[amsat-bb] Re: Drilling of a G-550 results!!!
dguimon1 at san.rr.com
Mon Nov 26 23:47:50 PST 2007
Luc I have two Labradors that watch me very anxiously, and
rhetorically say....."what's an old man like you doing on the roof!".
I repaired my 5400 by soldering the brass grommets that terminated
the pot....When you open the case put the rotor in a tub of some
sort....My bearing retainers were so old they were worn, but when I
put in new lithium (as I remember) grease the grease held them in the
retainer, and used them for years after...Of course we have no ice in
San Diego, if we ever do I would move back to Minnesota!!
Hang a dark sensor on one end of the boom....I have a 4 foot skylight
cut in my hamshack roof so I can observe the rotors. And when I see
ducks and geese going south I know you are beginning to get chilly up there!!
Much easier to devise these things than do them, but you know doing
is most of the fun!!
>1-Probably a mess inside? rust? corrosion? mildew? and so on...
>2-Upper hole plugged with a metal screw plus silicone
>3-Struck something when drilling pass through the casing!!! (Not too
>4-Meter does not move anymore probably a wire cut or the pot has been stabbed
>Lets the weather return to the minus 0C again and just watch the rotor
>Rotor will don't freeze in ice anymore (i hope) and i will have to rely on a
>visual metering system in daylight and on something else overnight.
>Thank's to my neighbour dog a Labrador moaning and barking after me
>at the end
>of his chain during the whole operation... Just forget my pliers and screw-
>driver down the tower!!! as i am not too lucky with my drilling probably the
>same with my pitching...JOKE ;)
>As we can pass in an episode of minus zero C temperature at any
>moment i don't
>take any chance and i jump on this +C swing i just remember a past
>another rotor stuck as water fill in due to a crack in the casing
>not too happy
>to have a beam always pointing towards nowhere.
>To be continued...
>Luc Leblanc VE2DWE
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73, Dave wb6llo at amsat.org
Disagree: I learn....
Pulling for P3E...
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