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Re: [TowerTalk] TailTwister overhaul

To: "'Bob K6UJ'" <>, <>
Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] TailTwister overhaul
From: "Gary Schafer" <>
Date: Sun, 1 Apr 2012 20:58:11 -0400
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Before you take it down from the tower you might want to try a new capacitor
in the control box. A weak capacitor could be the problem of the motor not
always wanting to start, not enough torque.

Gary  K4FMX

> -----Original Message-----
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>] On Behalf Of Bob K6UJ
> Sent: Sunday, April 01, 2012 8:33 PM
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> Subject: [TowerTalk] TailTwister overhaul
> My HyGain Tailtwister has been in the tower for 18 years now and it is
> showing some signs of
> needing a little TLC.  Sometimes when I try to rotate the beam it wont
> move at all, but if I turn it the opposite direction for a wee bit,
> then go back in the original direction, it works fine.  I am planning on
> taking her down and doing an overhaul.  I have been searching
> the archives and found a referral to this webpage for an overview of how
> to do the overhaul
>     I am going
> to order new bearings, races, potentiometer, and what ever else
> that I can find that could be replaced. I'd like it to hold up for
> another 18 years, hihi.   I understand that the parts are available from
> MFJ now.
> If you have overhauled a HyGain rotor and can throw me some words of
> advice  it would be appreciated.  Never overhauled a rotor
> before but it looks to be not that difficult.
> tnx
> Bob
> K6UJ
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