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Old 06-26-2022, 12:33 PM
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That's pretty impressive Vern, certainly makes the tail beaconX a much more attractive proposition. BTW do you have a tail beacon on your Rocket? If it was mounted where the tail light normally is, seems it would be vulnerable to damage on the ground.
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Old 06-26-2022, 06:45 PM
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Hi Jim. I donít have one on my Rocket, but Rob Prior has one on his 6, mounted on the Stinger. Heís done all the in-flight testing.

My tailBeaconX is going into my new build, along with the OnSpeed system and seven custom displays (huVVer-AVI devices).

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Old 06-27-2022, 07:22 AM
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That's pretty impressive Vern, certainly makes the tail beaconX a much more attractive proposition. BTW do you have a tail beacon on your Rocket? If it was mounted where the tail light normally is, seems it would be vulnerable to damage on the ground.
Any damage I could incur while manoeuvering on the ground would mean that I was manoeuvering in a manner that would probably take out the rudder as well.

By far the largest risks are moving the plane with the tow bar, or leaving the plane parked on a ramp and someone walking past it too close. At a fly-in this weekend I stuck a flag in the ground behind the rudder (one of those collapsing flags that you get with a bike trailer), and nobody damaged it. But I may still move the tBX into the wingtip to make it more secure.
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Old 06-27-2022, 11:53 AM
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I assume you are thinking inside the glass fairing like some com antennas. I wonder how well it would perform in that spot?
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A number of them are already in service in that location with no issues reported.
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Old 06-28-2022, 09:10 AM
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I wasn't thinking about damage while moving on the ground, more about working around the machine , such as lifting the tail with a hoist.
However, if it is feasible to mount it in a wingtip then I'm interested.
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Old 07-05-2022, 09:46 AM
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Here's a teaser video produced by MakerPlane for the huVVer-AVI TBX controller.

It's a standard unit (3" version), loaded with the TBX App. Anyone with an existing unit running the Flight Instrument package can download the App from huVVer.tech. The TBX App replaces the stock Flight Instruments App, but it can always be swapped back.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P6r_VQ2zDBA

Note: the huVVer-AVI is not actually connected to a tailBeaconX in this video, so ignore the XP status fields.

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Old 07-06-2022, 10:07 AM
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Evidence of the huVVer-AVI tailBeaconX controller in action:

First, Rob Prior in his RV-6, Tweety. Note the tailBeaconX on the tail stinger. You may need to click on the photo to make it larger. Rob has been involved with testing uAvionix devices since the beginning of the Aireon Canadian field trials.

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Next, yours truly in my Harmon Rocket, Voltar. I don't have my tailBeaconX installed yet. My development unit is installed on my new build.

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Photos credit: Brodie Winkler
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