skyBeacon2018-07-18T17:07:50+00:00

ADS-B Out | WAAS GPS | LED Nav Light | Strobe
  • 2020 Compliance
  • Mounts in under 10 minutes
  • Lowest total cost of ownership
    of any ADS-B Out solution

$1499 – Experimental Available Now

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$1849 – TSO Certified Shipping August 2018

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Easy Installation

Installation is as simple as replacing the aircraft position light.  

  • No airframe modifications or additional antennas are required.

  • Works with any  Mode C or Mode S transponder.

  • Transponder data is provided via the aircraft wiring system using the Power Transcoder.

  • skyBeacon uses the existing mounting location, breaker, and wiring.

  • The installation requires 3 screws and 3 wires.

The experimental installation guide provides
an overview of the installation process.

UAT ADS-B Out

skyBeacon features a UAT (978MHz) transmitter and specially designed blade antenna.  The design minimizes installation error and antenna placement issues.

UAT Transmitter:  TSO-C154c Class B1S

WAAS GPS

A built-in WAAS GPS provides skyBeacon with rule compliant position data for ADS-B transmission.  No additional wiring or external GPS antenna mounting is required.  

WAAS GPS:  TSO-C145d Class Beta 1

LED Position Lighting and Strobe

Extremely efficient LED position and anti-collision lighting complete the skyBeacon package.

Position Lighting:  TSO-C30c
Anti-Collision:  TSO-C96a

Goof-Proof Configuration 

The skyBeacon mobile application will automatically configure the ICAO address, emitter type, aircraft length, width and GPS offsets by accessing the aircraft registration information stored online.

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When will skyBeacon be available?2018-06-09T10:52:45+00:00

skyBeacon is now available for Experimental and Light Sport Aircraft.  It will subsequently be available to a large number of certified aircraft after TSO approval Q2 2018.  We expect the product to begin shipping August 2018.

Will skyBeacon meet the U.S. ADS-B 2020 mandate?2018-07-03T11:46:29+00:00

Yes, skyBeacon will meet the 2020 ADS-B requirements when paired with an operational Mode C or Mode S transponder.  skyBeacon meets or exceeds all required performance and environmental standards for use in the national airspace.   The certified skyBeacon will ship with 4 separate TSO certifications.

UAT Transmitter:  TSO-C154c Class B1S
WAAS GPS:  TSO-C145d Class Beta I
Position Light:  TSO-C30
Anti-Collision:  TSO-C96a

 

 

Will it be available for my aircraft?2018-06-09T10:56:15+00:00

Will it be available for my aircraft?

We recognize the ease (and low cost) of installation is a key differentiator, and will do everything possible to make installations on certified aircraft as simple as possible. At release, an STC will be available for several of the most popular aircraft models. We’ll work to quickly expand the Approved Model List, and expect that skyBeacon installations on non-STC’d models will be a minor alteration which can be signed off on by an A&P holding an IA or a Part 145 repair station. Finally, we’ve been working on a solution in a slightly different form factor for those who cannot fit SkyBeacon onto the wing.  We’ll be introducing tailBeacon, an ADS-B out solution designed as an LED tail position light replacement.  We expect tailBeacon to be available for the experimental market in early Q3 with certification by the end of Q4 2018.
Will skyBeacon work outside the U.S.?2017-10-25T20:40:24+00:00

No, skyBeacon transmits on UAT (978MHz).  The UAT (978MHz) frequency is only approved for use in the United States below FL180 (18,000′).  For international travel or flight above FL180, a 1090ES transponder is required.

Will there be a version with strobes?2017-08-16T09:41:17+00:00

There is a version of SkyBeacon with anti-collision lights (strobes) under development.

What about a matching version for the starboard (right) wing?2017-10-10T10:29:36+00:00

A matching starboard LED light assembly will be available as an option.  The starboard assembly is under development and is expected to launch in 2018.

Will there be a version with aft (rear) position lights?2018-05-25T09:30:52+00:00

At this time there is not a wingtip mounted version with integrated rear position lights in development.

There is a replacement rear position light without strobe in development under the working name tailBeacon.

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