Rotator Info Wanted
Ocker at dseg1.csc.ti.com
Thu May 28 11:59:50 EDT 1992
It's time to replace a very tired 20+ year old HAM-M. I've been
considering a T2X TailTwister and the Create Design RC5A-2 or -3. From
the sales brouchure and flyer that I have, it looks very promising.
The following is taken from a sales brouchure:
Rotator Torque: 83 116 ft-lbs
Brake Torque: 750 1085 ft-lbs
Wind Load: 20 22 sq ft
Vertical Load: 800 880 lbs
Preset: no option
Variable Speed: no yes
Average Price: $420 $424
The RC5A-2 has a 360 degree circular pointer, like a compass. The T2X
The RC5A-2 has no brake control. Braking is performed via gear train.
The RC5A-2 uses watertight electrical connectors. It needs a 7 wire
control cable. The T2X uses a terminal strip.
In addition, the RC5A-2 has a built in Reverse Delay Control. It is a
control circuit that operates only when quick reversing is performed
while the antenna is rotation, and provides a delay of 2 to 4 seconds
before reversing starts. It does not function during rotation
operations of 2 to 3 seconds or less.
The RC5A-3 is simply the RC5A-2 with the preset mod installed. I don't
have any price on it.
The only drawback that I see is the rotator plate hole pattern. My
rotator plate is drilled for the HAM-n / T2X rotators.
Does anyone have any experience with the Create Design rotators? Any
comments or suggestions? The rotator will be turning a 402BA mounted
10' above a TH6 on a 70' tower.
Tnx es 73,
Charlie KD5PJ Ocker at dseg1.csc.ti.com
Texas Instruments, Dallas
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