I’m curious to know what solutions people are choosing for ADS-B compliance.
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.
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.
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 !!!
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....
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.
If you have an old transponder like mine, the KT76A, it is a gamble to keep keep my KT76A and use it with the new equipment tied into it (an old transponder).
Might be the case of the avionics guy maybe giving you good info and not trying to sell equipment for the sake of a sale.This has been some info I have come accross when trying to make the decision.
I am looking for the legal minimum, OUT only of course, and something that will can be installed by my mechanic and be bullet proof with no problems. Just like everyone else!
Been leaning towards the GTX 335, but am all ears at this point.
I have not seen the tail beacon approval yet. Maybe it is and I missed the memo. It isn't much less that the slide in right size transponder box hole size of the GTX 335, if I am not mistaken.
Would be great to get some others weighing in on this, the maintenance and avionics folks for sure.
I've done nothing so far !!!
Instead of an ADSB Out for my Beta II, I put a Garmin 335 box in my Piper Cherokee 180C and just flew 45 hours all around the country, from Florida to California and Back.
Product does work great.
I don't need ADSB in my Copter because of mostly Class G Airspace that I fly in, but I will probably get around to it one day.
I have a leftover Garmin 327 from my Cherokee and 2 different altitude encoders, that all work fine, and I may just simply replace the 19 year old KT76A Xpndr that's in there now with this leftover.
Otherwise, my Maint. guy is pushing me to do the Garmin 335 like the way they leave the factory now.
I am pre-wiring for a UavioniX Tail Beacon. They are supposed to ship soon...... We'll see
Upgraded existing 330 to ES. FYI I have a pilot side IFD 540 we spent two plus hrs getting to the back of the 540 and the 330 to hook up the two units just to find out that they were already ran and connected. Could have saved a few hundred $ had we known this!
1,600 for the upgrade and about 6 weeks at garmin 400 for installation and transponder certification and four hrs