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RE: synchronous gap help (fwd)

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Date: Tue, 10 Jul 2007 08:55:27 -0400
From: "Lau, Gary" <Gary.Lau@xxxxxx>
To: Tesla list <tesla@xxxxxxxxxx>
Subject: RE: synchronous gap help (fwd)

I think you're going to run into a problem using your relatively small
teletype motor to spin-up such a heavy 3/8" thick disk.  I was barely
able to get such a motor to spin a 09" thick x 6.12" diameter G10 disk
with just 4 brass acorn nuts electrodes, and it utterly failed to sync
with anything larger.  I'd strongly recommend using a propeller gap if
using a Teletype motor.  My SRSG page:
http://www.laushaus.com/tesla/sync_gap.htm, and Terry Blake's:

Regards, Gary Lau

> ---------- Forwarded message ----------
> Date: Mon, 09 Jul 2007 23:59:58 +0000
> From: ameen_ghavam@xxxxxxxxxxx
> To: Tesla list <tesla@xxxxxxxxxx>
> Subject: synchronous gap help
>         I'm building a 240 bps srg for my tesla coil and was wondering
> anyone would give me any tips or suggestions. I'm planning to use a
3/8 "
> g10 rotor 8" in diameter with 4 1/4 " tungsten electodes held on with
> shaft collars (the disc is pinched between the collars). A sheet metal
> ring connects these electrodes. I have two stationary electrodes (one
> gap). My motor is a Teletype 1/12 hp motor, synchronous, and runs at
> rpm. Any tips on how to balance, cut the g10 (i've heard its hard to
> motor arbor, or anything else I should know? Also, please email me off
> list. Thanks.
> Ameen Ghavam