|To:||Pete Smith <email@example.com>|
|Subject:||Re: [TowerTalk] Mast load question|
|From:||Jim Schnaidt <firstname.lastname@example.org>|
|Date:||Wed, 26 May 2004 16:55:37 -0500|
On May 26, 2004, at 3:13 PM, Pete Smith wrote:
No, Pete, you're not all wet! You're exactly right. I should have recalled my high school physics. It really is a lever and W1 X L1 = W2 X L2. Therefore, you're absolutely correct in saying the force on the rotor bolts could be several thousand pounds and probably is all of that!
Exactly right again. I need to do some engineering now. To the drawing board!
Thanks, Pete. I appreciate it! So simple, I should have seen it. Intuitively, I remembered the mechanical advantage (or disadvantage in this case) but just couldn't quantify it.
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