How to rise the secondary?

From:  Richard Hull [SMTP:rhull-at-richmond.infi-dot-net]
Sent:  Thursday, July 02, 1998 12:05 AM
To:  Tesla List
Subject:  Re: How to rise the secondary?

Tesla List wrote:

> ----------
> From:  Edward J. Wingate [SMTP:ewing7-at-frontiernet-dot-net]
> Sent:  Tuesday, June 30, 1998 9:19 AM
> To:  Tesla List
> Cc:  stcole-at-deltanet-dot-com
> Subject:  Re: How to rise the secondary?
> >
> >   I would expect that moving the secondary away from the primary would
> > reduce the spark output.
> >
> >   John Couture
> >
> John,
> I >>ALWAYS<< deliberately build my coils so they are overcoupled from
> the start and then use spacers to raise the secondary in 1/4" increments
> until the telltale signs of overcoupling disappear. That way, I know
> that the coil is properly coupled for maximum performance! You can't
> fine tune a Tesla coil system on a computer. I want to SEE and FEEL what
> the REAL hardware is doing when I tune a coil and a computer program is
> NOT real hardware! One can tweek and tune with a computer program and be
> a keyboard coiler for as long as one likes, but there is no substitute
> for real capacitors, wire, transformers, spark gaps, etc. The real test
> is hands on building and tuning experience with real Tesla coils and
> equipment. You have to get your hands dirty John! Only then has the
> Tesla coiler come home.
> With dirty hands in N.Y.
> Ed Wingate

What Ed said, only double!!!!!!!!..........

It is the way of the world, the doing.......

When all the smoke clears, the best coils were all hummed in by either blind,
stupid, luck or by artful, trained hands.  Hands trained by the doing.

Richard Hull, TCBOR