RE: Rejoined & about R. Quick

        RE: Rejoined & about R. Quick
        Mon, 2 Jun 1997 15:55:03 -0400
        "Thornton, Russ #CSR2000" <ThorntoR-at-csreng.pafb.af.mil>
        "'Tesla discussion Group'" <tesla-at-pupman-dot-com>

Hi Jim,

Ironically, I received my box back from Richard Q. on Friday.  It
contained what I was hoping for...Richard's video.  He included a note
apologizing for the tardy reply but explained that he was recovering
from a move.  So this is understandable.  I can only assume that once he
gets caught up, gets his computer set up and maybe even an new IP, he
will be back on the list. He did not say whether he moved across the
country or across the street.

Jim, I have put the VdG aside for more mundane projects around the
house, for a time. I did make one belt and it has held together
structurally.  The feather edges I made keep coming open and it disrupts
the brushes.  The brushes are another story.  All in all I got no(NO)
output from the machine.  I really need to remake the base and get a
more powerful motor.  Even with ball bearings on both pulleys it does
not drive the belt very well or very fast.  This is all being done on
the 6" sphere.  I have everything to make the 12" sphere model but want
to get the bugs worked out on the smaller one.  this is really
frustrating as I has a 3" one working very well.

The local Science Museum went and made a total overhaul. Actually they
build a new one from scratch on another part of their property.  they
have a little electrical show where they drag out a VdG machine with a
4' diameter sphere.  It is awesome.  They don't do much with it except
draw a very large spark. About 14".

I need to back to working on it but now is a bad season as it is very
humid down here.

No I am not on the HV list. I will have to check it out.

BTW, the glue that I used was from Home Depot. If your interested I will
check when I get home and give you a name.

>>Hi All,
>>& Hi Jim Fosse,
>>I have been away from the list for quite some time since I changed job
>>location.   It's good to be back.
>>I was wondering something.  I procrastinated for the longest time in
>>getting a copy of Richard Quick's video.  I finally sent off for it in
>>February and have not heard anything.  Has something happened to Richard
>>or is he on extended travel? My tape was not returned either by non
>>delivery or by the prepaid box.
>Hi Russ,
>        Welcome back. Interestingly enough, I emailed RQ on 3/15/97,
>no bounce or response either. Story or Chip, is RQ still on the list?
>If so, I'd guess he's just to busy or offsite to respond.
>Are you on Steven Roys' HV list? hvlist-at-Anchorage.ab.umd.edu where
>Alfred just suggested "Barge" cement for the gum rubber that I sent
>you and Ed. Didn't work;( Have you had any luck gluing that stuff?
>        cheers,
>        jim

Russ Thornton
CSR 2040, 
Building 989, Rm.  A1-N20
Phone: (407) 494-6430 
Email: thorntor-at-csreng.pafb.af.mil