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.
Easy InstallationInstallation is as simple as replacing the aircraft position light.
Goof-Proof ConfigurationThe skyBeacon mobile application will automatically configure the ICAO address, emitter type, aircraft length, width and GPS offsets by accessing the aircraft registration information stored online.
My 3rd ADSB install and this is the easiest one to install by far compared to a transponder or transponder sensing unit.
Easiest installation of any ADS-B system however know this: On retractable gear aircraft, turning on the nav. lights dimms the gear down lights making them useless in daylight. Rewiring the lighting system controls adds a new level of complexity to the installation.
After considering all the options to meet the FAA ADS-B mandate the Skybeacon seemed to be the easiest and most straight forward option. It truly was a 10 minute installation and less than 5 minutes on my iPad for setup. After first flight downloaded the FAA performance report just as advertised. Worked perfectly. If you canâ€™t install this yourself you should turn in your pilots license. Itâ€™s easy, easy,easy.
I ordered the product without doing adequate research. I have a high voltage strobe which would have to be disabled.Also need additional fairing for Cessna 172 which results in more complex install. I returned product before installing and ordered the tail beacon. Aircraft Spruce has been easy to work with. Thanks.
Extremely easy to install, the most difficult part is the paperwork! -) Setup is a snap with the app (rhyme unintended) Had to wait 10 days for the validation flight due to (Nebraska) weather. Passed with flying colors! 0.0% errors. Make sure you read AOPAs article on the subject. Very good tips.
Extremely easy installation and configuration via cell phone app. Really can be installed in ten minutes if there are no issues with the aircraft. Works flawlessly!
I had this on preorder through the manufacturer for several months. It finally arrived this week (Jan 10th 2019). The unit is exactly as advertised with the biggest advantage being the fast and easy installation. Mine was installed within 15 minutes. Additionally, the unit appears well made. It is sturdy, hefty and tight, despite weighing only 3.5oz. One wire install (+12v) and the unit grounds to the airframe via the mounting screws, ground wire is optional. Not using the third wire (anti-collision light). Setup through the IOS app was intuitive and straightforward. Subsequent flight went well. Foreflight showed the Ownship and the nearby traffic was a lot more pronounced since I wasnt relying on someone nearby for Ownship. Ive always said this unit will be a game changer if ever they could successfully bring it to market. Well, after excuse after excuse and month after month of delays, its finally here. I hope they eat everyone elses lunch.
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.