Drop Tower Prototype

How do you build a drop tower. I have no idea either. This is a prototype of the design that has evolved over the last few months. I’d love to have ideas on how to make it cooler, better, more functional, safe-ish-er, and tests you want to see on it. Footings will be 2x2x3 feet of concrete Bed will be gravel or sand a foot or two deep, flush with existing concrete Steel posts and beams will be ¼” steel 8x8 or 6x6 or I-Beams depending how we do it Master point will be 25 feet high with supports and truss to prevent flex We can lift samples 20 feet above the master point minus the hardware to lift it. So to allow for stretch and dynos, we are figuring on a 15 foot free fall for our samples. Being 20 feet long it will allow straight drops but also swing drops which really affects the forces and I can’t wait to see how that graphs out when we can eliminate the variables that happen in rope jumps during real life tests. Donate at https://www.slackline.com/donate- we need it and use it wisely! ryan@slackline.com if you got lots of ideas you want to share Support Larry’s vineyard at https://www.kostfamilyvineyards.com/ Labjack has been super supportive. https://labjack.com/ for sciency equipment LineScale3 pre-orders are on sale https://www.linegrip.com/shop/linesca... Prototype CAD drawn by Julius Thöming Behind the Scenes abc After Posting Thoughts abc

How do you build a drop tower. I have no idea either. This is a prototype of the design that has evolved over the last few months. I’d...