If I could fine them here in europe for a good price that shood be my
----- Original Message -----
From: "Richard (Rick) Karlquist" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
To: "Jim Lux" <email@example.com>; <NPAlex@aol.com>;
Sent: Wednesday, January 24, 2007 8:08 PM
Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] Why a Prop Pitch?
> > Just as a question, since I have my Baldor catalog handy, what is the
> > inside diameter of one of the telescoping tubular towers? (i.e. how
> > small does the motor have to be?). It might well be that a standard
> > Jim, W6RMK
> Not tubular towers, rather lattice type crankups. UST has
> those dimensions on its web site. For the "5" series towers,
> the max diameter is 8.25 inches.
> Besides this constraint, you would like to be able to get
> the rotor in from the side. You can't drop it in the top
> (at least on my HDX5106), and it would be a major hassle
> to bring it up from the bottom, because you would have to tilt
> the tower over, remove the positive pull down stuff,
> stuff the rotor in the bottom past the positive pull down
> mount, and then reinstall the pull down.
> It turns out that you can disassemble a prop pitch into
> 3 pieces and get it in from the side, then put it back together
> Another approach used is to cut out a tower brace and replace
> it with a removable one. I would hate to butcher a tower like
> this, unless it was just a Rohn 45 section.
> Rick N6RK
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