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Subject: [TowerTalk] quick question
From: Michael Goins <>
Date: Tue, 6 Dec 2011 21:26:55 -0600
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Have a HG-52-SS here destined to have a two el quad on it soon. When fully
nested, it is about 22 feet tall and if I remember correctly, the weight is
around 450 pounds (plus rotor and quad).

I want to be able to tip it over by removing the top bolts on two legs and
both on the remaining one, thus using the remaining two lower front bolts
as a pivot (this is the factory recommended base and it solid at 5 feet

I have a solid power pole I plan to use as the winch pole and it will be
located about 6 feet behind the tower. I'm trying to determine the cut-off
(out of ground) height I need for the tiltover pole (about 6-10 feet is a
guess) and more especially, the rating of a winch/suggested type to handle
the lowering of the tower. Also looking for a pully to mount on top of the
pole for the winch to ride over going to the tower.

At 62, I don't plan to do a lot of climbing any more and I'm trying to set
this up so that the quad can be maintained fairly easily. If anyone has
done something similar, I sure would like to hear from you off list. Thanks.

Mike, k5wmg



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