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RE: top load smoothness (fwd)

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Date: Thu, 5 Jul 2007 19:43:02 -0400
From: "Lau, Gary" <Gary.Lau@xxxxxx>
To: Tesla list <tesla@xxxxxxxxxx>
Subject: RE: top load smoothness (fwd)

It will indeed make a practical difference, by going from multiple,
smaller streamers of the corrugated toroid to fewer, longer streamers on
a smooth toroid.  Very labor intensive though.

Regards, Gary Lau

> Date: Thu, 05 Jul 2007 16:11:41 -0400
> From: Scott Bogard <teslas-intern@xxxxxxxxxxx>
> To: tesla@xxxxxxxxxx
> Subject: top load smoothness
> Hey guys,
>      Concerning the surface of top loads, does it make any significant
> difference in overall performance whether the surface is very smooth
or not
> (ex. spun aluminum toroid vs. dryer duct toroid).  If one is going for
> absolute maximum spark length (for his budget) would it be worth his
> to cover his corrugated toroids with something like wood putty or
> mache and cover it with aluminum tape, or just leave it alone.
> Scott Bogard.