ADSB for Cessna Skycatcher 162

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Re: ADSB for Cessna Skycatcher 162

Postby 3Dreaming » Wed Aug 22, 2018 5:59 pm

I installed one earlier this year, and only had to install 2 external antennas. That was on a composite airplane, a metal airplane might be different.

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Re: ADSB for Cessna Skycatcher 162

Postby zodiac flyer » Fri Aug 24, 2018 11:27 am

I only used two external antennas, one for 978 transmit and one for 978 receive. I found the external 1090 antenna not necessary, i originally had installed an external 1090 receive antenna but removed it and used an internal rubber duck type antenna on the unit. 1090 is very high power from aircraft, usually commercial jet, 200 watts output. My receiver was getting swamped, or overloaded on the external 1090 antenna, the manufacturer recommended using the internal antenna and it has worked out perfectly.
You can used inexpensive, 978 MHZ Mode C post antennas for about $20.00 on Ebay. I used a fiberglass antenna for my 978 transmitter, and a post antenna for my receiver.
I believe its a great unit, has fantastic customer support. But the latest and greatest from Uavionix and Garmin might be a better choice.
I bought my unit on Ebay, used of course, and my unit has transmit, receive on 978 and 1090 and synthetic vision with a built in AHRS.I have about $900
into the system with antennas and cables.
There is a Ilevil Beacon listed on Ebay right now for less than $1200, new, sells for about $2400 retail.
I'm surprised it hasn't been grabbed up yet. If you search Ebay there are great deals that come up occassionly.

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