Dynon Transponders and ADS-B in Canada

Spunk

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***UPDATE*** It is my understanding that the AV-20-E is experimental only and is the only 2" display that can control the tailBeaconX. The AV-20-S is the certified version but does not control the tailBeaconX. The certified AV-30-C (3" display) does control it.

Also, I talked to Dynon today and they said having the tailBeaconX for ADSB out and their ADSB-472 for in will work fine.
 

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Your understanding is correct. For certified aircraft, you'd need the tailBeaconX AV-30-C bundle.


But you might not need a control unit at all. If you have a Dynon EFIS, it should be able to control the tailBeaconX as the primary transponder. Whether that is still true when you also have a 472 installed is a question I can't answer, but uAvionix or Dynon should be able to tell you.
 
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Spunk

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Your understanding is correct. For certified aircraft, you'd need the tailBeaconX AV-30-C bundle.


But you might not need a control unit at all. If you have a Dynon EFIS, it should be able to control the tailBeaconX as the primary transponder. Whether that is still true when you also have a 472 installed is a question I can't answer, but uAvionix or Dynon should be able to tell you.
By Dynon EFIS, do you mean the EFIS-D10A? I talked with Dynon today and they don't have anything that controls the tailBeaconX but I only specifically asked about the HDX.
 

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I was going by what the uAvionix site said. But if Dynon says differently, then I guess that option is out. Sorry.
 

vlittle

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I won't try to pass myself off as an expert in that regard, but technically you should be able to use the 472 for In only. How to accomplish that, or any difficulty that might or might not be involved, I can't currently say. But I'm sure others here would know the answer to that. In a worst case scenario, you could just switch one off and the other on when crossing the border, since Canada doesn't use ADS-B In. But that would be a serious pain, and you'd miss out on some functionality when close to the border. You wouldn't want to operate both in Out mode at the same time. In fact, it's probably not legal to.

The production TBX App is now available for the huVVer-AVI. This converts a stock huVVer-AVI into a tailBeaconX control head. The App and documentation is available here: www.huvver.tech/huvver-avi-tbx-app/

The huVVer-AVI device is available from MakerPlane. Currently it is preloaded with Flight Instrument software, but I am working with MakerPlane to introduce a TBX version. Otherwise, you just need to download the App and install it using OTA (Over-The-Air) updating.

This is, by a long shot, the lowest cost way of controlling a tailBeaconX with a Dynon EFIS. To drive it, you configure a serial altitude source from the EFIS to feed the huVVer-AVI, which adds the control information and sends it to the tailBeaconX.

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It has been flight tested with Dynon D10A and SkyView systems. It was developed with the technical support of uAvionix, who provides the integration documents to developers.

The download is free, but eventually you will need an unlock key to enable all of the features necessary for flight (or biannual transponder checks). The price for the unlock key has not been set, but it will be very reasonable. I am even thinking of making it 'by donation'. I would appreciate feedback on what everyone thinks would be a fair price for the App, bearing in mind the huVVer-AVI is only $199.

Cheers,
Vern
 
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