Myog solplex ish clone.

Discussion in 'DIY & MYOG' started by RE8ELD0G, Jun 26, 2020.

  1. RE8ELD0G

    RE8ELD0G Backpacker

    Hey all.
    I'm trying (and failing) to get my head around a design I want to make.
    It's basically a 'solplex' or 'gg the one'
    Type tent.
    I have 10yds of dcf ready to go.
    Can anyone with a little more experience than me say if these dimensions look about right?

    It seems to work with a cardboard model.
    But I can't work out if it's going to be long enough for me to fit without touching at the head and foot end.
    My math skills are lacking and my weird mental health makes deep thought on thing a very hard challenge.
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    I want a lightweight tent but with more room than my current luxe sil hexpeak.
    Hate my head and feet touching the interior and the rear fabric on the back of my head when I'm sitting up. I'm 5'9" tall.
    Hence the 2 pole type.
    Happy to carry a few hundred grams more for the extra space and ability to move around in the tent.
    It has taken me weeks to get this far in the design, but the last few areas are giving my nugget problems I can't think to resolve.
    Thanks.
  2. RE8ELD0G

    RE8ELD0G Backpacker

    Oh and my air mat is 3.5"
  3. Enzo

    Enzo Thru Hiker

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  4. Rog Tallbloke

    Rog Tallbloke Thru Hiker

    Along the centre of your flysheet, you have 44" height and 96" length.

    You are 70" long laid down and your toes will be about 14" off the ground 13" from the end of the tent.

    By similar triangles, your toes will be pressing against the flysheet, unless it's pitched more than 3" above the ground.
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  5. cathyjc

    cathyjc Thru Hiker

    My shelter - https://www.trek-lite.com/index.php?threads/myog-cuben-shelter.711/page-2
    The inner was planned to be 220 cms long.
    I'm 5'4" and I think it's only just long enough when on an air mat - just about avoid touching the inner at the ends - but my sleeping bag is a regular length, not a short.

    Rig up some walking poles and pieces of string/cardboard in the garden (??) and see how it feels.
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  6. RE8ELD0G

    RE8ELD0G Backpacker

    Have you got any measurements for yours?
    I borrowed a zpacks solo tarp thing and it's about the same dimensions as mine and didn't really have enough room for head and feet.


    Thanks for the math, can I ask how high I should make my Poles to add enough length to the sides??

    I tried that but it messed my head more than anything.
    Just can't work out this one important measurement.
    Once I know how long my sides have to be to fit me with room and how tall the pole has to go.
    I can start cutting and building.
  7. cathyjc

    cathyjc Thru Hiker

    10yds should be plenty - whatever you come up with.
    I think IIRC used about 6.5yds.
  8. WilliamC

    WilliamC Thru Hiker

    I'm 5'10" and we have the Duplex. I set the poles at 117cm (46") (this is lower then Zpacks recommendation). According to Zpacks, the horizontal length of the fly is 254cm (100") and the horizontal length of the inner is 230cm (90"). I fit fine but I wouldn't want much less space.
    I would suggest that you go for a similar height and length.
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  9. RE8ELD0G

    RE8ELD0G Backpacker

    OK.
    If I used the basic dimensions from an zpacks altiplex that should work for my height??
    I didn't even think of that before.
    Stupid head..........
    Just going to use those dimensions and see if I can cut it from my width of materials

    I was pretty close using my old dimensions.
    Don't know if it will fit.
  10. cathyjc

    cathyjc Thru Hiker

    Don't worry about the width of the fabric. DCF is more like paper than cloth (silnylon).
    You can just tape pieces togther if you need a bigger piece than the width will allow and it won't affect the way the panel 'works' :).
    Bonding DCF is very strong in "shear" but less so in "peel" - a bond part way along a panel isn't going to budge especially after a few months "setting".
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  11. WilliamC

    WilliamC Thru Hiker

    The Altiplex is single pole so it has to be higher to get a decent height towards the corners. With your double pole design, you shouldn't need to go as high as the Altiplex.
  12. WilliamC

    WilliamC Thru Hiker

  13. RE8ELD0G

    RE8ELD0G Backpacker

    I have looked but so far not found any.
    This link doesn't work for me either.
  14. RE8ELD0G

    RE8ELD0G Backpacker

    OK got the link to work.
    But the dimensions stated are pretty much the same as mine.......
    Now Im really confused.
    If I won't fit in my dimensions how did people manage with a solplex??
    Or is that one reason why they stopped making them.
  15. WilliamC

    WilliamC Thru Hiker

    The outer is 4" longer than yours and the inner is 6" longer. That will make a difference.
    The dimensions of the Solplex (except the rear pole) are the same as the Duplex so you should fit just fine.
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  16. Rog Tallbloke

    Rog Tallbloke Thru Hiker

    The Zpacks tents sit quite high off the ground. Plenty of ventilation, but also a problem in high winds.

    You can make your design work, but I'd go for a bit more length. About 104" at a 44" average height. You have plenty enough material to do this.
  17. RE8ELD0G

    RE8ELD0G Backpacker

    OK so I have changed thing up a bit.
    Going for a 52" front pole height.
    8' length
    How do these measurements look....??

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  18. Enzo

    Enzo Thru Hiker

    What Rog said, mine is designed to fit me with the end panels pinned to the deck. In nice weather you just get more space pitching it higher.

    P.s I'd make it in tyvek first. Mistakes are expensive in cuben...
    I of course didn't lol
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  19. RE8ELD0G

    RE8ELD0G Backpacker

    [​IMG]why these dam links not working now....
  20. RE8ELD0G

    RE8ELD0G Backpacker

  21. Lempo

    Lempo Thru Hiker

    You need to copy paste the BBCode link. I just posted instructions somewhere, probably Things we need to look at thread.

    Or become a supporter for direct photo uploads.
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  22. tja

    tja Backpacker

    Ok, imgur link works, as in takes me to imgur and shows pic, but 55 inch = 139,7 cm.
  23. RE8ELD0G

    RE8ELD0G Backpacker

    Yeah they are wrong..... Lol
    Still working on the new drawings now.
    Will upload once done.
  24. Rog Tallbloke

    Rog Tallbloke Thru Hiker

    I have tyvek at mates rates for tent prototype builders. Just message me.
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  25. RE8ELD0G

    RE8ELD0G Backpacker

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    Ok so try again.
    But for some reason my head is telling me that the length between the front peg and side peg on the triangles is not correct

    Example.
    Front triangle, I'm happy that the top pole point to the front peg point is 59".
    And that the top pole point to the edge peg point is 71".

    But to me the bottom edge that joins them doesn't seem correct at 55.5"......

    You can see (bottom pic) that it worked out longer (61") when I was measuring using the old shorter pole measurements...... Surely it should have stayed the same or gotten larger????

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