here I was positioned to hit the e-classifieds and pick up some T2X es
on the cheap then you had to spill the beans that actually are good
rotors...you ruined it - now I will have to pay full used prices...crud.
> All the bad mouthing of these rotors amuses me. I have no comments on the
> Yaesu rotors. I bought one as part of a tower purchase, played with it a
> while and then sold it. It seemed like a decent rotor.
> However, I have used Hygain rotors for years...mostly the Tailtwisters.
> These were purchased both new and used.
> I have used these to turn my 4 el 40 meter yagis as well as side mounted 5 el
> 20 meter KLMs. Over the last 20 years most of the problems have been the
> result of lightning hits to the rotor boxes....certainly not the fault of the
> Yes, the you gotta "rock em" to get them started once in a while, and yeah,
> the starter caps go soft after a while and yeah, the older ones with the
> terminal strips get funky and have to be replaced. But, I have only had two
> have gear problems in the last twenty years. I currently have nine in
> operation and will be putting up several more. These are solid rotors. I
> currently have eighteen rotors in use. Half are the Tailtwister and the
> others are HD 73 (used with small tribanders and my 10 meter KLM 6 el beams).
> By the way IMHO the little HD 73 is the best small time rotor and I highly
> recommend them also. The thing to remember is: don't overload the horse.
> They run much better and stay alive a lot longer if they don't have to carry
> a 300 pound rider
> If your Tailtwister stinks that bad, I'll take it off your hands for a fire
> sale price!
> Bill K4XS
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