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Re: [TCML] RF Ground and Brass

In a message dated 3/6/08 11:01:55 P.M. Eastern Standard Time,  
bartb@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx writes:

>>     Granted, the tuning may have been all out  of sorts  for a "proper" 

>> bipolar coil, but while the bottom of the floating secondary  was  
blasting the heck 

>> out of the primary, the tuning was probably a bit off   anyhow. After all, 

>> short wispy streamers were coming off the  topload during  this event
>Ok I'll bite. BTW, how far did the bottom secondary arc to the  primary?

5" from the inner turn of the shallow  inverse-cone primary to the bottom of 
the secondary.
    Very hot arcs. My guess was since the primary was  floating WRT ground, 
it added current to the arc initiated by the  secondary. 
-Phil LaBudde

Center for the Advanced Study of Ballistic  Improbabilities

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