4.2 / 5.06 ReviewsDurability4.7 / 5Reliability4.7 / 5Performance4.7 / 5Ease Of Use4.8 / 5Value5.0 / 5Would You Recommend?Yes (4)Durability5 / 5Reliability5 / 5Performance5 / 5Ease Of Use5 / 5Value5 / 5Would You Recommend?YesSkybeacon Can DoThe Skybeacon is a great product. I am sure it will work for ADS-B out solution. I could not use it, due to mounting issues on my airplane. I have the two screw wingtip nav light assy. The teardrop three screw light assy. is required for direct swap install. This is something to pay close attention to prior to ordering.August 28, 2019Purchased
2 months agoSorry, I haven’t installed it yet so I am unable to comment on the product, but Sporty’s service was excellent.July 31, 2019Purchased
2 months agoEase Of Use5 / 5Value5 / 5Would You Recommend?YesI just installed it so I can’t honestly answer the durability, reliability or performance ratings.The strobe isn’t as bright as my original . It looks good and very easy to install .July 15, 2019Purchased
3 months agoDurability5 / 5Reliability5 / 5Performance5 / 5Ease Of Use5 / 5Value5 / 5Would You Recommend?YesExcellent UnitI installed the SkyBeacon myself, configured it myself, and flew the 30 minute flight in class C airspace to successfully qualify for the $500 rebate offered by the FAA. Everything works as advertised and I couldn’t be happier with the unit. My local A&P supervised my installation and filled the 337.June 19, 2019Durability4 / 5Reliability4 / 5Performance4 / 5Ease Of Use4 / 5Value5 / 5Would You Recommend?YesVery easy install.nnUavionix should allow connection of strobe wire to position light power source for those of us who do not have a separate strobe power source available at the wing tip.May 8, 2019Purchased
5 months agoIt did not fit my airplaneI'm sure this product works great for most people however as received it did not fit the mounting bracket on my 1963 172D and there were no adapters available. My IA called the manufacture and was told he would have to fabricate a bracket. I returned the device and will wait until the tail unit is approved before reordering.May 4, 2019Purchased
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- Question and Answer
Browse 39 questions Browse 39 questions and 57 answersis this unit eligible for the FAA rebate?BEST ANSWER: Yes, it is eligible for the FAA rebate.I have an Autogyro Cavalon. Could I install this system? It has the same kind of light.Is there a matching or similar navigator option for the opposite wingtip?BEST ANSWER: Not currently.Is this available with a strobe in addition to the red nav light?BEST ANSWER: Yes, it has both the nav light and strobe light.I see the STC covers PA-28-150, does the STC also cover 1977 PA-28-151 or would that be considered a different model?Is this approved for a Maule 7-235-B? It has the C model on the AML, only difference is the landing gear.BEST ANSWER: From their website
What if my aircraft does not appear in the AML?
Under FAA Memo titled “Installation Approval for ADS-B OUT Systems,” the FAA explains that after an STC is achieved for ADS-B OUT equipment, additional installations can be accomplished on aircraft not listed under the AML STC by an A&P with Inspection Authorization (IA) so long as the installation does not require airframe modification. This process requires completion of a two page FAA form known as a 337. We are providing a mostly complete sample skyBeacon Form 337 here. Once the form is completed your installer will mail it into the FAA office in Oklahoma City. The process is normal for many ADS-B installations and your installer is likely familiar with the process. If your installer has questions please ask them to contact us.Do you get a matching light for the other wingtip?BEST ANSWER: No, The manufacturer is working on that.Is it planned to certify this to be installed on a Navion? (I fly an A model canopy Navion) Also, is there a similar /counterpart strobe/nav light replacement for the other wing? (Strobe/ Green?)BEST ANSWER: Please see the approved list of aircraft on the products web page. We understand that there may be a replacement for the other wing. Please contact the manufacturer for further details.I understand that nav lights need to remain on during the day; however, I thought that leaving a strobe on all the time was not always a good idea especially on cloudy day. Would only be flying vfr, but what about vertigo or disorientation occurring from the strobe on certain occasions? Does a seperate switch need to be installed for the strobe? Thanks.BEST ANSWER: I bought the SkyBeacon but did not install it on my aircraft. I decided to wait for the release of the tailBeacon. This question can be verified by reviewing the installation manual but if memory serves me, I believe there were three wires on the skyBeacon that needed to be connected. I believe one was the power (yellow wire) to the strobe, the other (red wire) to the nav/skyBeacon electronics and the third (black lead) for ground. This would allow for the strobes to be powered as needed. Again this should be confirmed with the manual which is available on the uAvionics website.
