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Re: LTR Pig continues

Original poster: "Jason Johnson by way of Terry Fritz <twftesla-at-uswest-dot-net>" <hvjjohnson13-at-hotmail-dot-com>

Maybe if you got an inner tube from a tractor tire or something similar and
inflated it to the desired size, covered it with duct tape and inflated it
some more, them finished off with Al tape. The duct tape should allow you to
get a fair amount of pressure in there in order to keep it somewhat stiff.
The Al tape should be able to be smoothed out to give a nice smooth surface.
If you don't want to use the inner tube I think that others on the list have
used chicken wire or mesh to build large toroids that were quite successful.
This wouldn't be exactly smooth but the larger the toroid the less smooth it
has to be for a given voltage compared to a small toroid, and you can always
make a bigger toroid if you have to because of it not being smooth.
>  The toroid.....Uuuuhhhhhhh...Hmm.  That's where it gets a little tricky.
> It'll be pretty huge, as the bangsize will allow for a really high voltage
> to be kicked out.  how much voltage, I don't know, and don't have enough
> experience with large coils to guess.  On my 2x13 coil it easily pushed a
> 20" streamer from a 3x15 toroid, sometimes 2 streamers.  On the large coil
> dave built I think it used a 10x48 (i may be wrong) beautiful smoth toroid
> and got a single streamer, easily in the 8-10' range.  That was also at
> 360bps on a .075uf cap.  Running LTR I would think I can get a bigger
> topload on it, with the bigger bangsize and all.  Ideas and thoughts?
> Comments are welcome!
> Shad