Originally Posted by bertschb
I just ordered my wing kit and I'd like to get these new VXi wing tips. I'd prefer to order the carbon fiber version but if I do, is there an alternative way to mount a VOR antenna other than the wing tips that isn't a "hack"? I don't plan to do any VOR navigation but I'd like my plane to be equipped for it.
Finally, somebody mentioned in a different thread that the standard wing leading edge had a cut out for lights that wouldn't be necessary with these VXi wing tip lights. If that's the case, does Vans offer a leading edge wing skin without the cutouts?
Sorry for the rookie questions but I'm a first time builder and don't even know enough to figure out what questions to ask. Thanks for your help and understanding.
I put my order in for these back in the Summer of '22. Van's has told me they will have a prototype at Sun 'n Fun.
I also went for the carbon fiber. I believe this precludes using the Archer wingtip antenna, but you could always install something like the RAMI VOR antenna on the tail where the ADSB antenna normally goes depending on what your ADSB situation is.
Anyway, yes, you can specify your wing kit without the light cutouts. You will pay an extra for the privilege. You can also delete a few other bits and pieces from your wing order. I summarized this a couple years ago when I did this. I was planning on ZipTips at the time.