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Re: [TowerTalk] Rotor Stripping Gears?

Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] Rotor Stripping Gears?
From: "Rick Karlquist" <>
Date: Wed, 1 Mar 2006 13:39:51 -0800 (PST)
List-post: <> wrote:
> This is all a very good argument for an Alfa-Spid style of controller:
> mast
> slips, adjust the controller. Period. No climbing. No pinning. No stripped
> gears.
> (At least until the slippage is, I think, 320 degrees, at which point you
> reach the upper limit of the box's ability to adjust.)
> The Spid uses pulses to tell the controller the antenna's moving, so
> there's no physical connection between the mast and any indicator
> rheostat.

Actually, there is no limit.  My SteppIR has been slipping a little
bit every week for several years.  It's probably rotated 3 or 4 full
revolutions in that time.  I just keep recalibrating the Alfa Spid
and no problem.

Rick N6RK


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