Guía del usuario del transpondedor uAvioni tailBeaconX TSO ADS-B
uAvioni tailBeaconX TSO ADS-B Transponder

Propósito

The purpose of this document is to assist an installer understand the uAvionix document set as it pertains to the installation of an AV-30- C/tailBeaconX. It assumes an AV-30-C has already been installed in the aircraft according to AV-30-C Installation Manual UAV-1003947-001.

Also, this document provides additional procedures for the installation, configuration, control and testing of the tailBeaconX 1090Mhz transponder with Extended Squitter when paired with an existing AV-30-C.

Applicable Installation Documents

The following documents are available via uAvionix.com.

Documento P / N
tailBeaconX STC Installation Manual UAV-1003599-001
tailBeaconX Instructions for Continued Airworthiness and Maintenance Manual UAV-1003600-001
tailBeaconX Flight Manual Supplement UAV-1003601-001
tailBeaconX TSO User and Installation Guide UAV-1004270-001
AV-30-C Installation Manual UAV-1003947-001
AV-30-C Pilots Guide UAV-1003946-001

Things to Know Before You Install

uAvionix recommends installers review the procedures in the subsections below, before continuing with the tailBeaconX installation.

tailBeaconX Wi-F

Wi-Fi Usage

tailBeaconX 802.11 Wi-Fi is used during aircraft maintenance to configure the transponder via a smartphone or tablet. You do NOT need internet access to use the tailBeaconX Wi-Fi. It is NOT enabled during normal flight
operations. See tailBeaconX TSO User and Installation Guide UAV1004270-001 for more details on how to configure a tailBeaconX.

Control de Wi-Fi

To enable Wi-Fi on the tailBeaconX, the tailBeaconX MUST be in “STBY” mode as indicated on the AV-30-C. To accomplish this, from the AV-30-C, set the transponder mode to “STBY” as shown by label “C” in the diagram below.

A Configured Callsign / Flight ID
B Current Squawk Code
C Mode Selection (STBY, ON, ALT)
D GPS NIC (integrity metric)
E GPS NACp (accuracy metric)
 

F

Pressure Altitude – Green indicates radar

interrogation and will change to IDT if IDENT is active

G Transponder status

GENERAL

Símbolo Anytime the tailBeaconX is taken out of “STBY” on the AV-30-C, Wi-Fi will be disabled!

skyBeacon Smartphone Applicatio

Download the “uAvionix skyBeacon Installer” app from the iOS App Store
or Google Play Store. Note: DO NOT use the “uAvionix Ping® Installer” or “uAvionix Echo Installer” apps. The app will guide you through the
configuration process.

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tailBeaconX Ground Test Mode – Airborne Override

In efforts to minimize transponder transmission at airports, modern Mode-S transponders do not reply to many legacy 1030Mhz interrogations while “On Ground”. This creates a problem when avionics technicians attempt to perform initial or biannual transponder tests according to 14 CFR 91.413.

uAvionix provides a software mechanism to override the air-ground state to “Airborne-Subsonic” for the duration of the power cycle. This allows the tailBeaconX to respond to all airborne interrogations from the avionics test set while the tailBeaconX is in the hangar.

To enable the airborne override, ensure the tailBeaconX has it’s Wi-Fi enabled by following the procedure in section 6.1. Then, from the skyBeaconX smartphone app, connect to the “BeaconX-XXXX” Wi-Fi SSID. Finally, swipe to the bottom of the Monitor page and press the “ENABLE GROUND TEST MODE” as shown below.

tailBeaconX Ground Test Mode

At this point, the technician can set the transponder mode back to “ALT” on the AV-30-C (Wi-Fi will be disabled) and the tailBeaconX will reply to ModeS interrogations as if it was airborne. The tailBeaconX will also transmit airborne squitters accordingly.

To disable the airborne override, simply power cycle the tailBeaconX.

AV-30-C Wiring For tailBeaconX

This document assumes an AV-30-C has already been installed in the aircraft according to the AV-30-C STC Installation Manual UAV-1003947-001.

Wiring the AV-30-C to the tailBeaconX 

  1. AV-30-C installed in the aircraft with software version 2.1.4 or later. See Service Bulletins on uAvionix website for AV-30-C software update instructions if needed.
  2. tailBeaconX must be wired to the AV-30-C for RS-232 communication as shown in the diagram below. This requires addition of pins 4 and 5 to the DB-15 connector on the back of the AV-30-C.

Alambrado

Configuring the AV-30-C to Communicate with the tailBeaconX

After serial port wiring is complete, the AV-30-C must be configured to communicate with the tailBeaconX. This can be accomplished with the steps below.

  1. To access the AV-30-C “Install” menu, see AV-30-C Installation Manual UAV-1003947-001 Section 14.
  2. AV-30-C must be configured for tailBeaconX control. From the AV30-C “Install” menu, configure “SERIAL 2” to “BEACON X” as shown below.

Configurando

Accessing the AV-30-C Transponder Control Fields

The transponder control fields, such as, Transponder Mode Selection (STBY, ON, ALT), Ident, and Mode A (squawk code) overlays on top of the reversionary AI display when properly configured. The reversionary AI display is accessible by AV-30-Cs configured as either an AI or DG.

