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Where do I put the rotor?

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Subject: Where do I put the rotor?
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Date: Sun, 30 Jun 1996 12:10:42 -0400 (EDT)

Guess I'd think abt something different from water pipe for masting.  Steel
tubing may sound expensive at the time, but when u have to take all the
beams etc off a bent water pipe you'll wish otherwise.  I'm using steel
tubing (heavy wall ) that was scrap yard material from hydrylic tubing for
lift trucks (as I recall).  At one time, I had double sleeved water pipe
that (u guessed it, bent badldy) and it took a lot of work to change out.
Look arnd for something stronger, Tom!  And longer for future use (at the
same time).

Your tribander (or similar) will want to grown into a 40 M beam or WARC
beams as well.

Good luck  73  George  W8UVZ

>George --  
>Thanks for the info.  Your solution sounds right.  
>Putting the rotor near the top with a long mast 
>seems like asking for trouble.  My mast is 14' 
>long, but it is just water pipe.  I don't plan on  
>stacking anything big (not even a 402CD).   
>Tom - N1MM 
>On Jun 30, 1996 10:00:29, '' wrote: 
>>I ended up using a longer mast(like 20 feet) and put the rotator
>>a Wilson but now a Create 3B) at the bottom of that flat top section.  I
>>to cut out one horizontal bar from the 25G flat top section to be able to 
>>remove the rotor w/o taking it all apart, when rotor repair was needed
>>it probably will be).  I used one extra rotor plate above the rotor plate
>>put the mast thru (abt halfway or more up the flat top section) to hold
>>mast centered if u take out the rotor.
                                           George  W8UVZ


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