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Richard L. Hull
hullr@whitlock.com
Tel: (804) 262-9499
Cell: (804) 273-9100

7103 Hermitage Road
Henrico, VA 23228
United States

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Hull, Richard L.     (Easy Link: http://www.worldsci.org/people/Richard_Hull)
Electrical Engineer, Editor of Electric Spacecraft Journal

Topics: Tesla
Interests: Gravity, Antigravity, Magnetic Propulsion, New Energy, Cold Fusion, Electromagnetism, Tesla
Nationality: USA
Age: 72
Born: 1945

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Edited Journals:
Electric Spacecraft Journal

Books:
1994Tesla Coil Builders Guide to the Colorado Springs Notes of Nikola Tesla

Abstracts Online:
1993Tesla Coils and Electrostatics
1993Tesla Magnifier Basics
1994Reports from the 1994 New Energy Symposium
1995Water Arc Explosions
1996Tesla Coils, Electric Gradients and Electrostatics
1997Electrostatics and Its Measurement
1998Fusors
2002A Close Look at Charge Deposition from a Pulsed Tesla Coil System
2003Neon Sign Transformers for the Researcher
2004Tour of the High Energy Amateur Science Lab
2005The Case of the Lifter: Efficiencies, Power Needs, Limitations, Prospects
2006Small Li-Po Battery Test to Determine Relative Power Delivery Rate to Weight Ratio at Different Loadings
2007An Interesting Phenomenon Associated with Lifter Operations

Biography

Founder of the Tesla Builders of Richmond, Richard Hull is known for building very large Tesla coils.

Journals Edited by Richard L. Hull



Name: Electric Spacecraft Journal
Editors: Richard L. Hull (Executive Editor), Leslee A. Kulba (Technical Editor), Dr. Charles A. Yost (Founder)
ISSN: 1067-7399
Status: Active
Founded: 1991
Website: www.electricspacecraft.com/journal.htm
Contact Name: Leslee A. Kulba
Email: contact@electricspacecraft.com
Address:322 Sunlight Drive
Leicester, NC 28748
United States
Telephone: 828-683-0313
Description:

The Electric Spacecraft Journal is a journal of individual exploratory research, publishing articles by amateurs and professionals from the fields of engineering, physics, education and science. Most contributors also participate in the Network. We strive to present alternative concepts and combine research efforts to work toward a common goal: making achievable "quantum leaps" in space travel.

Electric Spacecraft, Inc. is a network of interactive researchers from around the world seeking electrodynamic propulsion techniques for space travel by questioning assumptions and testing the limits of institutionalized science. Garage tinkerers, armchair philosophers, and university physicists are invited to share objective data and well-reasoned hypotheses offering new insights into the nature of electrostatics, electromagnetics, atomic physics, gravity and inertia, and energy. ESI's Electric Spacecraft Journal, provides a forum for thought-provoking submissions to be read and debunked or expanded upon by others in the network.


Books by Richard L. Hull



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Tesla Coil Builders Guide to the Colorado Springs Notes of Nikola Tesla

by Richard L. Hull

Pages: 203
Publisher: Twenty First Century Books
Year: 1994
ISBN: 0963601229
ISBN: 978-0963601223

Websites: www.electricspacecraft.com
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Description

If you have read the Colorado Springs Notes (CSN) and been baffled by some of the entries or have had trouble relating them to your own efforts with Tesla coil construction, than this is the book for you. By reading along with the CSN and checking the author's annotations, you will soon see what Tesla's daily activities were all about, written in an understandable style. As a bonus, Hull gives details on how his group, the Tesla Coil Builders of Richmond, have verified many of Tesla's ideas and techniques, and incorporated them into their modern day oscillator designs. In addition, a fantastic set of photographs shows their various magnifier configurations in full action. The emphasis throughout this work is on the hands-on approach and not a lot of theoretical "pie-in-the-sky" machinations. It provides easy reading for the empirical investigator who wants to understand what Tesla actually accomplished in Colorado during the brilliant period of investigation that ran from May 1899 to January 1900.

