Dynon SkyView HDX System Software

There are two ways to update the software on your SkyView system, depending on your existing software version and where you are in the world. Method 1 packages all of the most commonly downloaded files into packages that are available for US and Western Europe systems. Method 2 requires that you download and load multiple files to your SkyView system individually.


What's New

What's New in SkyView HDX Software (Release Notes)

Version Date Released Changes
15.3.4 9/13/2018

New: New more descriptive percent horsepower “%HP” widget.

New: Screen swapping on multi-display system can now be enabled/disabled in HDX under the SCREEN LAYOUT config menu.

Improved: Engine monitoring widget display pointers (“needles”) and textual labels are now higher contrast / brighter.

Improved: Default text label size for EMS widgets increased for widgets on 50% and 100% screens..

Updated: TRAFFIC FAIL indication is now a yellow caution alert.

Fixed/Changed: HSI FPL SYNC now appropriately considers serial aviation devices. TIE FLIGHT PLAN SRC TO HSI NAV SRC moved from ARINC to MAP SETUP.

Fixed:Dismissing a message on one display no longer closes the message window on another screen if it is being viewed.

Fixed: A bug that caused ARINC to occasionally drop out.

Fixed: ADAHRS could improperly use its calibration tables in very unusual circumstances.

Fixed: DEFAULT is no longer selectable under DIM OFFSET menu if current dim level is already at default.

Fixed: A bug where ACM-ECB and VPX touch interface was not working correctly.

15.3.3 3/12/2018

New: SkyView can now update SV-ADSB-472 firmware via ADS-B STATUS menu.

New: Screen Role added to Setup > System Setup > Screen Layout Setup. Selecting PFD will remove options in the layout menu and force the PFD to always be displayed.

New: An angle of attack audio only option which removes the angle of attack display on the PFD but preserves the stall warning audio indication.

New: Added Vo - Maneuvering Speed to airspeed limitations for Light Sport Aircraft.

New: Added ability to tie HSI source and flight plan source together.

Improved: SkyView will now coast SV-ADSB-470/472 traffic targets that have been reported to be in the same 3D position for 2 or more reports. Coasted position is updated once per second and continues for 15 seconds or until fresh data is received, whichever comes first. If fresh data is received. coasting is disabled and the reported position data is used. If 15 seconds elapses with no fresh data, the traffic target is no longer displayed.

Improved: SV-ADSB-472 firmware version 2.4.20 corrects erroneous ADS-B NO RADAR status indications and includes other general performance improvements. This software ships on all New units produced on or after March 2018.

Improved: Tracking of lateral guidance by the autopilot when on the final approach segment of a precision GPS approach.

Improved: Touch keyboard changes. Aligned the layout of the A-Z touch keyboard with the QWERTY. . Keyboard input prediction improved to. The keyboard and knob behaviours are now better aligned with each other. The DEL and left arrow keys are now easier to understand and are more deterministic in their behavior.

Improved: Changed location of HDX In-Flight > Map Setup to HDX Menu > Map Setup. The menus are now touchable.

Improved: Fuel limit for datalog and black box csv output increased to 999.

Improved: Display of IAS has been smoothed to reduce jitter.

Improved: Smoothed display of flight path marker.

Improved: The number of consecutive autopilot alerts have been reduced.

Improved: HDX Full button not available if already in full screen mode.

Improved: Changed ALTITUDE to ELEVATION on User Waypoint page.

Improved: Basic autopilot OFF button is not selectable when autopilot is not engaged.

Improved: HDX no longers shows “stale” transponder code when transponder is offline.

Improved: Autopilot audio warnings are disabled when in FD mode only.

Improved: Autopilot and COM Radio buttons are removed if their top bar statuses are not displayed. Transponder button is removed if a transponder is not configured and grayed out if the transponder is offline.

Improved: Audio alert for Trim Nose Up/Down changed from Trim Up/Down to Trim Nose Up/Down.

