ARINC label 102 outputs in correct units - feet.
Fixed: Audio alerts will no longer play over each other.
Fixed:Fuel computer keeps the correct values once ACCEPT is pressed.
New: Support for Slingshot.
New: Support for twin-engine configurations on a single display page. New widget styles are available that display both engines' information on a single gauge.
New:Dual/split needle engine gauge widgets for twin-engine configurations.
Improved:Database No Longer Current alert now includes charts and plate databases if they are out of date.
Improved:Fuel Computer now has a split fuel mode for twin-engine configurations.
Improved:Map INFO page now closes if you select a new map item.
Updated:SkyView Magnetic Model updated for 2020.
Fixed:A bug where swapping standy frequency on a primary radio would also swap on secondary radio.
Fixed:PocketFMS ILS frequencies are now visible on SkyView.
Fixed:A bug that caused non-ICAO PocketFMS plates to not show up in SkyView.
Fixed:A problem that caused an incorrect time to be displayed on SkyView.
Fixed:A rare issue that could cause errors for fuel, time, and distance calculations in flight plans.
Fixed:SkyView clock was 18 seconds "fast" compared to correct zulu time.
Changed: When Yaw Damper is engaged, SkyView aural alert is now "Yaw Damper" (previously wass"Autopilot")
Fixed: Clearing an AP TRIM MALFUNCTION warning on one display now clears it on all displays.
Added: Support for minor changes to SkyView hardware. There is no change to customer performance or features.
Fixed: Winds aloft on the Airport WX tab now correctly shows information above 3000 feet.
Fixed: Extremely rare audible trim alert that did not match the auto trim command.
Added: Support for 4 cylinder UL Power engines via SV-EMS-221 CANBUS connectivity.
Added: Support for upcoming Airmate aviation data.
Fixed: Scrolling in VP-X and ACM window.
Fixed: Engine monitor would sometimes boot to a "red X" display when used with UL Power engines connected via SV-EMS-221 CANBUS.
Fixed: TRIM FEEDBACK STUCK will no longer display if a SV-AP-TRIMAMP is not installed.
New: Pilot Reports (PIREPS) now available via ADS-B FIS-B in.
New: Lightning reports now available via ADS-B FIS-B in.
Added: Alerts for maintenance log items that are due or have expired.
Added: Ability for pilots to enter a custom ADS-B Flight ID in Transponder Setup.
Added: ADS-B Out can be disabled in transponder setup.
Added: Additional ADS-B Out transponder configuration options for non-US locales such as New Zealand.
Added: Ability to stream datalogging information over wi-fi and ethernet via TCP or UDP. See SETUP MENU > SYSTEM SETUP > DATA LOG > NETWORK SERIAL DATA STREAM.
Added: Beta support for UL Power engines via SV-EMS-221's CAN bus interface.
Added: Added: [requires upcoming SV-AP-TRIMAMP Trim Motor Adapter] Trim and autopilots auto-trim annunciations and warnings. If the trim motor is active without recent manual or auto-trim command, TRIM RUNAWAY audible and PFD overlay alerts are presented. If the trim motor doesn't respond to recent manual or auto-trim command, AP TRIM MALFUNCTION audible and system caution message are presented.
Added: Support for turbocharged Continental 360E engine in percent power and hp calculations.
Improved: Lycoming and Continental percent power calculations improved. Existing user settings will continue to use the legacy calculations unless they manually update their engine type. The legacy engine calculations are identified as "DEPRECATED" in the ENGINE TYPE in the setup menu.
Added: Autopilot auto-trim pulse duration is now configurable to tailor performance to aircraft and trim motors. Hardware Calibration > Trim Motor Calibration > Motor > Trim Motor Pulse Time.
Added: Display role can now be configured as EMS, which disallows suppression of EMS page on that display, on SkyView HDX
Improved: SkyView now filters "ghosts" traffic targets that appear in immediate proximity to the aircraft to prevent false traffic advisories. These "ghosts" usually represent your own aircraft. They are most likely to occur in areas of marginal RADAR coverage.
Improved: Autopilot performance is smoother in level flight.
Improved: Visibility of traffic altitude as displayed on the map page.
Improved: Bearing 2 needle now light blue to improve clarity.
