Uavionics sky beacon ADSB?

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Uavionics sky beacon ADSB?

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Has anyone installed the Uavionics Sky Beacon? The DA-20 / DA-40 are not on the AML.

Uavionics said something about the white nav light is required, so they chose not to add it to the AML. At night with the strobes on you can't really see a rear facing nav light anyway. Durring the day you can't see the rear nav lights either...

The strobe on my DA-20 sticks out a fair bit. The Uavionics strobe looks like it would have a narrower viewing angle than the factory diamond strobe.

Any thoughts on these concerns? I would prefer to not have to install the GDL-82.
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Re: Uavionics sky beacon ADSB?

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The DA-20 / DA-40 are not on the AML.
Enough said.

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TWO A&P's I spoke to said it not being on the AML is not an issue and it can be installed.
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Relevant document: 14 CFR 23.1385 and following subsections.
2002 DA40: MT, PF, 530W/430W, KAP140, Surefly, ext. baggage, 1090 ES out, 2646 MTOW, 40gal., Surefly, Flightstream.
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Re: Uavionics sky beacon ADSB?

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soarer20 wrote:
Thu Jan 09, 2020 11:12 pm
TWO A&P's I spoke to said it not being on the AML is not an issue and it can be installed.
Correct (see: GDL82 AML only has one aircraft)

However there is an actual reason the skyBeacon can’t be installed - it doesn’t have a rear position light, just strobe and nav.
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Now if uAvionix got together with Whelen to produce a modified version of the Orion 600...

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Re: Uavionics sky beacon ADSB?

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Sandy wrote:
Mon Jan 13, 2020 9:35 pm
Now if uAvionix got together with Whelen to produce a modified version of the Orion 600...

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I don't think they need to get together, they just need to see the market in it. I asked them if they had plans to make one with a tail light and they said no - when I asked why they said with the money involved in certification it wasn't economical because the target audience isn't large enough to turn a profit.
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