DAVE C (above) Asked: Has anyone tried the echoUAT? It is very reasonably priced, small and has ADS-B IN and OUT.
02/26/2020 Update. My mechanic installed my EchoUAT/SkyFYX-EXT in my 2007 Sting Sport yesterday. The unit, from Aircraft Spruce was $1399. Install took him 5 hours and some small parts (antenna cable, etc.), amounting to a little over $500. There was no rebate, as these expired long ago.
Yes, an LOA was needed from TL Ultralight. I went direct to them--in the Czech Republic--and got it overnight. It's specific to my airplane and not a blanket authorization. Also, to my knowledge, this unit is not yet on the Master Equipment List (MEL) for TL's aircraft.
And here are a few installation notes from my job, that may be helpful to other Sting owners: 1. We mounted the all-in-one GPS+antenna on the rear luggage deck, pilot's side; 2. The EchoUAT was mounted to the cross-beam, beneath and just rear of the pilot's seat; 3. The OUT antenna was mounted near the rear-bottom of the fuselage, just fore of the GRS parachute (there are now three such antennas, all about 3-ft apart, on the bottom); 4. A single power line was brought off the Electronics Master switch; 5. A ground line was brought off the large blue ground which passes through the firewall to the Ducati Regulator; and 6. Ground/Power lines were routed through the existing wiring tunnel along the pilot's left fuselage side (under the gray fabric, below the armrest).
There was a minor 10-minute hiccup during configuration. This was quickly resolved--something about baud rate--by a call to UAvioniX. Man, they are so nice & helpful!
And this morning, I did a 1 hr and 20 min flight, then pulled the trigger to submit my Public Performance Report, and had that PPR 30 seconds later! It is my understanding that the PPR is not required, but is nevertheless a good idea to verify everything is working properly. The report had no exceptions or Red "Dings."
Job done! This pulled me in--kicking and screaming--just like the 5-year rubber replacements did 10 years ago. But, I'm glad it's done!
Excuse me now, whilst I go switch it to Anonymous Mode (until I need it)--and go back to doing what I was doing...