- Sep 24, 2009
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It is basically does not matter what is the depth of the dish to find out offset angle. For offset angle calculations horizontal and vertical dimensions of the WOD is enough.
That is only if the dish is purely paraboloid, that is: parabolical in both horizontal and vertical dimension, and with a flat rim.
So that is not useable with multifeed dishes, such as SMW-OA-1600 or Visiosat(Cahors) (Big) Bisat.
It is also difficult with dishes with non-flat 'rim' of WorkingArea Of Dish (that is the meaning of your abbreviation?), such as broader-than-high dishes as often used in the UK. You'd have to use the water method or something: not easy.
The dish deepest point triangle measurement doesn't have these disadvantages, and also just needs 3 measurements.
I believe (but I'm still working on that) that you can also calculate total parabola out of that; so also G-spot, focal point, top string and bottom string and the lot.
I know you are a fan of parabola6 and I am too. Best program to calculate focal point and G-spot-distance that I know of till now.
But it gives problems in calculating dishes as the TD110...