Now I'm confused again. Is the problem with the Orion
that the mast clamp slips, or the rotor breaks? I purchased
a heavy duty Slipp-Nott for my Orion to fix the mast clamp
slipping problem. I thought that would allow me to
use the Orion with the MonstIR.
> -----Original Message-----
> From: firstname.lastname@example.org
> [mailto:email@example.com]On Behalf Of K7LXC@aol.com
> Sent: Monday, January 08, 2007 7:19 PM
> To: firstname.lastname@example.org; email@example.com
> Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] Rotor Selection Advice Wanted - Heavy Duty
> In a message dated 1/8/2007 11:26:51 A.M. Pacific Standard Time,
> firstname.lastname@example.org writes:
> > As far as I'm aware, the 2800 has been proven time-and-again to be
> incapable of holding a MonstIR in even a moderate wind. I
> suggest you avoid
> needlessly repeating this mistake, and implement your prop-pitch
> solution right
> from the start.
> While I endorse the PP solution, the problem with the Orion
> is the mast
> clamp. It's big and heavy but does a lousy job of holding a
> mast. The teeth
> need machining - they're different lengths - and so do the
> surfaces of the
> nuts and bolts - the dimpled surface gets squashed down over
> time and the nuts
> loosen up. K7NV is the one that suggested these problems and fixes them
> himself with FB results.
> He also has lovely prop-pitches available - expensive but lovely.
> I sell them occasionally and send them to M2 for integration
> with the
> Orion control box. Perhaps a better solution would be the new
> Green Heron
> control box.
> Steve K7LXC
> _www.championradio.com_ (http://www.championradio.com)
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