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Lamination

Post by MissMustachio8828 » July 6th, 2011, 7:06 pm

:shock: Last year was just my first year for towers and will most likely be getting it again this year so after hearing about people using lamination in there towers and doing very well I have a few questions I was wondering if anyone could answer?
1. Is lamination a legal way to bond wood together?
2. If so how would you use the lamination to bond the wood?
3. Does lamination work or make any effective diffrence in your towers?
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Re: Lamination

Post by hpfananu » July 6th, 2011, 7:22 pm

1. Lamination is legal, the rules say so.
2. Basically it's when you take the balsa, and glue another piece on top of it.
3. Sometimes it is, but when you get to nationals and states, I wouldn't/didn't do it. It adds weight and usually you can get the safe effect more efficiently, so most people don't do it.
Also, make sure and read this WHOLE towers forum...it sounds awfully boring and repetitive but it's really useful. You can skim, just remember this really important resource.
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Re: Lamination

Post by iYOA » July 7th, 2011, 7:47 am

instead of laminating, consider adding more trusses
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Re: Lamination

Post by geekychic13 » July 9th, 2011, 1:05 pm

Is this like s subforum for towers?
hpfananu wrote:1. Lamination is legal, the rules say so.
2. Basically it's when you take the balsa, and glue another piece on top of it.
3. Sometimes it is, but when you get to nationals and states, I wouldn't/didn't do it. It adds weight and usually you can get the safe effect more efficiently, so most people don't do it.
Also, make sure and read this WHOLE towers forum...it sounds awfully boring and repetitive but it's really useful. You can skim, just remember this really important resource.
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