SkyBeacon ADS-B Out Transmitter

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Unique wingtip-mounted design

The skyBeacon replaces your wingtip navigation light with a simple, compact solution to become ADS-B out compliant. Remove your old light and install the new skyBeacon in the same location. Three wires, three screws, and an easy setup app is all it takes for most installations. Works with any mode C or mode S transponder. Some planes (like newer Cessnas) may require a fairing. See below for more info.

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Unique wingtip-mounted design

The skyBeacon replaces your wingtip navigation light with a simple, compact solution to become ADS-B out compliant. Remove your old light and install the new skyBeacon in the same location. Three wires, three screws, and an easy setup app is all it takes for most installations. Works with any mode C or mode S transponder. Some planes (like newer Cessnas) may require a fairing. See below for more info.

Features:

  • 978 UAT transmitter with a specially designed blade antenna. The design minimizes installation error and antenna placement issues. TSO-C154c Class B1S
  • A built-in WAAS GPS provides compliant position data for ADS-B transmission. No additional wiring or external GPS antenna mounting is required. TSO-C145d Class Beta 1
  • The integrated altitude encoder does not require connection to the aircraft static pressure system. The skyBeacon continuously calibrates the integrated altitude encoder for correspondence with the aircraft transponder’s altitude encoder. TSO-C88b
  • LED Nav light provides the required red light for the wing tip. TSO-C30c
  • Bright LED strobe light for anti-collision. TSO-C96a
  • Easy configuration - the skyBeacon mobile application allows installers to easily configure the ICAO address, emitter type, and more by accessing the aircraft registration information stored online. No cables required. 

 

Installation Guide and STC Documentation

View instruction Guide

 

Approved Model List

The following aircraft are covered by the skyBeacon AML STC. 

American Champion
7AC, 7BCM (L-16A), 7EC, S7EC, 7ECA, 7FC, 7GC, 7GCA, 7GCAA, 7GCB, 7GCBA, 7GCBC
7HC, 7JC, 7KC, 7KCAB
8KCAB, 8GCBC

Aviat
A-1, A-1A, A1-B, A-1C-180, A-1C-200

Beechcraft
19A, B19, M19A, 23, A23, A23-19, A23-24, B23, C23, A24, A24R, B24R, C24R
35-33, 35-A33, 35-B33, 35-C33, 35-C33A, E33, E33A, E33C, F33, F33A, G33, H35, J35, K35, M35, N35, P35
35, A35, B35, C35, D35, E35, F35, G35, 35R
45 (YT-34), A45 (T-34A, B-45), D45 (T-34B)

Boeing
BC-1A, AT-6 (SNJ-2), AT-6A (SNJ-3), AT-6B, AT-6C (SNJ-4), AT-6D (SNJ-5), AT-6F
(SNJ-6), T-6G (SNJ-7)

Cessna/Textron
150, 150A, 150B, 150C, 150D, 150E, 150F, 150G, 150H, 150J, 150K, 150L, 150M, 152 172, 172A, 172B, 172C, 172D, 172E, 172F, 172G, 172H, 172I, 172K, 172L, 172M, 172N, 172P, 172Q, 172R, 172S
172RG
175A, 175B, 175C
177, 177A, 177B, 177RG
182, 182A, 182B, 182C, 182D, 182E, 182F, 182G, 182H, 182J, 182K, 182L, 182M, 182N, 182P, 182Q, 182R, 182S, 182T, R182, T182, TR182
180, 180A, 180B, 180C, 180D, 180E, 180F, 180G, 180H, 180J, 180K
185, 185A, 185B, 185C, 185D, 185E, A185E, A185F
190
195, 195A, 195B
206, P206, P206A, P206B, P206C, P206D, P206E, U206, U206A, U206B, U206C, U206D, U206E, U206F, U206G, TP206A, TP206B, TP206C, TP206D, TP206E, TU206A, TU206B, TU206C, TU206D, TU206E, TU206F, TU206G

Piper
PA-18A, PA-18A-135, PA-18A-150
PA-20, PA-20S, PA-20-115, PA-20S-115, PA-20-135, PA-20S-135
PA-22, PA-22-108, PA-22-135, PA-22S-135, PA-22-150, PA-22S-150, PA-22-160, PA-22S-160
PA-23, PA-23-160, PA-23-235, PA-23-250, PA-23-250 (Navy UO-1), PA-E23-250
PA-24, PA-24-250, PA-24-260, PA-24-400
PA-25, PA-25-235, PA-25-260
PA-28-140, PA-28-150, PA-28-160, PA-28-180, A-28-235, PA-28S-160, PA-28S-180, PA-28R-180, PA-28R-200
PA-30, PA-39, PA-40
PA-32-260, PA-32-300, PA-32S-300, PA-32R-300, PA-32RT-300, PA-32RT-300T
PA-36-285, PA-36-300, PA-36-375
PA-38-112

