# uAvionix tailBeaconX

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#### cluttonfred

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This is still too expensive but it's certainly a huge step in the right direction in terms of simplicity of installation: GPS, ADS-B, Mode S, antennas all in one. It would be nice to see a simple, dedicated, very small control head for small panels.

https://uavionix.com/products/tailbeaconx/

#### pwood66889

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Absolutely overpriced if one does not need entry into the ADS-B Out airspace.
Not badly priced if one has to go from no transponder up to ADS-B compliant.
$2500 US, plus installation, which doesn't sound like that much. My Type Club had good luck with their units. #### cluttonfred ##### Well-Known Member HBA Supporter Yes, I was suggesting that it's still expensive but an interesting option if you need to add a transponder and ADS-B to a plane that has neither, not for folks that already have an acceptable transponder. #### Dana ##### Super Moderator Staff member Absolutely overpriced if one does not need entry into the ADS-B Out airspace. Not badly priced if one has to go from no transponder up to ADS-B compliant.$2500 US, plus installation, which doesn't sound like that much. My Type Club had good luck with their units.
\$3194 with the required control head.

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So with this and the 2" instrument display wonder if I could get away with flying my Zigolo at KWHP. Its right on the edge of the Mode C area and rural enough I might be OK to fly Part 103 out of... Would make controllers pissed a 40mph airplane in the pattern with 150 mph airplanes...

#### BJC

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Would make controllers pissed a 40mph airplane in the pattern with 150 mph airplanes...
Nothing against ultralights or slow airplanes, but I would not want to mix a 40 MPH airplane with 150 MPH airplanes regardless of the controllers.

BJC

#### pfarber

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The head unit, to change the transponder code is a finger dance that is way to difficult. Unless they can improve the xponder code entry part hard pass.

#### cluttonfred

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In the Kitplanes article on this device, the reviewer mounted it inside the tailcone on a Glastar. I wonder if this would work just as well inside a spruce-and-plywood rear fuselage, which would certainly simplify installation in wooden aircraft.