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Re: [TCML] Giant 13M Eye Candy
Alright Scott... ;-)
Yes, that is PVC and YES it stinks to high heaven!!! The neighbors
complained about the noise of the air compressor more than anything else.
The risers and "I" beams are high strength composite material (non-carbon
fiber) specially made for radio towers and other R.F. structures. The
fasteners are all high strength machined fiberglass bolts and nuts and were
wicked expensive. We are building everything in house.
All the "resonator" details can be found on Bill's site (www.ttr.com) as
these coils are a copy of his prototype. Bill is the chief engineer on this
project and Sam is the project engineer. The system is 50Hz and therefore
must be setup and run in China. We are testing subsystems only. The
prototype was tested and analyzed extensively.
The rotor spins with the ends of the arms bending away from the direction of
travel (as if being bent by the wind). Speaking of wind; Bill, Brian, Sam
and I designed a really neat airflow system with the arm acting as a
quasi-squirrel cage fan. When I upload the "First Spin" video this weekend,
you'll all get a better idea of how it works. Surprisingly, the BARSGs are
very smooth and quiet unlike the prototype which was the most frightening
piece of equipment I have ever had the pleasure to work near.
Congratulations go to Bill and Jim S. for their fine work.
Same as usual. just more zeros. J Seriously, the job is like any other, were
just working really, really hard (six days a week since October - me seven).
Sometimes in show business one must put in consecutive 24 hour work periods
(my record is 4 for Microsoft); that is hard. This is harder. But in the
end, like the TV commercial, the result will be priceless; a monument to
Tesla and a testimony to Bill Wysock's irrefutable dedication to Tesla's
technology. The total project cost is in the millions.
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