Coil / Gauss gun


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veloce851
July 18, 2003, 09:44 PM
Noticed this on Slashdot http://www.pskovinfo.ru/coilgun/

Sounds like it would be a fun project :)

Has anyone ever played around with something like this?

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P95Carry
July 18, 2003, 10:02 PM
Interesting system ...... based I'd guess pretty much on same principle as ''rail gun'' except here just one big wallop from one coil .... instead of a sequential coil chain.

Doubt it can be developed much further and a tad bulky but ... kudos to the designer anyways.

telomerase
July 18, 2003, 10:39 PM
>based I'd guess pretty much on same principle as ''rail gun'' except here just one big wallop from one coil .... instead of a sequential coil chain.

Technically, a rail gun doesn't use a sequential coil chain, it just uses a rail. (But I think the designs that work the best do use sequential coils.)

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