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Re: base

Post by soccerkid812 » February 1st, 2011, 3:46 pm

SkySci wrote:I know the base doesn't have to be 20cmx20cm, but what about the height of the base? Is it 15cm or shorter? The judge at our invitational wasn't sure, and the rules aren't clear; they just state that " The portion of the tower more than 15.0 cm above the test base...must passs through an 8.0cm diameter circular opening or hole"

So, if my base was 12cm, than obviously everything above 12cm (and 15cm) would fit through the hole...well, if the tower were sized correctly.
the base of the tower doesnt have to span the whole 20x20cm
everything above 15cm must pass through the 8cm diameter whole, being the base must be 15cm or smaller

yes, a 12cm base is fine as long as u keep it up to the 50cm height

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Re: base

Post by deezee » February 2nd, 2011, 10:16 am

if you want to get as vertical legs of the tower as possible, wouldn't that prevent the tower from distributing as much weight? /\ vs ||
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Re: base

Post by Jo_squirrel » February 6th, 2011, 7:48 pm

To anyone who has done both square and rectangular bases: which one is more effective?

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Re: base

Post by yousef213 » February 7th, 2011, 3:49 am

Jo_squirrel wrote:To anyone who has done both square and rectangular bases: which one is more effective?
In general, a rectangle base is lighter and more verticke, BUT it is easier to get tipped if you accidentky hit the bucket.

So, if you are careful - rectangle, if not- square would work well anyway
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