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FAQs: Specific Products

FYXnav-B

What is included with FYXnav-B?

  • FYXnav-B Position Source with Baro
  • Wi-Fi Programmer
    • Wi-Fi programmer
    • USB cable
    • pingApp Quick Start Guide
  • Nav / programmer cables
  • Double sided adhesive mounting tape
  • Quick Start Guide

Do CASA support the fitment of the FYXnav-B to UAVs?

Yes. CASA currently have no rules for UAV equipment. Hoever, CASA has provided support for the fitment of the ping20s and FYXnav-B to UAVs by stating “that it would not be a breach of Civil Aviation Order 20.18 requirements if a uAvionix ping20s and FYXnav-B combination is used in an aircraft to which CASR Part 101 applies”. See October 2017 Press Release.

ping20S

What is included with ping20S?

  • ping20S Transponder
  • Antenna
  • Power lead
  • Nav / programmer / interface cable(s)
  • Double sided adhesive mounting tape
  • Quick Start Guide

Do CASA support the fitment of the ping20s to UAVs?

Yes. CASA has provided support for the fitment of the ping20s and FYXnav-B to UAVs by stating “that it would not be a breach of Civil Aviation Order 20.18 requirements if a uAvionix ping20s and FYXnav-B combination is used in an aircraft to which CASR Part 101 applies”. See October 2017 Press Release.

pingRX

What is included with pingRX?

  • pingRX
  • Interface cable(s)
  • Double sided adhesive mounting tape
  • Quick Start Guide

pingStation

What is included with pingStation?

  • pingStation
  • Mounting Hardware
  • Installation Manual

pingUSB

What is included with pingUSB?

  • pingUSB
  • USB cable
  • Quick Start Guide

VEKTOR

What is included with VEKTOR?

  • VEKTOR
  • Magnetic mounts
  • User and Installation Guide

Does VEKTOR meet CASA regulations for A-SMGCS?

VEKTOR fully complies with CASR Part 139 MOS para 10.9.4. VEKTOR is currently the only fully compliant A-SMGCS product available in the world.

Is VEKTOR able to be used airside on all Australian airports?

Yes. VEKTOR is fully compliant for all A-SMGCS approved airports. There is a specific GEO fence software file for each airport that is field loadable to disable the VEKTOR if the vehicle is driven outside the airport boundary.

ping1090i

What is included with ping1090i?

  • Ping1090i transceiver with integrated GPS and baro
  • Antenna
  • Power lead
  • Pixhawk 1 cable
  • Pixhawk 2 cable
  • Double sided adhesive mounting tape
  • Quick Start Guide

SkyEcho2

What is included with SkyEcho2?

  • SkyEcho2 Portable ADS-B In/Out Transceiver with integrated battery, mount and case

What is the design objective of the SE2?

  1. The objective of the SE2 was initially to meet the United Kingdom Conspicuity device market. See www.caa.co.uk/General-aviation/Aircraft-ownership-and-maintenance/Electronic-Conspicuity-devices/
  2. The UK CAA say "To reduce the safety risk of airborne conflict between GA in uncontrolled UK airspace we have developed a minimum technical specification for low power, lightweight, portable Electronic Conspicuity Devices that operates using ADS-B."
  3. In the UK, the output of the SE2 is not normally provided to ATC. The idea is clearly focussed on air-air surveillance.
  4. SE2 was authorised to operate in Australia after CASA published changes t CAO 20:18 in mid 2020. CASA also published guidance in AC 91-23 (www.casa.gov.au/sites/default/files/advisory-circular-91-23-ads-b-enhancing-situational-awareness.pdf) which notes ATC situational awareness with EC devices like SE2.

Can ATC "see" my SE2?

