Thanks, I'll put a new one in for good measures and see what happens.
It is probably due to be replaced after all these years anyway.
On Apr 1, 2012, at 5:58 PM, Gary Schafer wrote:
> 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
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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
>> http://www.hayseed.net/~jpk5lad/Rotors/Tail-Twister.htm 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.
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