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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
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
ALTITUDE ENCODER WITH CONTINUOUS CALIBRATION
The integrated altitude encoder does not require connection to the aircraft static pressure system. Instead, skyBeacon benefits from being mounted in an ideal altitude sensing location, and contains Continuous Calibration technology. This patent pending technology automatically and continuously calibrates the integrated altitude encoder for correspondence with the aircraft transponders altitude encoder, allowing compliant operations in remote and challenging environments.
Pressure Altitude Reporting Equipment: TSO-C88b
LED POSITION LIGHTING AND STROBE
Extremely efficient LED position and anti-collision lighting complete the skyBeacon package.
Position Lighting: TSO-C30c