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Old 03-05-2019, 03:44 PM
Stockmanreef Stockmanreef is offline
Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: Midland, mi
Posts: 769

should I add a doubler plate for the transponder antenna?

did anyone find that the coax cable that Van's supplied with the empennage kit to be too short by a foot or so? It is supposed to run from the back of the tail cone to the panel. It does, but not any extra. Turns out it is not long enough to reach my GTX 45R. If I put it behind the center stack it would have been enough, but I have something else there. So it looks like i will be rerouting to the antenna to the port under the baggage area.

Not a huge deal. Just means that I have to climb into the tail cone and clip all the cable ties and then run the cable where I want it. sort of a PITA, but low on the list of annoying things thus far in the build.
Ken Stockman
Midland, MI
EAA Chapter 1093 member

RV-14a (serial number 140073)
N73XP (at least that # reserved now)
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