The STX 165 Sports a professional 1/2 3ATI Bezel that compliments any aircraft panel. Its bright OLED display is readable in virtually all lighting conditions and automatically dims for night time operations. Check out just a few of the STX 165 features.
Reasonably easy installation with good installation and user manuals. Good tech support for questions or concerns. It works well thus far.
Installed in my 172, and it has worked flawlessly so far. Installation is very simple, integral encoder negates need for additional unit and associated wiring.
Holy! Im impressed... perfect for a homebuilt (Flybaby), using a tinfoil pizza plate for a ground plane in the belly, 12AH gel battery which should last me all day. Small size and light weight are ideal for an airplane where there is really no margin for extras, and the built in encoder makes installation so easy... FSS reporting same as I was seeing on the altimeter,
Wow! The perfect solution for the experimental. Inexpensive, you can get it at air shows for about $200 less, and small. Easy install. Cheap antennae and if you have the seller make cord it is the easiest install youll ever do. Easy to use and the company support is excellent.
Easiest mode C transponder to install because the integral blind encoder excludes the need for wiring to a blind encoder. Very compact, uses little panel space. Only downside is it is easy to get rusty on inputting a squawk code. If you fly 1200 most the time, make sure your remember how before popping in to that b or c airspace.
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Yes, an external transponder antenna is need. One is not included in the box so you can search for “transponder antennas” on our website to select one for your aircraft.
The STX 165 does not come with mounting tray as it is small enough not to require a mounting tray for support. The adapter plate 11-10805 is to adapt the transponder into a 3-1/8" hole. It is intended to be mounted in the panel with or without the adapter otherwise you will have to make your own bracket for it.
Per the manual, the STX 165 and STX 165R operate on 11-32Vdc. Power should be protected by a 1 amp fuse or circuit breaker.
Yes, the STX 165 does come with connector and pins for you or the avionics shop to wire.
Per the Manufacturer: Yes, you can. Directions for this are in the installation manual.
The Sandia 165 is a mode C transponder and does not have an Extended Squitter. It has a built in encoder. For an appropriate antenna you can search “transponder antennas” on our website to select one for your aircraft.
Yes, this unit is FAA TSO Approved for use in certified aircraft.
Per Sandia - The STX165 Transponder and the SAC 7-35 Airdata computer can only be interfaced with the Sandia STP 78 OAT probe, We have a different circuit value for Sandia units to measure.
No, this transponder cannot be used for the FAA 2020 ADSB mandate.
The adapter plate option allows you to install the Sandia STX165 in a standard instrument 3-1/8 hole in the panel.