T-2 has a crack in it

Nate The Surveyor

Well-Known Member
My nice t-2 has a crack in it.
Here's my question. Can I glue it? If so, what kind of glue?
Can I buy a replacement top for the t-2?
And, has the quality issue for this green plastic ever been addressed?
My old topcon leg-ant antennas were lots of tough.
Thanks!
Nate
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Adam

Well-Known Member
5PLS
The top can be replaced but I think it will probably need to go to the factory. Mine had cracks before it was replaced when I was San Jose a couple years ago. I think putting something on it like silicone to keep the water out until you replace would be a good idea.
 

Brad Thompson

New Member
One of the corners on our Triumph-2 has cracked as well. The case with the rubber corners was installed on our Triumph-2 when it was sent in for the board upgrade.
 

Duane Frymire

Active Member
Mine has developed cracks again as well. Was replaced before the rubber corners came out. I wonder if some sort of epoxy could be added to the mix to make it stronger?
 

Nate The Surveyor

Well-Known Member
My second top on this t-2.
Is there any improvement in product, in the green t-2 top?
Mine is held together with silicone at this point. It looks bad. Nate
 

Ryan

Member
My second top on this t-2.
Is there any improvement in product, in the green t-2 top?
Mine is held together with silicone at this point. It looks bad. Nate
It's planned obsolescence Nate, just kidding:).
I wonder if something like Devcon 2 Ton epoxy or JB weld would look better than silicone, until you can order that new T3;)
 

Joe Paulin

Active Member
Frustrating for sure. Mine is pretty bad too - I might send it in this winter, but what's the point knowing it will probably crack again? There is a product improvement... it's called the Triumph 3... I know, not what you wanted to hear, right?
 
My second top on this t-2.
Is there any improvement in product, in the green t-2 top?
Mine is held together with silicone at this point. It looks bad. Nate
Mine has failed as well at the four corners of the unit. Knowing this was an issue when I purchased the unit, I loosened the six screws attaching the cover, about one turn, hoping to avoid the failure . As stated the four corners failed, and stress fractures are appearing around the two intermediate screws. I have chosen to cut ( +/-) 1/2" strips of "Gorilla Duct Tape", and apply them at each corner for support and weather resistance. Not very attractive, but seem to be functional.
 
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