BALL LIGHTNING RESPONSE
Subject: BALL LIGHTNING RESPONSE
From: richard.quick-at-slug-dot-org (Richard Quick)
Date: Tue, 9 May 1995 01:30:00 GMT
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Quoting Ed Sonderman:
ES> You must have made it back from Las Vegas. Congratulations
ES> again. I hope your wife enjoys your Tesla hobby. How was
ES> the wedding? Did you come back with any money?
The wedding was great, and I was not real keen about this stuff
for years. Las Vegas really makes getting married easy, simple,
short, and sweet. If I had to do it over again I would not change
a thing. Yes, we came back with some money, we lost about $40.00
gambling in slots (my wife an I would kill time resting our feet
and drinking free drinks at the nickel slot machines durning our
walking outings). Neither of us are real gamblers.
ES> Thanks for your response on ball lightning information.
ES> I am currently building my first rotary spark gap. I am
ES> using a 1/4 H.P. DC motor, 3/8" dia. Lexan wheel 10.0" in
ES> diameter. The fixed electrodes are tungsten and the rotary
ES> electrodes are stainless steel cap nuts - like Mark said he
ES> uses. How large of a fan do I need to cool this?
Well just don't chinch. A 100 cfm muffin fan won't do the job. A
small 350 cfm "squirrel cage" blower should do the job though.
... If all else fails... Throw another megavolt across it!
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