>If you want a `back-of-the-envelope' calc of what a 50MPH
>tower will hold at 70MPH, just cut the load area in half...
>So 30ft^2 at 50MPH will be about 15ft^2 at 70...But as someone
>pointed out, it will be somewhat less than 1/2 because the load
>due to the tower itself will also increase.
It will be a LOT LESS THAN HALF. It will be half if you assume the tower
itself has NO WIND LOAD AT ALL. The tower itself probably has a wind load
equal to the antennas on it. To me this means that a tower rated at some
load at 50 mph may barely hold itself up at 70 mph with NO ANTENNAS at all
>Sorry to add complexity to the mix...BTW, it wasn't a stupid
>question at all! no such thing...
Boy, I gotta agree with Mike on this last remark! Crankup users should be
asking a lot more tough questions and demanding answers and data from the
manufacturers. If they give you data, they are libel for it. Naturally,
they don't want that.
OK, so I don't like crankups. Why? Because I am personally aware of 20 or
30 horrible accidents caused by them and I think they should be outlawed for
Why do you suppose Rohn got out of the crankup business? It ain't because
they don't like your money . . .
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