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Subject: [TowerTalk] Fwd: [YCCC] falling derrick
From: Tom Frenaye <>
Date: Mon, 21 May 2012 20:37:10 -0400
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Thought this might be of interest to a wider audience.  Tom

>From: "Jim Spears" <>
>To: <>
>Date: Wed, 16 May 2012 17:29:09 -0400
>Subject: [YCCC] falling derrick
>A housing community here in Tiverton has a 175 foot wind turbine installed.
>It is unusual in that it can be tipped over for maintenance;  most of the
>large ones need a large crane or helicopter.  The design uses a falling
>derrick system to raise and lower.  Photos are at 
>they have a fairly large permanently installed winch system.  I have seen it
>in both the up and down position.
>Jim N1NK
>YCCC Reflector
>Yankee Clipper Contest Club
>Reflector Info:

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Tom Frenaye, K1KI, P O Box J, West Suffield CT 06093 Phone: 860-668-5444 


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