I’m thinking there’s no more magic smoke left in that thing.
The white plastic washers are PVC. They are there for stress relief / lubricating washer surface to avoid cracking the plexiglass. I gave some consideration to using a metal panel, but I also kinda like being able to see through it. What I need to do next is replace the prototype wood parts, braces and wire looms with precision cut waxed Bois d’arc both inside and out.
Installing a 50′ tower is on the to-do list, too.