May 2019 Issue

Dynon D3 Pocket Panel: Touchscreen, Compact

It's not a primary instrument, but it's reliable and affordable enough for a belt-and-suspender backup to glass and round-dial instruments.

The idea behind Dynon's latest D3 is the same as the earlier D1 and D2 models: packaging backup attitude data into a completely portable, battery-powered, GPS-equipped instrument. Of course with no required connection to the aircraft, and with a couple of mounting options, the D3 can easily be moved between aircraft (provided you've charged it) and serve as backup for electrical and vacuum system failures. Since the D3 is a portable device with no certification, it can't legally be used as a standalone primary instrument in certified aircraft.

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