Dynon SkyView HDX Approved For Skyhawks

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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.

 Visit http://dynonavionics.com.

Comments (8)

$20k lol...

Posted by: Kevin K | March 14, 2018 9:33 AM    Report this comment

Considering that 4-5 years ago an equivalent certified system with autopilot would have cost $50-60k $20k is actually a pretty good price. Now if we can just get a reasonably priced IFR navigator to tie into this.

Posted by: Brian Walters | March 14, 2018 10:25 AM    Report this comment

Heck, just the autopilot alone for a 172 used to cost $20k. Now you can also get a glass cockpit, ditch the vacuum pump, AND a transponder, AND an engine monitor, all for the same price.

Posted by: Kirk Wennerstrom | March 14, 2018 11:49 AM    Report this comment

(edit for readability)
Heck, just the autopilot alone for a 172 used to cost $20k. Now you can also get a glass cockpit (and ditch the vacuum pump), plus get a transponder and an engine monitor, all for the same price.

Posted by: Kirk Wennerstrom | March 14, 2018 12:03 PM    Report this comment

Did you say $20k plus installation. Say $8000.

Posted by: Rafael Sierra | March 14, 2018 6:14 PM    Report this comment

I hope they expand the STC soon. What I would like to put this into is a 177RG.

Posted by: Brian Walters | March 15, 2018 10:04 AM    Report this comment


Ditto - I want to get this for my 177RG as well. I put my vote in as such on their website.

As for price - Dynon was aiming to keep the hardware under $16k, and end up with a total price, including installation, of around $20k. We'll have to see what real-world installations end up costing, but their experience on the homebuilt side should provide guidance.

Plus, the new Vashon Ranger uses the Dynon package so they'll gain certified experince in that realm. As an aside, the founder of Dynon also started Vashon.

Posted by: Kirk Wennerstrom | March 16, 2018 12:34 PM    Report this comment

If you look at Dynon's website they are selling the hardware for the same cost as the experimental hardware. The only additional cost is $2000 for the STC to cover their expenses in getting it certified and the installation cost. It would be interesting to see if removing the vacuum pump and the reduced weight of the avionics would reduce total weight and load on the engine enough to have an air conditioning system installed.

Posted by: Brian Walters | March 19, 2018 9:07 AM    Report this comment

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