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mattsrv7 07-27-2019 03:41 PM

Uavionix Tailbeacon EXP
 
I haven't seen many posts on the Tailbeacon. I bought the experimental version directly from Uavionix.

The process couldn't have been simpler.
Unscrew the old tail position light. Cut wires. Crimp on the new connection to the tailbeacon. Screw the mount into the same hole pattern. Screw the tailbeacon to the mount. Download the app and connect to WiFi. Type in the N-number and stall speed. Go fly.

I can see the information and tail number on my ADSB-in. The altitude was spot on between the altimeter, GPS, and ADSB-out.

SPX 07-27-2019 03:47 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by mattsrv7 (Post 1362346)
I haven't seen many posts on the Tailbeacon. I bought the experimental version directly from Uavionix.

The process couldn't have been simpler.
Unscrew the old tail position light. Cut wires. Crimp on the new connection to the tailbeacon. Screw the mount into the same hole pattern. Screw the tailbeacon to the mount. Download the app and connect to WiFi. Type in the N-number and stall speed. Go fly.

I can see the information and tail number on my ADSB-in. The altitude was spot on between the altimeter, GPS, and ADSB-out.

Were you able to get a successful ADS-B Performance Report? For me, I had to adjust the transponder threshold to 37% to get a successful report. Below or above that, and I'd have Mode 3/A failures listed.

mattsrv7 07-27-2019 09:07 PM

I requested a report but have not yet received it.

SPX 07-27-2019 10:06 PM

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Originally Posted by mattsrv7 (Post 1362401)
I requested a report but have not yet received it.

If it does not arrive within 30 minutes, it probably is not coming. May be wise to resubmit and double check the details for accuracy.

Kyle Boatright 07-28-2019 06:49 AM

Did you lose your rear strobe in the process? That (IMO) is the big downside of the tailbeacon for those of us who have a rudder mounted strobe.

BABALU 07-28-2019 07:35 AM

Installed mine in 30 minutes, setup with the app super easy, did an already planned Cross country in in the DC SFRA , submitted report request online when i got to my house , had positive confirmation in 5 minutes. ADSB out successful. Im happy but i agree with Kyle i was bummed to lose my tail strobe.
Thinking i may try to mount my AVEO posistrobe in another location ?

almarsh 07-28-2019 02:54 PM

Tailbeacon
 
How much was cost do you get rebate?

mattsrv7 09-02-2019 11:58 AM

I finally got around to requesting an FAA ADS-B performance report and it showed it was good, no issues in the report. That's with the default settings and a Narco AT-150 transponder.

I bought the tailBeacon EXP directly from Uavionix and there were no rebates when I picked mine up.

https://uavionix.com/product/tailbeacon-experimental/

I was looking at a bunch of options and I'm happy with my choice so far.

ksouthar 09-09-2019 11:48 AM

I just installed the tailbeacon this weekend. A little more complicated since I didn?t want to wire it into the nav lights. I chose to run a new power lead connected to my avionics bus.

I moved the strobe to a new housing I 3-D printed and placed just in front of the rear tie down point.

Keith
N355RV
RV9-A

Geeman 09-09-2019 04:02 PM

Pic of your new housing?
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by ksouthar (Post 1372580)
I just installed the tailbeacon this weekend. A little more complicated since I didn?t want to wire it into the nav lights. I chose to run a new power lead connected to my avionics bus.

I moved the strobe to a new housing I 3-D printed and placed just in front of the rear tie down point.

Keith
N355RV
RV9-A

Got any pic's? Care to make another for a few $? Thanks.


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