Improved: Audio alerts made more specific for Autopilot Roll/Pitch Disconnect when autopilot is partially disconnected.

Improved: % Power and HP now show “---” when the engine is off.

Changed: "GPS ASSIST" warnings now display "CHECK PITOT HEAT" instead. "CHECK PITOT HEAT" warning on PFD is inhibited until after takeoff.

Changed: The MDA bug has been renamed to MIN.

Changed: BRG1 and BRG2 colors changed from amber to cyan.

Changed: VSR indicator changed from a magenta horizontal line to a magenta arrow.

Changed: The north pointer on the map is now gray instead of yellow.

Changed: Roll/Pitch servo offline annunciations are now white messages. Roll/Pitch servo offline event now create a white X instead of red on top bar.

Changed: Engine monitoring LEAN status label is now white.

Changed: XPNDR FAIL is now a white message. Status in transponder top bar is now a white X instead of red.

Changed: Transponder digits now yellow during entry in standby mode.

Changed: Knob control panel now only requires a press and release instead of hold to sync.

Changed: If the engine is off, '---' now displayed instead of 'PK?' for ROP/LOP status.

Changed: FILTER is only displayed on the NRST menu when on the APT tab.

Changed: NDB text on map from yellow to magenta.

Changed: CRS knob is now grey if there is no usable navigation source.

Changed: "HOLD TO POWER DOWN" prompt is now white text against red background.

Changed: Non-georeferenced charts icon now appears on HDX.

Changed: Text for HDX Engine Tools > Clear Timers has been changed to “Clear Trip Timers”.

Changed: Six Pack is no longer displayed in PFD Tools when SETUP > PFD SETUP > LAYOUT is set to anything other than ALLOW SWITCHING.

Changed: Engine page widget defaults were changed to force the New thinner gauges and arcs to be used. All Newly displayed widgets will have the thinner look. Customers with existing thicker widgets can change to the thinner style by removing and replacing each widget via the ems layout editor.

Fixed: Wi-Fi traffic transmission to supporting apps improved.

Fixed: Bug that would not allow you to select "float-type" EMS widget once you'd cycled off it.

Fixed: GP inputs configured as "AMPS" are now emitted in user data logs and serial output streams as expected.

Fixed: Possible display reboot when viewing a checklist after the viewing window size changes.

Fixed: A bug that could cause a System Event 11 by repetitive/intermittent USB disk connection.

Fixed: Vertical EGT and CHT widgets will now display correct colors based on range settings.

15.2.0 6/13/2017

New: A fourth size of EMS widgets has been added which has larger text for displaying values and labels than any of the other three sizes. The overall size of the widget remains the same as the largest of the other three sizes, and thus, the graphical area of widget is reduced in size to make way for larger text. For EGT and CHT widgets, just the label text increases in size, as there is not enough space to make the value text any larger.

Improved: The airspeed indicator in six-pack mode now has a number of New automatically-set maximum indicated speed settings. The maximum chosen is based on 105% of the configured Vne.

Improved: The altimeter in six-pack mode now shows 1,000’ and 10,000’ hands.

Improved: OAT now supports temps as low as -40F/C.

Improved: Exporting user data logs no longer exports firmware update history logs, which had limited end user value. This means that the "clear all data" operation now clears all data that the user can export. History logs are still available in the diagnostic file export.

Fixed: Transponder software updated to version 2.11. This version incorporates different speed thresholds for auto air/ground transitions for gliders. Also, the IDENT timer is now restarted each time the IDENT button is pressed.

Fixed: A bug where certain city names could cause SkyView to restart.

Fixed: A bug where performing an in-flight compass calibration could cause SkyView to restart.

Fixed: APT->COM button is no longer shown for airports that do not have any COM frequencies.

15.1.0 3/23/2017

New: Support for SV-ADSB-472 Dual Band Traffic and Weather Receiver. Customers upgrading from the SV-ADSB-470 should update the device under serial port setup to SV-ADSB-472

New: Yaw Damper now available on SkyView Classic, Touch, and HDX.

