TailBeacon is designed to be a direct replacement for the common navigation light or nav/strobe found on the tail of many aircraft, and will meet the 2020 ADS-B requirements when paired with an operational Mode C or Mode S transponder. TailBeacon is a Class B1S UAT transmitter and WAAS GPS integrated into a tail position light. This unit comes in experimental and TSO'd versions.
TailBeacon has the form factor and installation characteristics of a traditional Grimes style rear position light, referred to as a Grimes model S or A-2064. The tailBeacon will work with any Mode C and Mode S transponder. Due to the unique design and technology of the tailBeacon, there is no need to run any new wiring to the transponder. Installation is fast and easy.
Low cost ADS-B compliance for aircraft operating under 18,000 feet
No airframe modifications or additional antennas are required.
Works with any Mode C or Mode S transponder.
Transponder data is provided via the existing aircraft wiring system using the Power Transcoder.
tailBeacon uses the existing mounting location, breaker, and wiring.
The installation requires 2 screws and reuses the existing power and ground to your current position light.