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Re: Big top loads

In a message dated 6/6/00 9:50:06 PM Pacific Daylight Time, tesla-at-pupman-dot-com 

>  Hi Alan, Malcolm, all,
>  about the similar idea came to me, when I had a look at the
>  capacitance-formula for a toroid in a TC-design spreadsheet,
>  seeing it was dominated by the main diameter, and the cord
>  diameter beeing of only minor influence. It is not quite clear to
>  me however, how you keep the outer curviture high enough in the
>  z-direction (coil axis) if you are using a disk. Think I don't
>  understand your construction well enough.
>  Kurt


The way I understand Alan's and Malcolm's toroids they are similar
to my psuedo-toroid which can be seen at:


It's sort of an oblate spheroid shape.

John Freau