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Interior Trusswork
« on: September 02, 2020, 05:37:17 am »
Interior Trusswork
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This is a new and different method of reinforcing cubic towers with trusses. Instead of the four sides being filled with trusses, the truss beams cross through the center, and the two perpendicular beams intersect in the very center to form a plus shape (when viewing from above). Unless you have a large supply of orange peg clips, this can only be assembled using blue 3D connectors in the center. If there were white rods running horizontally between the yellow connectors, equilateral triangles would be formed, but that requires many peg clips.

At the top of the truss section, the white rods should be angled outward in all directions, and an X can be added. This requires 6 peg clips if you are alternating in a checkerboard pattern between gray 3D connectors and red connectors along the vertical running corners of the tower. As long as all four connectors on the top and bottom edges are gray 3D connectors, the tower cannot lengthen and shorten from rods sliding through the red connectors.

With exterior truss, even if there are available blue rods between X units, adding a solid connector railing requires a blue rod to clip onto at every green unit, and connectors cannot clip onto a green rod beside a white connector. Interior trusses retain robust structural strength while allowing there to be blue rods on every single horizon. The trusses do connect to the edges by looping yellow connectors through the blue rods, but that does not interfere with adding railing unless there will be less than 1 connector-width (6mm) between the rails.

Instructions will be coming soon (hopefully).