What is the reason of mounting this little horizontal strake on a Cessna 182 vertical tail?
6$\begingroup$ 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??? $\endgroup$– FreeManApr 23, 2020 at 17:13
4$\begingroup$ @FreeMan Re. B and C, can we assume you don't live in the US? :) $\endgroup$– PondlifeApr 23, 2020 at 17:21
2$\begingroup$ 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 $\endgroup$– GypaetsApr 23, 2020 at 17:23
1$\begingroup$ 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...) $\endgroup$– FreeManApr 23, 2020 at 17:29
2$\begingroup$ Duplicate of aviation.stackexchange.com/questions/67237/…? ? At least the answer is the same-- $\endgroup$– quiet flyerApr 23, 2020 at 17:40
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:
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.