Data Logging Also Added With Version 5.0 Software Update
Dynon Avionics announced Friday the release of new software
version 5.0 for the company's EFIS (Electronic Flight Instrument
System) and EMS (Engine Monitoring System) products. This software
upgrade is available free to all existing EFIS-D10A, EFIS-D100,
FlightDEK-D180, EMS-D10, and EMS-D120 customers, and will ship with
The most significant new feature is an advanced autopilot
capability. For the relatively low cost of adding Dynon pitch and
roll servos, pilots can turn their EFIS instruments into a fully
integrated autopilot system.
The Dynon autopilot offers many advanced features to the
Experimental and Light Sport market because the autopilot controls
are integrated into the EFIS, similar to many expensive certified
glass cockpit solutions. This allows for a cleaner user interface,
better redundancy, and lower overall cost.
The combination of two Dynon EFIS instruments plus two servos is
less expensive than a single EFIS plus a separate autopilot from
competitors. Dynon autopilot servos carry a List Price of only $750
each, and mounting kits are only $75.
Basic autopilot features include flying magnetic heading, plus
GPS ground track from a connected GPS. In addition to altitude
hold, every Dynon autopilot can command the plane to fly to a new
altitude and level off. Other standard features include emergency
180-degree turns and control wheel steering. And because the Dynon
autopilot is linked to its EFIS systems, it can also respect bank
angle, airspeed, and G limitations.
The optional AP74 Dedicated Autopilot Interface Module adds
separate autopilot controls and, like many expensive certified
autopilots, adds the ability to pre-arm which mode will be flown
upon autopilot engagement.
Also included in version 5.0 release is the addition of EFIS
Internal Data Logging, which stores readings for all primary flight
instruments for later flight analysis. Data readings can be
configured in 1-, 3-, 5-, 10-, 30-, and 60-second intervals. Data
logging storage limit is at least ½-hours at the 1-second
interval and up to 40 hours at the 60-second interval.
Founded in 2000, Dynon Avionics is the leading manufacturer of
glass-panel avionics for Experimental and Light Sport Aircraft.