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How can I improve my coil gun's coil? Answered

My coil is made of 22 gauge wire and the inside diameter is about 1/8 in. It's 1 3/4 in long with about 7 layers. The ammunition is a little over an inch and fits snugly inside the coil. How many more layers should I make it, and what else can I do to improve it?

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steveastrouk
steveastrouk

Best Answer 8 years ago

Put a steel tube on the outside.

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cardboarddude
cardboarddude

Answer 8 years ago

That will help prevent it from losing the magnetic field right?

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steveastrouk
steveastrouk

Answer 8 years ago

It will reduce the "reluctance" of the magnetic circuit, making the field you have create more flux.

Steve

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cardboarddude
cardboarddude

Answer 8 years ago

Thanks, I will try this later

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Jack A Lopez
Jack A Lopez

Answer 8 years ago

Oh yeah! And paint it olive drab green. Oh! And um... stencil some clever words on it, like "CANNED HEAT". I think these would both be worthy improvements. Oh, and uh.. how 'bout a bayonet too? That's for when you have to use it in really close-up type fight.
;-)