I incorporate the emergency pull down\straightner outer cable into the
messenger that I attach my coax and rotor cable to. I don't use coax arms
anymore after the cable loops tied themselves around the coax arms in the
wind. I have a hose hanger thingy I lay the cable over when the tower is down.
73 Gary K7FR
At 08:07 AM 12/20/96 -0800, Big Don wrote:
>On Fri, 20 Dec 1996, Leikhim, Joe wrote:
>> Get some aircraft cable or steel rope. Attach it to the bottom of the top
>> section. If the tower jams, connect the steel rope to a cable grip and a
>> "come-along." This will give you a positive pull down of your tower.
>> I attach the come-along to a dacron or manila rope for a little bit of
>> elasticity. I find this is helpful in pulling down a crank up.
>Recognize you need to be very careful with anything extra you attach to
>a crankup (rotor wire, coax, pull-down cables, extraneous bracketry...).
>Any of these items has the potential to foul the tower during cranking if
>something gets loose, mal-adjusted, etc. The thing you add (pull-down
>cable flopping around?) could be the thing that ends up causing your
>Been there, done that...
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