TailBeacon is designed to be a direct replacement for the common navigation light or nav/strobe found on the tail of most 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 an experimental version, with a TSO'd version to follow in early summer 2019.
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.
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