Re: FIRST LIGHT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! .......I have waited SOOO long to say that:)
>Original Poster: "Barton B. Anderson" <tesla123-at-pacbell-dot-net>
> > Original Poster: "Christopher Boden" <chrisboden-at-hotmail-dot-com>
>Congrats!!! I thought they might be around a 12", but 8" is ok too. There
>several areas to upgrade to put out longer streamers from a 15/30 NST. John
>Freau is getting 40+ out of his. Obviously, the sparkgap and cap type are
>two areas in need of work. I would recommend the MMC. Caps were always the
>hardpart - lot's of work in rolling your own caps, expensive to buy, and
>of all, limited a coils parameters for "change". MMC's have revolutionized
>these problems - great time to be a coiler - really!
>The spark gap needs to be cooled. Ed Sonderman and others have been
>series gaps recently. I would consider something along their designs and
>you incorporate cooling.
>Anywhere you can improve system losses, should show itself in output arc
>length. No need to upgrade the power. A 15/30 NST can put out some decent
>BTW, since your at 10.5" on your primary inner turn diameter, where did you
>up on your tuning point? About 9.5?
I couldn't get the thing to tune at all, we added another 20' of primary.
Bringing us to exactly 15 turns and will be trying for second light this
I have to rewire the lab this afternoon........romex, and fish-tape, and
> > First Light :)
> > 6-8" thin icky blue discharges to a grounded rod.....but it counts!
> > Alright, here's the system.
> > 15/30 NST
> > 6X24"sec with turn 1 at 2" above pri.
> > .005 .007 SW caps (we can use any combination)
> > and either a 14X4" or a 30X3" toroid
> > 1.4" tube at 1/4" spaceing, inner turn 10.5" on the primary
> > single static, non blown gap (temporary)
> > What can we do to make this better? 8" is great, but not exactly what
> > looking for here (5' would be nice) :)
> > ideas?
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