Maule
M-7-235C, M-7-260C, MXT-7-180A

Mooney
M-18C, M-18C55, M-18L, M-18LA
M20, M20A, M20B, M20C, M20D, M20E, M20F, M20G

Swift
GC-1A, GC-1B

Univair (Alon/Ercoup/Forney/Stinson)
415-D, 415-E, 415-G, F-1, F-1A, A-2, A2-A, M10
415-C (ERCO), 415-CD (ERCO)
108, 108-1, 108-2, 108-3, 108-5

 

Fairings

If your wingtips or lighting configuration are not supported by the skyBeacon you can purchase fairings for the following aircraft:

Port 301 Fairing


This adapter left-hand (port) (UAV-1002301-001) allows installation of the skyBeacon TSO on the following Cessna aircraft. Please note the following list assumes the factory wingtip configuration.

Cessna aircraft
150L, 150M
152
175C
180G, 180H
182F, 182G, 182H, 182J, 182K, 182L, 182M, 182N
185, 185A, 185B, 185C, 185D, 185E, A185F
P206E, U206E


This adapter (UAV-1002302-001) allows installation of the skyBeacon TSO on the following Cessna aircraft:

Cessna aircraft
172L, 172M, 172N, 172P, 172Q, 172R, 172S
172RG
177B, 177RG
180J, 180K
182P, 182Q, 182R, 182S, 182T, R182, T182, TR182
185, 185A, 185B, 185C, 185D, 185E, A185F
U206F, U206G
TU206F, TU206G

 

FAQs

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) mechanic. Most IAs, aircraft maintenance facilities, and/or repair stations are also qualified to install skyBeacon. Please note that the installation must be tested to verify proper configuration and operation.

 

Who can install the skyBeacon?

For certified aircraft, the skyBeacon must at the very least be installed by an Airframe and Powerplant mechanic (A&P) and the installation must be reviewed and approved (signed off) by an IA. Part 145 shops and facilities with avionics expertise will optimize timely installation and downtime in addition to reducing overall cost.

 

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 potentially affect the installation time. This is why it is extremely important to discuss the installation with a certified avionics shop or A&P or IA.

 

How is the installation tested to ensure it meets the FAA Requirements?

Once the skyBeacon has been installed it is required that the equipment be tested to show it meets the FAA requirements for ADS-B OUT. An Operational Flight Evaluation (often referred to as a performance flight) must be performed and verified by the FAA.  Additionally, the installer may verify performance on the ground using an ADS-B ramp test set.

Ramp Test Equipment (ref. section 91.407(c)). Use ramp test equipment (e.g. Aeroflex IFR6000) to verify proper system configuration and compliance with section 91.227 equipment performance requirements.

Operational Flight Evaluation:  What does the operational flight evaluation consist of?

To summarize the requirements of AC20-165B (see links below): The performance flight should take place for a minimum of 30 minutes from wheels up. The aircraft should climb to 3,000 ft+ AGL and perform a minimum of two 360 degree turns in each direction. Banks in excess of 30 degrees and extreme maneuvers and attitudes should be avoided. Any climb or descent should be a minimum of one minute in length. The area of flight should have excellent radar and ADS-B coverage.

 

Operational Flight Evaluation. Conduct an operational flight evaluation (OFE) per section 91.407(b) and request an FAA ADS-B compliance report.

 

Will skyBeacon meet the U.S. ADS-B 2020 mandate?

