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[TCML] solid state tesla coil question

I recently finished the minibrute tesla coil and have it running well.  The question is why does this coil operate better with a large primary capacitor size of .21uf vs. a smaller cap size of say .005uf.   I have tried this setup two different ways by using two different secondaries and at .005uf the arcs are very weak and small.  At .21uf the arcs are bold and long.  I know for sure that the primary and secondary were in tune on both setups. 

Bud mohrman 

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