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Old 19-12-2012, 19:17   #1
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Tacktick wind speed not working.

I have a T120 anaenometer and recently the wind speed cups are very slow to turn. This gives incorrect wind speed recordings. It seems to be a sealed unit. Is there any way to fix the problem, myself. The unit is 3 years old.

Seems like the bearing has gone.
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Old 19-12-2012, 21:02   #2
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Re: Tacktick wind speed not working.

I can't speak to the TAcktic unit specifically, but I have successfully revived several other anemometers by inverting them and spraying the shaft area with Inox or other VERY low viscosity lubricant. A bit of manual spinning in the inverted position then restores lubrecation to the tiny ball bearings inside and all is well for a while. Repeat as required.

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Re: Tacktick wind speed not working.

Thanks Jim

I took your advice and brought down the anaenometer from the top of the mast. I discovered that unlike a previous defunct model I had replaced this 2010 model is able to be disassembled. There is a bleed hole in the bottom to let moisture out.

I was able to oil with lanoline and now it works again.

PROBLEM SOLVED - BRING ON THE NEXT ONE
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Re: Tacktick wind speed not working.

just like the sun riseing there will be another one(problem)
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