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UAVIONIX SKYBEACON TSO NAV STROBE LIGHT / ADS-B OUT FOR CERTIFIED AIRCRAFT

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Part# 11-16531
MFR Model# SKYBEACON-TSO

Overview

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.
  • 2020 Compliance
  • Mounts in under 10 minutes
  • Lowest total cost of ownership of any ADS-B Out solution

Install in Minutes

Installation 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.

Remain Anonymous


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 GPS

A 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 Transponder

skyBeacon 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 Configuration

Mechanically 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 Adapters

If your wingtip or lighting configuration is not supported by skyBeacon, you can purchase a fairing adapter kit for various aircraft.
    301 fairing (left) Aircraft Compatibility:
  • 150L, 150M
  • 152
  • 175C
  • 180G, 180H
  • 182F, 182G, 182H, 182J, 182K, 182L, 182M, 182N
  • 185, 185A, 185B, 185C, 185D, 185E, A185F
  • P206E, U206E

    302 fairing (left) Aircraft Compatibility
  • 172L, 172M, 172N, 172P, 172Q, 172R, 172S
  • 172RG
  • 177B, 177RG
  • 180J, 180K
  • 182P, 182Q, 182R, 182S, 182T, R182, T182, TR182
  • 185, 185A, 185B, 185C, 185D, 185E, A185F
  • U206F, U206G
  • TU206F, TU206G



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Features

UAT Transmitter
  • Meets the performance requirements of TSO-154c Class B1S. RTCA DO-282B Class B1S
Position Light
  • Meets performance requirements of TSOC30cType I
WAAS GPS
  • Integrated RAIM processor for Security andIntegrity protection
  • SBAS corrections and health messages usedto detect and correct satellite range errors
  • Satellite pseudo range step errors detectedand excluded
  • SBAS fast and long-term corrections applied
Power Transcoder
  • Decodes altitude and squawk via aircraftelectrical system
Certification
  • Certified via approved model list(AML) for STC'd installation on hundreds ofaircraft makes and models
2 year manufacturer's warranty
Patents Pending

Specifications

Specification
  • Input Voltage: 11-31V DC
  • Operating Power: 3watts
  • Size: 124x116x48mm
  • Weight: 90grams
  • SDA/SIL: 2/3
  • Operating Temp: -45 to 80°C
  • 978MHz UAT Transmitter
    • Power Classification: DO-282B Medium Power
    • WAAS GPS
      • Tracking: -166dBm
      • Reacquisition: -160dBm
      • Cold Start: -148dBm
      LED Position Light
      • Color: Aviation Red
      • Intensity: 40 candelas
      Wi-Fi Configuration
      • Physical: 802.11b/g/n
      • App Compatibility: iOS, Android
      Power Transcoder
      • Decodes Mode A and Mode C via DC input

      AML

      • American Champion
        • 7AC, 7BCM (L-16A), 7EC, S7EC, 7ECA, 7FC, 7GC, 7GCA, 7GCAA, 7GCB, 7GCBA, 7GCBC, 7HC, 7JC, 7KC, 7KCAB
        • 8KCAB, 8GCBC
      • Aviat
        • A-1, A-1A, A1-B, A-1C-180, A-1C-200
      • Beechcraft
        • 19A, B19, M19A, 23, A23, A23-19, A23-24, B23, C23, A24, A24R, B24R, C24R
        • 35-33, 35-A33, 35-B33, 35-C33, 35-C33A, E33, E33A, E33C, F33, F33A, G33, H35, J35, K35, M35, N35, P35
        • 35, A35, B35, C35, D35, E35, F35, G35, 35R
        • 45 (YT-34), A45 (T-34A, B-45), D45 (T-34B)
      • Boeing
        • BC-1A, AT-6 (SNJ-2), AT-6A (SNJ-3), AT-6B, AT-6C (SNJ-4), AT-6D (SNJ-5), AT-6F (SNJ-6), T-6G (SNJ-7)
      • Cessna/Textron
        • 150, 150A, 150B, 150C, 150D, 150E, 150F, 150G, 150H, 150J, 150K, 150L, 150M, 152
        • 172, 172A, 172B, 172C, 172D, 172E, 172F, 172G, 172H, 172I, 172K, 172L, 172M, 172N, 172P, 172Q, 172R, 172S
        • 172RG
        • 175A, 175B, 175C
        • 177, 177A, 177B, 177RG
        • 182, 182A, 182B, 182C, 182D, 182E, 182F, 182G, 182H, 182J, 182K, 182L, 182M, 182N, 182P, 182Q, 182R, 182S, 182T, R182, T182, TR182
        • 180, 180A, 180B, 180C, 180D, 180E, 180F, 180G, 180H, 180J, 180K
        • 185, 185A, 185B, 185C, 185D, 185E, A185E, A185F
        • 190
        • 195, 195A, 195B
        • 206, P206, P206A, P206B, P206C, P206D, P206E, U206, U206A, U206B, U206C, U206D, U206E, U206F, U206G, TP206A, TP206B, TP206C, TP206D, TP206E, TU206A, TU206B, TU206C, TU206D, TU206E, TU206F, TU206G
      • Piper
        • PA-18A, PA-18A-135, PA-18A-150
        • PA-20, PA-20S, PA-20-115, PA-20S-115, PA-20-135, PA-20S-135
        • PA-22, PA-22-108, PA-22-135, PA-22S-135, PA-22-150, PA-22S-150, PA-22-160, PA-22S-160
        • PA-23, PA-23-160, PA-23-235, PA-23-250, PA-23-250 (Navy UO-1), PA-E23-250
        • PA-24, PA-24-250, PA-24-260, PA-24-400
        • PA-25, PA-25-235, PA-25-260
        • PA-28-140, PA-28-150, PA-28-160, PA-28-180, A-28-235, PA-28S-160, PA-28S-180, PA-28R-180, PA-28R-200
        • PA-30, PA-39, PA-40
        • PA-32-260, PA-32-300, PA-32S-300, PA-32R-300, PA-32RT-300, PA-32RT-300T
        • PA-36-285, PA-36-300, PA-36-375
        • PA-38-112
      • Maule
        • M-7-235C, M-7-260C, MXT-7-180A
      • Mooney
        • M-18C, M-18C55, M-18L, M-18LA
        • M20, M20A, M20B, M20C, M20D, M20E, M20F, M20G
      • Swift
        • GC-1A, GC-1B
      • Univair (Alon/Ercoup/Forney/Stinson)
        • 415-D, 415-E, 415-G, F-1, F-1A, A-2, A2-A, M10
        • 415-C (ERCO), 415-CD (ERCO)
        • 108, 108-1, 108-2, 108-3, 108-5

