ADS-B for Evektor Sportstar?

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Re: ADS-B for Evektor Sportstar?

Postby ShawnM » Fri Jan 18, 2019 9:26 am

Dave C wrote:
ShawnM wrote:
Dave C wrote:Another option I was looking at is the Garmin GDL 82


I second the GDL-82, it's an awesome ADS-B out box, works with any mode c transponder on the market, very easy to install, my PAPR reports are always perfect and with the FAA rebate it'll come in at $1295. Did I mention it's Garmin? :mrgreen:


Did you install it yourself? Roughly what would the installation bill be to install such a system?


Yes Dave, I installed it myself. I converted my S-LSA to E-LSA so I could make many changes that the manufacturer wouldn't allow. This let me install it myself. I have electronics and wiring experience because I do it for my day job. I've seen them advertised for around $2300 installed if I remember correctly. Then subtract $500 for the rebate. A fellow member here recently had one installed by a local A&P so he may be able to answer your question more accurately. The cost will vary all over the country though.

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Re: ADS-B for Evektor Sportstar?

Postby Warmi » Sat Jan 19, 2019 6:40 pm

I went with GDL 82 as well - probably the cheapest option if you already have a transponder.

So far has been completely problem free.
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Re: ADS-B for Evektor Sportstar?

Postby RBearden56 » Sun Jan 27, 2019 12:36 pm

I went with the Apparel Stratus 1090ES with ADS B out and in my Allegro 2000. Chief Aircraft had it on special for experimental LSA so saved a few dollars. Installation was very strait forward. I installed the GPS antenna and had the cable made through Aircraft Spruce and used the existing Transponder antenna and mounting locations. I located the ADS-B receiver in the cockpit and it connects to my iPad Mini via WIFI with Fore Flight. Got the local Avionics shop to do the transponder and ADS-B testing and then did the test flight. Went on the FAA website and then sent me a report stating that all was good. I like getting inflight traffic and weather. :P

The only down side was the FAA started the rebate after I did my install and they won't do anything for owners that did this before the rebate. :evil:

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Re: ADS-B for Evektor Sportstar?

Postby Dave C » Sun Jan 27, 2019 11:08 pm

Has anyone tried the echoUAT? It is very reasonably priced, small and has ADS-B IN and OUT.

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Re: ADS-B for Evektor Sportstar?

Postby akroguy » Mon May 27, 2019 10:42 pm

Dave C wrote:Has anyone tried the echoUAT? It is very reasonably priced, small and has ADS-B IN and OUT.

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I'm probably going this route for my 2006 Sporty. Sent an email request for LOA to Evektor. It's about the most inexpensive option I have found.
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Re: ADS-B for Evektor Sportstar?

Postby akroguy » Wed Jun 05, 2019 6:32 pm

Has anybody heard from or contacted the Minnich family at Midwestsportplanes? Their website has been down for several days. Facebook posting shows their area got hammered by storms. Evektor directed me to them for ADSB LOA. I hope they're alright!
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Re: ADS-B for Evektor Sportstar?

Postby akroguy » Thu Jun 06, 2019 3:39 pm

Ok, Steve Minnich is online and LOA for the EchoUAT is being processed by Evektor. So, it is a viable ADS-B option.
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Re: ADS-B for Evektor Sportstar?

Postby Dave C » Tue Oct 01, 2019 10:24 am

I have the EchoUAT installed and working well with a panel mounted IFly 740b in the Sportstar. There was some challenges getting the EchoUAT to work with my transponder. I little help from Uavionix tech support and a hidden menu option took care of that.

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Re: ADS-B for Evektor Sportstar?

Postby drseti » Tue Oct 01, 2019 10:38 am

Congratulations, Dave. You beat the mandate by 90 days. If you're ever flying hereabouts, I look forward to seeing you on my screen.
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Re: ADS-B for Evektor Sportstar?

Postby Dave C » Tue Oct 01, 2019 4:48 pm

Thanks Paul. I wasn't too worried about the deadline as I rarely fly where a transponder is required. It is very nice to have the new GPS with ADS-B-in. My old Garmin GPS wasn't working reliably so I needed something new and this is a big step up in capability.
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