Braiding Rubber Motors for Model Aircraft — Clockwise/Clockwise Method

Braided motor1072Article by Jeff Nisley — Method by Don DeLoach

braiding motors thumbThere are benefits to “Roping” or “Prewinding” rubber motors for rubber powered model aircraft. This can allow a longer motor to be used and it also helps to prevent slackening when the motor winds in the fuselage.

Here is a technique to braid motors that was inspired by a lesson that Don DeLoach gave to members of the HAFFA group at the 2017 Marion Spring National Contest in Marion KS, June 4, 2017.

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Braiding Rubber Motors for Model Aircraft – Clockwise -Clockwise Method