Dynon announced today that it has earned its first STC for installation of the SkyView HDX in Cessna 172 models. The installation approval of the SkyView HDX, which started life as a popular experimental avionics suite, is via AML (approved model list) and initially includes the Cessna 172F through 172S models.
The STC allows for the removal of the existing round-gauge primary flight instruments— including the vacuum source— since the SkyView HDX system provides complete flight instrumentation on its 10-inch primary flight display, which overlays synthetic vision and angle-of-attack data. There’s also engine monitoring with digital fuel flow, a fuel computer and lean assisting.
The HDX suite comes with Dynon’s integrated two-axis autopilot, with approach coupling when the SkyView is integrated with an approved third-party panel GPS navigator. The STC-approved installation also includes a Mode S transponder with 2020-compliant ADS-B Out, plus ADS-B In traffic and weather display. The Dynon EFIS-D10A is used for backing up the primary flight instruments.
Dynon says the STC for a 172 installation is $2000, in addition to the cost of the equipment. This past fall, Dynon estimated that a fully integrated HDX installation in a Skyhawk would yield an installed price just over $20,000. The first field installations will be underway in the coming weeks.