tailBeaconX is a replacement for your existing transponder. tailBeaconX meets the requirements for use in all Mode A/C/S transponder required airspace as well as airspace requiring ADS-B Out. If you are looking for a retrofit solution to work alongside your existing transponder you might be interested in the original tailBeacon. Note tailBeacon approval is limited [...]
Yes! tailBeaconX meets the performance requirements of 14 CFR 91.227.
Yes! tailBeaconX is a 1090MHz ADS-B transponder meeting worldwide ADS-B performance requirements.
Yes, Nav Canada recently updated its ADS-B performance requirements to include tailBeaconX as a lower-cost alternative to traditional diversity transponders.
No! The tailBeaconX Mode S transponder meets the performance requirements of TSO-C112e Class 1 Level 2els, and 1090 ES ADS-B transmitter TSO-C166b Class B1S. You are cleared into the flight levels and over 250 knots!
No, because the tailBeaconX is a 1090Mhz transmitter it cannot support anonymous transmissions.
No, tailBeaconX provides a rear position light which meets the performance requirements of TSO-C30c, but no other lighting capabilities.
Although a little more involved than a standard tailBeacon, the tailBeaconX installation is still much simpler than comparable equipment. The tailBeaconX replaces the rear position light on the tail of the aircraft using the existing power and ground wires. The tailBeaconX does require a serial connection to a control head on the panel of the [...]
The tailBeaconX weighs 90grams/3.17oz/0.2lbs. The rebalancing of the rudder will depend on the weight difference between the tailBeaconX and the existing tail-light.
For certified aircraft, uAvionix offers the AV-30-C (3-inch EFIS) as a control head option. For experimental aircraft, the uAvionix AV-20-E (2-inch MFD) or AV-30-E (3-inch EFIS) may be used. Other 3rd-party EFIS units that support transponder control functionality may also be used with tailBeaconX.