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02-09-2006 02:15 PM  12 years agoPost 1
Greyman

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Hi,can somebody give me some good advice about the use of a full carbon chasis on my Millenium II.Some pilot friends told me there's a risk of static elec.build up during flight and causing interference to the radio signal.If so,whats the best thing to do?
Thanks!!

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02-09-2006 04:28 PM  12 years agoPost 2
z11355

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there's no belt for the transmission nor is there a belt for the tail.

where's the static going to come from?

there is no problem.

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02-09-2006 04:44 PM  12 years agoPost 3
Dr Lodge

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There's more static build up in my pants due to the "pukkering" going on when I fly!!!

Vibe 90, Vibe 50, Vigor CS x2,
Dyna-x, Knight 503D, Logo 10,
TRex 500, Furion, Gaui EP200

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02-09-2006 04:45 PM  12 years agoPost 4
Stet

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If you are worried about it, just ground the frames.

I was concerned about this on my gasser, and when I checked, I found that all the frames were grounded to each other through the bolting without any special measures taken (bonding straps). You can check by putting probes on the conductive edges of the frame sections and check resistance between individual frames. Like I said, I had continuity check out between all the frames. The only thing at issue might be the boom, but I did not bother to ground that. As stated above, for the boom the concern is more applicable with belt drives.

Annodize is a big resistance point, and the shiny sides of the carbon plates are not conductive. If you want to make contact with the conductive carbon, all you need to do is burnish a small area under a bolt head.

I have never heard of static problems with the millie in carbon. Having said that, ensuring continuity between frame sections has it's merits in itself, the best example being the original lockout problems encountered by the JR Vigor, for which they added a grounding plate between the two side panels.

keepin' it real

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02-09-2006 04:46 PM  12 years agoPost 5
z11355

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There's more static build up in my pants due to the "pukkering" going on when I fly!!!
Too much info!!!!!!!!

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02-09-2006 05:00 PM  12 years agoPost 6
Futurac

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Static
You might have static electicity if you have something loose, or a loose Bearing. Otherwise then that if the fan is touching the fan shroud its also can cause it.
best is to ground the frames- or to use stiffeners, then half of the job is any done.

if not, use wires to ground all 6 frame pieces, to the boom. this should be ok.

Alex (Formerly Known as RCMarket )

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02-09-2006 06:29 PM  12 years agoPost 7
Greyman

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Thanks everybody for the helpfull advice!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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02-09-2006 07:53 PM  12 years agoPost 8
Nigel Gordon

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Nope, been flying these machines for years and that's a new one on me

Nigel

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03-22-2006 02:19 AM  12 years agoPost 9
mopardan

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Static Electricity
This is new to me also and I do not like it. I had a problem when my metal frames cracked on my S/E and were rubbing and I started to see the heli get the jitters from that. I have all carbon frames on all my helis I hope this is a rare thing that doesn't happen to often.

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03-30-2006 05:17 PM  12 years agoPost 10
Stet

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If the frame is cracked and there is intermittent contact, glitching and lockouts are guaranteed. Don't worry abouut the carbon frames, I have never had a glitch on a millie.

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03-30-2006 08:46 PM  12 years agoPost 11
Barney

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mopardan

We would call this metal to metal noise rater than a static build up problem..And Yes glitches & interference with it is normal. Plank flies suffer from it also

With planks one of the most common being a metal clevis in a metal throttle arm, but any metal to metal vibration can cause it...e.g. loose Exhaust/manifold, Metal filter banging of a metal frame etc etc

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04-25-2006 08:38 PM  12 years agoPost 12
invrtd

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The rotor system produces alot of static due to friction of the air and rotor blade. Or atleast it's true for real helicopters and wouldn't know why it would be different from models. I would always use a PCM receiver on a heli.

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