Improved: New Low/High Speed Sensitivity settings for Roll, Pitch, and Yaw autopilot servos to allow the autopilot to take into account airspeed to improve autopilot performance across flight regimes.
Improved: AP disconnect switch now turns off yaw damper in the case when only the yaw damper is active, in addition to when the roll and/or pitch modes are active.
Improved: Airport lighting interpretation improved when using pocketFMS aviation databases.
Improved: When equipped with the SV-ADSB-472, ADS-B Traffic now takes priority over TIS-A traffic in areas where both services are available.
Improved: Colors for NEXRAD radar precipitation have been changed to the following:
Improved: AP performance onto glideslope improved, particularly for faster airplanes.
Improved: Autopilot ALT capture and roundout behavior when descent speeds are high.
Improved: Autopilot ALT capture behaviors improved in rare engagement sequences.
Improved: Autopilot capture of HDX/TRK bugs.
Fixed: Certain autopilot settings are preserved across software version upgrades to not force updated default values on already-tuned autopilot installations.
Fixed: A bug that caused ARINC labels to occasionally not be received properly. Improves momentary HSI performance issues.
Fixed: SV-ARINC-429 inputs1 & 2 are now selectable for both ARINC modules if 2 are connected.
Fixed: Flight director visualizations now display properly in all PFD field of view modes in SkyView HDX.
Fixed: When autopilot is engaged in airspeed hold mode with an upcoming armed altitude target, transition timing from IAS to ALT mode improved to smoothly capture the target altitude.
Fixed: Weather options menu no longer cut off by the engine bottom band in SkyView HDX.
Fixed: NEXRAD on/off button now works correctly in SkyView HDX.
Fixed: Warnings will no longer cover the slip/skid ball in SkyView HDX.
Fixed: Bugs in the yaw damper display that occur when the yaw servo unexpectedly goes offline.
Fixed: Yaw Servo Offline alert is now a message to match other servo offline alerts.
Fixed: SkyView now works with USB memory sticks that would previously inhibit the display's ability to power on correctly.
Fixed: DISPLAY > DIM OFFSET is suppressed when brightness source setting is set to external.
Fixed: Digital airspeed window would appear red below Vne in six-pack display mode.
Fixed: When HDG>NAV sequencing was selected had not yet transitioned to NAV, autopilot was flying the bug as track, not heading.
Fixed: The Flight Director did not display the requested pitch angle correctly when the PFD was in Wide View mode, causing the flight director to appear hyperactive.
Fixed: Selecting a plate or airport diagram using touch controls would occasionally cause the list to exit instead of selecting the touched item.
New: The first release of software that supports the Advanced Control Module (ACM and ACM-ECB), which is available with the ADVANCEDPANEL from Advanced Flight Systems.
Improved: Autopilot altitude capture and roundout behavior improved when descent speeds are high.
Improved: SkyView now uses glide slope instead of VSI for vertical guidance to airports or runways.
Improved: Calculation that SkyView uses to determine magnetic variance has been updated.
Improved: ADS-B traffic and weather now properly transmits to Foreflight via wi-fi using the SV-ADSB-472.
Added: Option to disable trim advice annunciation on the pitch axis under Autopilot Setup > Pitch Axis > TRIM ADVICE ANNUNCIATION. Most useful on aircraft with autotrim enabled.
Added: SkyView can now express Vne as TAS & IAS.
Added: New temperature cautions for the 912 iS the engine to indicate that engine coolant temperature should be reduced by increasing idle speed. This feature is not enabled by default, and requires a manual change of the system configuration file to enable.
Fixed: SV-GPS-2020 software update, which improves NACv reporting for ADS-B Out. See Technical Service Bulletin 060619 for more details.
Fixed: The recent GPS rollover event (Epoch) which occurred on April 6, 2019, affected SV-GPS-250 antenna/receivers which were shipped until early 2014. This fix mitigates the effects of that bug.See Technical Service Bulletin 052519 for more details.
Fixed: A bug that could cause autopilot yaw slips to affect roll axis behavior.
Fixed: Multiple instantiations of engine widgets now behave consistently when visible on both the bottom band and 50% simultaneously.
Fixed: SkyView can now transition between different Wi-Fi connected applications (such as ForeFlight and FlyQ) more reliably.
Fixed: The values reported in user datalogs and serial data streams were artificially capped for volts limit, percent power, manifold pressure, and position sensors.
