ACK E-04RC Retrofit to Complete ELT Kit.
This is the hardware kit needed for the retrofit kit. There are no faceplates included in the hardware kit. However, they are in the retrofit kit.
On time, as advertised
Product was damaged upon opening. Aircraft Spruce took care of it immediately. The switch for the panel did not have a label.
I am disappointed in this ACK - 4 ELT. First of all the packaging miffed me. I was so careful when sliding the plastic shipping tray out not to dump it all on the floor, I found NO mount tray or hardware. Seemed strange to me. So I ordered the hardware kit. Retro kit VS hardware kit which one did I need.? I had some trouble getting a clear picture from your sales folks. The pictures on your site were nice but which one do I need? I had no picture of what the complete kit looked like? About the time I got the new hardware kit torn apart, and out from the underside of the white shipping tray plopped a mount tray with hardware. I had no clue it was jammed up under the bottom of the tray. 2. I thought I was ordering an ELT that would broadcast my GPS location. Page one tells me if I want that, I have to buy another GPS receiver for $75 from Garman Just so happens I ordered a Garman receiver for $125 for my new mini I pad. Now do I need another one for the ELT. How do I hook up this GPS to the phone plug that goes to the remote switch? Does it Wi Fi to it? How do I keep its battery charged? Do I need another cigarette lighter plug for it? I prefer hard wire for it. What happens if I crash and the GPS battery is dead? And no I dont want your better $1,000 GPS. This is a simple Piper Colt. I know the answers are there someplace. You folks are superb but this one got me. Thanks Ralph Widman
Missing from this kit is the audio alert, audio alert cable, static suppressor and, decal for the remote. These parts are needed if all you have is the ELT/battery unit. Appears to be no option to buy the decal, and given a new decal will likely be needed each time the battery in the remote is replaced, it seems silly to supply the remote without the decal.
ACK E-04RC E-04 RETROFIT TO COMPLETE ELT KIT HARDWARE
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If it is a certified aircraft then I would recommend the RG-400 coaxial cable Part# 11-09202.
No this mount is meant for the E-04 when replacing an E-01. It is not backwards compatible.
The full dimensions and cutout information can be found in the ACK E-04 installation manual. The remote from mounting holes 1.75 inches by 0.500 inches.