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[TowerTalk] TicRing vs. Side Mount (Trylon Titan)

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Subject: [TowerTalk] TicRing vs. Side Mount (Trylon Titan)
From: (Pat Rundall)
Date: Thu, 15 Mar 2001 12:16:02 -0600
Jay & TTers,

I've been wondering what folks have done (if anything) in
terms of mounting second beams on common self-supporting
towers, such as the Trylon Titan. I'd assume that the problem
with a TIC on a tower like this is they wouldn't fit (Titans
don't have uniform leg spacing as found on Rohn (2/4/6)5.

The physics involved (additional loading, etc.) are another

Has anyone considered a second, rotatable yagi on a Trylon?


Note: I don't have a Trylon but am planning to grow some
aluminum when the ground thaws.

JayTerleski wrote:

> Tom and TTers,
> The Array Solutions Side mount reviewed in QST is one of those that can
> turn a large beam.
> I know it will turn a C31XR "Stretch", and other large tri-banders. But
> we need to have 44 inches of clearance for 25G and 56.5 for 45G towers.
> That is why I suggest the stretch version.  One thing that is important
> to us was including wide saddles with the U-bolts to make sure the load
> was not going to crush a tower leg by an over-zealous tightening of the
> U-bolts.
> It will not have any problems turning the weight of a C31XR, indeed it
> includes a Delrin bearing block to make this a smooth operation.
> The issue is the breaking force of the rotor to handle the load in the
> wind.  I would not use a small rotor.
> We do warrant our products to work, and I will give a full refund if the
> side mount doesn't turn your beam safely. 
> Jay, WX0B

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