Dynon has just introduced a portable true attitude indicator that can be used by all pilots. The D1 utilizes familiar Dynon MEMS-based AHRS technology in a true artificial horizon instrument; the D1 can quickly display accurate pitch and roll, even if it’s turned on in flight, and it maintains the horizon accurately during extended turns. The AHRS sensors also drive a turn rate indicator and slip/skid ball.
At only 3½” wide, 3¼” high, and 1” thick, the D1 packs a lithium-ion battery that lasts four hours on a charge, and the unit comes with two portable mounting options, a RAM® suction cup mount and a 3?” portable “pinch” mount.
The D1 has an internal GPS receiver and displays GPS ground speed, altitude, vertical speed, and ground track. Accessories include an AC power adapter, a DC vehicle power adaptor, internal Li-Ion battery, external GPS antenna, and the mounts.
Scott Wick, President of Wicks Aircraft Supply, brought out the new EFIS last month. He said, “Wicks introduced this new item at Oshkosh. It was received well and immediately by the attendees -- we sold a bunch of them! It is made with the same high quality and great functionality that you expect from Dynon.”
Robert Hamilton, Dynon Marketing Manager, said, “The number one question we receive at airshows is ‘Can I put Dynon avionics in my airplane?’ If they flew a type certificated plane our answer was always ‘no.’ But now for the first time we can say ‘yes.’”
The new D1 Pocket Panel can be used by all GA pilots. The Wicks part number is 101386-000, and the unit is priced at $1,425.