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.