Re: Plastic soda bottles for bypass caps?

From: 	Antonio Carlos M. de Queiroz[SMTP:acmq-at-compuland-dot-com.br]
Sent: 	Sunday, December 07, 1997 10:58 PM
To: 	Tesla List
Subject: 	Re: Plastic soda bottles for bypass caps?

Tesla List wrote:

> I know that plastic soda bottles make for poor tesla tank capacitors, but
> it seems to me that that you could make some decent bypass caps from the
> lossy material (PET)...With kitchen Aluminum foil and a few pepsi
> bottles, I should be able to make 250pF caps that are quite small and
> practically free! Anything I am missing?

The problem that I see witn this material is that it deforms easily with
heat, shrinking. I tried some time ago to make a simple electrostatic machine
using cylinders cut from pepsi bottles. It lasted until I tried to heat it
with a hair dryer... 

Antonio Carlos M. de Queiroz