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Re: Rotary SG Safety

Original poster: FutureT-at-aol-dot-com 

In a message dated 6/16/04 9:18:34 AM Eastern Daylight Time, 
tesla-at-pupman-dot-com writes:

Gary, all,

I wonder if perhaps the material was actually lucite or plexiglas
rather than Lexan?
I've met a number of folks who seem to use the terms interchangeably.
I agree that the Lexan is super-tough.


>Original poster: "Lau, Gary" <gary.lau-at-hp-dot-com>
>Are you saying that a #8 acorn nut or remnants thereof were able to
>penetrate 1/4" thick Lexan?  Or did it just find a gap in the shield to
>slip through?  Lexan is VERY tough stuff, and I find it hard to imagine
>electrode remnants having enough energy following a crash to actually
>penetrate such a barrier. Photos of the breached shield would be
>interesting, as I just finished building a propeller gap with a 1/16"
>Lexan shield:  http://www.laushaus-dot-com/tesla/sync_gap.htm
>Gary Lau