Paid to sleep, fly for fun
My understanding, and I’ll recant the negative I’ve said if someone proves it incorrect, is that because the unit has no way of interfacing with your transponder directly, once you are out of ATC radar coverage for a certain time the unit stops broadcasting. I suppose it’s fine if you’re only operating in airspace with ATC radar coverage to the ground, but otherwise it stops working when you might actually want people to be able to see you. I’ve installed the Freeflight box (now licensed to Bendix King it looks like) in several aircraft. The GDL 82 looks like a good one, it would be very little extra labor if already installing a 430W and the equipment looks to be about the same cost as the tail beacon.How does it not do what it’s intended to do?
What did you install on your plane?