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What is the working principle of VFG [duplicate]

How does the VFG make various frequencies? And while it makes the other value of frequency, how the generator apply consistent 400Hz to the other component?
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Is precipitation static a concern for small drones?

I read a bit about Precipitation Static buildup on the outside of aircraft flying through dust, rain, or snow. Can this also happen on a small drone and if so, could it interfere with controlling it? ...
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How HF wire antennas on older aircraft are protected from lightning and static discharge?

For HF antennas installed on some older aircraft with wires running from points on the fuselage to the tail, what precautions are used to prevent lighting strikes or P-static accumulation from ...
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Is it possible or has anyone explored the possibility of capturing static electricity for supplying electrical loads on an aircraft?

I am wondering if it's possible to harness static electricity generated on the skin of the aircraft to supply power for system loads? Has anyone ever undertaken a project to achieve this? One reason ...
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Are there additional electrical grounding methods besides static wicks?

Static dischargers have high electrical resistance, and work via corona discharge. So if I understand correctly, what wicks do is limit the voltage that the aircraft builds up. But as the wick is ...
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What is static discharging noise and what is its effect on radio communications?

What is static electricity discharging noise ? How does this phenomena affect radio communications ? Does the discharging happen through lightning and are static discharger fixed or are they ...
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Do helicopters use static wicks?

Fixed-wing aircraft (just about all of them!) have static wicks to dissipate static charge buildups before they can become obnoxious or shocking. Are helicopters fitted with them? This answer ...
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Can rotorcraft pick up a dangerous electric charge?

So, I was re-watching The Hunt For Red October, (in light of current Russian shenanigans with Sweden), and there was a scene in which a crew-member on the ground was electrocuted by making contact (...