Re: Mark's Big Coil
Subject: Re: Mark's Big Coil
From: Marcus Young <marcusy-at-ozemail-dot-com.au>
Date: Tue, 21 Nov 1995 20:01:04 -0600
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> I am curious, as I'd imagine many on this group are, about your
>giant coil. From your description it sounds like it was a very major
>undertaking - both time-wise and financially! From what I know of my
>Colorado Springs Notes, it sounds like your 25 ft. arcs are about as long as
>the longest Tesla ever reported (point to point).
> Was there some reason for building it other than for pure fun?
You can count me in on that one Ed!
I am also very curious about this MONSTER coil.
How do you maintain a 50KVA fuse ????
Can you explain the gap system in more detail?
Were the gap electrodes tungsten when you talk of "melting metal" ?
How many series gaps were there?
How do you controll the current of such a coil?
Sorry about all the questions.
If you used the tank for a magnifier, theoretically you could get
allmost 100 foot of arc in a highly tuned system! Though Ive been told
that Bill Wysock(a well known coiler) may have fallen short of this
with 40-60 foot arcs! Still big sparks allright.
Though I believe you could still get 40-60 footers with that
kind a' juice going in.
Wow, I'de love one of those!