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RE: [TowerTalk] buying new tower

To: "'S. J. Blackwell'" <>,<>
Subject: RE: [TowerTalk] buying new tower
From: "Tod Olson" <>
Date: Tue, 11 May 2004 18:38:56 -0600
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>   I will not try to explain this, but one must wonder why the 
>bolt holes were wallowed out. From my old days of making 
>experimental aircraft, one has to wonder if the bolts were too 
>small for the holes or if the was just not enough meat for the 
>intended purpose.

It is my opinion (and only that) that the wall thickness of the tubes used
by Heights in 1972 (when the tower was fabricated) was insufficient for the
stress I placed on the tower sections. I believe that the wall thickness of
the tubing used today is much greater.



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