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Re: SSTC does 10 foot sparks

Original poster: "Gerry Reynolds" <gerryreynolds-at-earthlink-dot-net> 

Hi Sean,

I've always been a believer in measuring as directly as possible what it is
that we want out of a system and optimize for that.  Each one of us may have
a different view in what they want.  Example, some want max spark length for
a single bang.  Some want max spark length for a demo and doesn't care how
it is done just so it is done which may imply the best trade off between
single bang spark length and spark growth as function of BPS, etc.  Some may
want many shorter sparks and some may want fewer longer sparks.   Seems like
a standard for comparison is not too meaningful since we all have different
tastes.  The important thing is to have fun and get what you want out of
your system.

Gerry R.

 > Original poster: Sean Taylor <sstaylor-at-uiuc.edu>
 > People can claim whatever they want
 > for the output of their TC, but it seems to be that it's not just a
 > contest, but a difference in what we see for the potential (no pun
 > intended) for output - ie max spark length, or straigh spark length,
 > etc.  It has been discussed several times how we can standardize measuring
 > output, and there isn't much to do unless we can get everyone to run there
 > coils at Standard Temp. and Pressure, with known humidity for a known
 > amount of time and count the number of strikes for a given length in the
 > known time - not very realistic.  As Terry realized a while ago, his
 > GMIHESLR (did I get that all right?) record was skewed because he's at a
 > higher elevation in Colorado than other competing and was able to get a
 > longer spark length because of this.
 > Sean Taylor
 > Urbana, IL