Yes, skyBeacon will meet the 2020 ADS-B requirements when paired with an operational Mode C or Mode S transponder.  skyBeacon meets or exceeds all required performance and environmental standards for use in the national airspace.  The certified skyBeacon will ship with 5 separate TSO certifications:

  • UAT Transmitter: TSO-C154c Class B1S
  • WAAS GPS: TSO-C145d Class Beta I
  • Altitude Encoder: TSO C88b
  • Position Light: TSO-C30
  • Anti-Collision: TSO-C96a

 


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Skybeacon Can Do
The 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, 2019
Purchased
2 months ago
Sorry, I haven’t installed it yet so I am unable to comment on the product, but Sporty’s service was excellent.
July 31, 2019
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Ease Of Use
5 / 5
Value
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Would You Recommend?
Yes
I 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, 2019
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Excellent Unit
I 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, 2019
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Very easy install.nn
Uavionix 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, 2019
Purchased
5 months ago
It did not fit my airplane
I'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, 2019
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is this unit eligible for the FAA rebate?
Steven G on Apr 5, 2019
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.
Patrick S on Apr 22, 2019
BEST ANSWER: I would say yes but I would contact the manufacturer uavionics.com for verification.
Is there a matching or similar navigator option for the opposite wingtip?
A shopper on Apr 19, 2019
BEST ANSWER: Not currently.
Is this available with a strobe in addition to the red nav light?
A shopper on Feb 1, 2019
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?
Syed M on Jun 5, 2019
BEST ANSWER: Here is a link to the manufacturer's website that covers the aircraft that are not on the STC.

https://uavionix.com/support/skybeacon/skybeacon-stc-aml-information/#337
Is this approved for a Maule 7-235-B? It has the C model on the AML, only difference is the landing gear.
Jordan E on Feb 3, 2019
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?
RUDOLPH S on Mar 12, 2019
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?)
Glen D on Feb 2, 2019
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.
Penelope L on Aug 14, 2019
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?
A shopper on Mar 27, 2019
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?
A shopper on Mar 26, 2019
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 ?
A shopper on Aug 26, 2019
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 you
Alvaro on Jul 23, 2019
BEST 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?
Scott D on May 22, 2019
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?
A shopper on May 3, 2019
BEST ANSWER: Please go to https://uavionix.com/products/skybeacon/ download the templet and read the installation for aircraft that are not covered in the STC.
I have a Lightning LSA. I have no nav light, only a strobe light. Can I wire the SkyBeacon to the strobe light wiring?
Norman D on Apr 28, 2019
BEST ANSWER: Please see the manufacturers website at Uavionics.com for installation information.
Approved for Cessna 140?
Alexis L on Apr 24, 2019
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?
A shopper on Mar 28, 2019
BEST ANSWER: The lights are LED and not replaceable.
How do you add the a/c callsign into this?
Chris M on Mar 21, 2019
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?
Glen Y on Mar 21, 2019
BEST ANSWER: Yes, you will see a complete traffic
Will this unit fit a 2007 cirrus Sr22 ?????
Lee F on Mar 20, 2019
BEST ANSWER: I would recommend going to https://uavionix.com/products/skybeacon/ They have a template that you can download to ensure fit. The Cirrus is not listed on their site.
My Bonanza has wing tanks so I would need the tail mounted unit. I don't see it listed. Do you offer it?
Lloyd K on Mar 20, 2019
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?
A shopper on Mar 19, 2019
BEST ANSWER: Yes, if not included in the STC there is a memo from the FAA. Check the Uavionix.com web site. https://uavionix.com/support/skybeacon/skybeacon-stc-aml-information/#337
do you sell the adapter? if so what is your part # , I cannot find it. thx
A shopper on Mar 15, 2019
BEST ANSWER: The Ferring will be available next week. Please watch our website.
will sky beacon work with 24 volt system on 172P?
Gary S on Mar 10, 2019
BEST ANSWER: Yes, it is compatible.
Will the sky beacon fit a V35 B Beachcraft Bonanza ?
Vinny on Mar 8, 2019
BEST ANSWER: Yes, it will fit the Bonanza.
Will this work if I have an IFR certified aircraft? Is anything else needed?
Jesse W on Feb 25, 2019
BEST ANSWER: Yes, it will work with IFR Certified aircraft. You will not need anything else.
is it approved for helicopters R22?
Joe F on Feb 25, 2019
BEST ANSWER: We believe it is covered under the FAA memo listed below.

http://rgl.faa.gov/Regulatory_and_Guidance_Library/rgPolicy.nsf/0/1fdea629cd029a7c86257f7900601653/%24FILE/AFS-360_2016-03-02.pdf

We also recommend checking with your avionics shop.
Will the SkyBeacon work on a Flight Design CT?
Robert M on Feb 25, 2019
BEST ANSWER: I would recommend contacting the manufacturer at https://uavionix.com/products/skybeacon/
Will this unit work on an experimental Kitfox IV? Anythng special for installation and certification instructions?
A shopper on Feb 14, 2019
BEST ANSWER: Yes, it will work. Nothing special for install and certification.
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