uAvionix tailBeacon ADS-B Out / WAAS GPS / Encoder Tail Position Light
Part No: TAILBEACON-TSO
uAvionix tailBeacon ADS-B Out
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 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.
uAvionix tailBeacon in stock
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 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.
Meets the performance requirements of TSO154c Class B1S. RTCA DO-282B Class B1S
Meets performance requirements of TSOC30c Type III
Integrated RAIM processor for Security and Integrity protection
SBAS corrections and health messages used to detect and correct satellite range errors
Satellite pseudo range step errors detectedand excluded
SBAS fast and long-term corrections applied
Decodes altitude and squawk via aircraft electrical system
Certified via approved model list (AML) for STC'd installation on hundreds of aircraft makes and models
FCC ID 2AFFTUAT016R
ADS-B Out: §91.225, §91.227, AC 20-165B
GNSS Position: AC 20-165B
Position Light: SAE/AS8037
Input Voltage: 11-31v DC
Operating Power: 3 Watts
Size: 92x43x73 mm
Weight: 70 grams
Operating Temp: -45 to 80°C
Color: Aviation White
Intensity: 40 candelas
Physical Wifi Configuration: 802.11 b/g/n
App Compatibility: iOS, Android
Decodes Mode A, C, and S via DC light
Questions & Answers
See below for answers to our most popular questions.
WILL IT SATISFY THE REQUIERMENTS AND WORK IN A 1976 C182P?
This unit does satisfy the ADS-B requirements for a Cessna 182P and many other aircraft. Installation would be performed under a 337 Field Approval Form with the STC as backup documentation.
uAvionix tailBeacon and skyBeacon ADS-B system may be installed on an aircraft not listed on the applicable AML STC as per FAA Policy Memorandum dated March 2, 2016 and FAA Technical Paper AFS360-2017-1. The policy refers to these installations as follow-on installations.
Below is a link to the installation manual. Please reference this and your existing tail beacon/position light for fit.
tailBeacon Installation Manual
Is it EASA certified?
This unit is NOT EASA certified at this time. Link to the STC can be found below.
I have an existing Garmin GTX-330 (not 'ES') and wanted to know if the uAvionix tailBeacon was certified to work with it.
Per the installation manual, the tailBeacon will work with a Mode A/C transponder. Mode S is not compatible per this documentation.