[TowerTalk] T2X brake problem?? Maybe!

Phil Howlett w9xx at hughes.net
Wed Apr 5 14:14:20 EDT 2006

I had something similar happen when the Tailtwister wasn't in the normal 
upright position. The brake didn't hold because I had the brake wedge 
installed upside down. There is a right and wrong way to mount the brake 

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Van K7VS" <wa7fab at cdsnet.net>
To: <towertalk at contesting.com>
Sent: Wednesday, April 05, 2006 1:57 PM
Subject: [TowerTalk] T2X brake problem?? Maybe!

> When I drop my tubular tower to a horizontal point over the lawn and my 3
> element quad is not square to the ground when I tip over the tower, my 
> quad
> will actually rotate to a point that is square with the ground.  I check 
> and
> can actually hear the brake click in and out but apparently the weight of
> the quad which is mounted about five feet above  the T2X on a two inch 
> pipe
> is such that the quad rotates to a point of "least resistance" i.e the
> weight of the quad is such that it rotates to a point where it is square 
> to
> the ground.  Do I have a problem with the rotator brake or is this normal.
> Obviously if I put it back up then it is not north when I point it north 
> as
> it has rotated.  Any comments?  Thanks  Van, K7VS
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