Posted by Joe Johnson. [PICTURE: SAME | NEW | HELP]
Engineer on team #47, Chief Delphi, from Pontiac Central High School and Delphi Automotive Systems.
Posted on 1/29/2000 9:37 AM MST
In Reply to: Additional hardware list posted by Russell Pauley on 1/29/2000 7:44 AM MST:
My interpretation (which by the way has proven to be FAR from infallable, so you should really call Eric at FIRST, ext. 107) is that ‘extruded fiberglass’ refers to composite fiberglass & resin beams. These beams are allowed to be up to 3 inches by 3 inches in cross section (i.e. the cross-section must fit in a 3 inch square).
Where fiberglass is mentioned by itself and the limit is any amount up to 1/8 inch thick, I believe that they are referring to fiberglass mat (or fiberglass cloth) that is intended to be combined with resin to form a composite structure.
We used the 1/8 inch mat last year to form our body. However, there are other uses as well. One of the teams on the National Championship Alliance (Aces High team #176 as I recall) used the fiberglass cloth ‘as is’ sewing it into a floppy bag (recall that they tried to dye it blue, but fiberglass cloth is not the idea fiber to take a dye – it was a sort of light, greyish blue).
I suppose if you wanted to make a fiberglass wedding dress for robot that would be allowed also, provided that you used fiberglass cloth that was less than 1/8 inch thick.
By the way, this is not such an outrageous idea.
For on thing, the wedding dress could be a sort of advertisement to suitors that you are ready to walk down the isle if someone would only propose
A more practical use would be that a wedding gown’s train may provide a nice very place for an alliance parterner to ‘hang’ on All you’d need to do is avoid entanglement threats and you’d have a solid 10 points for your alliance!
Here comes the bride!!!