# Tilted intakes?

Hello
I was wondering how some teams tilt their intakes… See this video for example: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X1JD4CqJb4Y
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what do you mean by tilted? like at an angle? you simple mount it on an angle

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Yes but how exactly do you do that? Which kind of piece do you use?

you could use many pieces. 45 degree gussets, or just angle a c channel and find holes that line up.

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ok thanks - but what do you mean by

?

bend it.

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most simple way is to slam a piece against another at an angle and make the holes line up

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But I don’t understand - in what way do the pieces need to interlock?

just screw one c channel into another

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Screw them together on the angle you want

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sorry for the mass amount of questions but where exactly do you screw the pieces together?

in the holes, the square ones

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You’ll have to do some adjustment on what angle you’ll need. Try to use triangulation of parts to create an angle.

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yeah, those square holes in the metal, you screw into those to connect metal

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thanks for the help

I’d say just put it on some kind of hinge and then give it a physical stop at the right height. (Easier to adjust angle).

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Vex holes are 0.182” wide squares. The standard screws they provide are 8-32 (0.1640 major diameter). Because of this, there is a lot of wiggle room (play) in vex parts, meaning you can move the screw into one corner and have another screw in a completely different corner and screw it in. This sucks, but it is what it is. A side effect of this is that you can put two pieces of channel together and make one screw in one corner and another a few holes away in the opposite corner of the hole and you can create an angle. This is annoying for aligning parts, but I guess it helps in your case if you don’t want to drill your own hole or use gussets.
Another option is to simply create a triangle out of 2 c channels with the third one at the angle you want.

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thanks