[TowerTalk] Dacron rope guys

Ted Leaf tleaf@hotmail.com
Fri, 03 Mar 2000 00:27:12 HST

Hi Guys,

Well, also calculate the weight of this monster rope.

73, Aloha
Ted Leaf, K6HI
Kona, Hawaii

It's an interesting thought problem -- how big would a Dacron
rope have
to be to have the 4000 lb breaking strength (assuming a small
tower) of
typical EHS or Phyllistran tower guys?  Second thought problem
-- how
much would such a mongo Dacron rope cost per foot, compared to
EHS or

Any mechanical engineers out there?

Certainly one can't replace 3/16" EHS with 1/2" Dacron rope.
They aren't
even in the same league strength-wise.

Bill Coleman, AA4LR, PP-ASEL        Mail: aa4lr@radio.org

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