Re: inflatable torroid

> Original Poster: Terry Fritz <twftesla-at-uswest-dot-net>
> Hi All,
>     I was wondering about a torroid made from metalized mylar or some other
> inflatable metal coated plastic.  The home center store as heating duct
> that looks like it is some thin plastic coated with aluminum and supported
> by a spiral spring wire to give the tube shape.
>     I was wondering if the thin metal over plastic coating would just burn
> away or if such tubing could be of use.  The pipe looks like it would be
> stronger than typical aluminum duct when it comes to getting banged around.
>     Also one should be able to make or find the materials to make an
> inflatable torroid out of metal coated plastic like those party balloons
> and some food products come in.  I wonder if it would have bad RF
> characteristics?

I expect that hydrogen filled would go with a bang.

>     I have never tried any of this but though I would see if anyone has only
> thoughts on this.  The big aluminum duct torroids can get smashed easily
> and they sure take up a lot of room (especially in the car).  An inflatable
> version would sure be neat if it would work.
> Cheers,
>     Terry