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RE: [TCML] Coil pics & many thanks

Hi Bart,
Thanks for having a look. 
Not sure what you mean by how much power.  It's powered by a 15/60 NST, a 28nf cap, and a 120 bps SRSG.  According to JavaTC (which is amazingly useful and accurate btw), the cap bank fires at about 70% which makes a bang of about 3.05 joules.
It does seem to run great as long as it's in the garage.  I took it outside and it was less than spectacular.  I got a few racing arcs and much smaller streamers overall.  For lack of a better way to explain it, it didn't "sound happy".
- Andrew

> Date: Fri, 10 Oct 2008 19:51:31 -0700> From: bartb@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> To: tesla@xxxxxxxxxx> Subject: Re: [TCML] Coil pics & many thanks> CC: > > Hi Andrew,> > Very nice construction photos! I loved the router circle cutting jig! > The rotary sounds great! Very synchronous and I hear no drifting. The > coil looks great and it appears to be well tuned. Un-tuned coils don't > work this well. How much power are you running on this coil? Overall, I > would say the coil is doing well. Hope you can find a permanent location > for the coil to run. Coils don't like being "put away to run another day".> > Regards,> Bart> > Andrew Nettles wrote:> > I finally got an album together of my first 6" coil if anyone's interested. It's a lot of construction pics (including variac brush repair) & a couple of videos of the finished coil. I put the album together mostly for people who don't know a thing about coils so some of the captions probably explain a lot of stuff you already know. I tried to document all the construction steps but I can't seem to hang on to my camera :(> > > > http://picasaweb.google.com/andrew.nettles/My6InchTeslaCoil?authkey=q3ac0VTAgSY> > > > Thanks to many people who gave me advice through the list, have excellent websites, & answer emails. I don't want to neglect to mention anyone but especially Gary Lau, Ritchie Burnett, Terry Fritz (among many things I blatantly ripped off his cap design), John Freau, Bart (JavaTC Rulez), Alan Majernick for the Oriental reaction motor & super cool rotor, and Bill Noble for helping out with the variac.> > > > Feedback of any kind would be great.> > > > Hopefully I will be able to permanently set it up somewhere soon - right now it's in someone else's shop & it's kinda hard for me to get time to play with it. Sure is fun though.> > > > - Andrew_______________________________________________> > Tesla mailing list> > Tesla@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx> > http://www.pupman.com/mailman/listinfo/tesla> >> > > _______________________________________________> Tesla mailing list> Tesla@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx> http://www.pupman.com/mailman/listinfo/tesla_______________________________________________
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