AMPtronic Systems
Instruments for Microlights, Gyros

Skydat is an innovative new company, specialising in the manufacture of digital avionics, for microlight and trike enthusiasts. A couple of highly specialised engineers with experience in the research and development of electronic and radio controlled guidance systems, formed the company some time ago. SKYDAT manufacture extremely rugged, compact and sophisticated instrumentation at a very affordable price. You may rest assured that these products are top quality and would make any hardened aviator drool with anticipation! Products available as follows:


SKYDAT GX1/GX2

 

Configuration ROTAX 582/618

  Configuration ROTAX 447/503  

Gx1 Rotax 582/618 Configuration Gx2 Rotax 447/503 Configuration

The SKYDAT GX1/GX2 are avionic instruments of the newest generation.
They combine an entire range of navigation and engine management instrumentation. Most of these instruments are displayed in an analogue format(clocks and bargraphs). The ASI operates with an automatic changeover of scales (low and high). A visual common and individual alarm is provided to attract the attention of the pilot if an important engine parameter is exceeded.

Everything has been done to ease a reliable installation of the instrument. Only four wires are required to connect the instrument in a dashboard or in a pod.

Engine management module    

The engine parameters are captured in a compact module ideally situated in the proximity of the engine. The different senders being directly connected onto that module without intermediate extensions /plugs. The type of engine used is selected in that module during installation.

 

 

 


 

Technical characteristics
  • Three pointer Altimeter : -320 to 16000ft
  • QNH : 885 to 1140mbars
  • Vertical speed : 0 1500ft/min
  • Air speed : 0 to 192mph
  • Engine RPM
  • Rotor RPM
  • Engine hours (resolution 1min)
  • Flight duration
  • Battery voltage
  • Exhaust Gas Temperature x2
  • Cylinder Head Temperature x2
  • Water Temperature
  • Air Temperature
  • Glide ratio
  • Fuel flow: instantaneous and accumulated
  • Fuel level
  • Backlit

For 4 stroke engine configurations

  • Oil pressure : 0 - 9.9 bars
  • Oil temperature

Unit system selection capability

*Dimensions GX1: 183x111x48 *Weight: 750g
*Dimensions GX2: 192x124x47 *Weight: 950g

 

Configuration ROTAX 912/914

912/914 Gyro configuration
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SKYDAT SX1Unit image
This is a multiplexed array of essential digital instrumentation in one compact package, enclosed in an aerodynamic pod, as illustrated on the right. The following functions are included:

 

 

  • Altimeter... Up to 24000ft (8000m), Sensitivity 10ft (5m) increments with QNH adjustment
  • Variometer... 10ft/min (0,1m/s) increments, up to 2550ft/min (13m/s) climb or sink.
  • Airspeed indicator... 1 mph (1kph) increments, up to 192 mph (305kph).
  • RPM indicator... 10 rpm increments, 0 to 10 000 rpm. Works with both single and dual ignition systems.
  • Engine hour meter... Displays and memorises running time in 1 minute intervals.
  • Actual flight time indicator... Displays real flight time in 1 second intervals.
  • Actual distance flown indicator... Displays actual distance flown through the air, in Kilometre or mile increments.
  • Glide ratio indicator... Displays actual glide angle expressed as a ratio, in 0.1 increments.
  • Battery voltage... 0,1volt increments 10 to 20 volts.
  • Air temperature... -10 to 50C (14 to 122f).
  • Relative humidity... 1% increments, 5 to 99%
  • Liquid Crystal Display... excellent contrast for normal day use.

 


 

  • WEIGHT...approximately 400 grams.
  • DIMENSIONS...140mm x 85mm.
  • DISPLAYED...Any 6 of the above 8 functions are displayed in real time.
  • Extremely reliable and vibration-proof!
  • SUPPLY...Needs no batteries or regulator, sources it's power directly from the motor, single or dual ignition!
  • FITTING...Fits in minutes, no drilling, cutting, etc.
    (Removable in 30 seconds flat!)
  • OPTIONAL EXTRAS...External battery supply.

 

 


 

 

SKYDAT DX1dx1 image

This is a multiplexed array of essential
digital instrumentation in one compact
package, for mounting in an existing
instrument panel
, as illustrated on the
right. The following functions are included:

 

  • Altimeter... Up to 24000ft (8000m), Sensitivity 10ft (5m) increments with QNH adjustment
  • Variometer... 10ft/min (0,1m/s) increments, up to 2550ft/min (13m/s) climb or sink.
  • Airspeed indicator... 1 mph (1kph) increments, up to 192 mph (305kph).
  • RPM indicator... 10 rpm increments, 0 to 10 000 rpm. Works with both single and dual ignition systems.
  • Engine hour meter... Displays and memorises running time in 1 minute intervals.
  • Actual flight time indicator... Displays real flight time in 1 second intervals.
  • Actual distance flown indicator... Displays actual distance flown through the air, in Kilometre or mile increments.
  • Glide ratio indicator... Displays actual glide angle expressed as a ratio, in 0.1 increments.
  • Battery voltage... 0,1volt increments 10 to 20 volts.
  • Air temperature... -10 to 50C (14 to 122f).
  • Relative humidity... 1% increments, 5 to 99%
  • Liquid Crystal Display... excellent contrast for normal day use.

