|These aircraft antennas specifically designed to be used without a ground plane. Composite aircraft and fabric covered aircraft can have their antennas mounted totally within the structure. These antennas are designed using the latest engineering technology. They will work in metal airframes when a plastic or fiberglass wing tip or similar plastic component is available to provide the mounting structure.|
I installed this antenna in my composite fuselage, experimental aircraft, back in 2006. It has worked just perfectly since then and more than 1,200 hours flying. Excellent product.
Installed in the nose of a long EZ (in front of feet) - works great, confirmed working with ATC
Installed in the bottom of the aft fuselage on a Glasair 1TD. Prior antenna was a standard Transpoder unit drilled through the bottom. Performance was challenged based on the lack of adequate ground plane. This L2 Antenna solved it - performance was more than passable by my local avionics shop.
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The BNC connector is parallel to the mounting surface.
No, the carbon fiber will act as a conductor and prevent this antenna from working.
Yes, mode S transponders are compatible.
Per the manufacturer, we can only recommend vertical mounting orientation.
No, the L2 antenna is not rated for ELT use.
Yes, it will.
This is an experimental antenna meant for transponders. You will not be able to use it for COM or NAV.
This antenna is for experimental aircraft only. Per the manufacturer it will work.
It is 5.5 inches long x 1 inch wide.
The installation manual does not list this antenna as a compatible antenna.