Re: Tesla coil specs.

>This coil was really nothing special in itself.  It was made probably 
>10 years ago when I knew less about TC's.  The form was 7 ft tall x 21 
>inches in diameter.  It was wound with 22awg color TV anode wire (the 
>red wire that goes from a TV flyback to the side of the picture tube).  
>It resonated at 90KHz with a 24 inch toroid.

>...Like I said, very vanilla.<


Still, a 7'x 21" 90KHz coil is pretty substantial!  Do you nowadays
find yourself more inclined to shoot for lower resonant frequencies
using thinner wire with more inductance (like the above coil), or
higher current capacity with thicker wire and less inductance?  It
seems like something of a balancing act since you want the best of
both worlds within reasonable size limitations.  I'd be curious to
hear your thoughts on this since there seem to be a number of opinions.  
I wonder how discharge characteristics are altered by this.

Anyone else please feel free to chime in.

Charles Brush