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This discussion area is for basic structure building concepts. Not intended for advanced concepts.
*Good Example: Balsa can bend with the addition of boiling water.
*Good Example: Triangle is the strongest shape for most applications of bracing.
*Bad Example: Balsa can hold X pounds under these conditions.
*Bad Example: Use this shape for this application.
Basically I want you to think a design through with the basics instead of someone else thinking through your design for you.
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I am new to this forum and I am not sure if this question is permitted. But what is the best way to level the balsa tower? Right now we are placing the tower on the floor and sanding it down. Is there a better trick to leveling?
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That seems like a pretty reasonable way to level the tower. I'm also sure if you spend some time figuring out how to address this issue it's quite possible you can come up with a better way that works for you. I encourage the teams I work with to spend just as much time improving how we build as actually building towers.