My Lightning Bolt Quad (LBQ) came down last winter with a little bit of
ice on it (maybe an 1/8") and little wind at the time. Boom broke at the
boom to mast connection. Then one of the element "fingers" on the
remaining hub broke (probably due to the imbalance). The boom wall is
not up the job of holding the little extra weight of ice. I should add
that I am in SW Ohio near Dayton.
Electrically it was also miserable. I used the dimensions as provided.
Perhaps tuning would have helped. Antenna was at 78' (boom height) and
in the clear.
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