Fixing our base.

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Fixing our base.

Post by tbhjonnie » February 28th, 2019, 12:30 pm

Hi, First post poggers.


Anyways, at our regional at Georgia Southern, we got 2nd bc of our base being a tiny piece of balsa wood connected to the hook. That piece of wood was very small how could I reinforce it I'm thinking triangles under and over the piece. Any thoughts??
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Re: Reinforcement of our part that holds the hook

Post by Unome » February 28th, 2019, 1:12 pm

Some people use Gorilla Glue at the base (that's what this area of the boomilever is usually called). Generally you want a connection that has a high surface area since the base is under a lot of stress, which is why many boomilevers have the tension members inserted (and glued) into holes in the base. There's a short description of this sort of method here.
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Re: Reinforcement of our part that holds the hook

Post by tbhjonnie » February 28th, 2019, 1:20 pm

Me and my partner used wood and jet glue. How would that work with the base?
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Re: Fixing our base.

Post by Anonymous15 » February 28th, 2019, 2:12 pm

I don't know how strong wood glue is, but a lot of people try to avoid it for this event because it adds excessive weight. Gorilla glue should be sufficient with the right base design.

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