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Old 09-10-2018, 07:00 PM
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Default RV9a VOR/ILS Antenna location

Does anyone have have any Photos or installation guidance on the installation of a Comant CI-157P antenna on an RV9A?
Where, how and advice.

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Old 10-10-2018, 07:25 AM
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I have the Bob Archer in the right wingtip. It has great reception of both VOR’s and ILS transmissions. It is easy to install.
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Old 10-10-2018, 08:00 AM
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Friends don't let friends stick ugly VOR antennas on their nice RVs. Put it in the wingtip. Either buy the Archer antenna or build your own.

My wingtip antenna picks up VORs at 100nmi and the ILS out beyond practical usefulness.

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Old 10-10-2018, 09:02 AM
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Same here - built my own Archer-style (one in each wingtip so I have a backup - they weigh nothing) and the reception is excellent on both VOR's and ILS.
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Old 10-10-2018, 10:01 AM
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I have one (archer wing tip) that I am about to sell, so PM me if you go this way.

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Old 10-10-2018, 03:30 PM
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Default VOR/ILS/COM

Are these the two antennas for the wingtips ? I think 1 is com and 1 is VOR/ILS


https://www.aircraftspruce.com/catal...r_antenna1.php
https://www.aircraftspruce.com/catal..._antenna-1.php


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Old 10-10-2018, 03:42 PM
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Are these the two antennas for the wingtips ? I think 1 is com and 1 is VOR/ILS


https://www.aircraftspruce.com/catal...r_antenna1.php
https://www.aircraftspruce.com/catal..._antenna-1.php


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Yes, the VOR/ILS is mounted horizontally and the com vertically. No personal experience with the COM, but IIRC, it is not stellar. The VOR/ILS is excellent.
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Old 10-10-2018, 03:44 PM
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I think if you search this site for Archer you'll find that the NAV gets generally positive reports but the COM does not.

For that reason I use belly whips for my COMs and the Archer for my NAV.

YMMV.
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