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    Angry Pulley system

    Hi Yall!

    I'm pulling my hair out trying to get this to work. You guys make these things so easy. Man, I must be stupid.

    Can someone please look at this and tell me whats wrong.

    Ready to give up.
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    Hi Radar,

    Try emailing Westozy, he's a mech eng. and may be able to help you out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Radar View Post
    Hi Yall!

    I'm pulling my hair out trying to get this to work. You guys make these things so easy. Man, I must be stupid.

    Can someone please look at this and tell me whats wrong.

    Ready to give up.
    What is wrong? It looks fine to me.
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    I May be using to much of a heavy gage wirer?
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    Yes, I do know that I used too heavy of a gauge wire, thinking it would grip better but in the long run it wasnt flexible enough. Check out Westozzie's picture gallery here for an idea of the cable size.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Radar View Post
    Hi Yall!

    I'm pulling my hair out trying to get this to work. You guys make these things so easy. Man, I must be stupid.

    Can someone please look at this and tell me whats wrong.

    Ready to give up.
    That's almost right Radar, you need to twist the wire on one side to make the yokes both turn the same way, your drawing indicates you will have the yoke action opposite to each other. I'll upload a quick sketch I made for someone else, it describes how to lock the wires to your pulleys.

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    just a thought

    Radar, you could also wrap the cable all the way around the pulley instead of just over the pulley, this will give you positive traction and require less tension. Of course if you do this, you would need to re-think you routing again. .02

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    This pulley thing is a massive ball breaker!!!!! We only just got ours working this weekend, and are very happy with the result in regards to the tension a general feel........We also managed to hook up all of the potensionmeters!
    Hang in there try different things and eventually it will come together.

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    thanks guys.

    I just niticed that the pulleys on the buttom of my columns don't turn while they are under tension. I will work on that.
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    We used wheels off a sliding door to act as our pulleys, they have bearing inside them so the worked a treat...

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