How exactly do you use the Dillon series dynamometer? Looks like you'd have
to disconnect the guy wire at a turnbuckle and insert the dynamometer. How
do you then remove it and keep the tension as measured? I'm having a hard
time visualizing this.
73, Dick WC1M
> Pretty much what I figured, and saves me the hassle of doing
> the tests.
> Even saves me the hassle of finding my Loos. Confirms that
> nothing beats my Dillon series dynamometer!
> But this does allow one to make a calibration scale for a
> different material.
> Just put some wire rope in series with the test material,
> confirm that the reading on the wire rope is accurate and
> then take a reading on the new material and get a correction
> factor for the specific material. Only issue then is whether
> 1x7 EHS is orientation specific, if it has an inherent "set"
> or bias or bend.
> BTW I got my Dillon series dynamometer at a garage sale for
> $5, complete with its carrying case and two clevises.
> --John W0UN
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