New: VPX now supported in SkyView HDX, with HDX-specific buttons and UI. When licensed, VPX is available in the Display menu.

New: Vmc and Vyse airspeed limitations for multi-engine operators.

New: HDX reversionary mode. HDX display can now revert to a specific display layout when all other screens in the system are offline.

New: The New Rotax 912iS FAULTS menu lists every device and sensor status bit available from the ECUs. It can be found under MENU > EMS TOOLS > FAULTS on SkyView HDX and EMS > FAULTS on SkyView Classic/Touch displays.

New: Display swap feature now available on SkyView HDX systems.

New: A New QWERTY keyboard layout is now available on both SkyView Touch and HDX systems.

Improved: Airport Flags on the PFD can now be turned on and off.

Improved: Checklist items can now be scrolled through and highlighted. Cursor position is remembered on subsequent page viewings.

Improved: On HDX, navigation on the weight and balance page can be performed with the cursor knob as well as touch.

Improved: Weight and balance now supports metric units.

Improved: When ETE to the next or final waypoint is less than an hour, it is know shown in minutes:seconds.

Improved: Rotax 912iS users can now now get data from their separate fuel flow sensor (instead of the ECU's measurement) into the user data-logging and serial output streams when pin 14 is configured for fuel flow.

Improved: The Weight and Balance calculator now includes a zero fuel line which computes the worst case landing CG.

Improved: Consistency of some HDX page titles and menu labels.

Improved: Certain kinds of unusual system errors are automatically recovered from and reported as system events.

Improved: To reduce erroneous messages during takeoff, the "GPS ASSIST" alert will now only trigger when the aircraft is in air and has changed at least 200 feet of altitude change since before it was in air.

Improved: Serial output stream now reports Rotax 912iS EGT values.

Improved: To remove ambiguity, vertical speed required guidance is only overlaid on the VSI when HSI source is set to SkyView.

Improved: Center frequencies were previously filtered from appearing on the ATC button of the comm radio unless you are in-air. The restriction has been removed and center frequencies will now appear on the ATC button regardless of whether you are in-air or on the ground.

Improved: Starting with cycle 1702 of PocketFMS databases, SkyView will draw certain non-US airspaces of the following types according to their airspace class rather than airspace type if class information is available, and otherwise, by type:
- CTA: Control Area
- CTR, SRZ: Control Zone
- TMA: Terminal Control Area
- TIZ: Traffic Information Zone
- TIA: Traffic Information Area

Improved: AWIS frequencies are accessible from the ATIS button on the comm radio and visible on the INFO page COM tab. This primarily affects non-US customers using PocketFMS databases.

Improved: FIA frequencies are accessible from the ATC button when in air, and are shown on the INFO page COM tab labeled as CENTER. This primarily affects non-US customers using PocketFMS databases.

Fixed: To/from and desired track indications could be reversed in rare cases (flight plans that involve polar routes).

Fixed: Visiting the plates tab under info would cause the map window to go into expanded mode, which would cause it to incorrectly displace half the bottom EMS and the info column.

Fixed: When editing the weight at a station on the weight and balance page, overweight or otherwise out of bounds conditions would not turn red until editing was completed. The value now changes to red during editing.

Fixed: Traffic on HDX displays could be displaced a small amount on the horizontal axis.

Fixed: The vertical CHT widget would incorrectly show differential temperatures (like the EGTs, which should) which when leaning mode was turned on.

Fixed: On HDX, the (MAP) knob always control range, even when items are selected on the map. When multiple items on the map are selected, individual items can be viewed by touching the left and right arrows on the information box.

Fixed: The corresponding end-time fields update correctly when the time basis for a maintenance log entry is changed.

Fixed: When used, the cursor on the Display Layout menu would not reset after an option is selected.

