Cool. That is a new one on me. The photo really helps me visualize it.
A local ham suggested I fill the tubing with that expanding foam
insulation stuff that comes in a aerosol can... thinking it would
expand, and become stiff and dampen any vibration from flexing. I had
not thought of that... and am not too sure it will do what we intend...
but it also is a different approach.
DX-Engineering agrees with Rick... I need heavier, larger sized tubing.
(But that is 1) too easy, and 2) fails to use what I have on hand.
(I understand that scrounging and using parts on hand is a venerable old
Thanks for the idea. Kind of a "pull-yourself-up-by-the-bootstraps"
solution... but one that works.
================ James -K8JHR =========================
On 1/7/2011 10:33 PM, Dr. Gerald N. Johnson wrote:
> You can solve your willowy tubing with stay wire braces, probably want
> to use a poly rope instead of wire. Stay wire braces have been used on
> slim masts, elevator legs (for grain transfer at an angle), crane booms,
> and vintage aircraft wings.
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