Re: V-Plate Hubs
- To: domesteading at sculptors dot com
- Subject: Re: V-Plate Hubs
- From: Charles J Knight <c dot knight at juno dot com>
- Date: Thu, 12 Jul 2001 16:34:01 +0000
No offense at all -- and I wish to personally apologize if
*I* made you uncomfortable at all. It's just that with the
recent influx of spam messages, even a dome company's
advertisements were "pushing it."
A link in your .sig is a far cry from a blatant advertisement.
Now...down to business...
The star plate design is ingenious -- have you ever considered
a design that didn't require welding? Your triangular plates
could be edge joined with bolts, and still provide a strong
A "proposed" design that I saw years ago, was for a triangular
plate that overlapped its neighbor slightly, and had "slots" for
bolt holes. Overlap the plates, bolt them together, and you
have a good connection.
Since the hubs don't hold the struts in place, a flexible
connection is also viable -- why weld it in place when
you don't need to?
Perhaps a series of plates (5 and 6 are needed) which
could be joined at a central point with something like an
eye bolt, and pinned together with a simple bolt through
-- Chuck Knight
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