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 [...]
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.
It is the responsibility of the installer to determine suitability. Manufacturer Model Year Fitment Issue(s) Air Tractor 402A 2002 Rudder mounting hole inside diameter is smaller than required American Champion 7GCBC 2002 Rudder mounting hole inside diameter is smaller than required American Champion Citabria 7ECA 1975 Rudder mounting hole inside diameter is smaller than [...]
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.
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 [...]
tailBeacon is designed to be a direct replacement for the common navigation light or nav/strobe found on the tail of many aircraft. tailBeacon has the form factor and installation characteristics of a traditional Grimes style rear postion light, referred to as a Grimes model S or A-2064. It is recommended that you download the tailBeacon installation [...]
A typical tailBeacon installation will take an installer around 15 minutes. This is the time taken for the physical installation of the tailBeacon to the aircraft and configure the device. Please note that all aircraft are different and can potentially affect the installation time. We strongly recommend verification that the tailBeacon will fit the aircraft [...]
The tailBeacon will work with any Mode C and Mode S transponder. Due to the unique design and technology of the tailBeacon, there is no need to run any new wiring to the transponder.