UAVIONIX ADSB solution
I just saw this on FB, maybe this would be a good effort for our Clubs leaders to engage in....Maybe our owners club could also work on the discount.
From a Facebook post by email Jack Stanton......
The Ercoupe Owners Club has been actively working with uAvionix for a discount with volume purchase of the uAvionix ADS-B products. The uAvionix SkyBeacon replaces the left navigation light and contains ADS-B out logic with built in antenna, WAAS GPS, red LED nav light and strobe light. It will use any mode C transponder, requires no airframe modifications, is a 10 minute install and is configured via a Smartphone APP. If you want the right navigation light to match there is a SkySenson option that contains green LED nav light, strobe, and ADS-B in to transmit traffic and weather via WIFI to Foreflight, iFly and some other tablet apps. For the majority of owners at the recent Mountain View fly-in who objected to removing the classic Grimes navigation lights uAvionix has another product called TailBeacon which puts the ADS-B out logic into a unit that replaces the white tail position light. SkyBeacon and SkySensor are available now for experimental and TSO approval will be forthcoming prior to Oshkosh. We have been assured that TailBeacon will have TSO approval before yearend.
With volume purchases of 10 to 50 units EOC will get a discount of 6.5%. Volumes over 50 units will get a discount of 13.75%. Prices to EOC before discount are $1,849 for SkyBeacon and $2,500 for the SkyBeacon / SkySenson bundle. TailBeacon price has not been set but it will probably be $1,849 and we are assured no more than $2,000. These prices are before the EOC volume purchase discount. EOC will add $10 for repackaging and shipment to you.
EOC has elected to provide this deal to any Ercoupe owner even if not an EOC member. Some Ercoupe owners have other aircraft and those aircraft can also take advantage of the EOC deal. (Pretty much if you can spell EOC you are eligible for the deal.)
The only way you can get the discount is with the order placed by EOC and bulk shipments to EOC. A written commitment is required via email to email@example.com or letter to EOC Director P.O. Box 220 Pleasant Grove, AR 72567. Provide your name, email address, phone, mailing address, aircraft make and model plus N number. No money is required until your order is ready to ship but be advised that you are committing to the order.
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You do know that Uavionix is being sued by Garmin for patent infringement right? Not saying they have done anything wrong but litigation is expensive.
Maybe expensive enough to drive them out of business? They are my choice because of simplicity of compliance but am going to wait and see how the litigation goes.
Yes I do know, but they are still selling
I've ordered the Sky Beacon and am awaiting delivery. Will install it on my -3. Will let yall know how it goes. Plan on installing the ADS-B in on the right wing when it's certified.
I'm starting to think about compliance. The Stratus transponder seems like a good choice and the UAvionix tail beacon seems the cheapest if you go UAT. Has anyone tried the UAtronix and used their old Narco AT 140 with it?Willy, is your wingtip choice working for you?
I just installed my uAvionix Tailbeacon today. It was simple to install with one small caveat. The software was very easy to set it up. All I have to do now is get my test flight completed, hopefully tomorrow (Yes I did wait until 31 Dec 2019 to become compliant).
Karl A VogelheimS108-3 N596C
We have installed the Skybeacon on our left wing tip, and after 5 flights, got a successful track approved by the FAA. I am looking for suggestions for the ADSB-IN solution. Does anyone have a solution that is working?
@vhanna I have been using a Stratux ( https://crewdogelectronics.com ) that I bought on Amazon. Works great with ForeFlight - but does not with Garmin Pilot (Garmin locks their stuff down). I have liked it - battery lasts a long time. You can make them yourself for cheaper, but....
@vhanna I am using the Stratux kit. You can get them for around $170 on Amazon for a kit you need to assemble, or about $250 for an assembled kit with external battery and everything. I have been using mine since November and it works great with ForeFlight. I have mine plugged into a USB adapter that’s hardwired into the plane.