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Update echoUAT Wi-Fi software

 Download the latest Wi-Fi software for EchoUAT EchoUAT Wi-Fi Software Connect your PC to the Echo Wi-Fi by connecting to the Ping-XXX network and if required enter the passphrase uavionix (all lowercase). Open a web browser and access the EchoUAT at http://192.168.4.1/update If the page does not load confirm you are connected to the EchoUAT Wi-Fi. Click Choose [...]

2020-05-04T17:33:44-05:0005/04/20|

Update echoUAT transceiver software

 Download the latest transceiver software for EchoUAT Echo Transceiver software version:2.4.43 2.4.43 Released 4/9/2019 Fixes to optimize performance in high traffic enviroments 2.4.15 Released 1/22/2018 Properly displays invalid baro altitude as "--" instead of zero in the mobile application 2.4.14 Released 1/19/2018 Changes TIS traffic handling to resolve traffic 'flashing' on some displays Connect your [...]

2020-05-04T17:33:44-05:0005/04/20|

Update echoUAT system software

 Download the latest software for EchoUAT Echo software version: 3.26 3.26 Released 3/13/2018 When echoUAT configuration is set by GRT EFIS use EFIS baro output even when control source is transponder monitor. 3.23 Released 1/19/2018 Invalid or undetected baro now displays as "--" instead of "0" in echo mobile application 3.22 Released 1/1/2018 Corrects incorrect [...]

2020-05-04T17:33:44-05:0005/04/20|

Tips for a Successful tailBeacon/skyBeacon Flight

It’s all about the setup: In aviation, everything is about the setup.  The preflight, the pilot’s health, the pilot’s familiarity with the aircraft, and the details of the flight determine 99% of the outcome.  ADS-B evaluation flights are no different.   Poor behavior and a lack of understanding lead to failed reports, more than a little [...]

2020-06-17T15:12:26-05:0005/04/20|

Strobe Wiring Configuration

Strobe Wiring Diagrams The skyBeacon should never be connected directly to a high-voltage strobe power supply.  Connecting the skyBeacon to a high-voltage strobe power supply will damage the skyBeacon. The diagrams below show both the incorrect and correct wiring for utilizing skyBeacon with an existing anti-collision system.

2020-05-04T17:33:43-05:0005/04/20|

My wingtips don’t work with skyBeacon. What are my options?

If your wingtips or lighting configuration are not supported by the skyBeacon you have a few options… Cosmetic Fairings: These are only used to cover a strobe wiring access hole that will be visible if not used. They do not make the skyBeacon fit on a wingtip with an incompatible mounting layout. VIEW FAIRING 301 [...]

2020-05-01T10:23:48-05:0005/01/20|

Does skyBeacon work with tip tanks?

We do not currently recommend skyBeacon be installed on aircraft with fuel tanks commonly referred to as tip tanks which were popular additions to some aircraft. Tip tanks or other large obstructions on the wing may negatively impact GPS performance. For guidance on fitment and installation submit a photo of your wingtip along with the [...]

2020-05-01T10:19:17-05:0005/01/20|

How does skyBeacon install?

skyBeacon is designed to be a direct replacement for the common navigation light or nav/strobe found on many aircraft.  skyBeacon has the form factor and installation characteristics of a traditional Grimes style teardrop shaped wingtip navigation light.   skyBeacon is a direct replacement for the lights shown below (as an example). Figure 1: “Grimes” style position light [...]

2020-05-01T10:19:17-05:0005/01/20|

My aircraft is not on the AML, how can I install the skyBeacon?

Installing the skyBeacon on an aircraft not listed on the AML is approved by the FAA.  A field approval is not required.  Under the FAA Memo titled “Installation Approval for ADS-B OUT Systems,” the FAA explains that after an STC is achieved for ADS-B OUT equipment, additional installations can be accomplished on aircraft not listed under [...]

2020-05-01T10:19:17-05:0005/01/20|

How long does a typical installation take?

A typical skyBeacon installation will take an installer around 1 hour – this is the time taken for the physical installation of the skyBeacon to the aircraft and the paperwork needed to sign off the installation. Please note that all aircraft are different, especially older aircraft that have been modified for other STC’s. This can [...]

2020-05-01T10:19:17-05:0005/01/20|