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Old 09-24-2006, 08:34 AM   #1
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Hello All
Question, since i have been in RC all my wheel have been plastic hubs and all control rods have been metal to plastic. This is to prevent static electric discharge that may cause radio interfearance. This is what i believe the reason was anyway. I am building a scale Pietenpol and have purchased Top Flite wheels when i was fiting them the light went on these have metal hubbs and landing gear is metal, the engine vibtation will cause static . Is this a problem with modern radio's or is this a problem from early RC radio's
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Old 09-28-2006, 11:52 AM   #2
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I've got the TopFlite wire wheels on my Balsa USA Eindecker 90 and never had a problem. I never gave it a thought before this thread and wouldn't worry about it.
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Old 09-28-2006, 03:20 PM   #3
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A little greese should reduce the possibility of sparking.... or you could sleeve them.
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