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Old 02-12-2020, 06:16 PM
Ted Christopher Ted Christopher is offline
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Default Dynon Flight Director Basics

My RV12 has Dynon Skyview with the optional Knob Panel. I believe the plane could be used to train for IFR (though of course as a Light Sport it would not be legal for actual IFR flight.)

Can anyone give me some simple steps toward using the Flight Director feature on the Skyview. While I'm competent using the autopilot in this plane I can't decipher from the Skyview manual how to use the IFR features.
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Old 02-12-2020, 07:23 PM
John-G John-G is offline
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Have you viewed any of the numerous training videos Dynon has made for the SkyView?

Links available at the Dynon site or on YouTube.

I found them to be an excellent resource.

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Old 02-12-2020, 07:39 PM
Bob Y Bob Y is online now
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Might want to try this link.
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Old 06-06-2020, 09:32 PM
Ted Christopher Ted Christopher is offline
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Thanks for the tip about the Dynon Videos, they are a great resource.
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Old 06-06-2020, 10:13 PM
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Also take a look at Dynon's Virtual Booth Visit videos at:
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Old 06-08-2020, 10:30 PM
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Default Flight Director

Hi Ted:

The flight director will display the flight attitudes the autopilot would fly if it were engaged.

If you know how to fly the autopilot, next time you select AP, also select FD so you can watch how the FD works.

Then deselect the AP and leave the flight director engaged. Manage the FD modes the same way you would manage the AP when it is engaged.

Follow the flight director V bars with the airplane symbol.

Hope this helps.
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