> > If both ends of the rope are moving, there is
> > NO mechanical advantage, only a direction change
> > plus loss due to friction.
> > de Tom N4KG
Correct you are! The minute Lightweight Larry begins his fateful upwards
journey, the whole equation changes. Any downwards tension beyond his
weight disappears in that situation.
"And then, while I was laying there looking up at the bottom of the
barrel, I let go of the rope..."
73, Ward N0AX
List Sponsor: Are you thinking about installing a tower this summer? Call us
for information on our fabulous Trylon Titan self-supporting towers - up to
96-feet for less than $2000! at 888-833-3104 <A
FAQ on WWW: http://www.contesting.com/FAQ/towertalk
Administrative requests: towertalk-REQUEST@contesting.com