[TowerTalk] Recommendation for mast on bottom mount rotator
kg5u at hal-pc.org
Mon Sep 18 00:46:50 EDT 2006
> >K8RI made a good point.. I assumed that you'd have another thrust
> >bearing at the bottom to hold the weight of the torque tube. If not,
> >then the entire weight of the tube will also be on your top
> thrust bearing.
I thought the purpose of a thrust bearing was to stabilize the mast
horizontally and not to take the weight of the mast/antenna array off the
rotator. The set screws are adjusted to remove 'wobble' or mast slop and
not to take on the mast/array weight.
Or is that completely wrong?
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