uAvionix tailBeacon | ADS-B Out, WAAS GPS, Encoder, Rear Position LED Nav Light

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The tailBeacon from uAvionix is a TSO certified, revolutionary new way to equip ADS-B out for your certified aircraft. This rear position nav light is integrated with ADS-B Out, GPS, and LED position lighting, offering the lowest total cost of ownership of any ADS-B Out solution.

The installation of skyBeacon is as simple as replacing the aft aircraft position light. There are no airframe modifications or additional antennas required. In addition, the installation only requires 2 screws and reuses the existing power and ground to your current position light as well as the existing breaker.

uAvionx tailBeacon will work with any Mode C transponder which meets the 2020 ADS-B requirements. Due to the unique design and technology of the tailBeacon, there is no need to run any new wiring to the transponder.

This unit is a smartphone configurable via WiFi. 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.

Estimated delivery: February 27th - March 1st
Part Number: UAX-90036-01 Category:

uAvionix tailBeacon ADS-B Out Solution

uAvionix tailBeacon is the first and only ADS-B device that allows for an easy installment by replacing the tail light of your aircraft. Featuring a built-in WAAS GPS combined with a 978UAT transmitter – tailBeacon is the most innovative and affordable ADS-B solution currently available on the market.

Avoid the hassle of wiring a new transponder or mounting additional antennas. uAvionix tailBeacon houses all the necessary antennas and will work with your existing Mode C transponder. tailBeacon’s configuration takes only a few minutes and is completed within uAvionix’s mobile application.

The tailBeacon consists of the following TSOs & Regulatory Certifications:

  • UAT Transmitter: TSO-154c (RTCA/DO-282B) Class B1S
  • Position Lighting: TSO-C30c Type III & SAE/AS8037
  • WAAS GPS: TSO-C145e (RTCA/DO-229E) Class Beta 1
  • FCC ID 2AFFTUAT016R
  • ADS-B Out: §91.225, §91.227, AC 20-165B
  • GNSS Position: AC 20-165B

Features:

  • TSO certified
  • Easy installation
  • 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
  • Installation is as simple as replacing the aft aircraft position light
  • Integrates LED nav light
  • WAAS GPS
  • 2020 ADS-B compliance
  • The lowest total cost of ownership of any ADS-B Out solution

Package Includes:

  • UAX-90036-01 uAvionix tailBeacon ADS-B Out
  • 4x Mounting Screws
  • 2x Butt Splice
  • Allen Wrench
  • Rubber Gasket
  • Metal Mounting Adapter
  • 2x WiFi Password Stickers
  • Manufacturer’s Certificate

Easy Installation

  • Installation is as simple as replacing the aircraft rear 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 (included) and reuses the existing power and ground to your current position light

 

uAvionix tailBeacon


uAvionix tailBeacon FAQ

How does uAvionix tailBeacon work?

The uAvionix tailBeacon works by integrating a WAAS GPS and a 978 MHz UAT (Universal Access Transceiver) into an aircraft's existing rear position light. It automatically transmits the aircraft's location, altitude, and velocity to air traffic control and other aircraft equipped with ADS-B In. The tailBeacon is set up and configured using a smartphone app that communicates with the device via Bluetooth. Once configured, it operates autonomously.

What aircraft is uAvionix tailBeacon certified for?

The uAvionix tailBeacon is certified for installation on hundreds of different aircraft makes and models, as listed in the Approved Model List (AML) .

How long does it take to install uAvionix tailBeacon?

The installation time for the uAvionix tailBeacon can vary based on the specific aircraft and the individual's experience with installations. However, it is designed for easy installation and generally can be completed in less than an hour. Always follow the manufacturer's instructions and, if necessary, seek professional assistance to ensure a safe and correct installation.

What is the difference between tailBeacon and tailBeaconX?

The tailBeacon and tailBeaconX are both ADS-B systems by uAvionix, but they differ in their technology and frequency of operation. The original tailBeacon uses a 978-MHz universal access transceiver and is primarily used for ADS-B Out mandate compliance in the United States. On the other hand, tailBeaconX is a Mode S ADS-B transponder that broadcasts on 1090 MHz and leverages Aireon’s space-based satellite constellation for aircraft position data. While slightly more expensive than the original tailBeacon, tailBeaconX is less costly to install than a traditional diversity transponder and offers additional benefits of space-based ADS-B technology, especially in locations where ground-based services are insufficient.

Additional information

Weight0.155 lbs
Dimensions3.62 × 1.69 × 2.87 in
Input Voltage

11-31, VDC

Operating Power

3, W

Power Transcoder

Decodes, Mode, A, C, and, S, via, DC, input

978MHz UAT Transmitter Power Classification

DO-282B, Medium, Power

WAAS GPS Tracking

-166, dBm

Reacquisition

-160, dBM

Cold Start

-148, dBm

LED Position Light Color

Aviation, White

Intensity

40, candelas

WiFi Configuration Physical

802.11, b/g/

App Compatibility

iOS, Android

Regulatory/TSO

FCC, ID, 2AFFTUAT016R, ADS-B, Out:, §91.225, §91.227, AC, 20-165B, GNSS, Position:, AC, 20-165B, UAT, Transmitter:, TSO-154c, (RTCA/DO-282B), Class, B1S, Position, Lighting:, TSO-C30c, Type, III, &, SAE/AS8037, WAAS, GPS:, TSO-C145e, (RTCA/DO-229E), Class, Beta, 1

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uAvionix tailBeacon | ADS-B Out, WAAS GPS, Encoder, Rear Position LED Nav Light

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