The next era of global ADS-B. Compatible with space and ground-based ADS-B surveillance systems, tailBeaconX is a Mode S Extended Squitter ADS-B transponder and WAAS GPS integrated into an LED rear position light. With global compliance, tailBeaconX is the key to limitless destinations.
Think Outside the AirframetailBeaconX is the world’s first transponder designed as a rear position light replacement. The 1090MHz Mode S ADS-B OUT transponder satisfies the requirements for all existing and inevitable ADS-B regulations worldwide, especially those leveraging space-based ADS-B. Fly knowing no matter your destination, tailBeaconX will keep your aircraft connected.
World-Wide CoveragetailBeaconX embraces the future, providing precision ADS-B data to the Aireon satellite network without the need for diversity antennas. When it comes to terra firma, tailBeaconX also exceeds the performance of traditional panel installed transponders that use belly mount antennas.
Less Ground Time - Easiest InstalltailBeaconX mounts in place of your existing rear position light. The GPS, space-based, and ground-based antennas are integrated in to the lens housing. No new holes or pentetration of pressure vessels are required making tailBeaconX the lowest-hassle easiest install period.
More Than A MandateThe AV-20-E and AV-30-E have been upgraded to include transponder control functionality! The tailBeaconX combined with the AV-30-E or AV-20-E multiplies your cockpit functionality while future-proofing your ADS-B system to meet current and inevitable mandates worldwide.
tailBeaconX-EXP can be controlled by either an EFIS, the uAvionix AV-20-E or AV-30-E. The AV-30-E is a 3-inch feature-rich EFIS display, and the AV-20-E is a 2-inch multi-function display. Bundles are available with each of these units. Additionally, the following EFIS displays have the capability to send barometric pressure altitude data and control the mode and squawk functions of the tailBeaconX through any available RS-232 serial output:
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Yes, Uavionix is planning a certified version of the tailBeaconX.
Yes, this is a standalone transponder.
Per the manufacturer the tailbeaconX can be controlled by a compatible EFIS. MGL is on that list.
Yes, this model is the version that meets the specifications for the Canadian ADS-B mandate.
See our Part# 11-17557. This is the exact same unit as the AV-20-E, the only difference being the approval.
Per the manufacturer it must be installed per the instructions which require a vertical installation.
This unit will include a mounting kit that will have the necessary hardware to perform the installation.
This version is the experimental aircraft version. There is no AML.
Per the installation manual the tailBeacon with the AV-30 do not require additional equipment to function.
The light would be wired as a traditional position light, and the ADS-B portion would be wired separately. You could run the light though the position breaker or on its own switch.