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Post: #201
RE: TVF Coil Challenge!
Cool, if i can get enough free time this week i'll try something out Tongue
02-02-2017 05:05 AM
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Post: #202
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A good example of this is a fused stapled helix coil. You can Google it yourself, there are plenty of tutorials out there, but basically it's a bunch of ribbon wire stacked vertically between two strands of twisted wire, then a thin gauge clapton wrap around to keep it all together. 
02-02-2017 09:51 AM
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RE: TVF Coil Challenge!
I have a suggestion. I tried it, but I'm not good enough to make it pretty so no pics.

It's three core wires- One is a clockwise twisted 28g, one is a counterclockwise twisted 28g, and one is a single straight 28g. The twisted strands are on the outside with the single between them, wrapped in a 40g Clapton. I couldn't keep it from rolling over on itself so the coil is too ugly for pictures. Even I have my limits. I envisioned it being flat, but it was most definitely not.

But you pros, give it a go please and post some pics of the result. Also, does this already exist? What is it called if so?
03-02-2017 09:37 PM
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Post: #204
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I've never been able to get more than two cores to stay flat. Sad
03-02-2017 09:46 PM
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I had a dog crap awful time keeping the Gatorback flat, but I also struggled with the fused as well. I most certainly suck at making coils. I just took off the cap to grab a picture, but I just couldn't. I will post a pic of the wires pre-Claptoned though on a few.
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I kept one of the twists looser than the other. It's all about capillary action, after all. Three avenues for the juice this way. Hopefully one of you actually talented people will make the vision a reality and give a review.

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With fused claptons, it doesn't really matter if they twist a bit. You can always untwist them by reversing the drill for a couple of turns, or using flat pliers to untwist them by hand, or if it's not too bad you can just untwist them when you wrap the coil. But with three cores, the wrap wire pulls the cores together into a triangle that's basically impossible to flatten since it has wire wrapped tightly around it. 
03-02-2017 10:32 PM
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Post: #208
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Having multiple ribbons or a gague of wire equal to the size of the outers would help keep it flat. 
Can you tie to swivels with your coil maker? If you can it should be doable with any configuration of wire.

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(03-02-2017 09:51 PM)TinWhisker Wrote:  I kept one of the twists looser than the other. It's all about capillary action, after all. Three avenues for the juice this way. Hopefully one of you actually talented people will make the vision a reality and give a review.

And a name, if it is new again.

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From the looks of it, all you can do is helix it together. Way too many spaces between the twists on both outers to wrap properly. At least with the gatorback, there's a straight side to give it some stability. Another option would be to use twisted on the outside, straight in the middle, and a spaced/staggered Clapton on the other outer side.

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Another thing I just noticed is that you have 2 separately twisted singles, and they have different twist pitches. It would work better if you started with a single twisted wire, then cut it in half and use one for each side. This way you can be assured of an even twist on both sides.

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