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post #20 of Old 02-26-2005
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Lightning Anyone?

in your message you refer to tinned copper as the only substance to take a lightning strike without failure, but what I ask is how is lightning diferent than a spark in a sparkplug and why could you not concider a material with as little resistance as carbon fiber ( the conductor in spark plug wires) if the bonding were to use a carbon fiber conductor you wouldn''t have a problem with excesive voltage heating up the conductor, but your worry would be only the conecton to the mast/rigging and to the grounding plate. please share your thoughts
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