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On my VariEze, the Echo UAT antenna ground plane is installed in the hellhole, under the gear bow, with the TED ball-tip antenna protruding out through the fuselage just ahead of the cowl inlet. Ground plane is a scaled-up version of the RST octagonal plane (scaled to the 978 mHz UAT freq.) Works very well.
On Mar 24, 2020, at 3:24 PM, Steve <josteve100@...
Thanks for all the input. I don’t hear anyone who has used the tail beacon.....yet. I have the Echo in my Defiant which is a great package paired with the GRT GPS. However it was a very difficult install particularly in getting the setup with my two EFIS screens. The Vari Eze doesn’t have an EFIS so the install should be simpler I would think. There is a good case for having both adsb out and in as you can hook up a phone or iPad to display the in data. But the Echo requires another antenna. My transponder antenna is under the front seat. Those of you who have installed the Echo, where did you install the antenna? Internal? external? Has to be at least 3 ft from the transponder antenna.
On Tuesday, March 24, 2020, Don B via Groups.Io <email@example.com
I have had he Echo installed in my Longez for over 1.5 years with no problems!
I don't want to hijack the thread, but I have determined that the Uavionix ECHO with
their GPS source is the best solution for me. I would be open to discussion of
canard people who have any info to share on the Uavionix ECHO, good and bad.
If you want to answer in a separate thread that is fine.
I considered the TailBeacon, but sounds like the ECHO is more my choice.
Why not install the Uavionix ECHO? It’s Less expensive and provides both in and out! Gary Hertzler installed the ECHO in his Vari and can give yo the details.
I recall someone said they had successfully installed a Uavionix tailbeacon in the nose of a VariEze but I can't find the post. If you have experience with installing this adsb solution in your canard could you get back to me? Thanks.