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Old 04-03-2014, 10:33 AM   #1
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I'm looking for a source for thin copper foil to use as shielding with my GoPro camera and my 350QX quad's GPS system.....anybody know where I could find some?
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Old 04-07-2014, 11:13 AM   #2
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Re: Copper foil shielding

I recall seeing a thread here about someone using copper foil. Not sure if he mentions where he got it from tho.

Does it have to be copper foil? Will aluminum foil work for sheilding?
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Re: Copper foil shielding

Copper, aluminum, all good. What are you shielding from what though? The GPS puck is HIGHLY directional, that's why they are covered in ceramic, to resist deformation to maintain accurate upward facing reception. They aren't bothered with what's beneath them, so as long as the puck is at least 3" above the rest of the junk you're good.

Switch off WiFi on the GoPro and really there's not much more you can do. There is talk of long cables running to motors creating EM disturbance which can affect cheaper 2.4ghz receivers, so you could twist them twizzler-style or wrap them in copper tape.
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