2.1.3 Radio Antennas

This entry is part 6 of 8 in the series 02 - Wing / Winglets

Velocity will begin building the wings soon. Instead of traditional antennas for the communications and navigation radios, Velocities use an antenna that is embedded into the wing itself. A wire is then run from the antennas in the wing to the inboard part of the wing where it connects to fuselage. The standard wire for this is RG58 which is similar to what is used for older Ethernet networks. I discovered that RG400 has much better characteristics in this application. It does cost quite a bit more but since it can’t be replaced once the wing is built, I decided it was a good modification. After discussing this with the folks a Velocity they agreed to install RG400 cable so I ordered enough and had it shipped down.

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