I wonder how the ball bearings know the difference between vertical and
horizontal loads and all the points between?
Boys up here usually run two thrust bearings so they can remove the rotor
for maintenance without having to perform magic to keep things from getting
Always fun to read the various post on this reflector.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Doug Renwick" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
To: "'Chris Pedder'" <email@example.com>; <firstname.lastname@example.org>; "Tower
Sent: Saturday, June 13, 2009 9:35 PM
Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] Thrust bearing / rotor load
> Well doesn't that just go opposite to my experience. I have used TB-3 s
> to bear vertical loads for years without any failure. Obviously Rohn
> doesn't know that their bearings can bear vertical loads. Maybe someday
> mine will fail, but most things don't last for ever anyway (especially
> made in China). Experience trumps.
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