  1. The prime objective of SE2 is air-air surveillance. However, the CASA AC envisages the SE2 being used for situational awareness.
  2. In Australia it is envisaged that Airservices Australia will, in due course, enable the display of SE2 with a different symbology for the purposes of ATC situational awareness.
  3. Different symbology is required so that the ATC know that this symbol is not to be used for aircraft to aircraft separation, because the device, including the GPS, has not been certified to support that level of performance.
  4. The Australian device, unlike the UK variant, transmits a SIL=1 and SDA=1 with the objective of enabling ATC visibility and visibility to certified ADS-B IN applications.
  5. In 2020, the Airservices Australia ATC system has not yet been modified to display SE2. With a new ATC system on the way, and with the COVID crisis, there is uncertainty about when this capability may be delivered by Airservices Australia.
  6. Of course, to be visible to ATC, the SE will also need to within range of an Airservices Australia ADS-B ground station. A SE2 does not transmit the same power as a "normal" ADS-B capable transponder, so will not have the same range as a transponder.

What range can another Skyecho "see" my Skyecho transmission?

  1. Range depends on a range of factors including
    • The transmit power (20w or 43dBm for SE2)
    • The receiver sensitivity (-93dBm for SE2)
    • Clear line of sight, transmit antenna siting, receive antenna siting
  2. The SE2 should be detected by another SE2, in good conditions, whilst airborne, in the region of 50 nautical miles
  3. The SE2 should detect a full ADS-B capable transponder in excess of 100 miles

If I can’t login to SE2 because it has a password. What can I do?

  1. Hold down the power button until the lights flash (about 10 seconds). This re-sets the wireless system to no password.

If my GPS doesn’t declare "good" when I first receive it, what can I do?

  1. Fully charge the device
  2. Power on and leave the device in an open area with very good visibility of the whole sky (away from hangars etc)
  3. Leave this way for a few hours so that it can acquire the full almanac

What are the important things to do, to optimise performance?

  1. Ensure that the device is mounted vertically (power connector facing the ground)
  2. Minimise metal obstructions towards front of aircraft
  3. Power up well before departure so that GPS has time to acquire all satellites

I’ve heard that uAvionix will upgrade SE2 software to detect Mode C transponders.

  1. uAvionix has decided to not use mode C because it cannot deliver adequate performance:
    • SE2 has an omni directional antenna- hence no azimuth detection is possible
    • The use of signal strength is unreliable as a distance measure
    • Mode C transponders don’t transmit unless triggered by a ground radar or TCAS. This doesn’t happen in many parts of Australia or even at low altitudes below ATC radar coverage.

echoUAT

What is included with echoUAT?

  • echoUAT ADS-B Transceiver
  • wiring harness
  • SMA to BNC lead
  • UAT(978) antenna

FYXnav (TSO C199)

What is included with FYXnav (TSO C199)?

  • FYXnav TSO certified position source
  • Wi-Fi Programmer
    • Wi-Fi programmer
    • USB cable
    • pingApp Quick Start Guide
  • Nav / programmer cables
  • Double sided adhesive mounting tape
  • Quick Start Guide

SkyFYX GPS Source

What is included with SkyFYX GPS Source?

  • SkyFYX GPS receiver
  • GPS Antenna with MCX connector 16′ lead
  • Basic wiring harness

SkyFYX-EXT GPS Source

What is included with SkyFYX-EXT GPS Source?

  • SkyFYX-EXT GPS receiver with integrated harness

ping200S

What is included with ping200S?

  • Ping200S
  • Power lead and communication harness
  • Antenna Cable
  • Transponder antenna
  • Wi-Fi Programmer
  • Programming Cable
  • Quick Start Guide
  • Installation Manual
  • ICD

ping200Si

What is included with ping200Si?

  • Ping200Si
  • Power lead and communication harness
  • Antenna cable
  • Transponder antenna
  • Wi-Fi Programmer
  • Programming cable
  • Quick Start Guide
  • Installation Manual
  • ICD

Ping200Sr

What is included with Ping200Sr?

  • Ping200Sr
  • Power lead and communication harness
  • Antenna cable
  • Transponder antenna
  • Remote mount GPS antenna with MCX connector
  • Wi-Fi Programmer
  • Quick Start Guide
  • Installation Manual
  • ICD