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Re: [TowerTalk] Lift Mast to Replace Rotator

Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] Lift Mast to Replace Rotator
From: David Gilbert <>
Date: Thu, 26 Dec 2019 21:38:41 -0700
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Another guy just said the same thing you did, and I'm not sure that is universally a good idea.  I expect Steve to eventually weigh in here with more authority on the subject, but from what I understand some rotators WANT to have some vertical weight on them to keep the bearings properly aligned.  Free floating bearings aren't always a good idea.

Dave   AB7E

On 12/26/2019 5:46 PM, W3YY wrote:
John -

Next time install two bearings that provide both lateral and thrust support.
And then install the mast so there is no weight on the rotor.  Then you can
easily remove and replace the rotor.

73, Bob - W3YY


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