Steve Jones wrote:
> I am getting ready to put my new M2 OR2800 rotor in my US Tower HDX589.
> I just lay the tower over and pull out the top section to get
> access to the rotor plate? Is there anything I need to watch out for to
> avoid kinking the raising cables?
NO!. The cables, including the pull down, are all under tension.
To pull out just the top section you have to de-tension the pull
down cable with a come along. Then later, you have to re-tension
On my HDX-5106, I didn't want to do this so I laid it down and
let the bottom section rest on some big timbers. Then I extended
it horizontally until it was about 50 feet "high". This exposed
the rotator area so I could work on it. Of course I did this
with the antenna (MonstIR) removed. UST says what I did is
the recommended procedure.
AFAIK, the Orion 2800 is the biggest rotator that will fit in
the top section of an HDX-5 series. Except for a "small" prop
pitch, which is what I have (thanks K7NV).
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