uAvionix tailBeacon is the latest all-in-one certified ADS-B solution from uAvionix.
Remove your standard rear position light and replace with skyBeacon for ADS-B compliance.
tailBeacon is a 2020 compliant, near zeroinstall, Class B1S ADS-B UAT transmitter and WAAS GPS integrated into a rear position light. The power transcoder decodes replies from legacy Mode C and Mode S transponders. 14 CFR §91.227 compliant. Smart phone configurable over WiFi.
|Input Voltage||11-31V DC|
|Operating Power||3 Watts|
|Operating Temp||-45 to 80°C|
|978MHz UAT Transmitter|
|Power Classification||DO-282B Medium Power|
|Tracking Requisition Cold Start||-166dBm |
|LED Position Light|
|App Compatibility||iOS, Android|
|Decodes Mode A,C and S via DC light|
This is a great product. I have installed 2, so far. It is STCd for the Cessna 172. I am a qualified installer for uavionix. If your A&P needs support from an IA who is comfortable with the product regarding installation on other models, Gmail me at a9548925559
Installation (TSO version) took 30 minutes, including time needed to install Whelen type 2 pin plug on TailBeacon wire leads for a factory connection to the Position Light power plug on the Beechcraft. Setting the parameters took another 30 minutes. The ground check was done in 20 minutes, followed by a 30 minute flight check. No removing of interior side panels, floor, ceiling, or seats to route antenna or power cables. No modifications to the instrument panel. The uAvionix TailBeacon is an excellent solution to meet the Jan 1st FAA compliance requirement.
The staff in Corona were very helpful. They back ordered this for me since my rebate was expiring soon, it showed up a few days later and they called immediately. Installation was a breeze and setup was very easy. Passed validation flight on the first attempt. Note you may have to adjust the setting to read the transponder squawk code. Test it with various configurations of power draws and engine on/off to verify its consistently reading. Im happy I waited for this to come out. Note, after you submit for your rebate youll need to email the FAA rebate help line with a photo of your invoice/sn proving you bought the TSO version.
One well made unit. This is a very good solution to the ADSB mandate.
We have installed two of these units in experimental aircraft and they work perfectly. Installation and setup was easy in those aircraft so we expect no difference with the certified unit. In our opinion the most resoneable solution to the ADS-B requirement.
Spruce folks were very helpful with this order, especially given that I was on a tight schedule to meet ADS-B rebate requirements.
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 â€śsuitable aircraftâ€ť without STC as a minor alteration. A suitable aircraft supports the installation of the tailBeacon without airframe modification.
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.
The CALL SIGN can be up to an 8 digit code that corresponds to the tail number of the aircraft.
Yes, this unit has an option for anonymous mode.
This is not designed to integrate with a GPS. This provides ADS-B Out only and will not provide ADS-B In traffic display.
Yes, the Uavionix Tailbeacon is designed to work with both Mode C and Mode S transponders.
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.
Yes, this is designed to be mounted to the outside of the aircraft. It has weather protection.
Per Uavionix: all documentation is available on the the Uavionix website.
No, this unit is for ADS-B out only.