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Old 09-10-2018, 08:00 PM
whd721 whd721 is offline
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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.

Sherwood, Oregon
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Old 10-10-2018, 08:25 AM
BMW_X6M BMW_X6M is offline
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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, 09:00 AM
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Carl Froehlich Carl Froehlich is offline
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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, 10:02 AM
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airguy airguy is offline
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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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N16GN flying 500 hrs and counting! Built an off-plan 9A with too much fuel and too much HP. Should drop dead any minute now.
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Old 10-10-2018, 11:01 AM
lr172 lr172 is offline
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I have one (archer wing tip) that I am about to sell, so PM me if you go this way.

RV-6A / IO-320, Flying as of 8/2015
RV-10 in progress
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Old 10-10-2018, 04:30 PM
dcl dcl is offline
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Are these the two antennas for the wingtips ? I think 1 is com and 1 is VOR/ILS

RV9A under construction
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