Touch when you want it. Turbulence when you don't.
What started as a grammatically challenged joke of a catch-phrase turned into the philosophy that we used to guide the design of SkyView Touch™. Although we all use touch-controlled products like smartphones and tablets in our daily lives, turbulence can quickly render a poorly-designed touch interface practically impossible to use.
Touch done right
SkyView Touch™ solves this by using touch to augment and complement the physical buttons and joystick knobs rather than replacing them outright. It’s the best of both worlds. Dynon's pilot-engineers designed SkyView to have a clean and intuitive interface so pilots can focus on the flying, not the technology. With SkyView Touch™, Dynon created an interface designed to complement - not replace - the physical controls on SkyView. SkyView Touch™ adds the convenience of touch when you want it but keeps a full set of buttons and joystick knobs for precise control in turbulence. Capacitive multi-touch technology allows natural actions such as two finger pinch-to-zoom on the map. Unlike most touch-based avionics and tablets, SkyView Touch preserves SkyView’s sunlight-readable and glare-rejecting screen.
Elements like on-screen keyboards speed up entry of airport identifiers and the map zooms and pans just like you've experienced on every tablet you've used. Touch an airport for more information, or an airspace and the altitudes pop right up. Touch the altitude bar and the closest knob assigns itself to adjusting your altitude bug. Touch the transponder and up pops the transponder menu. The system retains Dynon's industry leading screens with incredible brightness and anti-glare properties, so there's nothing in the way of your flight on a bright, sunny day. The ability to automatically dim enough for even the darkest nights? That's still there too.
Pricing and Availability
SkyView Touch™ is priced at $3995 (MSRP), only $395 above the non-touch 10” display. Dynon’s commitment to supporting product platforms for years means that existing SkyView customers don’t get left behind: every existing SkyView SV-D1000 display can be upgraded to touch touch for only $795. No panel cutting or re-wiring needed: Just drop it in. SkyView Touch displays are plug 'n play drop in replacements for existing SkyView installations. SkyView Touch begins shipping in April 2014, with updates to existing units starting a bit after.