uAvionix echo and SkyFY ADSB

uAvionix introduced their echo and SkyFY ADS-B units here at Sun n Fun. The echo box is an ADS-B in and out unit that transmits on 978 MHz, which is fine for planes in the US below 18,000 feet, which covers most Experimentals.

It works with any mode C or mode S transponder and requires no hardwire connection to your transponder to work. It needs a GPS/WAAS source for position, which can either come from your approved GPS or from their SkyFY box. It sends traffic and weather to a number of devices such as an iPad with ForeFlight.

The echo box costs $999 and include required antennas. The SkyFY box costs $500. For the show they are offering both units together for $1399. Most owners should be able to do the installation in one day.

David Prizio

Dave Prizio has been plying the skies of the L.A. basin and beyond since 1973. Born into a family of builders, it was only natural that he would make his living as a contractor and spend his leisure time building airplanes. He has so far completed three—a GlaStar, a Glasair Sportsman, and a Texas Sport Cub—and is helping a friend build an RV-8. When he isn’t building something, he shares his love of aviation with others by flying Young Eagles or volunteering as an EAA Technical Counselor. He is also an A&P mechanic, Designated Airworthiness Representative (DAR), and a member of the EAA Homebuilt Aircraft Council.

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