[TowerTalk] 4 Way Guying

Richard Thorne rthorne@tcac.net
Wed, 29 Mar 2000 13:22:08 -0600

Hello Group:

I think this has been brought up before, but a search of the archives
was not much help.

I have my tower installed on top of my office building.  With 3 way
guying (spaced 120 degrees apart) I can get a distance of 50' between
the tower base and the guy anchor point.

I'd like to go higher to 90' so I'll have room for a 3 stack of C3's.
90' of tower calls for a guy anchor distance of 72'.  I can't get that
kind of distance with 3 way guying, but I can with 4 way guying.  ( A 3
guy system requires a space that is 120' square, with 4 way guying it
only requires a space that is 100' square, give or take a foot).  The
roof top is 100 deep by 200' long, so there just isn't room for a 3 guy

Is there any reason I shouldn't do this?  I realize one of the tower
legs will have two guy wires tied to it, but it seems to me that 4 way
guying would provide a better structure.


Richard Thorne
Remote Control Airplanes:  AMA# 657062

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