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Re: Aerosol can coil

Original poster: "William R. Langston by way of Terry Fritz <twftesla-at-uswest-dot-net>" <blangsto-at-iwvisp-dot-com>

Terry, and all,

My son and I tried exactly what you are writing about here, and it did
what you surmise. We did indeed end up with a flame-throwing, thrust-powered
projectile. It was outside (a good thing), and it went in safe directions
good thing).
The idea came very late one evening (almost early the following morning) or we
would never have tried something so silly (at least not without mounting
the can
first). It was quite a show, but not one I will soon repeat.

Bill L.

Tesla list wrote:

> Original poster: "Terry Fritz" <twftesla-at-uswest-dot-net>
> Hi Ben,
> It would probably arc from the metal can edges BUT...  There is a real
chance a
> streamer could attach the the plastic nozzle due to the dielectirc
> If that happened, the nozle could quickly melt and perhaps fail the
valve.  The
> contents could then shoot out and if the contents, or propellant, is flamable
> you would have a little firely rocket shooting around along with the high
> voltage.  Obviously, NOT a recommended experiment!!
> Cheers,
>         Terry
> At 02:04 PM 1/31/2001 -0500, you wrote:
> >
> > hi,
> >
> > what would happen if you put an aerosol can on the topload? would the
> > streamers arc around the metal can or go straight thru it causing it to
> > explode? i have been reluctant to try!
> >
> > ben