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Old 01-06-2017, 03:16 PM
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Default UAVIONIX ECHO-ATU-20 ADS-B in/out

Is this going to be an option for 2020 ADS-B compliance?

http://www.uavionix.com/products/echo-atu-20/

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Old 01-06-2017, 03:23 PM
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I couldn't find a price listed.
You will need a transponder that can "talk" with this device digitally.
They're probably waiting for Navworx and the FAA to sort out what "complies with the performance requirements but is not TSO'd" really means.

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Old 01-06-2017, 03:37 PM
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If I'm reading UAVIONIX home page correctly it looks like they have a UK approved unit available now for 600 pounds = $737 USD

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Old 01-06-2017, 03:54 PM
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I have no idea of UK rules, but in the US:
1. The FAA has said it will not approve portable units for "out"
2. "out" on 1090 MHz is restricted to mode S-ES transponders. Is this device also a transponder?

Edit: I see on their home page, it says "Designed for Drones and Unmanned aircraft". I have no idea what the rules are for them.

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Old 01-06-2017, 04:01 PM
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The UK CAA CAP1391 approval doesn't satisfy the ADS-B OUT mandate for controlled airspace and it can only be used in aircraft that aren't equipped with a transponder. The aim is to provide devices that improve situational awareness only.
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Old 01-06-2017, 06:46 PM
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I didn't mean to imply that the UK was acceptable in the US - I was just trying to get some sense of cost.

We will have to wait and see if the echo ATU-20 ADS-B Transceiver for Light Sport (LSA) and Experimental Aircraft will be accepted by the FAA especially in light of the Navworx fiasco. Looks like it would be a simple install...
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Old 01-06-2017, 06:52 PM
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uAvionix actually sells one of their other products the ping buddy here in the US. It's however just a receiver for both the 978 UAT and ES and ground transmitters. I bought one thru Adventure Pilot about a month ago and flew with it a couple hours outside the class B around ATL. See another post here on VAF. It reported back Wx and traffic very well however the traffic was result of someone else pinging the ground station. But in the hi traffic areas there is always someone around. I think it may be technology like this that actually come thru with an affordable ADS B solution for GA, The size and apparent compactness of this device is amazing. I hope the FAA will come to realize the potential for innovative product producers like this. Remember this ADS B thing is international not just the US. The rest of the world has got to have them also. I think the digital compact size of these devices may be the answer to all of the TSOd parts that make up the other products. The ping buddy is really all built on one small chip.
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Old 01-07-2017, 05:23 PM
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uAvionix actually sells one of their other products the ping buddy here in the US. It's however just a receiver for both the 978 UAT and ES and ground transmitters.
I concur. I just got a Ping Buddy a week ago and the size is amazing.
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Old 03-20-2017, 06:08 PM
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I got a note from uAvonix that they will be launching the EchoUAT 2020 compliant ADS-B at the Sun n Fun Airshow, the first week of April. The retail price will be $999 for the base EchoUAT w/o GPS. They will also be releasing the SkyFYX GPS approved source in the coming weeks for $500 or less. So if you have a approved GPS source in your plane, the cost would only be $999, otherwise about $1499. The EchoUAT is for Experimental and Light Sport aircraft. This might be a good alternative for earlier RV-12 with the Dynon D-180 and Garmin GTX-327 Transponder.

See http://www.uavionix.com/products/echo-uat/
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Old 03-25-2017, 09:55 AM
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Default Beta Testers Wanted for uAvionix ADS-B Transceiver

Hey guys,

uAvionix will be releasing a new ADS-B Transceiver for Exp/LSA, very soon. We've done extensive testing internally and are now seeking some various aircraft configuration field tests.

With that said, we highly value the opinion of Van's owners and the VansAirForce pilot community... and thus the reason we'd like to inquire if there are some interested, technical pilots that would like to be testers for this new ADS-B product. You'd work with us to install and perform some flight performance reports.

We'll provide the ADS-B equipment and technical support, you provide the install and flight test. We'll make sure it's mutually beneficial for your efforts. Below are some basic avionics we are looking to include.

Desireable aircraft configurations would include having some of the following equipment:

EFIS (touchscreen) w/ compliant WAAS GPS Source:
  • Dynon Skyview
  • MGL Avionics EFIS
  • GRT EFIS
  • Advanced Flight Systems EFIS

Transponder (Mode C or Mode S):
  • Garmin 327, 330
  • Sandia, SL70, etc.
  • Bendix King KT76, Narco, Becker, Trig, etc.

Installed compliant WAAS GPS onboard...

Note: We will have our own GPS option too, but for these test we want to focus on third party rule compliant GPS sources.

Please understand, I don't want this post to come off as advertising so I won't post a link. It's already on the thread. Please use the Contact Us option to express your interest and we'll contact you promptly with further details on these tests.

Thanks,
Shane - uAvionix Team

Last edited by Shane@uAvionix : 03-26-2017 at 05:52 AM. Reason: This is a finished product, not a beta product. Just for clarification.
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