Tiny Transponder from uAvionix

uAvionix Transponder

It may seem like everything but the kitchen sink is included in this new, tiny transponder from uAvionix. The echo ESX is a Mode S transponder with a 200 watt 1090ES ADS-B transmitter and dual-band ADS-B receiver. Compatible with many EFBs and EFIS, it is designed to interface with the likes of Dynon, Skyview, GRT and MGL Avionics.

A small, optional control head is available if existing avionic panels are not to be used. The built-in 802.11 Wi-Fi interface and high performance AHRS capabilities mean this unit can satisfy many needs of the experimental aircraft builder. Installation appears to be simple and the 2020 requirements of 14 CFR 91.225 will be met. More information can be obtained from www.uavionix.com

Jon Croke

As the founder of HomebuiltHELP.com, Jon Croke has produced instructional videos for Experimental aircraft builders for over 10 years. He has built (and helped others build) over a dozen kit aircraft of all makes and models. Jon is a private pilot and currently owns and flies a Zenith Cruzer.

4 Replies to “Tiny Transponder from uAvionix”

  1. Apparently you’re more up to date on uAvionics equipment than the authors of the uAvionics website are. The echoUSX doesn’t appear anywhere on their site. The closest they come is the echoUAT. If you’re still nearby their people, please ask them when we’ll actually see echoUSX information on their website. As always, love your coverage, as I pretty much do everything that Kitplanes does. I’d buy a lifetime subscription if you offered one.

  2. FYI - They were ready, had a press release and was on the website but something pushed it off the bench. I know they were working hard to get the sky beacon and tail beacon approved for certificated aircraft and then dealing with the deluge of orders that that would bring. There are many waiting for the ESX solution to allow more flexibility in flight planning and to take advantage of ADS-B without a big rack mounted transceiver.

  3. Does anyone know any more about this? They have removed the product page from their website, which is not a good sign. In my opinion, for my ELSA, this is the perfect product!

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