As an historical guide to Tesla's work as described in the Colorado Springs Notes this book is without equal. The author's day-by-day analysis will be of great assistance reader of this sometimes puzzling volume. Written especially for the Tesla coil builder, The Guide shows the evolution of the magnifier system by comparing the original pioneering work with Mr. Hull's rediscovery of Tesla's nearly forgotten design principles. With this book, you will be carried back to the high Colorado plateaus and virtually look over the good doctor's shoulder as he performs his pioneering experiments. Also included are 37 original photos of contemporary coils and equipment. If you are interested in obtaining superior performance and efficiency from your next Tesla oscillator, this book is a must read.


Papers by Richard L. Hull



Tesla Coils and Electrostatics

(1993)

Richard L. Hull
7103 Hermitage Road, Henrico, VA 23228, United States; hullr@whitlock.com, (804) 262-9499, www.electricspacecraft.com
Electric Spacecraft Journal, No. 9, pp. 7-13
Keywords: charge transfer, experiment, high voltage, longitudinal electric waves, RF output, TCBOR, Tesla Coil Builders of Richmond, Tesla coils

Lookup: experiment (56), electric (45), coil (11), tesla (32), waves (40), voltage (6), charge (49), longitudinal (7), high (9)

Abstract:

This is an extraordinary report by Richard Hull. A Tesla coil RF output is shown to produce a high electrostatic charge on a distant insulated metallic object. The same charge accumulation phenomenon was found to occur on the distant object during the initial charging phase of the Van de Graaff generator. The experiments are carefully performed and well-documented.



Tesla Magnifier Basics

(1993)

Richard L. Hull
7103 Hermitage Road, Henrico, VA 23228, United States; hullr@whitlock.com, (804) 262-9499, www.electricspacecraft.com
Electric Spacecraft Journal, No. 10, pp. 7-12
Keywords: experiment, extra coil, magnifier, TCBOR, Tesla coils, Tesla, Tesla Coil Builders of Richmond

Lookup: tesla (32), experiment (56), coil (11)

Abstract:

Tesla Coil Builders of Richmond (TCBOR) has been involved for more than five years with the design, construction and improvement of the classic two-coil Tesla system. Its members have rediscovered and improved upon many original ideas and methods introduced by Nikola Tesla in the late 1800s and early 1900s.



Reports from the 1994 New Energy Symposium

(1994)

Richard L. Hull
7103 Hermitage Road, Henrico, VA 23228, United States; hullr@whitlock.com, (804) 262-9499, www.electricspacecraft.com
Electric Spacecraft Journal, No. 12, pp. 12-17
Keywords: Institute for New Energy, New Energy Symposium

Lookup: tesla (32), experiment (56), coil (11), new (119), energy (303)

Abstract:

The New Energy Symposium, held this past May in Denver, offered researchers and experimenters the chance to meet and network with men and women from all over the world who share the hope that someday soon a new source of energy will be discovered.



Water Arc Explosions

(1995)

Richard L. Hull
7103 Hermitage Road, Henrico, VA 23228, United States; hullr@whitlock.com, (804) 262-9499, www.electricspacecraft.com
Electric Spacecraft Journal, No. 14, (7-15 pages)
Keywords: Ampere force, excess energy, experiment, water arc explosions

Lookup: experiment (56), energy (303), force (74), water (21), arc (5), excess (3), explosions (4)

Abstract:

The interest in water arc explosions stems from the fact that the electrical energy input appears to be much too small to account for the energetic mechanical energy output caused by the arc, wherein a high velocity jet of plasma-vaporized water can punch holes in ?? thick plywood.

The electrical input energy is hardly enough to increase the water temperature even a fraction of the amount required to produce steam; yet it will thrust a projectile at the speed of a bullet. We have one fascinating possibility that simple water might be electrically converted into an efficient thrusting mass for rocket propulsion. And, even more enticing, perhaps some excess energy is being produced by some form of atomic reaction.

