Bonanza Autopilot Applicability

Due to variations in the way Bonanzas were built over their lifetime, Dynon’s autopilot installations are currently available for the following aircraft serial numbers only:

  • P35 D-6842 thru D-7309, except D-7140
  • S35 D-7140, D-7310 thru D-7976
  • V35 D-7977 thru D-8598
  • V35A D-8599 thru D-9068
  • V35B D-9069 thru D-9861
To summarize: Any P35-V35B airplane with serial numbers falling between D-6842 and D-9861 can currently install the Dynon autopilot.
The following models are expected to gain approval in early 2020:
  • Bonanza 36, A36
Additional variants in the Bonanza 33 and 35 families may also be included pending further research.

Initial Autopilot Feature Matrix for Bonanza P35-V35B

As of 12/2019

Feature Available
Straight and Level
Roll modes: ROLL HOLD, HDG, TRK, HSI, GPS Steering
Altitude Hold
Altitude Pre-Select
Altitude Change via VS or IAS
Fully-coupled approaches (GPS/VNAV/LPV/GS/LOC/ILS)
Flight Director
Yaw Damper
Manual Trim Advice
Electric Trim Control * Coming Soon
Autopilot Autotrim ** Coming Soon

* The upcoming A36 Bonanza STC expansion adds the ability for SkyView to drive DC Pitch Trim motors of up to 3 amps. If electric trim is integrated into a legacy autopilot system, the electric trim capability will initially be unavailable when the legacy autopilot is replaced with Dynon servos. Autopilots known to be affected by this integration include the Century I, II, III. Save your electric trim servo for possible future use when approval is obtained.

** Planned future function, with upcoming Bonanza A36 approval (estimated 2nd Half 2020).