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HANKMARS

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Capturing the electrical energy from a lightning strike is no big ta-do. It's getting the bolt to strike where you need it to. If that's not enuff headache, ya gotta produce one out of clear skies. How bout a nice big hot cup of ionized gas to settle your queezies?
 

Bluejets

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You think that's difficult.
Try stuffing blue spark in a can for standby electrical.o_O

Scarce as hen's teeth too, just ask any electrical apprentice who has been sent out to get some.:rolleyes:
 

HANKMARS

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You think that's difficult.
Try stuffing blue spark in a can for standby electrical.o_O

Scarce as hen's teeth too, just ask any electrical apprentice who has been sent out to get some.:rolleyes:
Don't touch the can, you'll botch the experiment.
 

HANKMARS

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And of course you have to pick a different place every time.
That is a bit of the rub. I desire to induce the strikes into a 40 m² area, and if another strike is coming rapidly, it will have to be diverted to a different 40 m² collector pad, some 1/4 mile away. I don't foresee myself bankrolling experiments on this system unless a financial windfall blows my way.
 

HANKMARS

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Nope, insolated from ground.
You hopefully realize that you and the can will reach an equilibrium of charge and great care must be taken when removing rubber boots or making your next handshake. Could be a whole lotta shakin goin on.
 
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