VansAirForceForums  
Home > VansAirForceForums

-POSTING RULES
-Advertise in here!
- Today's Posts | Insert Pics

Keep VAF Going
Donate methods

Point your
camera app here
to donate fast.


Go Back   VAF Forums > Avionics / Interiors / Fiberglass > ADS-B
Register FAQ Members List Calendar Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
  #1  
Old 04-12-2021, 12:22 PM
comatb comatb is offline
 
Join Date: Feb 2020
Location: Burlington Ontario
Posts: 26
Default tailBeaconx Wingtip Mounting PAPR?

Has anyone mounted a tailBeaconX in a wing tip and done a PAPR to see if it's performance is degraded by the proximity to the wing? We are looking at mounting one in a RV6 wing tip as the tail mounting is quite susceptible to damage on the taildragger.
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 04-13-2021, 09:59 PM
RV-4 RV-4 is offline
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: St-Jerome,Quebec,Canada
Posts: 1,172
Thumbs up tailBeaconx Wingtip Mounting

Hi Bill

I got your e-mail and for the benefit of everyone here planning on doing the same, I'm in the process of doing just that and will report back here once everything is completed.

I should be doing the wiring tomorrow so it should be soon.

Cheers

Bruno
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 04-14-2021, 06:46 AM
comatb comatb is offline
 
Join Date: Feb 2020
Location: Burlington Ontario
Posts: 26
Default tailBeaconX Wingtip Mounting

Hi Bruno,

Thank you that sounds great. Good luck.
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 04-14-2021, 10:38 AM
azrv6's Avatar
azrv6 azrv6 is offline
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Posts: 247
Default

Bruno, hopefully you will be able to post a picture or two of how you mounted it in the wingtip.

Thanks,
__________________
Dave Binkley
RV-6, O-360-A1A, C/S
1932 Monocoupe 110, Warner 145 (http://gobinkley.com)
Sedona, AZ
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 04-15-2021, 12:08 PM
RV-4 RV-4 is offline
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: St-Jerome,Quebec,Canada
Posts: 1,172
Thumbs up Tailbeacon-X installation

Hi Dave

''Bruno, hopefully you will be able to post a picture or two of how you mounted it in the wingtip.''

Hopefully I'll be able to, if not I'm sure someone here on VAF who's more ''Computer Oriented', than me will do it for us.

I had to take the day OFF today because it is simply too cold over here to work on the a/c.

Bruno
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 04-24-2021, 04:03 PM
Mtherr Mtherr is offline
 
Join Date: Nov 2020
Location: Montréal, Canada
Posts: 58
Default

Any update? Looking forward to some real life experience with this..
__________________
Michel Therrien
RV6A "Second Wind" C-GERZ (born N242UL)
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 04-24-2021, 05:04 PM
comatb comatb is offline
 
Join Date: Feb 2020
Location: Burlington Ontario
Posts: 26
Default tailBeaconX Wingtip Mounting

Quote:
Originally Posted by RV-4 View Post
Hi Bill

I got your e-mail and for the benefit of everyone here planning on doing the same, I'm in the process of doing just that and will report back here once everything is completed.

I should be doing the wiring tomorrow so it should be soon.

Cheers

Bruno
I'm sure Bruno will update everyone when he can.
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 04-26-2021, 10:30 PM
RV-4 RV-4 is offline
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: St-Jerome,Quebec,Canada
Posts: 1,172
Thumbs up Tailbeacon-X installation

Hello everyone

Just a quick update on my Tailbeacon-X installation in the wingtip of my RV-4..

I completed the install last week end and did a first power up and I'm glad to report that the smoke stayed in the wires..;-)

The initial set up via the APP went well but you have to be fairly close to the Beacon to log on the Beacon WI-FI to do the set up..It is well explain in the info from UaVionix.

The beacon is communicating well with the AV-20E and if I change the code in the transponder, it shows right away in the APP.

The transponder is also responding when interogated by ATC Radar even on the ground.So looking good so far.

I've got a couple things I need to check with uAvionx regarding the pressure altitude been displayed and traffic ..

I will report back once I have a chance to fly the a/c ..

Stnd by for more..

Bruno
p.s; Trying to upload a picture but I'm not sure if it works. ( Well obviously it didn't )

Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 04-27-2021, 03:58 AM
PCHunt PCHunt is offline
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: San Diego, CA
Posts: 1,734
Default

I'm curious why folks are installing a Tailbeacon on a wing, when uAvionix sells a wing-tip version of the same thing??

There's gotta be a reason.........................
__________________
Pete Hunt, [San Diego] VAF #1069
RV-6, RV-6A, T-6G
ATP, CFII, A&P

2021 Donation+, Gladly Sent
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 04-27-2021, 04:20 AM
Mtherr Mtherr is offline
 
Join Date: Nov 2020
Location: Montréal, Canada
Posts: 58
Default

Bruno, great to read this status. Looking forward for more info after you can experience it. Does the configuration software allow to keep the light turned off?


Pete, uAvionix does not sell a wing tip transponder that satisfies the requirements for Canada yet. The SkyBeacon is a 978 repeater only. This (wingtip 1090 ES with dual antenna) should come in June accorfding to a response I have from them. Even then, this will not meet my requirements as I need a light with the rear position light as well on the wing tip. Moreover, I prefer the look of the Orion 600 freshly installed than that of the X antenna.
__________________
Michel Therrien
RV6A "Second Wind" C-GERZ (born N242UL)
Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump


All times are GMT -6. The time now is 09:27 PM.


The VAFForums come to you courtesy Delta Romeo, LLC. By viewing and participating in them you agree to build your plane using standardized methods and practices and to fly it safely and in accordance with the laws governing the country you are located in.