New ELT Antenna Bracket

Back a few years ago when I made and installed the antenna bracket for the ELT, I never got around to putting in a fairlead bushing. Now that I have, it’s a pretty loose fit. This is the third strike against this setup, with the incorrect height and limited cable clearance being the other two. So with three strikes, it’s out.

Old ELT antenna bracket is out

Old ELT antenna bracket is out


The new bracket is just a trapezoid of .032 aluminum that will share fasteners with the stringers.
New, much simpler ELT bracket is in

New, much simpler ELT bracket is in


By putting the antenna off to one side slightly, I was able to eliminate the interference issues with the feedline and the elevator trim cable.
Lateral Offset

Lateral Offset


Here’s a nice wide-angle picture of where we are these days.
Overview and messy hangar

Overview and messy hangar

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