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Old 12-24-2020, 05:03 PM
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Bruno,
Here are pictures of a regular Tail Beacon installed in a RV-8 right wingtip
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Old 12-25-2020, 12:45 PM
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Hi Rob

''Someone walking past and breaking mine is the only concern I have with mine on the tail'')

This is my main concern too as it will be seating really close to the ground

Nice to know it can see thru fiberglass..

RON:

Thanks for the pictures, it give me a good idea on how to mount it ...Did you have to compensate for the distance from the centerline of the aircraft when you set it up??

That is where it's gonna go in my -4 too...

Happy Holidays to All

Bruno

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Old 12-25-2020, 02:06 PM
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Here is a link to a short video on configuring the TailBeacon.
https://uavionix.com/support/skybeac...configuration/
To answer your question when configuring you input the distance of the TailBeacon lateral from the roll axis and longitudinal aft from the nose. The video will explain.
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Old 12-25-2020, 02:56 PM
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Hi Ron

Thanks, that's what I thought...

Cheers

Bruno
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Old 12-26-2020, 10:40 AM
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Did you have to compensate for the distance from the centerline of the aircraft when you set it up??
The setup screen for the TailBeaconX has inputs for lateral and longitudinal offset, so you could easily enter your position regardless of where you mount it on the airframe.

I have heard that uAvionix offered a firmware update that disabled the light on the TailBeacon model. I haven't heard if they have done this for the TailBeaconX yet.
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Old 02-08-2021, 07:48 PM
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I am considering the Tail Beacon-X for my RV4, I have the John Johansson wingtip tanks, so a wingtip mounting solution is not possible. I think I want to mount it on the top of the rudder....has anyone seen this done yet?

Pictures would be awesome if so!
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Old 02-09-2021, 04:42 PM
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Have installed 4 TailBeacons in the wingtip. Kept it as far outboard as possible. They work great with perfect Public ADS-B Performance Reports. You use the SkyBeacon app on your phone to configure your TailBeacon and it has the ability to turn off the light.
I think people are confusing the TailBeacon and the TailBeaconX ?

The TailBeacon is an ADS-B out only solution with a GPS.

The TailBeaconX is a Mode S-ES Transponder with a GPS. With the TailBeaconX you need to use a panel mounted EFIS (AV-30, AF-5600, GRT? ...) to control the Transponder and set the code.


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Old 03-15-2021, 10:35 PM
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Talking Tailbeacon X

Well I ordered my Tailbeacon X with the AV-20E Control module today..can't wait to install it and to see it at work.

Also:

''I have heard that uAvionix offered a firmware update that disabled the light on the TailBeacon model. ''
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Apparently it is a done deal, a friend talked to them a week ago and was told it is now an option in the set up.

Bruno

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