The absorber does not reduce force. It merely distributes it over a period
of time thus reducing the maximum torque applied when the assembly
In a car, the absorber works both for acceleration and deceleration.
73, Keith NM5G
[mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org] On Behalf Of Gary Schafer
Sent: Thursday, January 25, 2007 2:17 PM
Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] Flexible coupler assembly
Just a thought:
Does a shock absorber in the mast like this really take any stress off the
rotor gears? The shock absorber will wind up allowing the antenna to twist
further than it would without the shock absorber and have much more "travel"
when returning in the opposite direction thus increasing the force by
allowing more travel and the antenna to whip around more than without any
The shock absorber works well in a car's drive line as the major force is in
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