Fixed: When in pitot/static test mode, multiple ADAHRS systems wouldn't always show both ADAHRS' set of primary flight instruments.

Fixed: Executing a DTO to an item in the INFO > RECENT list after initially viewing the Map Pointer of MAP00 waypoint on the Info page would not result in the correct destination waypoint.

Fixed: Extremely quick-fingered pilots might be able to press a key (such as direct-to) a second time before the first press is processed, leading to unexpected behavior.

Fixed: Under extremely rare circumstances - when a NAV radio is active, tuned to a VOR or ILS and providing an ident that matches a nearby facility in SkyView's aviation database, and an aviation database is imported - the SkyView could restart and trigger an erroneous “system event 3” alert.

Fixed: Default widget config for EMS arc widgets with corner values, such as the default, bottom EMS band, are now saved in exported and imported configuration files.

15.0.4 12/13/2016

New: Initial shipping version for SV-HDX800 displays.

Improved: Support for existing OEM splash screens added to SkyView HDX.

Fixed: PocketFMS databases are able to load onto SkyView HDX displays.

Fixed: Corrected an issue where Advanced Control Module-equipped systems would not clear a Low Batt message. Only affects displays installed in Advanced Quick Panels.

15.0.3 11/21/2016

Improved: Re-implemented a round HSI rather than oval shape.

Fixed: Exiting maintenance log in SkyView Touch caused SkyView displays to show incorrect engine monitoring scheme.

Fixed: Left clicking out of maintenance log in SkyView Classic or Touch caused an incorrect com frequency panel.

Fixed: Entering some Australian tail number suffix caused the transponder hex code to change to 0 and not allow editing.

Fixed: ADAHRS cross-check compare function improperly caused the bottom menu to change back to main menu.

15.0.2 11/3/2016

Fixed: Airports chosen via the "recent" list were not properly selected when other info tabs were selected (ie APT, RWY, COM, and RMK)

15.0 10/31/2016

New: Initial shipping software version for HDX.

System Software (HDX)

Two Ways To Update Your SkyView HDX system software

Method 1: SkyView Update Package (Us and Western Europe Only)
Use this method if all of the following are true:
  1. You live in either the US or Western Europe.
  2. Your SkyView system already has version 4.0 or greater on it..
  3. You have not created your own engine sensor definitions via a custom .SFG file (if you do not know what this means, it likely does not apply to you).
These packaged updates should be loaded onto each display individually.

SkyView v14 contains a software update to the SV-XPNDR-26X transponders to support SV-GPS-2020 operation. This update also enables the continued reception of TIS-B (ADS-B-based) traffic after early 2016. This update is not automatically sent to the transponder, and must be manually started after updating to SkyView v14 by going to the TRANSPONDER SETUP menu in SkyView.See the SkyView System Installation Guide for details on how to update your transponder.

Customers should also update the low, very low, and regional high resolution databases with if they haven't since Sept 2014.


SkyView HDX 15.3.4 Software Package
US Only Quick Update Package - (Updated: 10/11/2018)

Includes:
  • SkyView HDX 15.3.4 Software Update (released 9/13/18)
  • US Aviation Database: 10/11/2018 release
  • US Obstacles Database: 09/13/2018 release
  • EMS Sensor Definitions: 3/23/2017 release
  • US Stadium TFRs: as of late 2014
DOWNLOAD FOR 10" DISPLAY (HDX1100)
DOWNLOAD FOR 7" DISPLAY (HDX800)
This download contains a single file that is loadable to any US-based SkyView system. If you live in Canada or any other North American country, you should not use this package, as it includes US aviation and obstacle databases that will overwrite your existing Jeppesen or PocketFMS data. It does not include basemap or terrain database updates, as these change infrequently. It includes the files listed below. If you have any custom EMS sensor definitions employed in your SkyView system, you should not use this file, and instead choose each of the appropriate files from the Method 2 (individual files) section.


