[TCML] Q: Why won't this work better?
glau1024 at gmail.com
Mon Jul 4 14:14:43 MDT 2011
The thing that jumps out to me about your photos is the spark gap. What
material are the knobs that constitute the electrodes? While knobs make
very good safety gap electrodes, I wouldn't recommend them for the main gap
electrodes, as the arc will always form on the same point on each electrode,
rapidly eroding that point and leading to unstable breakdown voltages.
I also see what looks like a blower, but can't see that its being focused on
the arcing channel. Good forced air flow is very important, in my
Regards, Gary Lau
On Mon, Jul 4, 2011 at 1:11 PM, Reverend Fuzzy <pastor at msbministries.org>wrote:
> I've been dealing with a 3.5" SG coil for close to a year now, and can't
> get better than 12 to 15 inches of streamer length out of
> it. The various programs I've tried say that I should be getting between
> 30 to 40 inch streamers. Pics and notes can be seen
> At: http://www.msbministries.org/galleries/msb3/index.htm
> Please note that it no longer uses the spherical topload shown in the
> pictures, but instead uses the toroidal one specified in the
> tech notes.
> Thanx a meg in advance for all constructive input.
> Reverend Christopher "Fuzzy" Mayeux
> Pastor, MSB Ministries
> Hattiesburg, MS
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