I have an LM470 motorized and can alert you to one problem I had
THE CABLE SNAPPED and although there was no structural damage to the tower or
to the concrete, it was a problem to replace it because of its design.
BTW I tried the insurance route and NOT ALLOWED because there was some
indication of rust on the strands.
My tower installer AND the insurance co. both advised that the cable was the
SMALLEST ALLOWABLE DESIGN THICKNESS !!!!
At some expense, a heavier aircraft cable was installed.
It has been about three years so I dont know if they have redesigned the
cable they use now....ask about it!!!
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