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Re: re: counterweights

on 3/6/03 8:56 PM, Gene Davies AA6NP at aa6np@mind.net wrote:

> So I am adding this steel crossarm with vertical support arms to
> take most of the weight off the rotor. Each support can be
> shortened or lengthened for final adjustment, and the
> counterweights for the dish will nest right in-between the
> mast and the supports. I am going to try using an 1 1/2
> pvc tee for the support to crossboom bearings, and make the
> supports themselves out of 1" allthread or something.

Forgive me for being dense at 6:30 in the morning, but I don't understand
how this will work.

If the vertical supports are going to take any pressure off the vertical
loading of the rotor, they have to be fixed in place somewhere outside the
rotor.  But then you can't rotate.

I'd suggest getting a bigger rotor.  What kind are you using?



Jon Ogden
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