Here's a true story about how a Force 12 element broke even BEFORE the
antenna was on the tower. I had a new C31XR and had begun assembly near
my workshop. After I had assembled a few elements, I decided I would
move the operation to the tower site. I loaded several assembled
elements across a farm wagon and proceeded to drive to the tower site.
As I set out, I didn't allow enough turning radius, and caught the end
of one of the elements on a fence. Before I noticed and could stop the
tractor, it had bent backwards at least 90 deg or more. Would you
believe it - it snapped! It must have been the faulty riveted design!
Or maybe it was the lack of rope in the elements... Wish I'd had an owl
----- Original Message -----
Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] rope in elements
> If the rivets are supposed to fail, darn it, I want my money back, cuz
> has failed !!!!!
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