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Part# 11-17246
MFR Model# UAV-1002183-001


Don’t settle for any ADS-B OUT solution. tailBeacon is the first and only ADS-B device built into an easy taillight replacement for your aircraft. Featuring a built-in WAAS GPS combined with a 978UAT transmitter – tailBeacon is the most innovative and affordable ADS-B solution on the market. Bypass the hassle of wiring a new transponder or mounting additional antennas. tailBeacon houses all the necessary antennas and will work with your existing mode C or S transponder.

tailBeacon is a 2020 compliant, near zero-install, Class B1S ADS-B UAT transmitter and WAAS GPS integrated into a rear position light. 14 CFR §91.227 compliant. Smart phone configurable over WiFi.


UAT Transmitter
Meets the performance requirements of TSO154c Class B1S. RTCA DO-282B Class B1S

Position Light
Meets performance requirements of TSOC30c Type III

Integrated RAIM processor for Security and Integrity protection
SBAS corrections and health messages used to 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 aircraft electrical system

Certified via approved model list (AML) for STC'd installation on hundreds of aircraft makes and models
Patents Pending

ADS-B Out: §91.225, §91.227, AC 20-165B
GNSS Position: AC 20-165B
Position Light: SAE/AS8037


Specification Value
Input Voltage 11-31V DC
Operating Power 3 Watts
Size 92x43x73mm
Weight 70 grams
Operating Temp -45 to 80°C

978MHz UAT Transmitter
Power Classification DO-282B Medium Power

Tracking Requisition Cold Start -166dBm

LED Position Light
Color Aviation White
Intensity 40 candelas

WiFi Configuration
Physical 802.11b/g/n
App Compatibility iOS, Android

Power Transcoder
Decodes Mode A,C and S via DC light

Easy Installation

  • Installation is as simple as replacing the aft aircraft position light.
  • No airframe modifications or additional antennas are required.
  • Works with any Mode C or Mode S transponder.
  • Transponder data is provided via the existing aircraft wiring system using the Power Transcoder.
  • TailBeacon uses the existing mounting location, breaker, and wiring.
  • The installation requires 2 screws and reuses the existing power and ground to your current position light.

Goof-Proof Configuration

Mechanically installing an ADS-B solution is only half the battle. The skyBeacon mobile application can also be used to configure tailBeacon. The intuitive, easy to use app guides you through setting the necessary values including the ICAO address, emitter type, aircraft length, width and GPS offsets. Since tailBeacon is self-contained there are no serial ports settings or protocols to configure.

The skyBeacon mobile application is available for both Apple iOS and Android.


Excellent alternative to an otherwise expensive ADS-B out requirement. Easy installation and programming

Chris A
March 20, 2020

I am an A&P I/A, it’s Very simple and inexpensive install. If you’re local to so cal give me a call and I can install and sign off for you. 949-204-0411

Oc W
March 15, 2020

Installation and set up was extremely easy

March 5, 2020

Best option on the market for US ADS-B Out options. Easy install, works great!

Distinguished F
March 3, 2020

Less than 1 hour installation. The TSO version populates the aircraft dimensions for most aircraft but allows changes. The product also populated the ICAO number based on the registration number entered. Great product!

Roy B
February 28, 2020

I sent the ADS-B to my mechanic for installation as it is in for annual. I have yet to experience the joy of ownership as the plane is still in maintenance. Thanks for the quick shipping!

Reinhard M
February 14, 2020

Excellent product

Herb D
January 23, 2020

Worked great right out of the box, direction very clean and concise. Unit extremely accurate. Well worth the money.

Ron F
January 23, 2020

Easy install, easy setup. Printed the FAA Report with ease. Great product, highly recommend!!

January 17, 2020

Easy install and configuration. Performance flight said system was working fine.

January 16, 2020


Q: Is this Uavionix Tailbeacon 11-17246 STC approved?

Yes, the tailBeacon has an STC for the Cessna 172. The high-wing installation satisfies the FAA requirements and enables subsequent tailBeacon installations to be performed on any “suitable aircraft” without STC as a minor alteration. A suitable aircraft supports the installation of the tailBeacon without airframe modification.

Q: Can you replace the tail light in the Uavionix Tailbeacon if it burns out?

Per the manufacturer, this is an LED light rated for 10,000 hours of flight, but if something were to happen, please go to manufacturer for replacement or repair.

Q: Does this unit/app allow the pilot to input an alternate callsign such as for Angel Flight or Compassion flights?

The CALL SIGN can be up to an 8 digit code that corresponds to the tail number of the aircraft.

Q: Does this unit have anonymous mode capability?

Yes, this unit has an option for anonymous mode.

Q: Will the UAvionix Tailbeacon work with the AvMap EXP V GPS?

This is not designed to integrate with a GPS. This provides ADS-B Out only and will not provide ADS-B In traffic display.

Q: Will this Uavionix Tailbeacon work with mode-s transponders?

Yes, the Uavionix Tailbeacon is designed to work with both Mode C and Mode S transponders.

Q: Will this Uavionix Tailbeacon work on a PA28 R200?

This is approved for use in production aircraft. We do not have an aircraft eligibility list. Please contact your A&P to discuss the legality of installation in your aircraft.

Q: Is this Uavionix Tailbeacon safe for aircraft parked outside? Protected against bad weather?

Yes, this is designed to be mounted to the outside of the aircraft. It has weather protection.

Q: Does this item come with an LOA from the manufacturer for installation under STC?

Per Uavionix: all documentation is available on the the Uavionix website.

Q: Does the UAvionix Tailbeacon ADS-B Out System include ADS-B In capability?

No, this unit is for ADS-B out only.

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