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Re: [TowerTalk] TailTwister overhaul

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Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] TailTwister overhaul
From: Bob K6UJ <>
Date: Sun, 1 Apr 2012 18:03:37 -0700
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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.
> 73
> Gary  K4FMX
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: [mailto:towertalk-
>>] On Behalf Of Bob K6UJ
>> Sent: Sunday, April 01, 2012 8:33 PM
>> To:
>> 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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