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Re: [TowerTalk] New ROTOR design at VISALIA DX convention

Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] New ROTOR design at VISALIA DX convention
From: David Gilbert <>
Date: Mon, 23 Apr 2012 09:24:05 -0700
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Very interesting, but that side mount version bothers me rather a lot.  
No matter how strong the rotator itself may or may not be, I find it 
difficult to believe that a single leg clamp like that wouldn't simply 
twist around on the leg.  People have such problems even when using much 
larger clamping surfaces on two inch diameter masts with less leverage 
than a side mount would have.

Maybe more importantly, the potential rotational torque of a 25 sq ft 
antenna in the vertical plane (36 foot boom trying to act like a 
propeller) would be incredible ... not sure how it wouldn't bend the leg 
of the tower given the roughly seven inch span of the mount.

I really like the stackable mast clamps on the other versions, though 
... that's a pretty neat idea.  Each is independent so the clamping 
forces always add up, and if you need more area you just add more clamps.

Dave   AB7E

On 4/23/2012 8:31 AM, JoshL wrote:
> Geezzz,  If you are like me , you have experienced
> many ROTOR  failures over the years -
> from problems with controllers,  direction sensors,
> to a SHAFT actually shearing off -
> W7CY has a new product , worth checking out
> The Control cable works fine at  500 ft length !
> It  uses STEP  motor with digital controller .
> this is NOT you Daddy's rotor !
> *   *
> The CYDWINDER is side mount  -  with likely
> future UPGRADE to larger motor -  I dislike
> TIC RINGS - hard to install, hard to maintain
> and tricky to climb around -  this is a solution
> to that problem.  One hardcore  contester friend
> had many TIC rings at his old QTH,  he told me
> " never again "  !
> Check out the WEB SITE -  you can download
> SPEC sheets for various products
> Josh   N7XM   Nevada
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