Hello, my name is Ron Heidebrink. I retired early with 28 years in Telephone Communications at Cincinnati Bell Telephone Company.
I was Quality Control Inspector over the Business and Residence installations in the field. This was a result of my continued education at AT&T, Bell System,
Western Electric, New York Telephone, and the University of Cincinnati. I am an Airplane Pilot and Land Developer. I try to think and plan ahead.
My Army tours were at Fort Knox in Kentucky, 1st as a Sargent over one of the Motor Pools, dealing mostly with Jeeps to 5 ton Trucks. Later, was assigned to the repairs and installations of telephones on the Tank and Infantry Firing Ranges.
I started and was the owner of a Fire/Security Alarm installation company 1981 to 1995, selling it after building it up to over 500 accounts.
Currently, I am developing over 60 acres here near North Myrtle Beach SC. It is a Private Residential Airpark/Airport. (Myrtle Beach Hardee Airpark-SC21)
I am currently building Alternators for Experimental Aircraft and other Heavy Duty Alternator applications.
How this came about. I have had three alternator failures in my Airplanes. I had to land after exhausting the Battery, and get it repaired. Two regulators failed and a broken stator wire in the other.
I am a past Race Car Driver and Car Builder, paying close attention to the Nascar Race Cars, that every year have Alternator failures during a Race.
Dale Junior, Biffle, Stewart and many more have had this unpleasant experience.
They loose Points, Dollars, and even the Race because of a $3 Diode or something else that failed in the Alternator. They very much need a Double Alternator.