SkyView HDX 15.3.4 Software Package
Western Europe Quick Update Package to SkyView - (Updated: 9/13/2017)

Includes:
  • SkyView HDX 15.3.4 Software Update (released 9/13/2018)
  • Europe Base Map Database: 06/2013
  • EMS Sensor Definitions: 3/23/2017 release
DOWNLOAD FOR 10" DISPLAY (HDX1100)
DOWNLOAD FOR 7" DISPLAY (HDX800)
This download contains a single file that is loadable to a SkyView system based in Western Europe. It includes the files listed in the table below. Note that it does not include aviation or obstacle databases, as those are only available from third party sources, nor does it it include terrain database updates as these change infrequently. If you have any custom EMS sensor definitions employed in your SkyView system, you should not use this file, and instead choose each of the appropriate files from the Method 2 (individual files) section.
Method 2: Individual SkyView Files and Detailed Updating Procedures
Use this method if any of the method 1 statements are not true, or, if you are a technically-minded customer who prefers to to dive into the details.

For customers who live outside the US or Western Europe, or otherwise wish to update the software and databases of their SkyView system individually. Please read each section below in its entirety to determine whether or not each file should be loaded on your SkyView display(s).

  1. The latest SkyView System Software Update. (See Below)
  2. The most up-to-date Engine Sensor Definitions.(See Below)
  3. An up-to-date Aviation database. Download Page
  4. An up-to-date Obstacle database. Download Page
  5. An up-to-date Base Map Database (updated as of 6/2013). Download Page
  6. Up-to-date Terrain databases (updated 9/2014). Download Page



SkyView HDX 15.3.4 Software (9/13/2018)

This is the latest software release. Everyone should download this file and load it onto their SkyView System. Click the link below to download it. This file must be loaded onto each display individually.

Update SkyView's software BEFORE updating any other databases or settings files that are on this page.

SkyView v14 and later software contain a software update to the SV-XPNDR-26X transponders to support SV-GPS-2020 operation. This update also enables the continued reception of TIS-B (ADS-B-based) traffic after early 2016. This update is not automatically sent to the transponder, and must be manually started after the first time you update to SkyView v14 or later by going to the TRANSPONDER SETUP menu in SkyView. See the SkyView System Installation Guide for details on how to update your transponder.

Version 15.3.4 release. Read about what's New before downloading. What's New?

DOWNLOAD FOR 10" DISPLAY (HDX1100)
DOWNLOAD FOR 7" DISPLAY (HDX800)



Engine Sensor Definitions for SkyView
This file updates the engine sensor calibrations used by the EMS. This file will not change your sensor settings, red lines, alarms, layouts, or the pins chosen in the Sensor Input Mapping menu. There are occasional improvements to sensor characterizations. Unless you are using a custom engine sensor definitions file of your own creation (if you aren't sure, you probably do not have a custom file), you should keep this file up-to-date. Click the link below to download it. This file must be loaded to each SkyView display individually.

If you are having issues downloading this file please Right Click and select Save As.

Engine Sensor Definitions updated 03/12/2018. What's New?

DOWNLOAD

Engine Monitor Setups

Engine Monitor Setups

Dynon Avionics has created pin mappings and screen layouts for the most common engine types - Lycoming, Continental, Jabiru, and Rotax - used by customers. If you haven't already set up your engine page, these files will give you a great "head start". To download these files, click the link below. A page with the files will open in a New browser window or tab.

Software Change/Updated Action
SkyView EMS Setups Changes:
-Most updated 12/13/2011
-Rotax 912 iS added 8/21/12
-Fuel Pressure ranges for 912 and 912 iS engines updated 12/4/14
ENGINE SETUP PAGE

Install Instructions

Dynon SkyView Database Update Instructions

A SkyView update may require one or more different files to be downloaded and loaded onto your display.

