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Old 07-01-2017, 10:19 AM
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Probably not why is additional brightness a feature of the upgrade ?
I just had it up for a short flight it was bright enough to be legible but not anything to write home about the one caveat it's very overcast no sun 1600 foot ceilings so readable under those conditions doesn't make it
in bright sunlight I still believe there is something wrong with the unit.
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Old 07-01-2017, 10:25 AM
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Does anyone know what the nit rating is on the current d180? secondly does anyone know if there is a upgrade modification that can be made by dynon to increase it to 800 to 1000 nits?
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Old 07-01-2017, 02:06 PM
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I fly a older D180, the later models had a brighter screen. Dynon does an upgrade but the last time I checked the upgraded screen costs $400.00
If I ever have to send mine back for a problem I may do it. I put a generic sunshade on mine that is sold for GPS, bought it on eBay. It helps, flying with a koger sunshade also helps a lot.
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Old 07-02-2017, 10:18 AM
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Thanx for the info on the upgrade. I have e mailed Dynon to ask that question yesterday. Paying $400 plus shipping is certainly more economic than most likely alternatives. I will buy the brightest upgrade they provide as I suspect there is a diminishing performance as the unit ages.
I also use the Koger screen and it's nice to keep the sun off but it does little to help my ailing unit.
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Old 07-02-2017, 11:03 AM
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All of the D-180 screens supplied in RV-12 Avionics kits were the latest design (brightness) so there should be no logical upgrade path.

If your screen is not as bright as you remember it being in the past (and you haven't done something configuration wise to influence it) then it likely has something wrong with it that needs to be repaired.
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Old 07-02-2017, 03:11 PM
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All of the D-180 screens supplied in RV-12 Avionics kits were the latest design (brightness) so there should be no logical upgrade path.
This is good to know... My 12 is SN58 and I wondered if the EFIS was Dynon's Super-Bright. No qualms at all. Easy to see/read under all flying conditions using overhead Koger sunshade. I recently installed the D-100 Dual Display and it is identical brightness as the D-180 on the left side.
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Old 07-02-2017, 06:08 PM
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Default Example of direct sun on dash

https://pix.sfly.com/KVQJaj


Hope this gives you an idea of how mine seems to work.
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Old 07-03-2017, 11:10 AM
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If your serial number ends in 01 it's the bright screen. If it ends in 00 it's the regular screen.
My D180 was purchased in 2006 and has the regular screen.
If you are seeing changes in your brightness and you do not have it wired to adjust brightness you probably have a problem.
Dynon has a great support forum and I would suggest you post the problem there. They usually respond very quickly to tech inquiries.
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Old 07-03-2017, 11:40 AM
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Wow, John! That is dim! I'm surprised you can even use it.

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Old 07-05-2017, 11:29 AM
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We'll thanks all for the information which is interesting, but confusing in the different responses. Which are correct? I e mailed Dynon , but got no response which is my memory of earlier efforts.
John you photo is good but looks like Dynon is as bright as th 496.My 496 is considerably brighter than the d180. As a matter of fact so is my iPad mini using Foreflight. So is there a d180
upgrade or not?
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