The AV-17 is designed specifically for mounting to the underside of an aircraft, providing an excellent radiation pattern for air-to-ground communications. It has a 4-bolt mounting base and a low profile configuration that makes it ideal for helicopters and low-wing aircraft. The antenna is designed to operate at speeds up to 350 mph and altitudes up to 50,000 ft. It has a drag force of 0.66 lb @ 250 mph.
A very nice and well made com antenna, very straight forward installation, but be aware that in the accessories it surguests that you reguire a Rami installation kit 11-14059. The com comes with the kit so do not waste your money like I did.
January 6, 2018
Q: Is the RAMI AV-17 com antenna FAA TSO'd?
Yes, RAMI antennas are TSO'd.
Q: Do I need to purchase the installation kit as well for the AV17 antenna? Whats in the installation kit? Will I need a male BNC connector at the end of my RC142 cable to connect to the AV17?
No, the items in the installation kit are included with purchase of the AV17. A male BNC connector will be needed on the coax cable.
Q: Is it OK to paint the body of this RAMI AV-17 Com antenna?