Would that work? Are there any calculations possible to figure out how much weight those connections can withstand?
regionalchaos wrote:The barrel makes sense. I had heard that building from the top down lends itself to bending struts. Something about the weight of the whole dome coming down on one or two struts. Using the barrel might relieve that however. Only having one tall ladder definitely was a disadvantage. We plan on having two that size out on the playa.
Umm... what??? I watched as a 60' dome was built top down with a crane attached to the to 5 vertices. No folding, no problems. For small dome, you can build bottom up, but for the really big ones, its just not the way to go.
Lysergic wrote:Any thoughts on cheap efficient covers and perhaps good glues?
I'm starting to get curious about tyvek however. Does anyone have any opinions on this? Can I sink a grommet into a few layers of tyvek without having it rip out in 70mph winds? Billboard vinyl seems sturdier.
capjbadger wrote:Thanks to Robotland for the idea to stack domes, except mine is a 1 freq dome stacked on the old 2 freq dome.
15ft tall. My neighbors must wonder where the hell it sprung from since it wasn't there when they went to bed, but it was the next morning.
These "StarPlates" kick ass!
Ugly Dougly wrote:Starplates kick ass! You could pre-drill everything at home and get it up on the playa in seconds.
No enough frequencies for some, but it's a dandy structure.
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