Connecting to the skyBeacon app with an iPad or android device. Delete your current app if not recently downloaded to ensure the latest version is on your device. Don’t open the app once downloaded. Make sure to turn off the skyBeacon or tailBeacon. 1 Close all the apps that are running [...]
Your phone uses WiFi to connect to the tailBeacon, and the phone is expecting to see internet there. Of course, there is no internet on the tailBeacon. In some instances, the phone will continue to search for internet over cellular data (iPhones in particular), which interferes with the WiFi connection to the skyBeacon. First, [...]
The new iOS version will detect that the app is connecting to a local resource on the network and show a dialog. The dialog asks the user if they want to allow the local connection. After clicking "OK" the app will just hang. However, the app will work if you force close/Swipe it and reopen [...]
I am not seeing my flights on FlightAware or Flightradar24 or there are only partial sections of the flight displayed
Flightradar24 and FlightAware are predominately 1090mhz reporting sites. They get their flight data from their own network of 1090 receivers, not from the FAA. The skyBeacon, tailBeacon, and the echoUAT are all on the 978mhz (UAT) frequency. They are working on getting more stations with 978mhz reporting but it will be pretty hit and miss [...]
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 [...]
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 required [...]
The tailBeacon will work with any Mode C transponder. Due to the unique design and technology of the tailBeacon, there is no need to run any new wiring to the transponder.
tailBeacon is eligible for install on any suitable experimental aircraft that routinely flies below FL180. Light Sport aircraft are also eligible for installation but require a Letter of Authorization from the manufacturer. Certified aircraft require the TSO certified version of tailBeacon.
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 and user [...]