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*To*: tesla@xxxxxxxxxx*Subject*: Re: Streamer Vs. Strike Distance Factor.*From*: "Tesla list" <tesla@xxxxxxxxxx>*Date*: Tue, 15 Aug 2006 18:20:20 -0600*Delivered-to*: testla@xxxxxxxxxx*Delivered-to*: tesla@xxxxxxxxxx*Old-return-path*: <vardan01@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>*Resent-date*: Tue, 15 Aug 2006 18:20:49 -0600 (MDT)*Resent-from*: tesla@xxxxxxxxxx*Resent-message-id*: <Sb1SascQgXM.A.9cC.hTm4EB@chip1>*Resent-sender*: tesla-request@xxxxxxxxxx

Original poster: "Steve Ward" <steve.ward@xxxxxxxxx> Terry, I find that all coils might not be the same. Here is an interesting pic of "Big Bruiser", the giant coil DC Cox made: http://www.tb3.com/tesla/ch2005/pages/IMG_5677.html What i find interesting is that the coil was just sputtering with corona (maybe 2-3'), when it just lets out a spark all the way to ground (which is like 18 feet). So either something funky happened with the spark gap (and it got a few BIG bangs in a row), or the free air streamer to ground strike ratio is way off! Of course at higher power, the coil seemed to behave like most coils, with ground strikes only a little longer than free air streamers. I might say that a factor of 1.3 is a little small though, seems 1.5 might even be resonable. Id have to do some careful tests to really give you a "good" number, and not just a wild guess. Steve On 8/15/06, Tesla list <tesla@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

Original poster: Vardan <vardan01@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> Hi All, I was working on the newer version of ScanTesla today. Adding elevation and temperature to the streamer length stuff... So us folks in Colorado won't have a 20% streamer length advantage anymore >:o)) But I was wondering if you guys could help me out with one constant? It is "air streamer length vs. ground strike length". Right now I have it at "1.3". So a 10 inch air discharge will hit a ground point at 13 inches. It is the ground strike distance divided by the air streamer distance. If anyone has a guess at to that factor, send it to me at: vardan01@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx Maybe a very short description of the coil (NST, DRSSTC, ect.) too. I will report back the numbers after I have collected them together. If you have any thoughts on this include those too... Thanks a bunch!! Cheers, Terry

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