Hmmm... so you mean kinda like the shear pin on my 5-hp trolling motor? I would
much prefer a slip-clutch because once the shear pin goes on your antenna
system, well it's pretty much a free-wheeling windmill after that!
Okay, as far as the trolling motor goes, it's not a very big a deal as long as
you have a paddle onboard and aren't fishing upstream from Niagara Falls!
73 de Bob - K0RC
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Date: Fri, 03 Mar 2006 11:21:18 -0500
From: "Mark ." <email@example.com>
Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] More on Orion mast clamps
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Valid questions all. The engineers at Orion would have to provide the
estimated failure torques for the various parts of their rotator. Where do
you want the weak link to be? I think most people would prefer it to be in
controlled slipping of the mast clamps or shearing of a sacrificial external
pin or key rather than gears inside the rotator.
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