Can the tailBeacon be used on rotorcraft?

For more information on rotorcraft installations please read this blog entry.  tailBeacon Approved for Rotorcraft uAvionix does not recommend installation on Bell 206B/L and OH-58 A, B and C models at this time.  If you have installed a tailBeacon on the Bell 206B, 206L, or OH-58 models please contact our support team.

2020-03-27T12:00:10-06:00October 23rd, 2019|, |

Which aircraft will have STCs for installation of tailBeacon?

The STC is for the Cessna 172. The tail installation satisfies FAA requirements and will enable 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. See mounting template for a 1:1 scale drawing to help you [...]

2020-02-28T11:30:00-07:00August 22nd, 2018|, |

I don’t have a Cessna 172. How do I install tailBeacon?

The tailBeacon installation is considered a minor alteration and can be approved by the installer for most aircraft.  At this time a form 337 should be completed and submitted along with the proper logbook entries.   Please note, the installer must determine if the conditions are appropriate for installation on a specific aircraft.  Additional guidance for [...]

2019-09-06T15:01:45-06:00August 22nd, 2018|, , |

Will tailBeacon meet the U.S. ADS-B 2020 mandate?

Yes, tailBeacon will meet the 2020 ADS-B requirements when paired with an operational Mode C or Mode S transponder.  tailBeacon meets or exceeds all required performance and environmental standards for use in the national airspace.   The certified tailBeacon will ship with 4 separate TSO certifications. UAT Transmitter:  TSO-C154c Class B1S WAAS GPS:  TSO-C145d Class Beta [...]

2019-09-04T16:04:11-06:00August 11th, 2018|, , , , |

Do the aircraft position/nav lights need to remain on during all operations?

Yes, the position lights need to remain switched on during all operations.  Removing power from the position lights also removes power from skyBeacon and/or tailBeacon.  According to 91.225(f) “Each person operating an aircraft equipped with ADS-B Out must operate this equipment in the transmit mode at all times.”