To access the reversionary AI page from either the AI or DG main page, press the bottom right “HLD/BRT” button several times until the fields as shown in the Appendix A figure are visible. If these fields are not visible, then the AV-30-C is not configured properly. See section 6.3.2 above.

INSTALACIÓN

Installation of tailBeaconX is a two-part install. It requires installation of a tailBeaconX and an AV-30-C (if not already installed).

  • Installation of the tailBeaconX should following the tailBeaconX STC Installation Manual UAV-1003599-001.
  • Installation of the AV-30-C should follow the AV-30-C Installation Manual UAV-1003947-001.

Soporte

For additional questions or support please visit:
https://www.uavionix.com/support/

Appendix A AV-30-C Control Head

The AV-30-C is the control interface to the tailBeaconX. Pilot inputs shown
debajo.

GENERAL

A Configured Callsign
B Current Squawk Code
C Transponder Mode (STBY, ON, ALT)
D GPS NIC (integrity metric)
E GPS NACp (accuracy metric)
 

F

Pressure Altitude – Green indicates radar interrogation and will change to IDT if IDENT is active.
G Communication status (OK, TMOUT)

Moda

ESPERAR
The transponder is on but will not reply to any interrogations.

ON
The transponder will respond to all interrogations, but altitude
reporting is suppressed.

ALT
El transpondedor responderá a todas las interrogaciones.

When airborne, the transponder should always be set to ALT unless otherwise directed by Air Traffic Control. When you are taxiing on the ground, the transponder should be set to ALT.

For operating instructions on control of the tailBeaconX via AV-30-C, see AV-30-C Pilot’s Guide (UAV-1003946-001) and AV-30-C Flight Manual Supplement (UAV-1004044-001).

 

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Advertencias / exenciones de responsabilidad

All device operational procedures must be learned on the ground.

uAvionix no se hace responsable de los daños que surjan del uso o mal uso de este producto.

Este equipo está clasificado por la Oficina de Industria y Seguridad (BIS) del Departamento de Comercio de los Estados Unidos como Número de Clasificación de Control de Exportación (ECCN) 7A994.

Estos artículos están controlados por el gobierno de los EE. UU. Y están autorizados para su exportación únicamente al país de destino final para que los utilice el destinatario final o los usuarios finales aquí identificados. No pueden revenderse, transferirse o eliminarse de otro modo a ningún otro país ni a ninguna persona que no sea el destinatario final autorizado o los usuarios finales, ya sea en su forma original o después de haber sido incorporados a otros artículos, sin antes obtener la aprobación del gobierno de EE. UU. o según lo autorice la ley y los reglamentos de EE. UU.

Símbolo DO NOT FORCE ROTATION; tailBeaconX should rotate with little resistance.
Símbolo DO NOT connect the tailBeaconX to any high voltage sources. Safe operating voltage range is 14-28 volts DC.
Símbolo Ensure that the tailBeaconX is oriented consistent with the installation direction indication on the labels. This ensures the GPS antenna is correctly oriented skyward.
Símbolo Refer to the Aircraft Manufacturer’s Service Manual to determine if control surface balancing is required and for balancing instructions.
Símbolo Never hit, tap on, or flex the fin portions the tailBeaconX assembly. Doing so will cause undue stress and could void your warranty.
Símbolo tailBeaconX must be enabled, typically in ALT mode, during all phases of flight including surface movement operations.

3 Garantía limitada 

Los productos uAvionix están garantizados contra defectos de materiales y mano de obra durante dos años a partir de la instalación de tailBeaconX en la aeronave. Durante la duración del período de garantía, uAvionix, a su exclusivo criterio, reparará o reemplazará cualquier producto que falle durante el uso normal. Dichas reparaciones o reemplazos se realizarán sin cargo para el cliente por piezas o mano de obra, siempre que el cliente sea responsable de cualquier costo de transporte.

Restricciones: Esta garantía no se aplica a daños cosméticos, piezas consumibles, daños causados ​​por accidente, abuso, uso indebido, incendio o inundación, robo, daño causado por servicio no autorizado o producto que haya sido modificado o alterado.

Renuncia de garantía: EN NINGÚN CASO, UAVIONIX SERÁ RESPONSABLE DE CUALQUIER DAÑO INCIDENTAL, ESPECIAL, INDIRECTO O CONSECUENTE, YA SEA RESULTADO DEL USO, MAL USO O INCAPACIDAD PARA UTILIZAR EL PRODUCTO O DE DEFECTOS EN EL PRODUCTO. ALGUNOS ESTADOS NO PERMITEN LA EXCLUSIÓN DE DAÑOS INCIDENTALES O CONSECUENTES, POR LO QUE LAS LIMITACIONES ANTERIORES PUEDEN NO APLICARSE EN SU CASO.

Warranty Service: Warranty repair service shall be provided directly by uAvionix. Proof of purchase for the product from uAvionix or authorized reseller is required to obtain and better expedite warranty service.

Please email or call uAvionix support with a description of the problem you are experiencing. Also, please provide the model, serial number, shipping address and a daytime contact number.

You will be promptly contacted with further troubleshooting steps or return instructions. It is recommended to use a shipping method with tracking and insurance.

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Documentos / Recursos

uAvioni tailBeaconX TSO ADS-B Transponder [pdf] Guía del usuario
tailBeaconX, Transponder, TSO ADS-B

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