I have the GRT SafeFly2020 and echoUAT combo with a GRT EFIS and my PAPR has lots of errors

If you get SIL, SDA and NIC errors on your PAPR it is likely that the GRT is not set up properly. Make sure these values are entered in the GRT under General settings/TT22/echoUAT:   GRT EFIS TT22/EchoUAT Settings: DU-SF Communication (Status) Verify “Yes” SF-echoUAT Communication Verify “OK” Remote Status Verify “OK” External GPS Communication [...]

2020-06-10T14:34:22-06:00May 26th, 2020|

Update echoUAT Wi-Fi software

 Download the latest Wi-Fi software for EchoUAT EchoUAT Wi-Fi Software Connect your PC to the Echo Wi-Fi by connecting to the Ping-XXX network and if required enter the passphrase uavionix (all lowercase). Open a web browser and access the EchoUAT at http://192.168.4.1/update If the page does not load confirm you are connected to the EchoUAT Wi-Fi. Click Choose [...]

2020-05-04T17:33:44-06:00May 4th, 2020|

Strobe Wiring Configuration

Strobe Wiring Diagrams The skyBeacon should never be connected directly to a high-voltage strobe power supply.  Connecting the skyBeacon to a high-voltage strobe power supply will damage the skyBeacon. The diagrams below show both the incorrect and correct wiring for utilizing skyBeacon with an existing anti-collision system.

2020-05-04T17:33:43-06:00May 4th, 2020|

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 [...]

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

Does skyBeacon work with tip tanks?

We do not currently recommend skyBeacon be installed on aircraft with fuel tanks commonly referred to as tip tanks which were popular additions to some aircraft. Tip tanks or other large obstructions on the wing may negatively impact GPS performance. For guidance on fitment and installation submit a photo of your wingtip along with the [...]

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

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 [...]

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

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 [...]

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