Kenneth Mathews wrote:
> I have read the postings on drilling Chrome moly and wonder if anyone
> has thought about having a bead of weld put down both sides of the
> mast that will go into the rotor mount and help keep it from twisting in
> the mount due to the torque. Does anyone have knowledge of how
> to and what type of welding to use of this type of material.
> Thanks in advance , for your input and advice.
> Ken, WD4CQE
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Ken - while welding Chrome Moly is no trick - just use mild steel rod -
be very careful about doing it, and perhaps consult a professional
engineer. I would not use an electric welder to 'run a bead down each
side' - I would gas weld it, as the temperature transients are much mre
severe with electric welding. Or .. conversely .. reheat and draw the
metal after the welding.
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