SkyView Autopilot Servos

If your airplane is approved for the SkyView autopilot, all you have to add is servos and mounting brackets!


Adding autopilot servos to the Dynon Certified SkyView HDX system turns it into a full-featured, IFR capable, multi-axis autopilot at a cost comparable or even less than to the competition's autopilot-only solutions.

While the autopilot can be operated by an on-screen menu, an optional Autopilot Control Panel is available to provide direct-button access to the autopilot controls. The Control Panel also features a digital, dual-axis trim controller with proportional speed control that, when combined with the Skyview Trim Motor Adapter, provides Autopilot Auto-Trim.

$800 each - Autopilot Servos
CAPSTAN (CABLE-CONTROLS), SV32C/42C

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Every Dynon autopilot can fly magnetic heading, GPS ground track, and horizontal NAV from any connected compatible radio or GPS. Now with new extraordinary IFR capabilities, the autopiltot also includes fully-coupled approaches, coupled VNAV, IAS Hold, Mode Sequencing, and Flight Director guidance. Additional standard features include emergency 180-degree turn capability and a new LEVEL button to immediately return the aircraft to straight and level flight.

The SkyView Autopilot now also features an alternate set of new simplified controls. This innovation streamlines the controls to the modes you use the most: HSI+ALT for following navigation sources such as GPS flight plans, and TRK+ALT for flying in the directions you choose.

And because Dynon’s autopilot is built on its best-selling EFIS systems, it can respect bank angle, airspeed, and G limitations too.

SkyView Autopilot Features
Simplified and Expert Controls are available.

Simplified ControlsExpert Controls
 Two simplified modes: HSI+ALT and TRK+ALT
 180 degree turn mode
 Control Wheel Steering
 Straight and Level
 Altitude Hold
 Change Altitude via VS
 Change Altitude via IAS Hold
 Altitude Pre-select
 Discrete roll modes: ROLL HOLD, HDG, TRK, HSI
 Mode Sequencing
 VNAV / Glideslope
 Fully-coupled approaches (GPS/VNAV/GS/LOC/ILS)
 Flight Director
Dynon Avionics servos are dimensionally identical to other leading servos for drop-in upgradability. Behind the scenes, though, the SV line of servos are all-new. A lightweight aluminum case houses a stainless steel gear train to optimize weight while not sacrificing strength. The servo control arm is captured by a castellated nut and secured by a cotter pin, just like other critical interfaces in your aircraft.

Each servo is managed by its own microprocessor, making the servo an active, smart extension of the autopilot. This simplifies the control-surface-to-servo calibration and prevents the servo from driving itself endlessly like other servos can. As an ultimate mechanical failsafe, a simple and effective shear pin is employed to let you break the servo free of the aircraft control surface in an emergency.

Multiple servo models are available to suit different aircraft control force requirements. The SV32 is rated at 36 in-lb of torque, the SV42 at 55 in-lb, and the SV52 at an astonishing 72 in lb. Servos are also available with capstan drives for use in aircraft with cable-driven controls.

Mounting kits for popular aircraft models are being developed on an ongoing basis, with kits for most of Van’s RV series and the Sonex/Waiex currently available.

For aircraft that Dynon has not yet developed a mounting kit, but which definitely use a servo with output arm (as compared to a cable / capstan drive servo), Dynon has developed a generic kit that includes rod ends and other servo attachment hardware. Note that if you use this kit, you will need to determine an adequate location and mounting method for installing your servos.

In order to make wiring easy, Dynon offers a servo wiring kit:

SV-NET-SERVO: This harness helps wire the autopilot servos. It includes 20' of Tefzel wires: two pairs of twisted 22 gauge network wires, one 22 gauge quick disconnect wire, and two 20 gauge wires for power and ground. Also included are three D9 connectors (one male, two females), 18 pins, a pin insertion tool, shrink tubing, and tie wraps. One kit is required for each servo. A crimping tool is required (not sold by Dynon) to attach the pins to the wires.

These specifications are provided for familiarization only. For actual installation, please use the current full installation documentation.

CONNECTIONS: The seven Servo wires are for:
4 - Sets of Twisted Wire SkyView Network Connection
1 - Power connection
1 - Ground connection
1 - Quick Disconnect, to be connected to a switch on the control wheel or stick

Simplified and Expert Controls are available in SkyView Firmware version 6.0 or higher.