[rescue] Sun Netra = Ultra 2?
phil.stracchino at speakeasy.net
Fri Dec 8 06:15:09 CST 2006
der Mouse wrote:
>>> If you're going that far do something fun, electromagnetic catapult!
>> Now you've got me thinking about home railgun projects....
> GMTA! Me too.
>> "Can YOUR homebuilt railgun break 5km/s? How about 8km/s? 10? 12?"
> Heh. I've never built one, though it could be a fun project. The hard
> part would probably be producing the current spike...big capacitor
> banks and high-current SCRs, perhaps?
I think all the current military railgun projects use capacitor banks.
I understand one of the simplest is basically a large transformer whose
secondary coil is a single turn and is free to move. That one's good
for about 7km/s.
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