What is the reason of mounting this little horizontal strake on a Cessna 182 vertical tail?enter image description here

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    $\begingroup$ All the irrelevant things I notice: A) why didn't they move their logo just a little forward on the tail so it doesn't run into the vortex generators? B) Why is there a car and a motor home parked in the hangar? C) Who has a garage on their house big enough to hold a 182 and a car and a motor home??? $\endgroup$
    – FreeMan
    Commented Apr 23, 2020 at 17:13
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    $\begingroup$ @FreeMan Re. B and C, can we assume you don't live in the US? :) $\endgroup$
    – Pondlife
    Commented Apr 23, 2020 at 17:21
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    $\begingroup$ It is a VOR antenna. See also: aviation.stackexchange.com/q/67237/8749, aviation.stackexchange.com/q/50120/8749, aviation.stackexchange.com/q/38218/8749 $\endgroup$
    – Gypaets
    Commented Apr 23, 2020 at 17:23
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    $\begingroup$ Au contraire, @Pondlife, I do. I've seen garages for motor homes, but I don't know that I've ever seen one attached to a house that was large enough to hanger a small aircraft. Also, since IANAP, is parking road vehicles inside the hangar a "normal" thing? (I suppose if it's a private hangar you can park whatever you want in there...) $\endgroup$
    – FreeMan
    Commented Apr 23, 2020 at 17:29
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    $\begingroup$ Duplicate of aviation.stackexchange.com/questions/67237/…? ? At least the answer is the same-- $\endgroup$ Commented Apr 23, 2020 at 17:40

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It's one half of a VOR receiver antenna. There will be a corresponding element on the otherside of the tail.

The complete unit looks like this:

enter image description here


Disclaimer: I have no affiliation with the the company from whom I borrowed the image - it was just a good image to illustrate the point.


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