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[TowerTalk] M2 Orion 2800 Rebuild?

Subject: [TowerTalk] M2 Orion 2800 Rebuild?
From: Rob Santello <>
Date: Sun, 5 Jul 2015 22:26:23 -0700
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Hi Group,

I just acquired a very used M2 Orion 2800 rotor that has had a tough life turning a full size MonstIR SteppIR for the past 9 years. It was working when removed but had some rust on it and the 1/4" bolt that holds the plate onto the shaft was broke with the threaded part remaining in the shaft. It can hopefully be removed with an easyout extractor. I don't think that will hurt the rotor but mostly wonder how difficult it is to open it up for an inspection to check its overall condition. There are plenty of documented rebuilds of Hy-Gain rotors on the web but I can't find any example showing someone rebuilding one of these. I know water getting into the 2800 has been a problem and I'm concerned with the visible rust on the top that there might be more internally. So how difficult is it to open one of these up to take a look inside. Is there a specific procedure or ideal sequence of steps that should be observed when opening one and appreciate any pointers as to what I need to check once inside?

And while I'm here, does anyone have a used Green Heron RT-21 controller they would consider selling?



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