[TowerTalk] TailTwister overhaul

Gary Schafer garyschafer at comcast.net
Sun Apr 1 17:58:11 PDT 2012

Before you take it down from the tower you might want to try a new capacitor
in the control box. A weak capacitor could be the problem of the motor not
always wanting to start, not enough torque.

Gary  K4FMX

> -----Original Message-----
> From: towertalk-bounces at contesting.com [mailto:towertalk-
> bounces at contesting.com] On Behalf Of Bob K6UJ
> Sent: Sunday, April 01, 2012 8:33 PM
> To: towertalk at contesting.com
> Subject: [TowerTalk] TailTwister overhaul
> My HyGain Tailtwister has been in the tower for 18 years now and it is
> showing some signs of
> needing a little TLC.  Sometimes when I try to rotate the beam it wont
> move at all, but if I turn it the opposite direction for a wee bit,
> then go back in the original direction, it works fine.  I am planning on
> taking her down and doing an overhaul.  I have been searching
> the archives and found a referral to this webpage for an overview of how
> to do the overhaul
> http://www.hayseed.net/~jpk5lad/Rotors/Tail-Twister.htm     I am going
> to order new bearings, races, potentiometer, and what ever else
> that I can find that could be replaced. I'd like it to hold up for
> another 18 years, hihi.   I understand that the parts are available from
> MFJ now.
> If you have overhauled a HyGain rotor and can throw me some words of
> advice  it would be appreciated.  Never overhauled a rotor
> before but it looks to be not that difficult.
> tnx
> Bob
> K6UJ
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