of ground loops to avoid when flying an aircraft: the kind where
directional control is lost
when on the ground; and the other kind involving
. Our Tip this week involves the latter.
An electrical ground loop can be responsible for creating
noise and interference
in your communication radio's headset. Hence, ground loops are things we want to avoid in our homebuilts. They are commonly caused by the wiring methods we choose when hooking up the electronics behind our panel. They can be
avoided by proper electrical design
in a new aircraft as well as eliminated in existing ones.
This week's tip looks at
understanding, identifying and rectifying
ground loops in your experimental aircraft.