 


 

 

  • WEIGHT...approximately 350 grams.
  • DIMENSIONS...140mm x 78mm.
  • DISPLAYED...Any 6 of the above 8 functions are displayed in real time.
  • Extremely reliable and vibration-proof!
  • SUPPLY...Needs no battery or regulator, sources it's power directly from the motor, single or dual ignition!
  • OPTIONAL EXTRAS...External battery supply

 

 

 


 

 

SKYDAT DX2

Identical to the DX1 above, except the panel is bigger, with larger digital read-outs, and backlighting included, as displayed below.

 

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  • Altimeter... Up to 24000ft (8000m), Sensitivity 10ft (5m) increments with QNH adjustment
  • Variometer... 10ft/min (0,1m/s) increments, up to 2550ft/min (13m/s) climb or sink.
  • Airspeed indicator... 1 mph (1kph) increments, up to 192 mph (305kph).
  • RPM indicator... 10 rpm increments, 0 to 10 000 rpm. Works with both single and dual ignition systems.
  • Engine hour meter... Displays and memorises running time in 1 minute intervals.
  • Actual flight time indicator... Displays real flight time in 1 second intervals.
  • Actual distance flown indicator... Displays actual distance flown through the air, in Kilometre or mile increments.
  • Glide ratio indicator... Displays actual glide angle expressed as a ratio, in 0.1 increments.
  • Battery voltage... 0,1volt increments 10 to 20 volts.
  • Air temperature... -10 to 50C (14 to 122f).
  • Relative humidity... 1% increments, 5 to 99%
  • Liquid Crystal Display... excellent contrast for normal day use. (Backlit display).

 


 

  • WEIGHT...approximately 500 grams
  • DIMENSIONS...203mm x 82mm
  • DISPLAYED...Any 6 of the above 8 functions are displayed in real time.
  • SUPPLY...Supplied from 12V dc.
  • Extremely reliable and vibration-proof!

 


SKYDAT DX3 Digital Compass

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  • Electronic Compass.
  • Arrows prompt to the memorised direction.
  • Can be compensated for the interfering magnetic fields.
  • DIMENSIONS...80mm x 59mm
  • SKYDAT DX10 Precision altimeter

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    • Precision altimeter.
    • Calibrated barometric scale.
    • 20 Ft increments.
    • Can be set to relative altitude at the push of a button.
    • DIMENSIONS...80mm x 59mm

    SKYDAT DX4 Battery Voltage Indicator    

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    • Battery Voltage indicator.
    • Keeps the regulator in check and monitors the battery charge condition
    • DIMENSIONS...68mm x 54mm





    SKYDAT DX5 Water Temperature Indicator

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    * Specifically for water-cooled motors. Probe included.

    • Precision water temperature indicator.
    • To keep the cooling system in check on those hot days.
    • Includes probe.
    • DIMENSIONS...68mm x 54mm

    SKYDAT DX6 Exhaust Gas Temperature    

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    • Exhaust Gas Temperature monitor
    • Dual indication for twin carburettor engines.
    • Probes included.
    • DIMENSIONS...68mm x 54mm.


    SKYDAT DX7 Cylinder Head Temperature

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    * Specifically for air-cooled twin
    cylinder motors.

    • Cylinder head temperature monitor.
    • Dual indicator for two cylinder engines.
    • Probes included.
    • DIMENSIONS...68mm x 54mm.

    SKYDAT DX8 Engine RPM indicator

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    Single and dual ignition 2 cylinder motors

    • Precision engine tachometer.
    • Combined with a Hobbs meter.
    • Crystal controlled.
    • DIMENSIONS...68mm x 54mm.

    SKYDAT DX9 Rotor tachometer

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    • Rotor tachometer.
    • For Gyrocopters.
    • Resolution of 10 RPM.
    • The magnetic sensing probe is included.
    • DIMENSIONS...68mm x 54mm.



    SKYDAT DX11 Flight Duration meter

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    • Indicates the duration of the flight.
    • Keep track of the total engine hours by means of a non-volatile memory.
    • DIMENSIONS...68mm x 54mm.

    REGULATOR

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    • For Rotax engine
    • Gives a smooth DC Voltage even with no load or Battery.
    • Can retrofit existing original regulator.


    SKYDAT DX14 Oil Pressure meter

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    • Monitors the engine oil pressure in tens of bars.
    • Is designed to be used with the VDO 29/10 sender, as used on ROTAX 912 or 914
    • DIMENSIONS...68mm x 54mm.

    SKYDAT DX15 Oil Temperature Indicator

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    • Monitors the four stroke engine oil temperature.
    • Is designed to operate with the ROTAX 912 or 914 senders.
    • DIMENSIONS...68mm x 54mm.



    SKYDAT DX16 Fuel Flow meter

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    • Monitors the instantaneous fuel consumption per hour.
    • And the accumulated fuel consumed since start-up.
    • DIMENSIONS...68mm x 54mm.

     


     

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    Most recent revision Tuesday 17 January 2011

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