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Old 07-05-2017, 12:51 PM
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So is there a d180 upgrade or not?

Yes, it's called Skyview!

Cheaper to just send it in and have it fixed.
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Old 07-05-2017, 12:55 PM
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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.
Why not just pick up phone and give them a call?
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Old 07-05-2017, 02:51 PM
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Default Upgrade D180

As I explained previously, if your D180
Has a serial number that ends in 00 it can
Be upgraded. If it ends in 01 it already has the bright screen.
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Old 07-05-2017, 04:09 PM
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Ok I'll check the serial # and call.
Just curious if the d180 is bright enough why did Dynon boost the skyview to more than twice the nits of the d180?
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Old 07-05-2017, 04:19 PM
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Just curious if the d180 is bright enough why did Dynon boost the skyview to more than twice the nits of the d180?
Obvious - new design, new technology, marketing, and dollars...
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Old 07-05-2017, 06:02 PM
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Ok I'll check the serial # and call.
Just curious if the d180 is bright enough why did Dynon boost the skyview to more than twice the nits of the d180?
Dick seiders
Hi Dick,
The RV12 D-180 is plenty bright if it's working right. Here is a shot of mine in the sunlit cockpit. Very easy to see.


I have SV now, and it doesn't actually look any brighter than the D-180 did; no matter the nits.
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Old 07-06-2017, 03:00 PM
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Dave my d180 ser. # begins with 00 and ends with four digits like 002625. Is that what you are referring to regarding 00 or 01?

Tony, nice to hear from you. If my d180 looked like yours this thread wouldn't exist. As a matter of fact the photos of the two show your d180 as brighter than the Skyview imho.

BTW sent e mail to Dynon last week with no response so called today and had to leave message-- just sayin.
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Old 07-06-2017, 03:22 PM
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Dick can you post a picture of your screen?
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Old 07-06-2017, 07:27 PM
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John I will shoot some pictures this weekend.

My D180 is the brightest model so no upgrade is available.

I have made contact with Dynon and am sending the. D180 back for whatever. repairs are required to return its performance to acceptable level.

I am looking forward to that.
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Old 07-08-2017, 06:32 PM
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Took the 12 to a fly-in at Gainesville Ga today. Thought I would take some photos as I promised John on last post. Two things happened. The first was I turned on the D180 while the 12 was still in the hanger with the front door of hanger open to the bright sunlite. The D180 was superbright and legible.
I cranked it up in the bright sunlite and as usual the Efis was getting difficult to read. This is typical of its performance so I was not surprised. I continued to take photos with my iphone and it continued to be very difficult to read thruout the flight , landing, and taxi, and ditto on the return flight. I put it back in the hanger , turned on the Dynon and snapped a picture of the elapsed time of the flight so I would have the info for logbook. Came home and later looked at the photo of the elapsed time and the second thing happened. The photo showed the dynon in bright clarity, and it occurred to me . So it works fine when the engine s not running????
Maybe I'm a bit slow on this but didn't put it together before. I still intend to have the unit checked for repair by Dynon as I is seven years old and probably needs it.

So for you electrical wizards out there what could be happening when engine is fired up???

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