Brian & Brandi's RV-10

ELT Installation


by Brian Monday, March 19, 2012

While Brandi was installing the windscreen fairing, I was busy installing the Emergency Locator Transmitter (ELT) that we just got in. We bit the bullet and bought the new 406Mhz version, which is more expensive than the standard 121.5Mhz version, but its better. Not to mention, the 121.5 version is getting phased out. We went with the ACK E-04 model. First, I started by taking some aluminum sheet metal and forming some flanges on all 4 sides. I made sure to make the bends where they would nest inbetween two j-stiffeners of the tailcone. Next I attached some nutplates for the ELT mount bracket to screw into and then I drilled some holes through the j-stiffeners and secured it all with pop-rivets. Turned out great and I'm very happy with it.