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Old 09-01-2015, 03:57 PM   #4 (permalink)
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This is a great idea. My request is that you consider a geodesic construction. It can be laid out as a flat pattern with darts and cut from a single sheet. That will self-assembly into an accurate surface. Much less work.

I can provide all the relevant edge lengths for a prolated ellipsoid.

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