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Re: Richard's mama can whip yo mama

Original poster: "Dave Larkin by way of Terry Fritz <twftesla-at-qwest-dot-net>" <teslaman15-at-hotmail-dot-com>

Hi Greg

First off I have to say I am fan of Richard's excellent video tapes and his 
many writings.  He and the rest of the TCBOR gang did much to advance the 
art and could be credited with the creation of the modern 3 coil system.


The magnifier does not have any efficiency advantage over a two coil system. 
  Period.  Even Richard's own work, culminating in the mighty 11-E managing 
118" at 6kW input, never eclipsed conventional coil performance.  Sure 10 
feet from 6kW is darn good, but it's been done by others, and many of them 
running two coil systems.  Marco Denicolai but one.

2 or 3 coils?

It's a matter of personal taste.
Technically there's nothing in it either way.

Dave Larkin

>From: "Tesla list" <tesla-at-pupman-dot-com>
>To: tesla-at-pupman-dot-com
>Subject: Re: Richard's mama can whip yo mama
>Date: Wed, 01 May 2002 08:03:00 -0600
>Original poster: "Mr Gregory Peters by way of Terry Fritz 
><twftesla-at-qwest-dot-net>" <s371034-at-student.uq.edu.au>
>Firstly, Bert, Great work! Very impressive performance.
>Anyone who is criticising Richard Hull's work with magnifiers should be
>very sure of what they are saying. Richard Hull's experimentation was
>based off pure experiment and very little maths or theory. He tried sync
>gaps, async gaps and all. There was a point where he was winding over
>30-40 coils a year, most of which were driven to burning point just to
>see what they could take. In other words, I think he has made more coils
>than anyone else on this list. His results and coiling advice are made,
>not from mathimatical measurement and modelling, but from building heaps
>of coils and seeing what works best. I have never seen a two coil system
>(except some very small systems) work as well as his magnifiers. I don't
>care if theory and maths tells us that magnifiers can't work as well as
>normal coils. I don't care if a low BPS sync gap with a big cap is more
>efficient than an async gap. I still have never seen his performance
>matched, and I will continue to build my coils to his specifications
>until I see a design which not only is theorectically better, but has
>the sparks to match.
>Greg Peters
>Department of Earth Sciences,
>University of Queensland, Australia
>Phone: 0402 841 677

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