First run, success, was a long way. ;-)

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First run, success, was a long way. ;-)

Postby Johannes3154 » Sun Jun 17, 2018 3:20 pm

Hello,
today i completed my oneTesla TS Kit and i must admit my hands were slightly shaking prior to the first low power run. At 1000hz and minimum power i got about 10-15cm long sparks. As far as i can say there was no internal arcing going on. I'm absolutly stunned and impressed. :)
After going through the building process i have to say, its definitly not an easy kit and it was quite a challange for me. The provided manual was really helpful and walked me through every step. The most complicated / time consuming part of the assembly was the secondary coil. I didnt want to superglue the endcaps and decided to go with my own design. I did mold the endcaps in epoxy and drilled holes for m3 standoffs. This is where thunder struck and the drill press and got stuck and i destroyed my almost finished secondary. :oops: :shock: After a rather long time sobbing i ordered a replacement and finished the endcaps, that i got removed with my trusty hammer. After receiving the replacement i glued in the epoxy parts and finished the assembly.
Till now i was a passive reader in the forum and i have to say that reading through the posts gave really precious information and is absolut complement to the manual. (ie. the optical shield)
Greetings
Johannes
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Re: First run, success, was a long way. ;-)

Postby Bayley » Tue Jun 19, 2018 4:38 am

thanks for the kind words! the optical receiver shield should be rolling out as a standard part (replacing the chassis panel on that side) for the next round of boards
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Re: First run, success, was a long way. ;-)

Postby Johannes3154 » Tue Jul 10, 2018 2:17 am

First streamers of my completed one Tesla TS
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