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[Towertalk] Ham M slippage?

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Subject: [Towertalk] Ham M slippage?
Date: Wed, 01 Jan 2003 01:19:03 -0500
Thanks to all who responded. The rotor is pinned to the mast pipe, so the mast 
cannot slip in the U-bolts. When the rotor "slipped", the control indicator 
always matched the slippage, so I know that it was the rotor slipping and not 
any of the U- bolts. I actually watched the indicator move about 30 degrees in 
two seconds and stop during the big wind gusts. I suppose if the wedge slipped 
over the bell houising during the wind gusts, and that all the gears moved as 
well as the motor shaft. I think I'm lucky that the gear teeth were not sheared 
off. All seems fine today. The wedge brake holds the rotor when I power the 
motor while leaving the brake engaged for a quick test, but I'm sure this is no 
comparison to the wind stress experienced the other night.The cubex heavy duty 
1.5 inch rigid spreaders are really strong, I hope it all stands up to ice 
loading this winter... I let you all know. Happy new year,
George AB2KC 

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