I like dxengineering parts; however, I installed my new th6dx this last
weekend with the help of the Azle Ham Club here locally. After taking down
my Hornet Tribander I was disassembling the Hornet from the mounting plate
that I bought from dxengineering.
I bought it with the recommended stainless steel U-bolt clamps they sell
when I put the Hornet up. It was up less than a year on the tower. While I
was loosening a couple of the U-bolt from the mast, the nut holding a couple
of the U-bolts became very hard to take off until I had to place the
assembly in a vice to get enough torque on my wrench to finally get the nut
off along with using a spray lubricant.
The threads are ruined on the nut and the U-bolt since it seemed to cross
thread as it came loose for no apparent reason.
I would have hated to have been trying this on top of the tower hanging from
a strap trying to get it apart.
Has anyone else had a problem like this, I remember it wasn't hard to
tighten when I assembled it as it went on very easily, just taking it off
was very difficult.
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