[rescue] Sun Netra = Ultra 2?

Phil Stracchino 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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