ADS-B - What is everyone doing
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Grant
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ADS-B - What is everyone doing

01-12-2019 03:37:40

I’m curious to know what solutions people are choosing for ADS-B compliance.  

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jabr800
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01-29-2019 02:10:42

Probably going to start in about 6-8 weeks on my R-22 Beta II (2000 model).

 

My KT-76A and whatever the Factory Encoder is, aren't talking to each other any more.

KT-76A is a bit off Freq. also.

 

Plan right now is to use a Garmin 327 I am having removed this week from another aircraft I own (and it's Encoder) and put them together with a Garmin GDL-82 (not yet purchased).

 

I seldom approach airspace that will require this stuff after Jan. 1, 2020 (maybe once a year for the present), and it's looking like I will even have less trips to those places in the future.

Fact of the matter is, I don't really need to comply with this stuff, but will likely get it done in 6-8 weeks.

 

I may consider just doing the Xpndr upgrade w/o the GDL-82, to fix my xpndr issues for now, and decide the GDL-82 thing later, but for now, proceding on with the idea of all the goodies and just be done.

Grant
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01-30-2019 01:33:30

We have done a few of the GDL-82 installs.  One of the most recent was on a rotorway. It went really smoothly.  The garmin program makes it pretty easy too.  Shoot me a note or give me a call if you run into any issues or need any help.

 

Grant

jabr800
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02-02-2019 12:23:03

Thanks Grant,

 

Should have the Garmin 327 and Encoder in hand in 4-5 days, and then will attempt to schedule the install of those items at that point in time.

Haven't ordered the GDL-82 yet for the install but probably will next week or so if I go with the full program !!!

Thanks again.

 

Jeff

Grant
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02-11-2019 02:59:22

We have been getting a lot of interest in the new uAvionix tailBeacon.  If they get it certified it'll be a really nice unit for folks who just want to comply and fly....

https://uavionix.com/products/tailbeacon/

jabr800
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02-11-2019 02:18:44

Delayed probably 2-3 weeks on the GDL-82 install for now.

Avonics guy was in his car and didn't have full details whether a GDL-82 is approved in a R-22.

He says maybe but wasn't really sure.

I know in almost every airplane a GDL-82 is OK, but the verbage I've located so far regarding helicopters isn't giving me a complete answer.

Anyone know the answer ???

He's pushing a full Garmin 335 install instead, which is simpler and better (1090 vs. 978 which has no effect on what I do)

Any thoughts or ideas before I pull the trigger???

Thanks in advance.

 

Jeff