I am looking for anyone that has experience with the SkyguardTWX family as I am looking for an ADS-B out transmitter that will complement my Stratus 2/iPad/Foreflight combination. The only unit that I am aware of is the SkyguardTWX unit. Are any others available?
Has anyone purchased the SkyguardTWX transmitter? Can anyone comment on the performance of the SkyguardTWX Transmitter?
Has anyone purchased and installed the SkyguardTWX transceiver? If so, please comment on its performance as such should give an idea on how the transmitter will perform.
The SkyguardTWX website indicates the units are presently under TSO-C154c certification testing. Wondering if this will ever be successful in light of the information on the FAA website.
Looking at the FAA Website, http://www.faa.gov/nextgen/implement...rams/adsb/faq/
the FAA says.....
Will the FAA allow portable/handheld units, or will they have to be panel mounts only?
Installed transponders and GPS units must meet certification standards. Handheld devices and displays that serve only for situational awareness have more flexibility and are not certified installations. In order to comply with 14 CFR § 91.225 and 91.227 aircraft intended to fly in ADS-B airspace must have installed and certified equipment. Portable installations are not compliant to the rule and would only be usable for receiving FIS-B services for situational awareness. The FAA is in the early stages of investigating a portable device for glider aircraft.
I have had a conversation with Stratus and they tell me that Stratus will most likely NOT come out with an ADS-B Out companion for the Stratus 2 because they say such would not be legal. When I asked them to send me a link to the regulation, they said there is no regulation but the FAA will soon clarify this issue in the month's ahead.
Have also had a conversation with SkyguardTWX. They tell me they are shipping the ADS-B out transmitter. I forget to ask them to comment on the information I received from Stratus.
Have any insight? Will the TWX be legal and continue to function in an E-AB after 2020? (YES, I know 2020 is 6 years away!)