      If your aircraft is not listed above, under FAA Memo titled “Installation Approval for ADS-B OUT Systems,” the FAA explains that after an STC is achieved for ADS-B OUT equipment, additional installations can be accomplished on aircraft not listed under the AML STC by an A&P with Inspection Authorization (IA) so long as the installation does not require airframe modification. This process requires completion of a two page FAA form known as a 337. A a mostly complete sample skyBeacon Form 337 is available under documents. Once the form is completed your installer will mail it into the FAA office in Oklahoma City. The process is normal for many ADS-B installations and your installer is likely familiar with the process.

Certifications

  • FCC ID 2AFFTUAT016R
  • ADS-B Out: §91.225, §91.227, AC 20-165B
  • GNSS Position: AC 20-165B
  • Position Light: SAE/AS8037

In The Box

  • skyBeacon
  • 3x - O-Ring Seals
  • 3x - (6-32 x 1-1/4") button head machine screws
  • 3x - 6-32 Nut Plates
  • Wire Lead
  • Mounting Gasket
  • Accessories
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Reviews

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

Jerry K
May 14, 2020

Awesome and easy install

Greg C
May 14, 2020

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.

Bruce
February 3, 2020

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.

Rick H
January 31, 2020

Came as expected. Didn’t fit the factory pa-28 wing tip perfectly but otherwise it went fine Aircraft spruce always does great on delivery

Robert
January 27, 2020

As always. I appreciate you all. I need an aircraft spruce sticker for my plane, I am so glad you are there for me.

Scott P
January 23, 2020

So Far so good. Easy to install and configure. Worked right out of the box. Installation in the aftermarket fiberglass wingtip took a bit of JB weld, but no fault of the Skybeacon. If you consider buying the fairing adapter to make installation easier, start with sharp scissors, pull out a crisp $100 bill and have fun cutting it up. Save yourself the time of trying to make the fairing adapter work. My iphone connects easily but loses connection when airborne. The Skybeacon is working, just cant monitor it in the air. Too bad, I was looking forward to seeing what it reports.

Martin J
January 18, 2020

Works great. No problems.

Jason H
January 16, 2020

Looks good and works great! Installed on a Cessna 150 by my A&P. Highly recommend

Ray P
December 22, 2019

Super service. I had a question that was answered promptly. Thanks.

George S
December 5, 2019

Q&A

Q: Is there a matching right side light to get the strobe and LED position lights?

No. Uavionix Skybeacon does not have a matching position light.

Q: Must I have a Certified Avionics Shop install this on a certified aircraft or can an AI with experience and proper equipment do the install and file the paperwork?

Yes, this must be installed and signed off by an A&P.

Q: How do I find out if my aircraft is on the TSO list for this UAvionix Skybeacon?

There is no specific aircraft that goes on a TSO. TSO units will require a 337 form, field approval.

Q: Will this UAvionix Skybeacon work with a King KT76A?

Yes. The Sky Beacon Nav light will work with a KT76A.

Q: Regarding UAVIONIX SKYBEACON NAV LIGHT STROBE CERTIFIED: I have a straight KT-76 will this work with my TXP, i do have mode C. Also, will the nav lights have to be powered on all the time?

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.

Q: On the features page, it states that the skybeacon picks up altitude data from the transponder data stream, but Ive read that one of the TSOs is for the altimeter. Does this unit have a built-in pressure altimeter?

Per the manufacturer, this unit works in conjuction with the altitude encoder and transponder for altitude readings.

Q: Does this UAvionix Skybeacon Nav / Strobe Light ADS-B out unit qualify for FAA $500 rebate?

Yes, it does.

Q: Sky Beacon title description says Nav Strobe light built in, but text only describes the red Nav light function. Is there a strobe light built into the unit?

Per the manufacturer, All skyBeacon products now ship with an LED strobe. Note: Early experimental versions of skyBeacon did not have the strobe installed.

Q: Is the brightness of the UAvionix Skybeacon LED strobe as visible as a xeon strobe that it would be replacing?

The strobe light is extremely bright and follows the requirements for TSO-C96a

Q: What is the warranty policy?

uAvionix products are warranted to be free from defects in material and workmanship for one year from the date of installation in the aircraft.

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