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Offline Paladin

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Re: Well I went and did it this time
« Reply #15 on: August 29, 2010, 11:36:11 AM »
I beleive I am getting your drift on the parabola.

Well I dug out the broken dome pieces amd branches.  What the heck I powered it up.  I spins and locks on the satelites so next step is book a box up to it and find another dome.


Wow, if you spin and lock then I'd say you are in great shape...except for the dome. I dunno here, maybe totally wrong material and cost may be way out of line but vacuum formed plastic? There is a shop around here that does the kind of stuff but I'd bet the setup cost would be pretty high for a one off piece.
I wonder if a dome off of other brands could also fit? At least that would open up the spectrum a bit.

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Re: Well I went and did it this time
« Reply #16 on: August 29, 2010, 01:04:36 PM »
If replacement domes are not easily available, I would guess that you could use just about anything the covers the mechanism without obstructing its function. 
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Re: Well I went and did it this time
« Reply #17 on: August 29, 2010, 01:13:32 PM »
Well aside from physical things like maybe a twig or leaves falling into the mechanism or on the dish or slush and snow I don't really see why it needs any cover at all. Maybe put a screen (nylon, not metal) over it and see how that goes?

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Re: Well I went and did it this time
« Reply #18 on: August 29, 2010, 01:34:07 PM »
It has exposed electronics. Has to be covered.

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Re: Well I went and did it this time
« Reply #19 on: August 29, 2010, 01:55:48 PM »
It has exposed electronics. Has to be covered.


Having never actually been inside one I wasn't aware of that. Thanks for the clarification, I guess a cover is in order.
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Re: Well I went and did it this time
« Reply #20 on: August 29, 2010, 02:04:05 PM »
There are some really delicate looking electronics, tiny gears, belts ect.  I pulled it into the barn and I am still worried about dust getting in.  The dime looks easy to replace.  As far as I can tell it is 4 bolts and a sticky rubber gasket.  I looked on the tracstar website but it mentions nothing about replacement parts.  If it is to much of a pain in the arse I am going to call my insurance agent.  I might just take it into the shop and have them go through Otto check it out.  If is broken then now is the time to find out.  I might wind up having to replace the system.
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Re: Well I went and did it this time
« Reply #21 on: August 29, 2010, 02:06:40 PM »
If it's toast send it to me if you are done with it, I'd love to tinker with it and see if I could find a reasonable dome solution. Don't want to mess with mine.

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Re: Well I went and did it this time
« Reply #22 on: August 29, 2010, 02:14:18 PM »
If it is in fact toasted you are welcome to it. 
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Re: Well I went and did it this time
« Reply #23 on: August 29, 2010, 02:18:27 PM »
Call trina at RV Surplus and tell her you need an empty dome.

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Re: Well I went and did it this time
« Reply #24 on: August 29, 2010, 05:06:12 PM »
What about a big plastic tub over it for temporary protection, until you find a dome? 
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Re: Well I went and did it this time
« Reply #25 on: August 29, 2010, 05:24:00 PM »
Radomes, which is what that piece is, are designed for minimum signal loss.  A substitute may work OK but probably not as well as the original.  Protection from the elements, of course, is a different thing; whatever works.

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Re: Well I went and did it this time
« Reply #26 on: August 29, 2010, 06:18:37 PM »
Call trina at RV Surplus and tell her you need an empty dome.

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Re: Well I went and did it this time
« Reply #27 on: August 30, 2010, 01:15:08 PM »
I called Tracstar today.  $85 plus shipping.  Not to bad!!!
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