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 Post subject: Truss Idea
 Post Posted: Thu Sep 08, 2011 11:43 pm 
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With our UTA clamps, you can build a folding cylinder that transports like this:


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 Post subject: Re: Truss Idea
 Post Posted: Thu Sep 08, 2011 11:44 pm 
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But expands outward like this:


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 Post subject: Re: Truss Idea
 Post Posted: Thu Sep 08, 2011 11:47 pm 
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You can make an accordion truss cage with 6 or 8 trusses, depending on the stiffness required.

Not only is an 8 truss configuration stiffer, but it is much easier to make a shroud that does not cut into the incoming light path.


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