May 2020

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Tension Springs to Mitigate Cable Slack

The cable has been reported by Home-Dome users to become tangled on the windlass due to insufficient cable tension being constantly applied as the shutter open or closes. To mitigate this problem, I installed a system of tension springs and spring-suspended idler pulleys to apply more constant tension on the cables and provide more guidance to the cable as it winds/unwinds onto the windlass.