At 11:16 AM 3/1/1999 EST, K7LXC@aol.com wrote:
>In a message dated 99-03-01 11:08:25 EST, firstname.lastname@example.org writes:
>> Interesting discussion. Would anyone care to comment on what one could
>> from the new Yaseu rotor torque/vibration/shock dampening accessory for
>> medium and high end rotors? (I understand that it goes between the
>> bracket and the bottom of the rotor.)
>> Which rotor ratings would you expect it would improve and by how much?
> When I was at Hy-Gain, we estimated that a torque dampener would add
>about 25% capacity to a rotator. Historically, very few devices like this
>survived real world applications.
Dave Leeson used to use a driveshaft coupling from a BMW on some of his big
arrays, and I can see how that would handle a good many lb-feet. I'd be
less confident about something that goes in between the bottom of the rotor
case and the shelf, because there isn't room for a lot of elastic material.
73, Pete N4ZR
Loud is good
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