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The Electrostatic Turbine: Basic & Updated, Enhanced Versions

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Step 9: Power Rod Construction

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   Because the turbine runs on little current, all metal surfaces (except ionizer edges!) must be smooth to reduce corona leakage. Begin power rod construction by drilling a 1/32” center hole about 1/2“ deep into both ends of each rod. Wrap the rods with chewing gum foil to make conductive jackets. Ensure that all edges are smooth.
 
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