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Idea: Tesla Coil Ignition

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Unread postAuthor: Spedy » Mon Jul 02, 2007 9:38 pm

Hah! I'm a tesla enthusiast, just not enough funding.... lol, a while ago a put 2 and 2 together to get a pineapple, no, wait, a super-awesome ignition system. To bad I don't have any cash to build a coil....
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Unread postAuthor: iPaintball » Mon Jul 02, 2007 9:43 pm

Just buy a micro mini mite tesla coil from Amazing1.com. A 12 regargeable battery will give you a constant 3/4" spark. I have one and it's awesome.
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Unread postAuthor: Hotwired » Mon Jul 02, 2007 10:14 pm

Tesla coil?

Pah, MY cannons ignition is an attachment to a lightning rod.

Just have to wait a while between shots :)


Honestly though it's a total waste of time and effort. Plus it makes it all a lot more dangerous.

All you NEED is a tiny spark, barely a mm long.

6" arcs of plasma is not required.
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Unread postAuthor: Spedy » Mon Jul 02, 2007 11:18 pm

More dangerous? barely. you can contact a properly tuned tesla coil's output with a metal object with no electrocution. I would make one of these on my combustion because I would be the only person able to say that I have a 250000000 volt AC ignition system, plus big sparks are just cool.
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Unread postAuthor: spudkilla » Mon Jul 02, 2007 11:23 pm

Just put this into your chamber!
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Unread postAuthor: Killjoy » Mon Jul 02, 2007 11:24 pm

6" arcs of plasma is not required.

But they're damn cool.
Pah, MY cannons ignition is an attachment to a lightning rod.

Just have to wait a while between shots

Hmm i prefer connecting wire to high voltage power lines for an igniton source, don't have to wait to long.

Actually this might be a good idea, i think the guy at powerlabs made a mini one which worked good, and i know its pretty easy to make ones from junk and stuff lying around. I might have to try this.
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Unread postAuthor: paaiyan » Mon Jul 02, 2007 11:24 pm

Hotwired wrote:Tesla coil?

Pah, MY cannons ignition is an attachment to a lightning rod.

Just have to wait a while between shots :)


Honestly though it's a total waste of time and effort. Plus it makes it all a lot more dangerous.

All you NEED is a tiny spark, barely a mm long.

6" arcs of plasma is not required.


Yea, well you don't necessarily NEED a potato cannon that can launch a potato 300+ yards, but you have one anyway right?
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Unread postAuthor: TechnoMancer » Tue Jul 03, 2007 12:30 am

very well said paaiyan!!
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Unread postAuthor: Hotwired » Tue Jul 03, 2007 5:16 am

Hmph.

It breaks my rules of practicality.

I like it when things are used creatively and economically :)
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