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Old 02-06-2019, 10:56 AM
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Default Dynon Auto Pilot for Sky View

I am researching upgrading my RV-7 VFR panel to a IFR one. I currently have the Dynon SkyView installed, dual screens.
Anyone have experience with the Dynon autopilt? I am plannimg to install a Avadine 540.
Does the system interface with each other smoothly and is it user friendly?
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Old 02-06-2019, 10:58 AM
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The Dynon AP works great and will interface with the 540 just fine. It might require the ARINC-429 interface box (not sure).
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Old 02-06-2019, 11:20 AM
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You will definitely need the ARINC box.
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Old 02-06-2019, 11:39 AM
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And you'll like the Dynon autopilot...
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Old 02-06-2019, 12:02 PM
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Default Skyview autopilot

The Dynon autopilot really does a nice job and has all the functionality you will need for IFR flying. Probably the biggest issue will be running the wires from the servos up to the instrument panel. The servos are designed to mount nicely in the RV aircraft.
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Old 02-06-2019, 03:22 PM
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Might want to consider the remote control box for easier access to the autopilot functions.

As a bonus, if you have electric trim the remote control box will give you automatic trim.

Carl
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Old 02-06-2019, 04:14 PM
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Love my Dynon autopilot, does a nice job in turbulence. Works fine with my manual trim.
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Old 02-06-2019, 04:20 PM
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Youíll love the Dynon A/P and the Avidyne 540.
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Old 02-08-2019, 11:39 PM
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Thank you all for the input. I will be going with the dynon AP.
I have dual skyview displays. Is it worth changing out to the newer Skyview HD diaplays?
Cheers,
David
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Old 02-09-2019, 08:35 AM
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Thank you all for the input. I will be going with the dynon AP.
I have dual skyview displays. Is it worth changing out to the newer Skyview HD diaplays?
Cheers,
David
You would love the upgrade to HDX, but only you can say if itís worth the cost. If you are trying to decide whether to buy the Skyview Touch or the HDX, Iíd say itís a no-brainer. If you already have the Touch, then itís a matter between you and your bank account.
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