RE: Ionic propulsion/ pinwheel toroid

> I think the friction of my pivot point might be conteracting
> their force.  Has
> any one experimented with their coils in this way?  I could
> definately use some
> help.  My coil is a prototype, so it is pretty small.  It has a
> 2in.(nominal)
> pvc secondary.. it puts out a 11in spark off a point discharge.

I've done what you described, but I did not use aluminum plate. Instead
I took a piece of 12AWG wire, and pounded a flat into it. I then used a
punch to place a dimple in the flat, and balanced that on a pin mounted
to a support. The arms were bent 90deg at the ends. This unit would do about
800-1000 rpm on my 2" coil running on a 12KV/30ma transformer.
Michael Baumann
Coiler, Homebrewer, Nerd...mycroft-at-access1-dot-net