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Re: Pics (fwd)

Original poster: Tesla List Moderator <mod1-at-poodle.pupman-dot-com>

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Date: Thu, 19 Sep 2002 10:10:35 -0400
From: Jon Tebbs <jgtebbs-at-eos-dot-net>
To: Tesla list <tesla-at-pupman-dot-com>
Subject: Re: Pics


I am saddened by your unwarranted comments about Mr. Liviu Vasiliu's 
workshop. Not every member of this list lives in the United States and 
has access to our resources. Teslina (for little Tesla) lives in 
Romania, a former Soviet Union possession. English is not his native 
language. His resources are limited, $20 is a lot of money. His home is 
a very tiny apartment. But Teslina is one of us, he shares our passion 
for our hobby and he shares his work with us. When you look over his 
site and his work, please keep this in mind and resist the temptation 
to judge.

Please take a moment to read Teslina's biographical page:


and a little about Teslina's homeland, Romania:


I have just spent three weeks in another former Soviet Union 
possession, Tashkent, Uzbekistan and have seen for myself the very 
difficult life of these people. One comes away with a much greater 
respect for the less fortunate peoples of the world and a greater 
appreciation for our life in the U.S.


Jon Tebbs

On Wednesday, September 18, 2002, at 08:20  PM, Tesla list wrote:

> Original poster: "by way of Terry Fritz <twftesla-at-qwest-dot-net>" 
> <dhmccauley-at-spacecatlighting-dot-com>
> Looking at your schematic, i think you might want to try reversing the
> positions of your spark gap and capacitor.  The capacitor should be in
> series with the NST while the spark gap should be in parallel.
> Also, tabletop coils should inherently be small, right?  I would ditch 
> the
> potential transformer and ballast set-up and just buy a small 
> franceformer
> open frame transformer.  You can get a 4kV, 20mA new from any 
> franceformer
> distributor for about $20.00 and after removing half the shunts, you 
> can get
> about 38-40mA output current.   This would get rid of that bathroom 
> sink
> ballast you got.  By the way, do you use your bathroom as both a 
> toilet and
> an office (saw all those post it notes on the wall).  Plus, if you 
> build
> yours using this transformer (MODEL 4020SE), you can partcipate in the
> tabletop coil challenge where the goal is to get the longest arc.  If 
> your
> interested, I could send you the rules for this contest.
> Pictures of my tabletop coil can be seen at:
> http://www.spacecatlighting-dot-com/teslacoil4.htm
> Dan
>> Some pics of my table top unit with a new vacuum spark
>> gap and MMC
>> http://www.geocities-dot-com/teslinasite/tttc
>> If you are interested see also a homemade Bonetti
>> machine:
>> http://www.geocities-dot-com/teslinasite/electrostaticB
>> vasil
>> _