Reconstruction of theWilton Windmill 22-05-2010 formation | |||||

1. |
Draw a circle. Draw the horizontal and vertical centerlines. | ||||

2. |
Divide the righthand half of the horizontal centerline into eleven equal parts, and mark the divisions. | ||||

3. |
Construct a circle concentric to circle 1, passing through the rightmost mark 2. | ||||

4. |
Construct a circle concentric to circle 1, passing through the leftmost mark 2. | ||||

5. |
Construct the inscribed hexagon (regular six-sided polygon) of circle 4, pointing up. | ||||

6. |
Construct a circle centered at the righthand intersection of circle 4 and the horizontal centerline, tangent to the righthand side of hexagon 5. | ||||

7. |
Copy circle 6 eight times, to the middle eight marks 2. | ||||

8. |
Construct eight pairs of circles, all concentric to circle 1, each tangent at the lefthand and righthand sides of circles 7, as shown. See detail. | ||||

9. |
Copy circle 6 to the righthand intersection of circle 3 and the horizontal centerline. | ||||

10. |
Construct the inscribed dodecagon (regular twelve-sided polygon) of circle 3, pointing to the right. | ||||

11. |
Construct two parallel lines, tangent to circles 6 and 9 at both sides. | ||||

12. |
Repeat step 11 eleven times, relative to the other angular points of dodecagon 10, as shown. | ||||

13. |
Draw two rays of circle 1, inbetween circles 3 and 4, one horizontal to the right, one with an angle of 30° also to the right, as shown. | ||||

14. |
Divide the arc of circle 3 inbetween rays 13 into thirteen equal parts, and draw the twelve rays to the division-points similar to rays 13, as shown. | ||||

15. |
Remove all but the middle four rays 14. | ||||

16. |
Copy rays 15 eleven times, to the other eleven sectors of circle 3, as shown. | ||||

17. |
Circles 1, 3, 4 and 8, and lines 11, 12, 15 and 16, are used for the final reconstruction. | ||||

18. |
Remove all redundant parts, not visible within the formation itself. High resolution dwf-file | ||||

19. |
Colour all areas corresponding to standing... High resolution dwf-file | ||||

20. |
...or to flattened crop, and finish the reconstruction of the Wilton Windmill formation of 22-05-2010. High resolution dwf-file | ||||

21. |
Notice, that the central angles, associated with the arcs of the various "circular bars", are mutually different, as is shown by the dotted lines (lines 15 and 16). See also details. | ||||

22. |
Courtesy the Crop Circle Connector Photo by: John Montgomery | The final result, matched with the aerial image. | |||

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