RE: 130kW Coil Update

From: 	Edward V. Phillips[SMTP:ed-at-alumni.caltech.edu]
Sent: 	Tuesday, December 09, 1997 1:03 PM
To: 	tesla-at-pupman-dot-com
Subject: 	Re:  130kW Coil Update

"The 30HP, 500VDC Westinghouse motor seems to have no problem with
this, however.  Cursed aero drag = v^3!"

	Have you considered running it in helium?  Would cut the
windage significantly and help with cooling.  Don't know what
the effect would be on gap breakdown.