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Old 11-30-2017, 09:54 AM
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Could you give some details on how and where to install these grounding straps on a flying airplane? I expect that removal of the control surfaces will be necessary to accomplish this task.

I have had (twice) what I believe to be P-Static issues in my RV-10 both in IMC with temperatures below freezing.
You would probably need to remove the surfaces. Here is a pic on where I installed them on the elevator. I installed a #10 screw and put 2 nuts on it. I debated the type but ultimately used a Lowes pilot supply cad plated #10. SS has too much resistance and Copper is too brittle.



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Old 12-08-2017, 08:17 AM
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What size of strap is ideal for the bonding?? I'm part way through my empennage build and am going to add these. Thanks
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Old 12-08-2017, 08:24 AM
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Don't have static wicks on my 10 and while not statistically relevant, I haven't experienced any p-static flying through various forms of precip: mist, light rain, heavy rain, snow, and clouds. YMMV....
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Old 12-08-2017, 08:28 AM
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The strap shown in the above post is more than adequate and flexible enough to use to bypass around the control surface bearings. I believe it is 1/4" strap
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It is 1/8

Here is the link

https://www.aircraftspruce.com/catal...opperbraid.php
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Don't have static wicks on my 10 and while not statistically relevant, I haven't experienced any p-static flying through various forms of precip: mist, light rain, heavy rain, snow, and clouds. YMMV....

What's in your panel?

I think the Garmin systems might be a little more sensitive, but when it happened to me in the 172 the BendixKing radio in the stack was also useless.
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What's in your panel?

I think the Garmin systems might be a little more sensitive, but when it happened to me in the 172 the BendixKing radio in the stack was also useless.
2-Screen non-touch Garmin G3X, a Garmin GTN 650, and a Garmin SL 30.
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2-Screen non-touch Garmin G3X, a Garmin GTN 650, and a Garmin SL 30.

Interesting, that's what's in my RV-10. I'm debating the static wick install. that P-static incident was terrifying.
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I operate in life under the pretenses of "rather have them and not need them than need them and not have them".

This is kinda like that old saying the only time you have too much fuel onboard is when you are on fire!
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