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First set of Phillystran Guys to be ~52' area
N1WK Setting the 2nd Guyed Section
Looking good 2 sets of Guys and 60'
Top section getting ready
N1WK Getting another section up.
N1WK 70' On!
N1WK Hopefully the 3el Steppir to the left will live about at Kim's Feet on the new tower.
What is getting replaced. It is time........
Nope... Still can't see it from K-Mart "Highly disappointed"
The feedline going up to the 80m Inverted Vee ~70' apex hung off of gin pole
The 80m Inverted vee ~70'
KE1LI Securing the last section/top ~78'
KE1LI It is on and the guys have been secure... Yeah! It is up!
Hardware to rebuild 2 complete TicRing 1022 ring rotors
Here is the removable bearing and clips for install of the ring on the Tic Bracket
There is a spring loaded bearing that you need to fight to line up this bearing's bolt
This is the loosely assembled ring. One motor on the ground.
Note the clamp in the middle- 3 of these with 4-bolts each secure the ring to the tower
The needle on the original Tic controller drifts more that the old FT-101EE
For size comparison the Caddy wheel- I can easily handle the bracket and ring with one hand
2nd Thrust Bearing and slightly used bolts
Need 6 more of the Gr5 bolt- 12 of the bigger cotter pin and 2 of the little guys
to complete the Tic hardware
Wire brushed and a heavy coat of cold galvanizing paint. Looks like new
Fixed the drifting- labeled and WX-Proofed the cables for the TIC motors
Making sure all of the new hardware is ready to rock
KE1LI Started early tightening guy brackets
KE1LI N1WK Tic ring is up there- Lowering gin pole
KE1LI Setting the Tic bracket
KE1LI Setting the Tic Ring!
After briefly wrestling with the slave Tic drive, Paul decided that since the gears didn't match
That it was not getting mounted. This was a very good idea!
This is why..... The c-clip ring is about 1/8" away from it's home
Cleaning and pushing the clip down was fine, I wonder if it was knocked out of whack from Leo's original install!?!
Nice and tight at top and bottom
My First windload! (Besides W1UJ climbs...)
Camera zoomed in. Looks good