In mid-April, 2015, Dynon Avionics started its SV-D1000 Touch trade-in program. As of November 2015, all customers who requested an SV-D1000 Touch Trade-In have received their SV-D1000T or have been scheduled for later in 2015.
We originally we offered two trade-in options:
- An SV-D1000T with some remanufactured parts for $800; includes a 1 year extension of existing warranty, or a new 1 year warranty, whichever provides longer warranty coverage.
- A NEW SV-D1000T (no remanufactured parts) for $1295; includes a (new) 3-year warranty.
The option for an SV-D1000T with some remanufactured parts for $800 is discontinued effective November 30, 2015. The option for a NEW SV-D1000T for $1295 continues to remain available.
To trade in your SV-D1000 for an SV-D1000T, first indicate your interest by filling out the form at the bottom of this page. When we receive your information (please allow a few days), we will issue a Return Material Authorization (RMA) and send you an acknowledgement email with instructions. When Dynon receives your SV-D1000 display, we will attempt to transfer all settings and licenses to the new SV-D1000T display you receive back. Note that your new SkyView will have the latest system software on it.
Details / Frequently Asked Questions
How much will it cost to trade-in my SV-D1000 for an SV-D1000T SkyView Touch display?
$800 for a re-manufactured SkyView Touch display (with a 1 year warranty, or the balance of your existing warranty, whichever is longer) or $1,295 for a new SkyView Touch display (with a 3 year warranty). NOTE - the $800 option is discontinued as of November 30, 2015.
Which SkyView SV-D1000 displays are eligible for the trade-in program?
SkyView SV-D1000 displays purchased before we began offering SkyView Touch displays for sale on April 21, 2014 are eligible for this program.
What will happen after I fill out the form?
You will be contacted by Dynon Avionics Technical Support to arrange payment and assign a Return Material Authorization (RMA). .
When will you start taking displays back for trade-in?
We began the SV-D1000 Touch Trade-In Program as of mid-April 2015 Do not send your current display before we contact you and issue an RMA.
Is there a wait after I sign up for my SkyView Touch Trade-in?
As of November 2015, there isn't a waiting lists and trade-in requests are able to be processed as they are received. If demand should exceed capacity at any time in the future, we will service all trade-in requests in the order that they were received.
What exactly will I get back once I send you my display? Can I send in my SkyView right away?
You will receive either a SV-D1000T display with some remanufactured parts ($800 option), or a NEW SV-D1000T display ($1295 option). We will attempt to transfer all the settings and databases from the SV-D1000 display you sent in. Your new SkyView displays software will be the latest version available.
WHAT DOES "SOME REMANUFACTURED PARTS" MEAN? What isn’t new about the SkyView Touch display I’ll receive back?
Dynon was able to offer the $800 price point by re-utilizing some of the components - such as the display and some electronics - that we receive back via this program. These components can not be used and sold in new products but can be used in unique programs like this one. The SkyView display that you receive back will have a new bezel and case. It will be cosmetically like new. The electronics will meet our most current internal revision specifications but may contain both new and re-qualified components. The LCD panel in your SkyView Touch display may be overhauled and re-qualified, but it will be cosmetically like new. All displays will go through our normal production, testing, and inspection procedures. In short, you won’t be able to tell that your SkyView Touch isn’t made from entirely new parts. Note that this option is discontinued effective November 30, 2015
I’d really like a completely new SkyView display instead.
Instead of the process outlined above, you can trade in your SV-D1000 towards a completely new SV-D1000T for $1295; we originally announced this option would be $1600. We must still receive your existing SV-D1000 display first.
Will my SkyView display’s serial number change?
Yes, the SV-D1000T is a different model name and part number, so the SkyView display you receive back will have a different serial number than the one you send in.
I’m not in the US; Can I send my non-Touch for trade-in through my dealer?
Please contact your dealer to see if they are willing to handle your trade-in on your behalf. Your dealer may charge you an additional fee for their service on your behalf.
What would make my existing SkyView ineligible for trade-in?
Physical damage beyond ordinary wear. This would include scratched or cracked screens, water damage, or other physical damage. In this case we will send you a quote to cover the damage and perform the trade-in.
Once you have my display how long will it take to get back my SkyView Touch?
Our official turnaround time for all RMAs is 10 business days. However, in many cases, especially with the $1295 option for a NEW SV-D1000T , it will take a week or less to send back your SkyView Touch after we receive your current display.
I don't want to have my plane down: can I have a SV-D1000T sent to me first, and then I send back my SV-D1000? Do I have to send you my existing display first?
We do need to have your display here first. This lets us transfer ALL of your settings to your SkyView Touch display and perform the trade-in in days rather than weeks. It also allows us to confirm that the display that you’re trading in is eligible for trade-in. We expect that this process will be more streamlined than our normal repair process and should only take days once we have your SV-D1000 display here for trade-in instead of the ten business days we quote for repairs.
What products are eligible for trade-in?
Only the SkyView 10” display (SV-D1000) is eligible for trade-in. We do not produce a 7” version of SkyView Touch, so this offer is not applicable to SV-D700 7” SkyView displays.
I have an S-LSA with 10” SkyView screens. Can I send them in for trade-in?
In the US, ALL modifications to manufactured S-LSA aircraft must be specifically approved by the manufacturer. You need to work with your LSA manufacturer to determine whether SkyView Touch is appropriate to install in your aircraft. Note that making this change without your manufacturer's approval may affect the airworthiness of your aircraft. Note that the SV-D1000T is an approved option for Van’s RV-12 aircraft.
I have two SkyView 10" displays in my panel, but I would like to trade-in just one of them. Is that OK?
Yes. SkyView Network is designed to allow any combination of up to three SV-D700, SV-D1000, and SV-D1000T displays to work together seamlessly in your aircraft. So one SV-D1000 and one SV-D1000T will work fine.
I UNDERSTAND THAT THE SOFTWARE VERSION ON MY SV-D1000T WILL BE THE LATEST AVAILABLE WHEN IT IS RETURNED TO ME. MY LSA AIRCRAFT HASN’T AUTHORIZED FIRMWARE VERSIONS HIGHER THAN V11.1. WHAT ARE MY OPTIONS REGARDING A SV-D1000T?
You MUST work with your aircraft manufacturer to determine whether SkyView Touch is appropriate for your aircraft. Note that it is not possible to use SkyView Touch with software older than v10.0.
How long will the SkyView Touch trade-in program be in effect? Do I have to act immediately, or can I wait until after flying season is over to send in my non-Touch display?
This is not a “limited time act now” offer, but we do not promise it will be available forever. Because we have largely satisfied the pent-up demand for the SV-D1000 trade-ins for SV-D1000Ts, we have decided to discontinue the $800 option for an SV-D1000T with some remanufactured parts as of November 30, 2015. After that date, the $1295 option for a NEW SV-D1000T will be available until further notice.
Does my SV-D1000T come with any new warranty provisions?
If you choose the $800 trade-in towards a SV-D1000T display with some remanufactured parts, your warranty will be the balance of your original display’s warranty or 1 year, whichever is longer.
If you choose the $1295 trade-in option for a NEW SV-D1000T display, your warranty will be the full 3 years, just like a new SkyView display.
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SkyView Touch Trade-In Interest Form
Please fill out the interest form if you would like to to trade-in your SV-D1000 for an SV-D1000T. You will be contacted via email within a few days with a return authorization (RMA) and a second email with additional details.