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UAVIONIX TAILBEACON TSO NAV LIGHT ADS-B OUT FOR CERTIFIED AIRCRAFT

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Part# 11-17246
MFR Model# UAX-90036-01

Overview

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 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.


Features

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

Position Light
Meets performance requirements of TSOC30c Type III

WAAS GPS
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

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

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

Specifications

Specification Value
Input Voltage 11-31V DC
Operating Power 3 Watts
Size 92x43x73mm
Weight 70 grams
SDA/SIL 2/3
Operating Temp -45 to 80°C


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


WAAS GPS
Tracking Requisition Cold Start -166dBm
-160dBm
-148dBm


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 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.

Reviews

Seems a good solid

Charles C Verified Purchase

UAVIONIX TAILBEACON NAV LIGHT ADS-B OUT TSO

November 5, 2021

Works as advertised. Easy install and setup.

Stolquest Verified Purchase

UAVIONIX TAILBEACON NAV LIGHT ADS-B OUT TSO

September 1, 2021

As always, great product and great service

Donnie Verified Purchase

UAVIONIX TAILBEACON NAV LIGHT ADS-B OUT TSO

August 17, 2021

Expensive but easily installed

G R Verified Purchase

UAVIONIX TAILBEACON NAV LIGHT ADS-B OUT TSO

July 28, 2021

It appears that the tailbeacon can not be installed in Canada. Any advise? I may have to return it. Ross

Canadian A Verified Purchase

UAVIONIX TAILBEACON NAV LIGHT ADS-B OUT TSO

July 27, 2021

Work very well. Simple installation

Bill L Verified Purchase

UAVIONIX TAILBEACON NAV LIGHT ADS-B OUT TSO

July 15, 2021

Dennis B Verified Purchase

UAVIONIX TAILBEACON NAV LIGHT ADS-B OUT TSO

July 6, 2021

Easy install, works great.

Bay C Verified Purchase

UAVIONIX TAILBEACON NAV LIGHT ADS-B OUT TSO

June 19, 2021

GREAT product!! FAA Performance Review was excellent!!

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UAVIONIX TAILBEACON NAV LIGHT ADS-B OUT TSO

June 13, 2021

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UAVIONIX TAILBEACON NAV LIGHT ADS-B OUT TSO

June 1, 2021

Q&A

Please note, Aircraft Spruce Canada's personnel are not certified aircraft mechanics and can only provide general support and ideas, which should not be relied upon or implemented in lieu of consulting an A&P or other qualified technician. Aircraft Spruce Canada assumes no responsibility or liability for any issue or problem which may arise from any repair, modification or other work done from this knowledge base. Any product eligibility information provided here is based on general application guides and we recommend always referring to your specific aircraft parts manual, the parts manufacturer or consulting with a qualified mechanic.

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?

No, as of October 2020, the Uavionix Tailbeacon is designed to work with both Mode C transponders only.

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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