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Old 05-16-2022, 09:12 PM
N29945 N29945 is offline
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Default ADS B out question

I have an RV6A with a Garmin GTX327 Transponder that seems to work well however it is 20 years old, what are my best options for ADS B out, my avionics guy is not really sold on the tail beacon option.

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Old 05-16-2022, 09:54 PM
Robin8er Robin8er is offline
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What's the opposition to the tail beacon? As long as you don't plan to fly outside the US it works fine. I have the nav light version on my wingtip and haven't had any problems, I know plenty of people that have them and haven't heard any complaints.
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Old 05-16-2022, 10:07 PM
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Default Best bang for the Buck

The GTX-327 transponder is a good unit. I suggest you keep it and install a GDL-82 ADS-B out. That's a pretty bullet proof combination. If you shop around, a new GDL-82 unit can be had for less than $1700. Install is not bad, just takes some time.
Second would be the Echo UAT with SkyFyx (uAvionics). The best way to install with the GTX-327 is the additional MUX cable, so it would be a bit more than the GDL-82 all-in, but the Echo/ SkyFyx includes ADS-B IN.

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Old 05-17-2022, 05:34 AM
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I just installed a GTX327 NEW unit. Had a King 76A with EchoUAT/ GRT SafeFly gps… well.
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Old 05-17-2022, 06:20 AM
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The 327 is a great unit. If you want some extra "IN" functions, like weather and traffic, consider the Echo Uat. It has WIFI out and you can also hardwire it to an EFIS.

We've done lots of setups like these in the RV's.

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Old 05-17-2022, 09:42 AM
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I have the GTX327 and tailbeacon combo. Works great, and it was an easy install.

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