How does skyBeacon install?

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 light [...]

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My wingtips don’t work with skyBeacon. What are my options?

If your wingtips or lighting configuration are not supported by the skyBeacon you have a few options… Cosmetic Fairings: These are only used to cover a strobe wiring access hole that will be visible if not used. They do not make the skyBeacon fit on a wingtip with an incompatible mounting layout. VIEW FAIRING 301 [...]

2020-05-01T10:23:48-06:00May 1st, 2020|

Can I install skyBeacon as the owner of the aircraft?

Experimental Aircraft: Yes Light Sport Aircraft: With manufacturer approval. Certified Aircraft: You cannot install skyBeacon unless you have Inspection Authority for your aircraft.  We recommend you contact an avionics installation facility or your regular Inspection Authorization (IA).  Most IAs, aircraft maintenance facilities, and/or repair stations are also qualified to install skyBeacon.  Please note that the installation [...]

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What is the installation process?

The skyBeacon has been designed to be a simple installation. Please see the Installation Manual and Pilot’s Guide for full instructions.  The installation process is to first remove the existing left-hand wingtip light. Connect the skyBeacon using the three wires as per the installation instructions and use the three screws to attach the skyBeacon to the wingtip.  [...]

2020-05-01T10:19:17-06:00May 1st, 2020|

How long does a typical installation take?

A typical skyBeacon installation will take an installer around 1 hour – this is the time taken for the physical installation of the skyBeacon to the aircraft and the paperwork needed to sign off the installation. Please note that all aircraft are different, especially older aircraft that have been modified for other STC’s. This can [...]

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