The D1 Pocket Panel is a true artificial horizon based on the same technology that drives Dynon’s Electronic Flight Instrument Systems (EFIS). Dynon is a leader in designing and manufacturing MEMS-based AHRS (Attitude Heading Reference Systems) using calibrated solid state gyros and accelerometers. This hardware is combined with an advanced flight dynamics algorithm to accurately determine aircraft true attitude without drift. The D1 can be turned on in flight and it
quickly determines true attitude.
A high-quality, highly sensitive GPS receiver is also built into the D1 to provide GPS ground speed, altitude, vertical speed, and ground track for enhanced flight situational awareness. The D1 Pocket Panel is not a smartphone or tablet app, or a GPS-derived “simulated instrument panel.” Unlike those consumer devices, the D1 is a dedicated avionics instrument. With a real AHRS, and designed and calibrated for in-cockpit use, you can rely on it to give you accurate flight information. It will be on and ready when you need it; it isn’t going to switch away from your attitude indicator to display a calendar reminder! With over four hours of battery life the D1 can be used with no connection to ship’s power. However, a “cigarette lighter” DC vehicle adaptor is included if you want to keep the D1 fully charged at all times, and it can be set to turn on and off with the aircraft’s Battery Master through the DC outlet.
At only 3½” wide, 3¼” high, and 1” thick, the D1 is truly portable. It features a battery that will last at least four hours on a charge, and comes with two portable mounting options. The first is a RAM® suction cup mount, and the second is 3⅛” portable “pinch” mount.
Proven Dynon MEMS-based attitude sensors
Accurate pitch and roll: A true artificial horizon
Internal Li-Ion battery and GPS for hours of portable use
Versatile portable mounts: RAM suction mount and 3-1/8”panel hole “pinch” mount both included
GPS ground speed and track (heading)
GPS altitude and vertical speed
Dimmable screen for night flight
Truly pocket sized, approx. 3½” x 3¼” x 1”
Dimensions: 3.63” (92mm) x 3.26” (83mm) x 1.16” (29mm)
Weight: 7.1 oz (201g)
Battery Power: Internal Li-Ion Battery
4+ Hours Run Time (worst case from full charge.)
Charging: 110-240V AV wall adaptor included / 10-30V DC vehicle adaptor included / USB port for power in
Portable “Pinch” Mount for Standard 3-1/8” Instrument Hole
External GPS Antenna (for when the mounting location of the D1 prevents a clear sky view for good satellite reception.)
What is the warranty for the Dynon D1?
The warranty for the Dynon D1 and D2 is one year. What's the max speed and max altitude available on the Dynon D1 & D2 speed readouts?
Per the manufacturer, there is no speed or altitude limitation for the D1 and D2 EFIS's. Is the D1 suitable for a glider where you are in continuous turn for an extended time?
As long as the D1 is initially calibrated parallel with the lateral axis (wingtip to wingtip) of the aircraft, you will have accurate readings. Could the D1 be installed with a permanent connection to the ship power? In this case, are the batteries receiving charge from the ship power? How many life cycles does the battery last?
Per Dynon, for continuous power you would need to use the cigarette plug adapter, this would charge the battery. They do not have information on the life cycle of the battery but provide a 1 year warranty and assure that the battery is a good quality lithium ion one.