I've read through AC43 (?) and various bits of internet info on mounting comms antennas but have a quick question on ground planes. Since I have a curved wood/fabric fuselage, I need to mount the comm aerial onto a curved section of skin and wondered if the ground plane can be likewise curved? I'm using a 1/2 wave ant which is about 3 feet long rather than the normal 1/4 wave.
Any thoughts, websites or tips would be most welcomed.