There is an even easier way that requires NO MATH !
Just make a scaled drawing, say 1 inch = 10 ft.
Then you can measure your guy wire lengths and/or
turning radius at any point on the tower.
See, I told you it was simple.
de Tom N4KG
............................
On Thu, 25 Jun 1998 15:12:36 0400 Pete Smith <n4zr@contesting.com>
writes:
>
>At the risk of getting into the dumb question territory:
>
>If you know how far from the base of your tower your guys attach (on
>flat
>ground), and you know how high they attach to the tower, then you
>should be
>able readily to calculate how much turning radius inside the guys
>would
>exist at any given height on the tower. Obviously, this would be
>useful
>for assessing a potential stack design.
> I
> /I
> / I
> / I C
> / I
> /I
> / ? I
> / I D
> / I
> /BI
>
>That is, if you know the lengths of B and C+D, then you ought to be
>able to
>figure out what "?" is for any length of C.
>
>Unfortunately, I've forgotten virtually all the plane geometry and
>trig
>formulas I ever learned, and I didn't keep any high school math books.
> I
>think the two triangles involved are called "similar triangles," but
>that's
>as far as my memory goes. Can anyone tell me offhand what the right
>formula is for this? Once I have the fomula I can do the
>calculations, but
>what to calculate?
>
>Thanks!
>
>
>
>
>73, Pete Smith N4ZR
>In wild, wonderful, fairly rare WEST Virginia
>
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