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Old 09-07-2012, 08:46 AM   #43
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While it is obviously possible to make a connection with two solid rod ends, it is neither an elegant, nor a technically preferable solution because the forces along the rod do not line up, i.e. the joined rod ends introduce a step which results in a corresponding moment on the connecting bolt. The connection may be OK as long as everything is designed to cope with the forces but it is still not elegant IMHO... Let us know what Jay says.
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