Thread: ELT Checks
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Old November 20th 03, 03:27 PM
James M. Knox
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Russell Kent wrote in :

Is the ELT ground tied to the plane's ground? :-)


It is in my Piper Arrow. It uses the airplane's ground both for the
antenna groundplane, and also as a return path for the remote switch.

In fact, if you unhook the fuselage antenna from the ELT then the remote
switch no longer works. [Questionable design, but that's the way it came
from Piper.]

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