Updating your SkyView databases may require one or more different files to be downloaded and installed:
  • A Navigation Database, which is updated regularly as the data expires.
  • An Obstacles Database, which is updated regularly as the data expires.
  • High Resolution Terrain Database for your region of the world. This database is updated rarely (once ever since SkyView's 2009 release, in Sept 2014. North America high resolution terrain is pre-loaded. Customers outside this area must load the appropriate region to replace this if needed, and is normally required only once.
  • Very Low Resolution Terrain Database. Typically only needs to be loaded once on systems that were shipped prior to the availability of Very Low Resolution Terrain Database support in SkyView Version 3.0 in March 2011. Comes preloaded on all systems shipped since March 2011. This database is updated rarely (once ever since SkyView's 2009 release, in Sept 2014
  • Low Resolution Terrain Database. Comes preloaded on all SkyView systems. This database is updated rarely (once ever since SkyView's 2009 release, in Sept 2014
  • Base Map Database for your region of the world. This database is rarely updated. North America Base Map region is pre-loaded on units shipped with SkyView 4.0 or later on them (September 2011). Customers outside this area must load the appropriate region to replace this if needed, and is normally required only once.
As a general summary, the steps you will need to you will need to are:
  1. Download New files to your PC.
  2. Transfer the files to a USB stick. Files must be in the "root" of the USB stick. In other words, they can not be in a folder or directory.
  3. Power up your SkyView.
  4. Insert the USB stick into a SkyView USB port.
  5. Use the SkyView Setup Menu to load the New files.
  6. Reboot SkyView.
  7. Some files need to be loaded on each display, while other need only be loaded on one SkyView display in a system (they synchronize automatically). The SkyView Software Downloads Page indicates which of these procedures is appropriate for each file type.
Before You Start: SkyView databases are kept up-to-date by updating a small set of database files. This page describes these update procedures and has download links for these files for US data only. Please read this page in its entirety to ensure that you understand all of the instructions before updating your SkyView system.

All files are loaded to your SkyView system via a USB memory stick. A suitable USB memory stick comes with your SkyView system, but any commonly-available USB memory stick with enough free space will work.

File Update Instructions:
Updates should be performed with the system connected to an external (aircraft or bench) power source. They should not be done using the optional backup battery exclusively.
  1. ON YOUR PC: Using the guidance on the SkyView Software Downloads Page, determine which files you need to download for your update. Save them to your computer, and then copy them to the USB memory stick. Files must be in the "root" of the USB stick. In other words, they can not be in a folder or directory.
  2. IN THE AIRPLANE: Move the memory stick to any of the 3 USB ports on one of your SkyView Displays.
  3. SETUP MENU: All update procedures are done in SkyView's Setup Menu. To enter the Setup Menu, hold down buttons 7 and 8 (the right two buttons) for a few seconds.
  4. System Software INSTALL: Navigate to SETUP > SYSTEM SOFTWARE >Upgrade System Software.
  5. Load the New SkyView Firmware Release from your USB stick. The SkyView Display will reboot when it has updated and will continue to update your other devices (ADAHRS and EMS Modules).
  6. CAUTION: If you backed up your system, there will be a backup file on your USB stick as well. Be careful NOT to upload that file accidentally.
  7. INSTALL OTHER FILES THAT YOU'VE DOWNLOADED: Navigate to SETUP > SYSTEM SOFTWARE >LOAD FILES...
  8. Load each of the other New files from your USB stick, one at a time. The order that you load the files to the screen does not matter.
  9. When finished loading all files, power reboot the system by powering down the Display and re-starting.
  10. Repeat 2-9 on all of the other Displays in your SkyView network.
  11. When finished, confirm the following: All devices and modules should be listed as "READY" under the SETUP>NETWORK SETUP> NETWORK STATUS menu. If all devices are not listed, go back to SETUP>NETWORK SETUP>CONFIGURE to reconfigure the SkyView Network. If you have two screens in your SkyView system, you will definitely need to configure the SkyView network again for all of the screens and modules to be seen. This can be done from either screen.