I got several orders from Aircraft Spruce in the mail today including 3 of the antennas I’m going to use in my plane. One is the Comm radio antenna. It’s a “bent whip” style antenna that will mount to the underside of the plane.
I measured and marked the center line in the fuse behind the baggage bulkhead. The reason I decided to mount it here is that it’s just aft of the elevator bellcrank. It’s the closest forward I can mount it on the centerline of the fuse without dealing with the elevator pushrod that runs through the center.
It’s externally mounted with 4 screws and is connected to the radio with a BNC connector and some rg400 coax.
Once I get these two blade antennas mounted I can rivet the seat floors to the fuselage.
The silver master relay will connect to the battery and to the master switch. It will provide direct power to the starter relay and to the rest of the plane. The starter relay has an intermittent duty cycle and will provide power to start the engine when the starter button is pressed.