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Re: [TowerTalk] Crankup Basics

Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] Crankup Basics
Date: Wed, 16 Aug 2006 11:45:09 -0400
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----- Original Message -----
From: JT Croteau <>

> I'm in the process of acquiring all the sections and parts of a ~10
> year old 55' Heights aluminum crankup and planning on restoring it and
> getting it in the air this fall at my QTH.  It was just lowered a week
> ago and was reported to be in good condition by the OM who did the
> removal but that it "will need work".  The top may be bent 
> slightly as
> it didn't crank down as cleanly as it should have  when they lowered
> it.  

How did it get bent in the first place, and why, after you fix it, 
won't it get bent again?

Aluminum is the ideal material for beer cans.....

Blake N4GI


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