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EAA partners with Dynon Avionics to bring experimental avionics to the certified world

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EAA announced today that, in partnership with the FAA and Dynon, an STC will be available to use the Dynon D10 EFIS in certain certified aircraft, giving certified aircraft owners a new low-cost option for a panel upgrade. (www.eaa.org) Más...

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zcolescott
Interesting...seems like small steps are being made.
myalias
myalias 2
I hope Dynon comes out with certified GPS. No one offers a complete dual-display certified-GPS and PDF/EFIS for IFR setups in experimental Rotax 91x planes. The current solution involves dual PFD/EFIS and dual GPS screens, which is both heavy and cramped in a small panel.
pclifton
Philip Clifton 1
Unfortunately, I wouldn't hold your breath on that one - unless the FAA either makes some serious changes to the TSOs, or provides some kind of alternate path for E-AB aircraft. However, this STC announcement, to me, is indicative of the FAA taking a positive approach to things like this. Hopefully this is a harbinger of things to come.

I'm building an RV-8 right now, which I intend to make IFR-capable when it's done - which pretty much means stuffing a 430 or 650 or something like that into the panel. I intend to go with a Dynon Skyview EFIS system, and everything will be well-integrated...except whatever certified GPS I install. I'll have to maintain proficiency on that one piece of equipment just so I can fly IFR effectively. It would be a whole lot nicer if I could just use the Skyview GPS software for all navigation...
myalias
myalias 2
Nope, not holding my breath!

I plan to build a Pipistrel Virus SW. I was thinking the Garmin G950 would be a good fit, but even though it's for E-AB aircraft, they will only sell it for installation in a few models. The rules in Canada are such that I need redundancy for IFR approach, so that means dual 430/650. I'd also want dual PFD/EFIS, because I agree redundancy is good.

I agree it's annoying that Skyview can basically fly the GPS approach, just not legally. More annoying is that Garmin has the tech, but won't sell it.
carlsonj
James Carlson 1
Holy cow! This is great news. I've been waiting for this process to get moving.
N27GZ
JOHN steichen 1
I fly a glastar with skyview and a Garmin GTN 750. Yes it was expensive, and yes it was a splurge for me, but it is a wonderful IFR combination. I would highly recommend it. Dynon will never produce an IFR nav box. The VOR/ILS in the unit is a nice backup to the RNAV capability

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