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Uavionix Tail Beacon

Post by 6277 » Thu Sep 12, 2019 6:24 am

I'm still holding out for the STC on the tail beacon to comply with ADSB-Out. Any thoughts on installing it with field approval on a C-140? I heard some owners were doing that.

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Re: Uavionix Tail Beacon

Post by 8233 » Thu Sep 12, 2019 7:07 am

6277 wrote:
Thu Sep 12, 2019 6:24 am
I'm still holding out for the STC on the tail beacon to comply with ADSB-Out. Any thoughts on installing it with field approval on a C-140? I heard some owners were doing that.
Someone at the convention said it was very close to approval (within a few weeks). I don't know if anyone has specifics on here but if you haven't contacted them, you might want to check to get a status update.

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Re: Uavionix Tail Beacon

Post by 6643 » Thu Sep 12, 2019 7:25 am

For what it's worth, Sporty's is reporting September 20th availability.

Fingers crossed! I have an Ercoupe owner inside the Boston Mode C veil waiting with bated breath. He cannot use the wing light version.

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Re: Uavionix Tail Beacon

Post by 6277 » Thu Sep 12, 2019 7:28 am

Thanks. Encouraging news! I'm inside the Detroit Class B veil. My 140 has strobes on the wingtips and the tail beacon is my first and cheapest choice.

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Re: Uavionix Tail Beacon

Post by 8359 » Fri Sep 13, 2019 11:40 am

I've been holding out as well, but my rebate expires on 10/27, so I can't wait much longer. I have a GTX 327, so I may just go with the GDL82.

For the record, they have shown availability dates multiple times and they have all busted. Going back to Jan 2019.

If you can find a friendly FSDO they might approve it, but ADSB is specifically stated as an item that requires TSO, so you might have some trouble. Although I think the TSO may be complete, just waiting on STC. You may have to prove that the "experimental" version meets the TSO.

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Post by Rob Swanland » Fri Sep 13, 2019 3:36 pm


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Re: Uavionix Tail Beacon

Post by 6643 » Fri Sep 13, 2019 4:50 pm

Where's the "Like" button? !

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Re: Uavionix Tail Beacon

Post by 8359 » Fri Sep 13, 2019 5:22 pm

Wow that's the last news I was expecting today!

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Re: Uavionix Tail Beacon

Post by 8362 » Sat Sep 14, 2019 7:51 am

Been waiting for this.
Ordered one today. $2,020 with shipping 4-6 weeks delivery.
I’ll update on the installation.

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Re: Uavionix Tail Beacon

Post by 6478 » Mon Sep 16, 2019 12:55 am

I pre-ordered a Tail Beacon last year, and it's already on its way. Scheduled to arrive tomorrow. The uAvionix folks aren't wasting any time shipping out units!
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