Some articles on foil skirt, foil:
... a wire mesh, parallel conductive tubes, or a foil skirt with a smooth round edge ... The foil skirt collector is the most popular for small models, and is usually, but not necessarily, connected to the negative side of the power supply ... It is usually conveniently made from cheap, lightweight aluminum foil ...
... parts, the corona wire (or emitting wire), the air gap (or dielectric fluid), and the foil skirt (collector) ... wire is supported at a fixed distance above the foil skirt, generally at 1 mm per kilovolt ... The corona wire and foil should be as close as possible to achieve a saturated corona current condition which results in the highest production of thrust ...
Famous quotes containing the words skirt and/or foil:
“...I discovered that I could take a risk and survive. I could march in Philadelphia. I could go out in the street and be gay even in a dress or a skirt without getting shot. Each victory gave me courage for the next one.”
—Martha Shelley, U.S. author and social activist. As quoted in Making History, part 3, by Eric Marcus (1992)
“Learning is, in too many cases, but a foil to common sense; a substitute for true knowledge. Books are less often made use of as spectacles to look at nature with, than as blinds to keep out its strong light and shifting scenery from weak eyes and indolent dispositions.... The learned are mere literary drudges.”
—William Hazlitt (17781830)