So if your aircraft has separate switches for nav light and.the strobes you should be able to turn the strobes off and still be compliant.This unit has a position light and a strobe light. If I run two each separate power feeds, one for the strobe and one for the position light, can I operate the strobe and the position light/ADS B Out units separately?BEST ANSWER: That is a very good question. I suggest an email to u-Avionix. They are very good about responding to questions. I do know that the unit has 3 wires. One wire is for power to the red position light and to the ADS-B OUT. A second wire is for power to the strobe light. A third wire is the ground. The wiring of the unit suggests a separate switch could be wired to supply power to the strobe light independent from the red position light/ADS-B OUT. My understanding is the red light and ADS-B OUT are wired internally together so they always go to together. The strobe light can be turned on and off through the SkyBeacon App but only while the device has a WiFi connection with the SkyBeacon which can only occur on the ground.
Reach out to u-Avionix! They will have the answer for certain.Is an adapter required for Vans RV12?BEST ANSWER: The manufacturer does not list the RV12 as needing the fairing.Does my airplane have to already have strobes for this to work strobe wise ?BEST ANSWER: Yes, it will need strobes or you would need to have a power source installed for the strobes. Currently, only the left-wing is available for certified aircraft.Hi guys I have beech baron 58p skyBeacon works with this aircraft? And it is only adsb out, do you know if i’ll see the traffic on my iPad or gps? Thank youBEST ANSWER: I would recommend looking at the Uavionix.com website and downloading the mounting template.
They also have some FAQ that will answer your questions about fitting your aircraft.
It is ADS-B out. You would need an ADS-B in receiver to see the traffic and weather.OK maybe this is a stupid question but if this is bought does the transponder still require an antenna or is this item serve as the transponder antenna also?BEST ANSWER: Yes, the transponder still requires an antenna (this is in addition to your Mode C transponder). The Skybeacon also transmits.Will this work with a Rans S7?I have a Lightning LSA. I have no nav light, only a strobe light. Can I wire the SkyBeacon to the strobe light wiring?Approved for Cessna 140?BEST ANSWER: I do not see the 140 listed on the manufacturers' website. You may want to contact them at 844.827.2372.What happens when the lights burn out? Are they replaceable?BEST ANSWER: The lights are LED and not replaceable.How do you add the a/c callsign into this?BEST ANSWER: The unit is configured with an app from your phone.Will I be able to get all traffic through my stratus into Foreflight even this is only ADSB out. In for my flight plans, what letters do I use when filing, do I say ADSB out and in since I have a stratus?BEST ANSWER: Yes, you will see a complete trafficWill this unit fit a 2007 cirrus Sr22 ?????My Bonanza has wing tanks so I would need the tail mounted unit. I don't see it listed. Do you offer it?BEST ANSWER: As of today, 3.20.19 the Tailbeacon has not been certified. Once it receives certification we will evaluate the product. Please watch our website for details.Will this be available for a Columbia Lancair?do you sell the adapter? if so what is your part # , I cannot find it. thxBEST ANSWER: The Ferring will be available next week. Please watch our website.will sky beacon work with 24 volt system on 172P?BEST ANSWER: Yes, it is compatible.Will the sky beacon fit a V35 B Beachcraft Bonanza ?BEST ANSWER: Yes, it will fit the Bonanza.Will this work if I have an IFR certified aircraft? Is anything else needed?BEST ANSWER: Yes, it will work with IFR Certified aircraft. You will not need anything else.is it approved for helicopters R22?BEST ANSWER: We believe it is covered under the FAA memo listed below.
We also recommend checking with your avionics shop.Will the SkyBeacon work on a Flight Design CT?Will this unit work on an experimental Kitfox IV? Anythng special for installation and certification instructions?BEST ANSWER: Yes, it will work. Nothing special for install and certification.
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