- Oct 6, 2010
I'd say performance tests (normal cruise attitudes, typical maneuvers), RF compat tests (gotta do those regardless of where you put the antenna), validations (fly several types of approaches...this is not *verification*, but validation), for starters.What kind of test?
BTW, a very similar discussion with very similar points on each side is occurring in Van's aircraft with about an equal chance of resolution to the satisfaction of all concerned.
You have to do these anyway...it doesn't depend on antenna installation. Garmin has a post-installation checklist that is a pretty good start. Dynon should do something similar.
Yeah, this comes up about once a year on VAF. This time it includes discussions of paint. It never ends.
There are so many variables out there (under cowl or not? paint or not? glareshield or not? temp limits, sky visibility requirements, etc.)...*I'M* satisfied with mine, so about all I can do is tell people what has worked for 8+ years for me and let them satisfy themselves with whatever installation they want. No skin off my nose however they choose to do it, is it?