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Re: [TowerTalk] Rotor Querstion

Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] Rotor Querstion
From: Don <>
Date: Thu, 12 Dec 2019 09:40:41 -0800
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Hmmm, I've a few T2X's that I'd like to convert.

But when I try to contact this vendor using the Contact Us process at the site, I get this. Still in business?


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On 12/12/2019 9:08 AM, Robert Harmon wrote:

How long has the Tailtwister been in use ?  It could be something internal 
causing the intermittent turning also.
For a permanent fix to the terminal strip problem get one of these connector 
kits below.  The old terminal strip is removed
and replaced with one of these connector assemblies.  Then you can unplug the 
cable easily.  Nice gold plated contacts
that won't rust.  If the terminal strip is rusty,  you might be abe to 
temporarily clean it but it will not be long term solution.
There are replacement original terminal strips available for the Tailtwister 
but it makes sense to do an upgrade.

Now having said all that, if you are going to do this upgrade, it is best to 
remove the rotator and work on it in your shop.
Then you might as well do an overhaul.  They are easy to overhaul, replace the 
bearing balls, regrease, etc.
all the parts are pretty cheap on MFJ's site.  There are some good videos on 
You Tube for doing the overhaul.


On Dec 12, 2019, at 6:59 AM, Dave Leisman <> wrote:

I have a HyGain Tailtwister rotor that works just fine, but the thing is 
sometimes intermittent
because the contacts on the terminal strip have rusted, making a good 
connection difficult.  Anyone
have any ideas I might do to clean those terminals without actually removing 
the entire strip of 8
terminals? Getting inside the rotor from this angle to swap this terminal strip 
for a new strip will
not be easy, and I really don't want to break the case open to make the change 
from the inside.

Hence my dilemma.

I have thought about trying to clean the existing strip by sanding, but I can't 
get into where the
actual contact is made.  I had someone recommend using Naval Jelly to clean the 
rust away, but that
seemed kind of harsh.

I am open to thoughts and any ideas the group might have.

Thanks in advance.

Dave, W8QW

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