Paraclipse 3.8 on H to H mount restoration/installation

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    martin-f Well-Known Member Staff Member

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    Hopefully start work on this project next week, ive come up with a design for the telescopic part and ordered 20 bearings, main importance is no movement unlike a ham radio tower,

    The bearing will fit inside a cage made from four pieces of box section this will also be part of the hinge and leveling system, box section will run through the rollers and hold it 100% stable with dish on the top :).
     
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    My stainless steel bearings turned up today with them being exposed to the weather sealed stainless and self lube was the way to go, i can start getting the other parts together now :).
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    Ive been busy with other projects but hopefully i can get the tilt and telescopic part made and bolted to the base next week, the garden looks bare since the DH went,

    I have a few bits to start the fabrication i will have to pick a few parts up one being a 6x6 inch box section that will be part of the raising mechanism,

    Basically something like this
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    Will be bolted onto the front of my existing movable base.
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    Started cleaning the dish today its come up like new i will be spraying it before installation, most of it is cleaned just a few bits left and the mesh,
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    Checking every part as i am cleaning it and come across one of the ring sections a little twisted ten minutes with the vice hammer and some heat and its back like new.
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    Tested the sensor today it works fine then built the H-H back up, i need to drill the chain tension hole bigger and shorten the chain, i can give it a test and do any tweaks if necessary.
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    Managed to find time to test the H/H today works like a dream nearly 3 minuets from one end of the arc to the other, i wanted it a bit slower but i am happy enough to leave it like this, i need to shorten a few bolts and do a few little tweaks apart from that its just about done.


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    Over the last few months ive been collecting suitable used steel for the job in hand, basically the black box section will be made into a square cage using threaded rod, a bearings will be installed on every threaded rod x20 for the raising mechanism, the dish will be attached to the bigger square box section and slide up/down on the bearings.
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