[TowerTalk] Cush 40-2 CD rust

Fred Hopengarten k1vr@juno.com
Mon, 20 Oct 1997 22:31:38 EDT

Fred Hopengarten  K1VR               617/259-0088
Six Willarch Road
Lincoln, MA 01773-5105
permanent e-mail address:  fhopengarten@mba1972.hbs.edu

On Mon, 20 Oct 1997 13:58:28 -0400 (EDT) "Charles H. Harpole"
<harpole@pegasus.cc.ucf.edu> writes:
>Took apart a lightning hit trap on my 10 year old Cush 40-2CD two el 
>yesterday.  Surprized to see a plated pair of self-tapping metal 
>holding the coil wire in the trap to the alumn. element sections--one
>screw on each end of the coil, fiberglass rod insulator.
>The screws were rusted!!!  and that was under the shrink wrap from the
>factory and I had added a layer of elect tape.  Stainless there for 
>screws would be oh so much better.  

I know that Cushcraft is aware of this problem.  I believe that they now
ship traps with SS screws under the shrink wrap. -- Fred K1VR

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