Re: Uavionix tailbeacon in VariEze - ECHO

Don B

The echo GPS antenna has a magnetic base, so t put a small steel plate buy my right shoulder where shoulder harness attaches.  Works great! 

On Mar 25, 2020, at 5:57 PM, Terry Schubert <jschuber@...> wrote:

You are of course right but it all seems to work and I get no red boxes on the tests. 
Terry Schubert

---------- Original Message ----------
From: "Phillip Johnson" <Cozy.cgple@...>
Subject: Re: [Canard Zone] Uavionix tailbeacon in VariEze - ECHO
Date: Wed, 25 Mar 2020 17:57:19 -0500

You need to be careful putting antennas in or around the spar box as there is a firewall and engine on the othe side.  The firewall is a ground plane and will shield signals coming from, or going, aft of the aircraft.


Phillip Johnson (From iPad)
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On Mar 25, 2020, at 6:55 AM, Terry Schubert <jschuber@...> wrote:

I don't mean to hijack the topic, but antennas don't have to be placed outside of the aircraft.  My ECHO (both IN & OUT) installation is internal and out of the way.  The "hockey puck" GPS antenna is Velcroed in the outboard floor of the spar box .

---------- Original Message ----------
From: "Steve" <josteve100@...>
To: "" <>
Subject: Re: [Canard Zone] Uavionix tailbeacon in VariEze
Date: Tue, 24 Mar 2020 18:24:05 -0400

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 <> wrote:
I have had he Echo installed in my Longez for over 1.5 years with no problems!


On Mar 24, 2020, at 1:56 PM, Christian von Delius <alpineglobalprivate@...> wrote:

Thanks Don-
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.
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On Tue, Mar 24, 2020 at 1:41 PM Don B via Groups.Io <> wrote:
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.  


On Mar 24, 2020, at 10:34 AM, Steve <josteve100@...> wrote:

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.
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