New, New TardisBuilders!
Started by kiwidoc, Jan 29, 2013, 09:30 pm
Quote from: galacticprobe on Aug 23, 2018, 04:03 amYou could very well be correct, CH. The question is... which winch? (Yeah... try saying that 10 times fast!) It's the model we need to find so we can get the positive ID on this lever.The "HAUL" and "VEER" make perfect sense for a winch control: haul something up (or in) and then veer to one side or the other, especially if this winch is part of a crane. What's puzzling about this particular lever is that once you've hauled, how to you lower (or pay out) what you've hauled? Also, which direction to you veer in?If this is a winch control, then my guess is we're only looking a one half of the control set-up. This lever does the "hauling" and "veering" action, but somewhere out there is its partner(s) that switched the "HAUL" function between "IN" and "OUT", and the "VEER" function between "LEFT" and "RIGHT", and possibly along with that something to set the speed at which the hauling and veering was done (and this could be part of the unit that sets the in/out and left/right directions); or the speed could be a separate control unit altogether.And what is the "bar" on the meter for? Monitoring the pressure (hydraulic?) on parts of the winch as it takes on the load so you know if what you're trying to haul on is too heavy for the winch? Or does it measure something else, which could help us with making an ID?Thirteen years in and this little control is still vexing us. We can't let it win! Dino.
Quote from: rassilonsrod on Aug 23, 2018, 07:50 amSurely if you pull the lever to haul it up, you just push the lever the other way to lower your payload again?Same for the veering, I'd imagine....