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This diameter is outside our recommended range.
You may need more than two people and/or need to
support the structure during the build. Keeping the sticks
light in weight will help when going to larger diameters.
See below for guidance on stick width.
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16mm minimum width
The base of the ball connector is 16mm diameter.
32mm recommended maximum
Minimises clashing during the build, keeps the weight down and is a good size proportionately in relation to the hubs and ball connectors.
Can I use wider sticks?
You can use wider sticks but it does lead to
more stress during the build process; the dome
is heavier and the sticks are more likely to clash.
We recommend tapering wider sticks although
a diameter of up to about 50mm will sit in the
hub without clashing, once in position.
30 x ISOSCELES:
10 x EQUILATERAL:
These are the full point-to-point distances for creating a cover.
The stick lengths are 88mm shorter than the values here to account for the space the hubs and ball connectors take up.
Note that the pentagons are shown complete to aid understanding of the component parts. As a flat pattern there would be a triangular gap between the edges of two of the triangles. Once joined together the pentagons would have their 3-dimensional form.Read more in our guide