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Old 05-10-2021, 03:50 AM
Mtherr Mtherr is offline
 
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Thanks for the update Bruno! Great news!
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Old 05-10-2021, 02:28 PM
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Hello Listers

First, sorry for the long wait for an update..

I was finally able to get airborne today with the weather improving and the strip finally drying out.

The Tailbeacon-X is working just fine in all phase of flight and today I was able to do a flight along the Canadian/US border so that I could get a compliance report from the FAA which I did and as far as I know it is good as there were no Red indications in the report.

For about an hour and a half I did step turns in both directions and all kind of manoeuvers as a way to shield the antenna but the Tailbeacon-X kept on trucking along just fine. So my use of an aluminum plate to mount the beacon doesn't seems to affect it in any way even tough a fiberglass plate will most likely be better.

I could see traffic and weather and the transponder worked as advertised.The GPS ''Nic & NACp'' were showing 10 most of the time which is the max you can get.

So for the ones of you thinking of doing the same I did, I think that the results are good and that you can go ahead with your installations.

Best of luck

Bruno
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Bruno, we are glad to hear that your efforts have been rewarded. Thank you for the update. Just to clarify, did you mount the tailBeacon X in a horizontal plane and not vertically as it was intended by uAvionics?
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Old 05-10-2021, 02:57 PM
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It is mounted with the antennas on a vertical plane… see pictures on the page 2 of this thread.
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Old 05-10-2021, 08:46 PM
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Hi Bill

The beacon is mounted as UaVionix intended (with the antenna vertically) The only difference I used is that I mounted the mounting plate in the horizontal ( it can go either way )so that the two little screws ( about a 1/4 ‘’ ) holding the beacon tightly in place were at a 6 & 12 o’clock position ...

This allowed for a better access to them once the beacon was mounted in the wingtip..

Hope this helps

Cheers

Bruno
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Old 05-10-2021, 08:48 PM
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Hi Bill

The beacon is mounted as UaVionix intended (with the antenna vertically) The only difference I used is that I mounted the mounting plate in the horizontal ( it can go either way )so that the two little screws ( about a 1/4 ‘’ ) holding the beacon tightly in place were at a 6 & 12 o’clock position ...

This allowed for a better access to them once the beacon was mounted in the wingtip..

Hope this helps

Cheers

Bruno
Thanks Michel and Bruno.

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