Fixed: SV-ADAHRS-200/201 could improperly use its calibration tables in very unusual circumstances.
Added: Up to four discrete landing gear contacts now supported. Requires updated engine sensor definitions.
Added: New EGT/CHT styles to support certification.
Improved: Autopilot heading and track hold modes improved to reduce overshooting the desired target direction.
Improved: Certification support: Autopilot now indicates NO ALT INTCP in expert mode when it will never intercept the altitude preselect when climbing or descending or IAS or VS mode.
New: New more descriptive percent horsepower “%HP” widget.
New: Screen swapping on multi-display system can now be enabled/disabled in HDX under the SCREEN LAYOUT config menu.
Improved: Engine monitoring widget display pointers (“needles”) and textual labels are now higher contrast / brighter.
Improved: Default text label size for EMS widgets increased for widgets on 50% and 100% screens..
Updated: TRAFFIC FAIL indication is now a yellow caution alert.
Fixed/Changed: HSI FPL SYNC now appropriately considers serial aviation devices. TIE FLIGHT PLAN SRC TO HSI NAV SRC moved from ARINC to MAP SETUP.
Fixed:Dismissing a message on one display no longer closes the message window on another screen if it is being viewed.
Fixed: A bug that caused ARINC to occasionally drop out.
Fixed: ADAHRS could improperly use its calibration tables in very unusual circumstances.
Fixed: DEFAULT is no longer selectable under DIM OFFSET menu if current dim level is already at default.
Fixed: A bug where ACM-ECB and VPX touch interface was not working correctly.
New: SkyView can now update SV-ADSB-472 firmware via ADS-B STATUS menu.
New: Screen Role added to Setup > System Setup > Screen Layout Setup. Selecting PFD will remove options in the layout menu and force the PFD to always be displayed.
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: Touch keyboard changes. Aligned the layout of the A-Z touch keyboard with the QWERTY. . Keyboard input prediction improved to. The keyboard and knob behaviours are now better aligned with each other. The DEL and left arrow keys are now easier to understand and are more deterministic in their behavior.
Improved: Changed location of HDX In-Flight > Map Setup to HDX Menu > Map Setup. The menus are now touchable.
Improved: Fuel limit for datalog and black box csv output increased to 999.
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: HDX Full button not available if already in full screen mode.
Improved: Changed ALTITUDE to ELEVATION on User Waypoint page.
Improved: Basic autopilot OFF button is not selectable when autopilot is not engaged.
Improved: HDX no longers shows “stale” transponder code when transponder is offline.
Improved: Autopilot audio warnings are disabled when in FD mode only.
Improved: Autopilot and COM Radio buttons are removed if their top bar statuses are not displayed. Transponder button is removed if a transponder is not configured and grayed out if the transponder is offline.
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: Non-georeferenced charts icon now appears on HDX.
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: VPX now supported in SkyView HDX, with HDX-specific buttons and UI. When licensed, VPX is available in the Display menu.
New: Vmc and Vyse airspeed limitations for multi-engine operators.
New: HDX reversionary mode. HDX display can now revert to a specific display layout when all other screens in the system are offline.
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.
New: Display swap feature now available on SkyView HDX systems.
New: 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: On HDX, navigation on the weight and balance page can be performed with the cursor knob as well as touch.
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: Consistency of some HDX page titles and menu labels.
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: Traffic on HDX displays could be displaced a small amount on the horizontal axis.
Fixed: The vertical CHT widget would incorrectly show differential temperatures (like the EGTs, which should) which when leaning mode was turned on.
Fixed: On HDX, the (MAP) knob always control range, even when items are selected on the map. When multiple items on the map are selected, individual items can be viewed by touching the left and right arrows on the information box.
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.
New: Initial shipping version for SV-HDX800 displays.
Improved: Support for existing OEM splash screens added to SkyView HDX.
Fixed: PocketFMS databases are able to load onto SkyView HDX displays.
Fixed: Corrected an issue where Advanced Control Module-equipped systems would not clear a Low Batt message. Only affects displays installed in Advanced Flight Systems' AdvancedPanels.
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.
Fixed: Airports chosen via the "recent" list were not properly selected when other info tabs were selected (ie APT, RWY, COM, and RMK)
New: Initial shipping software version for HDX.
|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
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