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Old 08-05-2018, 03:47 PM
echoooo echoooo is offline
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Default VOR/LOC/GS Antenna

Iím converting my VFR RV7 to an IFR one. Iím looking for the best/cheapest VOR/LOC/GS antenna to install easily in my plane.
Any recommandation?
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Old 08-06-2018, 10:21 AM
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Kahuna Kahuna is offline
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For the antenna, The archer wingtip VOR antenna is the cheapest and easiest.
I have one new in box left wing Ill sell for for $100 shipped CONUS. (SOLD)
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Old 08-06-2018, 03:16 PM
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Iíll buy it if Alain is not interested in it.
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Old 08-12-2018, 07:59 AM
echoooo echoooo is offline
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Kahuna, Thanks for your offer, but Iím looking for an antenna which receive all VOR, LOC AND GS signals.

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Old 08-12-2018, 08:17 AM
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Default VOR/LOC/GS Antenna


The above Archer antenna does receive all. VOR/LOC/GS. They work well, some up to 100 miles if installed right, and do great on an ILS approach.

I have one in my plane feeding a SL30. Follow the install directions and it will work fine,


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Old 08-12-2018, 08:29 AM
Timberwolf Timberwolf is offline
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I use the cat whiskers mounted under the tail. That way it doesn't get kicked and isn't an eyesore. I've installed them on both the -6 and -8 with great results.

not cheapest, but hard to cheap out on IFR when you NEED an antenna that will function dependably.
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Old 08-12-2018, 09:31 AM
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+1 on the Archer. Mine is in the left wing and serves my 430W and SL30.

No reception issues, and not external.
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