I've been using a prop pitch (with the bevel gear and
associated bearing) for over 35 years. It supports a
mast and antennas that weigh a bit over 200 lbs. I've
never had a problem. It appears that you could go
quite a bit heavier if needed.
73, Stew K3ND
--- Rob Frohne <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> Hi Everyone,
> I have been advised by one person that if I use a
> prop pitch rotor, I
> need to make sure I use a thrust bearing, as the
> prop pitch wasn't made
> to support much if any weight. Can anyone give me
> personal experiences
> with/without using a thrust bearing with a prop
> pitch rotor?
> Thanks again & 73,
> Rob, KL7NA
> Rob Frohne, Ph.D., P.E.
> E.F. Cross School of Engineering
> Walla Walla College
> 100 SW 4th Street
> College Place, WA 99324
> (509) 527-2075
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