Magnifer & rotary problems
From: Michael Nolley [SMTP:mhnolley-at-willamette.edu]
Sent: Sunday, June 21, 1998 5:46 AM
To: Tesla List
Cc: 'Bert Pool'; 'Tesla List'
Subject: Re: Magnifer & rotary problems
On Fri, 19 Jun 1998, Tesla List wrote:
> From: Greg Leyh [SMTP:lod-at-pacbell-dot-net]
> Sent: Friday, June 19, 1998 2:30 PM
> To: Tesla List
> Subject: Re: Magnifer & rotary problems
> Aluminum rotors have always worked well for me, they're cheap,
> good conductors. Aluminum has a very high edge speed rating,
> and is easy to machine and dynamically balance. An aluminum
> rotor also carries the waste heat away from the electrodes.
Why, then, do most use lexan or some other non-conductive plastic
for their rotors? If metal is superior, and it doesn't compromise the
quenching, why use plastic?
Ed, etc. do you have any answers to this? I'm contemplating
making a rotary sometime in the future-- and I know of a place that will
machine metal for me fairly cheaply.
Also, could someone tell me what an optimum multi-gap system
consists of? I have two used 15 kv 60 ma NST's I picked up at a sign
shop for free-- I'll probably only use one of them-- I intend to use a
plate poly cap configuration-- any advice on what type of multi gap to use?
I have considered wiring 8 or 10 platinum spark plugs together-- no corrosion
and easy maintainance at the cost of adjustability-