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Old 06-15-2007, 06:40 PM
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Default N200LZ: Chapter 7 - Antennas

Okay sports fans ....... how many antenna do I need to make for the fuselage before I skin it?

When Burt wrote up the plans he just rolled down the window and shouted out to the tower.

I have my 2 antenna already for the winglets.

I would like to know what all I need to put together for this phase.

I know I'll need a transponder which I can buy pre-fabbed, but what else is every one putting in and for what frequency?
......... and in what locations?


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Old 06-15-2007, 06:59 PM
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I thought the only one for the bottom was the marker beacon?

why prefab it, why not just put er in?
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Old 06-15-2007, 09:20 PM
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build or pre-fab ..... makes no difference. I still need antennas but how many and where?
I hear that people are doing glide slope etc. but I need to know real quick here. I have the copper tape etc so I can make them if I know what frequency and location I'm making them for.

I know Phil Kriley was posting his pics here recently but I was hoping for specs. My plans (circa 1980) don't mention any in-skin antenna.
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Okay sports fans ....... how many antenna do I need to make for the fuselage before I skin it?

I would like to know what all I need to put together for this phase.

I know I'll need a transponder which I can buy pre-fabbed, but what else is every one putting in and for what frequency?
......... and in what locations?


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Depends, I see alot of MarkIV's with a NAV, marker, and glideslope antenna on the bottom but theres probably not enough room on a Long for all three. I would recommend purchasing the RST antenna kit http://www.rst-engr.com/rst/catalog/...e_antenna.html. The reference manual sent with kit will answer the frequency and location part of your question
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you need the rst kit - it has the locations
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Okay sports fans ....... how many antenna do I need to make for the fuselage before I skin it?

When Burt wrote up the plans he just rolled down the window and shouted out to the tower.

I have my 2 antenna already for the winglets.

I would like to know what all I need to put together for this phase.

I know I'll need a transponder which I can buy pre-fabbed, but what else is every one putting in and for what frequency?
......... and in what locations?


Thanks all!

T Mann
Flat 1/2" copper foil tape under the skin Dipole type

MB- under the fuselage nose to tail
Com- 1 & 2 vertical one in each winglet
Nav/ GS - horizontal in wing conduit 3/4 distance out board. ant. splitter between the two navs and GS
Transponder - vertical between wing and strake
GPS - on top of canard under the canard cover
ELT- vertical on back of seat, safest place in a crash, not in wings or canard as they may be removed in a crash - dipole dual freq.
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Thanks Lynn. I'm going to install all of the antennas you mentioned. I don't know that I need to make this bird IFR compatable but obviously, installing the antennas now makes the option available down the road.
(plan ahead ........plan ahead ........plan ahead ........)
I went ahead and ordered the RST kit. I'll update this post with the details of my installation for future reference. I know that my placement may differ a bit due the the narrow fuselage of the Long-EZ. Hopefully this will benefit the Open-EZ project as well.
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First time with no run-around. -Thanks Lynn
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First time with no run-around. -Thanks Lynn
Yeah ....... that's kind of refreshing isn't it!
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I hope that you know the lengths. Navs are one length, Comms another, Marker Beacon, another, and GS is another. +1 on Lynn's responses. All of the info is in RST's as a kit.

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All of the info is in RST's as a kit.

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Yeah...... I have all the required componets but it looks as though the only way I'm going to get all the info I need is to buy the kit. Guess I'm the first person to put antennas on a canard!
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Yeah...... I have all the required componets but it looks as though the only way I'm going to get all the info I need is to buy the kit. Guess I'm the first person to put antennas on a canard!
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http://www.cozybuilders.org/ref_info/

RST Antenna Publication 82704 - Antennalets
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Thanks Marc!
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Marc ...... that is an excellent document! Tons of good info.
I would suggest it as mandatory reading!

(yeah, yeah, yeah ....... I can read! )
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Thanks Lynn. I'm going to install all of the antennas you mentioned. I don't know that I need to make this bird IFR compatable but obviously, installing the antennas now makes the option available down the road.
(plan ahead ........plan ahead ........plan ahead ........)
I went ahead and ordered the RST kit. I'll update this post with the details of my installation for future reference. I know that my placement may differ a bit due the the narrow fuselage of the Long-EZ. Hopefully this will benefit the Open-EZ project as well.
this is a high speed cross country airplane - keep an eye on the weather maps - if you want to get there or back, you better be able to pop through the clouds, just the way that it is.

I watched a VFR pilot plan a long cross country, took hours and was in my opinion risky, to me, it was a gamble that the holes in the clouds would still be on the east coat when he arrived.

IFR - plan on it or just fly local or in the desert!
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