View Full Version : Built Nightshade v.3 15"

03-03-2014, 09:01 AM
I came in yesterday and built this bad boy... a customer had ONE unit on order for a bit and I got a pair of the Aluminum sleeves as samples so I am building this one and one other one this week (both with fat 8-layer coils and are single sub orders). These also don't call for any Gap ID sleeves as they use the fat coil -- so I have enough parts to make them :thumbsup:


* Collecting the parts up.

* You can see the black coated aluminum pole sleeve in place on the pole but not Gap ID sleeve -- so the overall gap is still pretty massive. The "fat" coil fills it up nicely, though.

* Starting the rear glue joint

* Rear glue joint completed

* Prototype "XL" lead wire option. The XL spiders for the NS v.3 are EXTRA red in color. The stock spiders are a very faint reddish with smaller triple lead wires. These leads are prototypes for now -- we'll offer them later as an option for anyone.

* It was interesting to get these all in the terminal.

* Finished product

* Finished product


So I hope to get it tested and dust cap on today :thumbsup:

03-03-2014, 10:03 AM
I pulled the T/S spec today -- notice how low inductance is even with the massive fat coil. That is the pole sleeve in action -- and the NS v.3 also has a magnet ID ring and a pole cap ring... so triple faraday action :)


Yes that is right around 1/2 of the Re in terms of Le.

03-06-2014, 12:02 PM
This is my nsv3 15!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :)

03-06-2014, 12:07 PM
Nope but I know who it belongs to