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Reading through one of the articles I noticed the following.
Always ground the motor cans by connecting them to your propeller shaft
. If they are not connected to anything other than the suppression capacitors, they will act as big fat antennas radiating the RFI coupled into them by the capacitors! Exactly the opposite of what you want! Also ground the negative battery supply lead so that you have ONE 0V or ground reference point.
Make sure the propeller end of the
has a small area without paint to make contact with the pond water. Although the pond is not a great electrical conductor, it does act as a weak ground plane, dissipating the motor can RFI signals to ground.
I am assuming that you have to connect a negative lead to the motor can and then on to the prop shaft.
In all the years that I have been model making I have never done this or know of anyone who has.
Maybe it is something that I should do.
3 months ago by Martin555
She has a heartbeat
Hi everybody. Got a bit more done, added the fwd deck inserts and then installed the radio. I was going to lay down ply floors on either side of the
but all I had on hand was way too thin, less than 1/16. THEN, I found a piece of coroplast. I cut the floors out of that, scuffed the gluing side down with medium sandpaper, and glued them in place. The battery is velcroed in, as is the esc, while the steering servo uses Tamiya’s very thin, very sticky black servo mounting tape. Once set, this tape mounts very solidly with very little give. The rx is velcroed high up the hull side, and the servo and esc wires are trapped by Velcro just underneath. I could run her this way, but I have a bit more to do first.