skyBeacon is a 2020 compliant, near zeroinstall, Class B1S ADS-B UAT transmitter and WAAS GPS integrated into a wing tip position light. The power transcoder decodes replies from legacy Mode C transponders. 14 CFR §91.227 compliant. Smart phone configurable over WiFi. skyBeacon is a revolutionary new way to equip ADS-B. Simply replace your existing navigation light with skyBeacon and you are ADS-B compliant for 2020.
Install in MinutesInstallation is as simple as replacing the aircraft position light.
Simply replace the aircraft position light, that’s it! No airframe modifications or additional antennas are required. Plus, it works with any Mode C or Mode S transponder. skyBeacon installation uses the existing mounting location, breaker and wiring, with 3 screws and 3 wires. The transponder data is provided via the existing aircraft wiring system using the power transcoder.
Just because you are ADS-B equipped, doesn’t mean you want to be tracked. With skyBeacon’s Anonymous Mode, your aircraft identification remains hidden from the ADS-B OUT signal while squawking 1200. Anonymous Mode keeps the skies safe while protecting your privacy.
Self-Contained WAAS GPSA built-in WAAS GPS provides skyBeacon with rule compliant position data for ADS-B transmission. No additional wiring or external GPS antenna mounting is required.
Works with Your Existing Mode C or S TransponderskyBeacon works with any existing transponder. uAvionix’s patented power transcoder technology seamlessly communicates with your existing transponder, any transponder, over your aircraft’s electrical system. tailBeacon and skyBeacon are the only UAT ADS-B OUT devices on the market that work with Mode S transponders.
Instant Setup and ConfigurationMechanically installing skyBeacon is the first easy step. With uAvionix’s mobile app, configuration is just as simple. Our mobile application (available for both Apple iOS and Android) guides your installer through setting the necessary values including the ICAO address, emitter type, aircraft length, width and GPS offsets.
Wingtip AdaptersIf your wingtip or lighting configuration is not supported by skyBeacon, you can purchase a fairing adapter kit for various aircraft.
Very easy installation and intuitive programing.
No problems. Good job!
Ez to install and worked great
Installed a skydive 182B. Its used for skydiving. Theres 3 wires on this. I had 2. Called UAvionix. Very technical response. Dont use the 3rd wire. App was easy to navigate. Called support and they REALLY stepped up. Easiest thing I have added to the plane. Highly recommend
Installed and configured in 1.5 hours by my IA at annual. Flew out of class B on cross country flight of 50 minutes and the FAA test report was perfect. Beechcraft Sierra. Total price including the Skybeacon and install was just under $2,000.
I purchased a ADS-B Tail Beacon for my 1965 Champion Citabria 7ECA last year from A/C Spruce for $1999. In May I got out to my hangar after the Corona-virus Lock-down in MN was over and found that the Tail Beacon didnt fit. I reordered a Sky Beacon for $1849 and returned the Tail Beacon. I really appreciate the quick response with getting the Sky Beacon with no restocking fee. The weather in MN has been cold and windy and I hope to get the sky Beacon installed next week and get flying. I have been flying my Citabria for 45 yrs. Look it up on Google: Champion Citabria N11023 -- Her Name is Meadowlark JERRY KYSER
Awesome and easy install
As advertised. Works great and is easy to install with the attachment to the wing. The hardest and most time consuming proves to be the paperwork! Very happy with the purchase.
This unit is extremely easy to use and reprogram. I am an Angel Flight pilot and need to reprogram it to my NGF call sign, then reprogram it back to my N number once the Angel Flight is done. The app on my iPhone instantly connects to it via Bluetooth and I can do the reprogramming in less than a minute. I highly recommend it for anyone needing to be ADS-B compliant.
Came as expected. Didnâ€™t fit the factory pa-28 wing tip perfectly but otherwise it went fine Aircraft spruce always does great on delivery
No. Uavionix Skybeacon does not have a matching position light.
Yes, this must be installed and signed off by an A&P.
There is no specific aircraft that goes on a TSO. TSO units will require a 337 form, field approval.
Yes. The Sky Beacon Nav light will work with a KT76A.
Per the manufacturer, this will need to be powered on in order to fully function. This will also allow you to keep your KT 76 as the unit "sniffs" out your transponder signal.
Per the manufacturer, this unit works in conjuction with the altitude encoder and transponder for altitude readings.
Yes, it does.
Per the manufacturer, All skyBeacon products now ship with an LED strobe. Note: Early experimental versions of skyBeacon did not have the strobe installed.
The strobe light is extremely bright and follows the requirements for TSO-C96a
uAvionix products are warranted to be free from defects in material and workmanship for one year from the date of installation in the aircraft.