Meet the latest edition of Dynon’s popular portable EFIS line - the D3 Pocket Panel. Featuring improved brightness, a new intuitive touchscreen interface, new synthetic vision display, and an even lower price point, the D3 is the most advanced portable safety device Dynon has ever made.
D3 lets pilots supplement their unreliable legacy instrumentation with an affordable, portable electronic attitude indicator that works. The D3 features the same reliable, proven AHRS engine from Dynon’s best-selling panel-mounted products for experimental, light sport, and type certificated aircraft.
The D3 comes with a complete set of accessories, including home and airplane chargers, an optional external GPS antenna, and two unique mounting options. Both the included cockpit mounting options require no tools, allowing the D3 to be deployed in any aircraft with no FAA approval. The first mount included is a RAM® suction cup mount. The second is a 3-1/8" portable "pinch" mount that allows the D3 to be easily mounted in an empty existing instrument panel hole without any fasteners.
The D3 Pocket Panel is a portable situational awareness device, allowing pilots to add a modern, affordable backup safety device to supplement their often unreliable legacy certified instrumentation. The D3 comes with two portable mounting options, no tools required. Because it does not require modification to the aircraft's design, no regulatory approval is required to use a D3 Pocket Panel in any aircraft. The first mount included is a RAM® suction cup mount. The second is a 3-1/8" portable "pinch" mount that allows the D3 to be easily mounted in an empty existing instrument panel hole without any fasteners.ted in an empty existing instrument panel hole without any fasteners.
True EFIS Attitude in a Portable Package
• Proven Dynon MEMS-based attitude sensors
• Accurate pitch and roll: A true artificial horizon
Portable Mounting Options Included, Suction Cup or Clip Mount
• No installation costs!
• Versatile portable mounts: RAM suction mount and 3-1/8" panel hole "pinch" mount both included
• Internal Li-Ion battery for hours of portable use
• DC and AC power adaptors included
• Truly pocket sized, approx. 3½" x 3¼" x 1"
• Screen size, approx. 3" x 2-1/4"
• Second page displays current load factor
• Records minimum and maximum Gs since last pilot reset
True Attitude plus GPS Flight Data
• GPS ground speed and track (heading)
• GPS altitude and vertical speed
• Turn rate
• Slip/skid ball
• Dimmable screen for night flight
I recently installed my D3 in my 172B. The panel had enough room centered above the yoke to fit between all my other instruments without blocking anything (pretty cool!) I decided to install it with velcro to keep it ultra portable, however the vibration of the plastic panel caused the unity to read really funky. I was concerned it was defective. I pressed on and used one of the included cradle mounts to keep it more solidly mounted to the panel and that changed EVERYTHING. I am take pleased with the D3. Currently all my steam gauges work perfectly, and the D3 matches them for attitude perfectly. The synthetic vision didnt provide as much detail for mountainous terrain as I had hoped, but I think if it did, the easy to read sufficient horizon might not be so easy to read! All in all I love the unit and works definitely recommend it if youre on the fence. I continue to use my steam gauges primarily but its nice to have all of the plethora of information in one small tiny screen.
I bought this for my Kitfox model 1 mainly because the plane has limited flight instruments and a panel that lacks the space to add much instrumentation. It has been an incredibly welcome addition in that role since it is portable and battery powered. The portability also allows it to be easily moved from one aircraft to another. Ive used it in a (non-electrical system) Aeronca Champ where it was particularly useful as a battery powered EFIS and because it can easily be used for flying from the back seat where most of the panel is not visible. I also used it on a 5 hour cross country in a Skyhawk just yesterday in wintery conditions. Although the Skyhawk was well equipped, its a comfort to have the Dynon as a backup just in case. I have found the D3 to be very responsive, easy to setup, easy to read in direct sunlight, with good battery life and nothing really to criticize about it. It is a great piece of tech to have along.
Excellent product as a backup artificial horizon and general aviation EFIS, comes with all needed for a versatile installation.
I did not install it into the aircraft yet, only used it in the car and it works perfectly there. great features for a small device. the attached mounting tools are excellent.
Great backup for my steam AI. Mounted it in my Cherokee directly in front of me so it requires no looking down while flying. Well made product.
flew to FL and worked well
I am very pleased with my Dynon D3 portable horizon. It was an easy setup and has worked flawlessly. I wanted more than a Turn and Bank indicator in my Citabria. The Dynon D3 has filled that safety gap perfectly!
The Dynon D3 improves pilot outside the cockpit situation awareness of terrain, obstructions and weather with synthetic terrain and GPS aircraft attitude. The synthetic terrain supplements chart terrain information and compliments reliable steam gauges with GPS orientation. It is cold-rated for Alaskan winter temperatures that is very easy to understand and use, and it appears reliable and well designed. It is not a cockpit distraction.
The Dynon D3 is cold-rated for Alaskan winter temperatures, it supplements information from reliable steam gauges with synthetic terrain, the battery lasts, and is not a distraction. It is very easy to understand and use, it appears reliable and well designed.
This unit operates on 5v power, and the cigarette power cord is included in the box. There is a 3-1/8" portable "pinch" mount that allows the D3 to be easily mounted in an empty existing instrument panel hole without any fasteners.
The unit comes with a cigarette charger and wall charger in order to charge the unit's battery. The battery can last up to and exceed 8 hours on a single charge, but this can vary greatly depending on your usage of the unit.
The Dynon D3 is a portable product, and it does not hold an FAA TSO. However, it can be used in certified aircraft application but does not replace any primary or panel mounted instruments.
Per the manufacturer, this will work outside the US as the D1 and D2 did. The subscriptions are for the databases and can be downloaded through the manufacturer.
The synthetic vision is drawn based on a world-wide elevation database stored in the device. It does not include features such as airports.
Yes. The caution (yellow) and warning (red) ranges are selectable from the settings menu in 0.1 G steps.
Per Dynon: the D3 can not display magnetic heading.
The D3 has an internal GPS receiver, which will allow these functions to work.
You can set the barometric numbers for accuracy and the unit has sensors for altitude. As for the ground speed you are able to select MPH.
Per the manual, GPS is required for the attitude to work properly.