Customer Reviews5.0 / 5.012 ReviewsDurability5.0 / 5Reliability5.0 / 5Performance5.0 / 5Ease Of Use5.0 / 5Value5.0 / 5Would You Recommend?Yes (11)Durability5 / 5Reliability5 / 5Performance5 / 5Ease Of Use5 / 5Value5 / 5Would You Recommend?YesTailBeacon a real winner!Easy to program, works excellently — 100% pass on performance flight — easy to installFebruary 22, 2020Purchased
3 weeks agoPerformance5 / 5Ease Of Use5 / 5Value5 / 5Would You Recommend?YesExcellent piece of equipmentAfter simple installation, passed flight test with no problemsFebruary 3, 2020Purchased
1 month agoDurability5 / 5Reliability5 / 5Performance5 / 5Ease Of Use5 / 5Value5 / 5Would You Recommend?YesBuy it. You'll like it!Installed on a 77 warrior II. So simple a caveman could do it! It replaces the Grimes tail light and, for my installation, the tailBeacon weighed 11 grams more that the stuff we took out - hardly worth the rudder balance check the A&P required.
If uAvionix would complete the STC for the PA28-xxx then a rudder balance might not even be required (speculation).
Programming was dirt simple and quick. The complete installation could easily be done in under an hour if no balancing is recommended by your installer.January 10, 2020Purchased
1 month agoEase Of Use5 / 5January 9, 2020Purchased
2 months agoWould You Recommend?YesDecember 27, 2019Purchased
2 months agoReliability5 / 5Performance5 / 5Ease Of Use5 / 5Value5 / 5Would You Recommend?YesGreat piece, great price!In doing my due diligence regarding the 2020 mandate I decided on the tail beacon to fulfill the requirements. I bought and had the unit installed on Christmas Eve 2019. I flew to Houston Christmas Day and the unit worked flawlessly. I can’t Speak to the durability aspect yet because I just purchased the unit, but so far, so good! Hats off to Uavionix!December 27, 2019Durability5 / 5Reliability5 / 5Performance5 / 5Ease Of Use5 / 5Value5 / 5Would You Recommend?YesI just had my tail beacon installed. Have not got a chance to use it but sure looks great.December 23, 2019Purchased
2 months agoDurability5 / 5Reliability5 / 5Performance5 / 5Ease Of Use5 / 5Value5 / 5Would You Recommend?YesGreat product. Easy and affordable and works great!December 14, 2019Purchased
2 months agoWould You Recommend?YesDecember 2, 2019Purchased
3 months agoDurability5 / 5Reliability5 / 5Performance5 / 5Ease Of Use5 / 5Value5 / 5Would You Recommend?YesTail Beacon ReviewI installed the Tail Beacon is a very short time and the setup was a breeze. I then executed the verification flight and all couldn't be better. It IS as they say it is.November 15, 2019Purchased
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Browse 29 questions Browse 29 questions and 29 answersIs this the TSO version for certified aircraft?BEST ANSWER: Yes, it is for certified aircraft.I have seen the date in which the tail beacon will be available change a few times. What are the chances it will be changed again? As the deadline nears, I’m being forced to seek other options.BEST ANSWER: As we understand it the Tailbeacon received the STC from the FAA. The date may change again depending on when we can receive the unit.You site list a ship date of August 15th. uAvionix site says TSO has been obtained but no shipments will take place until STC is obtained. No estimated date is available for STC. what do you know that uAvionix doesn't?BEST ANSWER: This is a date that uAvionix supplied to its venders.will a Narco AT-150 transponder work with the tailbeacon if it has Mode C encoder?BEST ANSWER: Yes, it will work with tailbeacon.The current ship date is Sept 20th... just wondering how accurate this is right now?BEST ANSWER: The date is supplied by the manufacturer. This date is subject to change.Please re-do the copy on this ad. The light is white, not red, and it’s a steady white nav light, not a strobe. OK, here’s your question: who wrote this piece of sloppiness?BEST ANSWER: Thank you. I will have the copy changed.Will this fit a Maule M6 tail?Can this be used to comply with Mexican and Canadian ADS-B requirements?BEST ANSWER: No, we understand that the these countries will require a 1090Mhz transmitter.Will it work in a 1948 Cessna 170?Will this work on a Bell 206B Helicopter ?Is this unit certified for a Cessna 140 ?How high to you have to fly?BEST ANSWER: The Tailbeacon is limited to below 18000 feet.Is this tail unit approved for Robinson Helicopters ??BEST ANSWER: Yes, the manufacturer's website has a letter for certification.Does the power requirement mean that the nav lights need to be on all the time to power the tailbeacon?BEST ANSWER: Yes that is correct.Will this fit a piper tri pacer ?Will this fit on any aircraft? I have a 1968 Piper Cherokee 235.Can I use it on a Robinson R44 helicopter?BEST ANSWER: Yes, the manufacturer has documentation on their website.Are there any anti-theft screws on this unit? Seems like it would be easily stolen.BEST ANSWER: Not that I am aware of.Do I need a mechanic to install this, or can I do it myself?BEST ANSWER: Yes, it requires an A&P to install on certificated aircraft.Will this ADSB (Out) Tailbeacon be transferable (programmable) if reinstalled from one aircraft to another?Is the tail beacon both 12 and 24 volt?BEST ANSWER: Yes, it will work with both systems.Does ATC receive the altitude on the tail beacons GPS or the altitude from the transponder?BEST ANSWER: The tailbeacon has a pressure sensor and encode built into the unit.will it fit a seneca 2 PA34-200T the tail beacon ?The features say this product provides “the required red light for the wingtip” - wrong. It provides the white light for the tail?
Goes on to say “bright LD strobe light for anti-collision” - wrong. Tailbeacon has no strobe feature?BEST ANSWER: We have corrected the copy.Would this item work inside a fiberglass wingtip or tail fairing. If you didn't want the nav light?Does this device replace the beacon located on the top of the Dakota Rudder? OR the left Wing Tip Red Marker and Strobe light?BEST ANSWER: This replaced the white strobe on the back of the tail.Is this the certified aircraft version of TailBeacon that we’ve been waiting for? (No experimental)BEST ANSWER: The TailBeacon is TSO'd but has not received STC.Please confirm that tailBeacon has an integrated WHITE Nav light, neither a red nav light or a strobe? I believe that is on the SkyBeacon (wingtip placement) only.BEST ANSWER: It is white light.Hello, this works for a Cirrus SR22TN 2007?
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