Originally Posted by rswalden
Dynon has a known design flaw in the SkyView system where an external USB flash drive can hang up the operating system. Until they resolve the problem, I would never trust the SkyView EFIS as my sole attitude source in IMC. I flew a friends FIRST RV-12 flight and dealt with the same screen freeze/reboot issue as described above. We've had at least 6 similar SkyView failures by users at my local airport. Dynon Tech Support has always been fantastic, but I'm afraid SkyView hardware reliability is lacking and a long way from being Dynon Certified by the FAA.
Bob thanks for that info.
I haven't been able to get to the airplane for. Few days due to weather.
I've had a USB drive installed in the port under SkyView pretty much since I bought the plane. I added the wifi adapter and installed in the back of the unit since it stays in there.
Dynon says the drive in lower port may be corrupted and I do have an expired Seattle Avionics sectional installed a,though it's never been an issue before.
In future I'll just keep a drive handy in case I need to export a file or do a screen shot.
Agree with SkyView being great for sport flying but I think they ought to focus more on reliability than adding new features. Some things like HITS or synthetic
Vision I never use, interesting but superfluous to my own type of flying.