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Old 08-08-2015, 06:59 PM
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Default Flying the SkyView Autopilot

This is a short video showing where I am in the learning curve that comes with using the Complex Menu on the SkyView autopilot:

https://youtu.be/Hptezp1sEN0

There are likely to be things I'm doing that are either not entirely correct, or not as efficient as could be, or both. With that in mind, I don't suggest using this video as a replacement for reading the SkyView User Guide.

I have a blog page set up to host this video, so feel free to go there and post suggestions/corrections in the comments. I'll update the post accordingly.

http://www.schmetterlingaviation.com...on-flying.html
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Old 08-08-2015, 07:23 PM
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That was fantastic Dave, I sure appreciate you making and sharing this with us. I had been looking for just such a post.
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Old 08-09-2015, 06:18 AM
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Thanks Dave. Far more informative than the Dynon videos I have watched. I have about 40 hrs. on my 2nd 12 and it has S/V so I have figured out most of what you covered. Have you considered doing a video on flight planning? I am still trying to tame the f/p beast. Dynon should put you on the payroll! Excellent delivery also.
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Old 08-09-2015, 08:29 AM
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Default Nice,thanks for posting

I fly GRT so have no experience with skyview. Very impressive!
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Old 08-09-2015, 08:57 AM
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Default Thanks Dave

Dave, thanks for taking the time to make the AP video and posting it as an aid for fellow Skyview users. Really good stuff! You have diminished the learning curve for those of us that will soon be in the air with the AP and knobs panel add on.
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Old 08-09-2015, 09:51 AM
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Awesome video! It makes my decision to load up the panel even more justified.

It was great seeing the local airports used as well. My brother used to live in Versailles and I went over to the airport several times. Now he's in Troy. Do you ever get in there? BTW, I can't blame you about the Ohio winters. I escaped at an early age...

Thanks,

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Old 08-09-2015, 09:54 AM
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I have an SLSA with Skyview Touch, Knobs and Autopilot. How can I add auto trim to the thing as has been done in the uTube below?

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Old 08-09-2015, 12:11 PM
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I have an SLSA with Skyview Touch, Knobs and Autopilot. How can I add auto trim to the thing as has been done in the uTube below?

EBB
My understanding is that currently the only way to get autotrim is with the optional 'buttons' panel. It seems odd that Dynon hasn't developed a solution for that along the lines of a small box that provides just the autotrim function for the Touch. I could see something like that selling pretty well.
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Awesome video! It makes my decision to load up the panel even more justified.

It was great seeing the local airports used as well. My brother used to live in Versailles and I went over to the airport several times. Now he's in Troy. Do you ever get in there? BTW, I can't blame you about the Ohio winters. I escaped at an early age...

Thanks,

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I've been hoping to fly into Troy to visit the Waco museum, but just haven't seemed to ever get around to it. I'm in and out of VES dozens of times a year. It's a nice place.
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Old 08-09-2015, 12:19 PM
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Thanks Dave. Far more informative than the Dynon videos I have watched. I have about 40 hrs. on my 2nd 12 and it has S/V so I have figured out most of what you covered. Have you considered doing a video on flight planning? I am still trying to tame the f/p beast. Dynon should put you on the payroll! Excellent delivery also.
Yes, I'm already thinking about doing one that includes entering a flight plan. The first one was done pretty much (well, totally) on a whim, so production values might be slightly better in the next one too.
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