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Old 02-14-2021, 03:10 PM
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The benefits of VS installation would be ease of servicing, single coax line, ease of installation.
What servicing? It's an antenna...you mount it once (maybe twice if you haven't painted yet). And regardless of antenna, there's only one coax.

Wingtip antenna here, 10 years and working fine.
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Old 02-14-2021, 04:36 PM
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What servicing? It's an antenna...you mount it once (maybe twice if you haven't painted yet). And regardless of antenna, there's only one coax.

Wingtip antenna here, 10 years and working fine.
Aren't you supposed to change the ILS fluid once every 90 days?
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Old 02-14-2021, 08:17 PM
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RV9A, mine is in the wingtip, works great have flown ILS approaches down to minimums on perfect centerline and GS. However most of my real life approaches are GPS. (VOR, ILS, GS, LOC) very seldom used, today. I am so excited we donít have ADF approaches anymore.
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Looking for recommendations on brand & model and mounting of vor/loc/gs antenna for a -7A. Van's has a couple of different Commant & Rami that they sell. What are the pro/cons of the various models? My preference is to do a traditional mount in the VS, but I'm not sure how they would mount. I've got my VS complete, except for the tip.
Also, since VOR & LOC operate in the same frequency range wouldn't any VOR antenna also be a LOC antenna? Some antennas are listed as VOR/GS while others are VOR/LOC/GS.
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Old 02-14-2021, 09:11 PM
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Aren't you supposed to change the ILS fluid once every 90 days?
I put in a pump to refill the ILS fluid reservoir, with a switch on the panel. Really clean design.

As for servicing - the ability to fix it when my lousy coax crimping skills fail me?
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I thought you could substitute blinker fluid for ILS fluid.

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Old 02-14-2021, 09:41 PM
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RV9A, mine is in the wingtip, works great have flown ILS approaches down to minimums on perfect centerline and......
. I am so excited we donít have ADF approaches anymore.
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If you were really flying perfectly youíd notice that you were 13í off the centerline - your wingtip would be on it! -

As a cfii I miss NDB approaches. Not that they were that great. But if an instrument student could fly one correctly in a crosswind, you knew that he had instrument flying figured out.
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Friend of mine has a VOR/ILS antenna made out of a BNC bulkhead fitting and a piece of welding wire soldered onto it, installed in the wingtip. Total installed cost under $1.00. I did most of my IFR training in that airplane a few years back and it worked flawlessly.
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Those cat whiskers might as well be called "eyeball-poker-outers" I'm going with an archer antenna, and fully expect that the only time I'll ever use it is on an ILS.

Realistically, at this point I couldn't care less whether I can pick up a VOR 100 miles away or only 75...
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Old 02-15-2021, 09:37 AM
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Those cat whiskers might as well be called "eyeball-poker-outers"
WAY BACK in 1968, I took my T-Craft home for a re-cover. With the HS off, I was pushing the fuselage into the garage. I turned around to check clearances and promptly poked the VOR antenna into my eye. The ball went through my eyelid.

Fortunately it pushed my eyeball aside and didn't puncture it. I ended up with a little pain and some serious bruising, but nothing permanent. Pretty scary!
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