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.
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 !
> *www.cytorq.com *
> 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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