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Old 05-20-2020, 09:51 AM
BobB BobB is offline
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Default Uavionix Tailbeacon Fastener Sizes

I think that I read somewhere that the fastener holes in the standard Tailbeacon are too small for the average RV -7a installation and that Uavionix has an alternative part number for RV's. True?
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Old 05-21-2020, 08:14 AM
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Snowflake Snowflake is offline
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Are you referring to the tailBeacon, or the tailBeaconX?

I found that the tailBeaconX was a little too long for the tapered fairing for the tail-light on my 1996-era RV-6. uAvionix includes a spacer that lets you mount it 1/4" further aft in the hole, which solves this.

An RV-7 owner I know also found this problem, and elected to re-fibreglass the taper to increase the clearance. The tailBeaconX sits more flush and looks better done this way. I may upgrade mine as well.
Rob Prior
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