VansAirForceForums  
Home > VansAirForceForums

- POSTING RULES
- Donate yearly (please).
- Advertise in here!

- Today's Posts | Insert Pics

  #1  
Old 07-27-2019, 04:41 PM
mattsrv7 mattsrv7 is offline
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Seattle, WA
Posts: 112
Default Uavionix Tailbeacon EXP

I haven't seen many posts on the Tailbeacon. I bought the experimental version directly from Uavionix.

The process couldn't have been simpler.
Unscrew the old tail position light. Cut wires. Crimp on the new connection to the tailbeacon. Screw the mount into the same hole pattern. Screw the tailbeacon to the mount. Download the app and connect to WiFi. Type in the N-number and stall speed. Go fly.

I can see the information and tail number on my ADSB-in. The altitude was spot on between the altimeter, GPS, and ADSB-out.
__________________
RV-4 Bought Flying
RV-7 QB Fuselage in Progress
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 07-27-2019, 04:47 PM
SPX SPX is offline
 
Join Date: Dec 2018
Location: San Diego
Posts: 207
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by mattsrv7 View Post
I haven't seen many posts on the Tailbeacon. I bought the experimental version directly from Uavionix.

The process couldn't have been simpler.
Unscrew the old tail position light. Cut wires. Crimp on the new connection to the tailbeacon. Screw the mount into the same hole pattern. Screw the tailbeacon to the mount. Download the app and connect to WiFi. Type in the N-number and stall speed. Go fly.

I can see the information and tail number on my ADSB-in. The altitude was spot on between the altimeter, GPS, and ADSB-out.
Were you able to get a successful ADS-B Performance Report? For me, I had to adjust the transponder threshold to 37% to get a successful report. Below or above that, and I'd have Mode 3/A failures listed.
__________________
RV-9A, Carlsbad Ca (CRQ)
Paid, Jan 2020
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 07-27-2019, 10:07 PM
mattsrv7 mattsrv7 is offline
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Seattle, WA
Posts: 112
Default

I requested a report but have not yet received it.
__________________
RV-4 Bought Flying
RV-7 QB Fuselage in Progress
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 07-27-2019, 11:06 PM
SPX SPX is offline
 
Join Date: Dec 2018
Location: San Diego
Posts: 207
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by mattsrv7 View Post
I requested a report but have not yet received it.
If it does not arrive within 30 minutes, it probably is not coming. May be wise to resubmit and double check the details for accuracy.
__________________
RV-9A, Carlsbad Ca (CRQ)
Paid, Jan 2020
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 07-28-2019, 07:49 AM
Kyle Boatright Kyle Boatright is offline
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: Atlanta, GA
Posts: 3,962
Default

Did you lose your rear strobe in the process? That (IMO) is the big downside of the tailbeacon for those of us who have a rudder mounted strobe.
__________________
Kyle Boatright
Atlanta, GA
2001 RV-6 N46KB
2019(?) RV-10
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 07-28-2019, 08:35 AM
BABALU BABALU is offline
 
Join Date: Jul 2014
Location: Nags Head NC.
Posts: 205
Default

Installed mine in 30 minutes, setup with the app super easy, did an already planned Cross country in in the DC SFRA , submitted report request online when i got to my house , had positive confirmation in 5 minutes. ADSB out successful. Im happy but i agree with Kyle i was bummed to lose my tail strobe.
Thinking i may try to mount my AVEO posistrobe in another location ?
__________________
A C Tyler
RV 9A
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 07-28-2019, 03:54 PM
almarsh almarsh is offline
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: grain valley mo
Posts: 255
Default Tailbeacon

How much was cost do you get rebate?
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 09-02-2019, 12:58 PM
mattsrv7 mattsrv7 is offline
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Seattle, WA
Posts: 112
Default

I finally got around to requesting an FAA ADS-B performance report and it showed it was good, no issues in the report. That's with the default settings and a Narco AT-150 transponder.

I bought the tailBeacon EXP directly from Uavionix and there were no rebates when I picked mine up.

https://uavionix.com/product/tailbeacon-experimental/

I was looking at a bunch of options and I'm happy with my choice so far.
__________________
RV-4 Bought Flying
RV-7 QB Fuselage in Progress

Last edited by mattsrv7 : 09-02-2019 at 03:27 PM.
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 09-09-2019, 12:48 PM
ksouthar ksouthar is offline
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Posts: 105
Default

I just installed the tailbeacon this weekend. A little more complicated since I didnít want to wire it into the nav lights. I chose to run a new power lead connected to my avionics bus.

I moved the strobe to a new housing I 3-D printed and placed just in front of the rear tie down point.

Keith
N355RV
RV9-A
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 09-09-2019, 05:02 PM
Geeman Geeman is offline
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Novato, CA KDVO
Posts: 368
Default Pic of your new housing?

Quote:
Originally Posted by ksouthar View Post
I just installed the tailbeacon this weekend. A little more complicated since I didnít want to wire it into the nav lights. I chose to run a new power lead connected to my avionics bus.

I moved the strobe to a new housing I 3-D printed and placed just in front of the rear tie down point.

Keith
N355RV
RV9-A
Got any pic's? Care to make another for a few $? Thanks.
__________________
Kyle Gee
Purchased and sold flying RV-6
RV-7 Kit (sold to purchase C150 to train my kids)
Purchased flying RV-7
Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump


All times are GMT -6. The time now is 03:42 PM.


The VAFForums come to you courtesy Delta Romeo, LLC. By viewing and participating in them you agree to build your plane using standardized methods and practices and to fly it safely and in accordance with the laws governing the country you are located in.