Re: RSG question

The standard rotary gap works of WWII vintage (e.g. Rad Lab series) say
that the insulating interrupter isn't a particularly good way to go because
of erosion. Granted, we've got more nifty materials now, but, I suspect
that trying to interrupt a burning arc with anything is a losing battle,
especially when it is so easy to do it other ways.

> From: Tesla List <tesla-at-pupman-dot-com>
> To: tesla-at-pupman-dot-com
> Subject: Re: RSG question
> Date: Friday, December 24, 1999 9:30 PM
> Original Poster: Terry Fritz <twftesla-at-uswest-dot-net>
> Hi Phil,
> At 06:35 PM 12/21/1999 -0800, you wrote:
> >Hi all,
> >
> >  I am new to coiling and like many others I am working on my first coil
> >and have a few questions:
> >
> >1) Are there any regular events/gatherings in the southern California
> >area? I would love meet other coilers and see their coils in operation.
> >
> >2) I am planning to build an RQ style spark gap for coil but I am sure
> >that later I will want to try building a rotary. My question is has
> >anyone ever attempted to build an RSG in which instead of having
> >electrodes mounted on the spinning disk there are simply holes or slots
> >in a disk spinning between two stationiary electrodes?
> YES!!  I did that many years ago.  It was sort of like a plasma torch.
> Sliced those little vanes right off!!  They were just some thin clear
> plastic.  I always wanted to try 20 mil alumina of hybrid fame but never
> got around to it...  Many nice rotary gaps use a spinning conductor
> the stationary tips with good results.
> Cheers,
> 	Terry
> >
> >Phil Heslin
> >