[TCML] rotary gap disk
Jeff W. Parisse
workshop at teslacoil.com
Sun Nov 30 13:17:23 MST 2008
Keep looking for G-10 or change to a propeller gap. The Lexan will soften
when the electrodes heat up.
If you MUST use Lexan, use large (sometimes called fender washers) and small
(sometimes called SAE washers) brass washers to build up cooling fins on
each side of the threaded rod. Top off the stack with the acorn nut (brass
Remember that your 1/3HP motor is going to be a 1/4 to 1/5HP after you have
modified the armature. You may want to weigh your parts and do some math to
determine if you can spin your rotor at 1/5HP before you start cutting
----- Original Message -----
From: <jhowson4 at comcast.net>
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Sent: Sunday, November 30, 2008 7:03 AM
Subject: [TCML] rotary gap disk
> so i found a really good deal on lexan. 17$ for a 1/2" thick 12" by 12"
> couldn't find any G10 for cheap so i am going with lexan. do you guys
> think that the 1/2" thickness is good. I am planning on spinning a 6.5
> inch diameter disk with up to 8 threaded rod and brass cap electrodes.
> I have a 1/3 HP motor that I am going to modify for sync operation.
> what do you guys think?
> Jay Howson
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