|To:||Jerry Keller <firstname.lastname@example.org>|
|Subject:||Re: [TowerTalk] 8 pin rotor quick disconnects|
|From:||"Jim White, K4OJ" <email@example.com>|
|Date:||Fri, 29 Aug 2003 18:05:24 -0400|
is this planned obsolesence (did I spell that right)|
The weakest length when torque hits the mast is the one that will give...if you pin at the rotor I guess you had better hope the boom to mast connection slips under high winds otherwise you'll get a bucket of gears and bolts for a rotor!
Jerry Keller wrote:
OK, so my elbow-poking comes back into my own ribs... ow! Instead of kidding around, I should have taken the time to read further in the manual for the Yaesu G-800DXA rotator I'm in the process of installing. In the illustration on page 11, it very clearly shows a long 9mm bolt (supplied) going through the mast clamps AND through the mast. Oh, well, live and learn. :-) Jerry K3BZ
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