Things to try/check: 1. Reset power to the ADS-B unit. (It has a 5-minute timer) 2. Try using "Airplane mode" on your smart device. 3. You may need to move the aircraft outside of the hangar. 4. Make sure all apps are shutdown/Swiped away/force closed on your smart device. Log onto the Beacon WiFi and [...]
No, the Beacon series adds zero workload to your existing transponder and works great with older analog transponders.
No, you only need the skyBeacon app for configuration and tuning. The app is no longer required after configuration is complete.
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 [...]
In some cases with certain devices, the mobile data feature must be disabled to configure the skyBeacon. Some devices like the Motorola Moto lineup frequently display this behavior. We are tracking this issue and working on a resolution. To option to disable Mobile Data is found under Setting on most devices. Refer to your mobile [...]
No, you do not need the internet or an internet connection while configuring the skyBeacon. The "Wi-Fi" connection is simply a radio signal that connects the skyBeacon application on your mobile device to the skyBeacon. You will see a warning of "no internet connection," but that doesn't matter because you are not trying to connect [...]
The certified skyBeacon is eligible for the FAA rebate. In order to select the skyBeacon you'll need to set the data link option on the rebate form to UAT, and choose uAvionix skyBeacon TSO as the ADS-B transmitter. An example of the rebate form is shown below.
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 [...]
skyBeacon is eligible for installation on any certified aircraft (part 23), that operates below FL180 (18,000’). STC Information as well as the Approved Model List (AML) for skyBeacon is located here. It is important to note under FAA policy the skyBeacon can be approved on any almost any airplane regardless of whether or not [...]
The skyBeacon will work with any Mode C and Mode S transponder. Due to the unique design and technology of the skyBeacon, there is no need to run any new wiring to the transponder.