My Flying flea plans call for the 90 degree bend in the cable run to pass thru a bent tube. Although it would be liberally greased I prefer a conventional pulley system. I have a hatred of those brass turnbuckle devices so I cobbled together this combined pulley mount and tensioner. The pulley is attached to a plate which slides in two 1" long slots in the mounting plate, when moved out to the correct cable tension the two 1/4" bolts are tightened. As an extra safety option the whole slide is locked by a 10/32" bolt of the correct length. Apart from the weight ( 12 oz ) which is offset by not having a brass turnbuckle it seems a simple answer to cable tensioning. I would get a one piece cable from the supplier, tension it and off I go. I would welcome any constructive criticism or improvement suggestions, thanks, Malcolm.
90.6 KB Views: 34
76.8 KB Views: 34