how many poles are there on the bottom row of a dome?
this question comes from getting it wrong a couple of times assembling a 5/8 3v dome. i cant seem to work it out from the assembly plans on desert domes. they dont give a plan view.
i'm working on my third dome now, a 2v design.. & hopefully at some point will create a 4v.
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There are 15 in all, 5xB locate at the bottom of each full hexagon and 10xC type struts which locate under each half hexagon on the base ring.
so you think it's workable to make them as discs?
hehe, thats what comes of thinking about one post while reading another.
Regarding the desert dome graphic, when you`ve put a few 3v domes together you`ll find you automatically look for the pentagons as reference points for strut placements. All you need to remember is there are 5 pentagons around the dome,the strut layout is exactly the same around,above and below each one.