Re: More rotary gap questions...

           Re: More rotary gap questions...
           Mon, 14 Apr 1997 02:18:03 -0500
           Chuck Curran <ccurran-at-execpc-dot-com>
           Tesla List <tesla-at-pupman-dot-com>

Tesla List wrote:
> Subject:
>         More rotary gap questions...
>   Date:
>         Sun, 13 Apr 1997 17:41:04 -0400
>   From:
>         "Daryl P. Dacko" <mycrump-at-cris-dot-com>
>     To:
>         Tesla List <tesla-at-pupman-dot-com>
> I'm thinking about useing the 'brass screw/acorn nut' method, since it
> seems so easy to make/repair/balance...
> Does anything in the collective wisdom suggest a better solution ?
> Thanks again,
> Daryl


        I am using the stainless acorn nut method with twelve of these
on a G-10 disc, in series with a static gap.  Last summer I ran in the 6
Kw range and the 3/8-16 stainless nuts became slightly discolored, but
show little if any erosion at this time.  I feel that the 7 stationary
gaps that I had in series did quite a bit to help distribute the heat
from the power lost in the gap system so that the rotary could survive. 
I don't expect a big problem this year, but I will be running a bit more
power and I'll let you know what happens--tuning for maximum smoke is
not always the best!

Chuck Curran