[TowerTalk] Bolts for Orion OR2800 rotor
Edward via TowerTalk
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Tue Apr 22 12:25:43 EDT 2014
Do you have the Mc-Carr part numbers?
On Apr 22, 2014, at 7:07, K7LXC at aol.com wrote:
>> There are many reports of the Orion clamp slipping so I assume that you
> have to bolt it very tight
> which may break the stainless steel hardware.
> There are 2 fatal problems with the factory Orion clamp.
> 1) The toothed clamp has uneven teeth and even when they're worn down
> (and they get worn down by the mast moving in the wind) and you get all of
> the teeth gripping, the total gripping area is like less than 1 square inch.
> 2) The surface that the fasteners are seated on is dimpled. The dimples
> wear down too thus loosening the clamp.
> I've installed dozens of Orions over the years and virtually 100% of
> them have slipped eventually.
> Steve K7LXC
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