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

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Subject: [TowerTalk] TicRing vs. Side Mount (Trylon Titan)
From: (JayTerleski)
Date: Thu, 15 Mar 2001 12:47:37 -0600
I have such a tower for my 10-15m tower. Freestanding tapered 100' tall.
See it on my website front page.

I turn two beams with one long extended sidemount and one rotor. 

I compensated for the tilt of the tower by drilling holes in the
sidemount arms for the Ubots and shimming them out a little.  It was
fairly easy to do, just measure twice and drill once. Hi.


Pat Rundall wrote:
> 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
> consideration.
> Has anyone considered a second, rotatable yagi on a Trylon?
> Pat, NØHR
> 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

Jay Terleski
WX0B - Array Solutions
Phased Arrays - Horizontal and Vertical
RF Switches, Antennas, Towers

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