The real puzzles at this stage are just how much of the electrical energy is converted into mass momentum, and what are the most effective methods to test and measure the energy conversion. Peter Graneau and his associates have been investigating this phenomenon for 10 years, and now Richard Hull has joined this extremely capable team to help resolve the puzzle of testing and measuring the energy conversion efficiency.




Tesla Coils, Electric Gradients and Electrostatics

(1996)

Richard L. Hull
7103 Hermitage Road, Henrico, VA 23228, United States; hullr@whitlock.com, (804) 262-9499, www.electricspacecraft.com
Electric Spacecraft Journal, No. 18, pp. 27-31
Keywords: capacitive coupling, TCBOR, Tesla coils, Tesla Coil Builders of Richmond

Lookup: coil (11), tesla (32)

Abstract:

Richard Hull reports the results of the latest experiments of the Tesla Coil Builders of Richmond (TCBOR). These experiments are directed toward studying the dynamic electrostatic fields generated by Tesla coils in an attempt to test Tesla?s claims that most of the effects of his coils were electrostatic, not electromagnetic in nature.



Electrostatics and Its Measurement

(1997)

Richard L. Hull
7103 Hermitage Road, Henrico, VA 23228, United States; hullr@whitlock.com, (804) 262-9499, www.electricspacecraft.com
Electric Spacecraft Journal, No. 20, pp. 8-14
Keywords: charge location, displacement currents, dissectable capacitor, electrometers, measurement, instrumentation, isotropic capacity, permittivity

Lookup: permittivity (2), measurement (16), charge (49), displacement (2), currents (5), isotropic (5)

Abstract:

In this article, Hull gives a broad overview of electrostatics, its potential for producing forces, and what instruments might be desirable in a modest experimental lab for investigating electrostatic phenomena. He also questions the meaning of ?displacement currents.?



Fusors

(1998)

Richard L. Hull
7103 Hermitage Road, Henrico, VA 23228, United States; hullr@whitlock.com, (804) 262-9499, www.electricspacecraft.com
Electric Spacecraft Journal, No. 23, pp. 6-12
Keywords: do-it-yourself, inertial electrostatic confinement, fusors, tabletop fusion

Lookup: fusion (62), electrostatic (5), inertial (35), confinement (3)

Abstract:

The Farnsworth/Hirsch fusor is a concentric spherical electrode accelerator which, with different included gases, different operating pressures, and various applied voltages and currents, can be used as a glow mode plasma sphere, a gas diode, an ion multipactor or even a means of producing neutrons. This article describes the fusor?s principles of operation, construction, uses and potential for further exploration by amateurs.



A Close Look at Charge Deposition from a Pulsed Tesla Coil System

(2002)

Richard L. Hull
7103 Hermitage Road, Henrico, VA 23228, United States; hullr@whitlock.com, (804) 262-9499, www.electricspacecraft.com
Scott Fusare
27 Fairmont Place, Burlington, VT 05401, United States; sfusare@adelphia.net
Electric Spacecraft Journal, No. 35, pp. 20-26
Keywords: charge deposition, electrometers, false indications, instrumentation, high-voltage readings, hydrogen thyratron, Lindemann electrometer, longitudinal electrostatic waves, wiggle wand

Lookup: hydrogen (30), waves (40), voltage (6), charge (49), electrostatic (5), longitudinal (7), high (9)

Abstract:

Results of a prior experiment and its conclusions are re-examined by two researchers. Charge deposition on isolated capacities due to rapid discharge of ?non-sparking? Tesla coils is tested a second time using a number of different techniques and instruments. This new, joint effort contradicts the prior work. Explanations are given as to why the prior conclusions were found to be in error.



Neon Sign Transformers for the Researcher

(2003)

Richard L. Hull
7103 Hermitage Road, Henrico, VA 23228, United States; hullr@whitlock.com, (804) 262-9499, www.electricspacecraft.com
Electric Spacecraft Journal, No. 36, pp. 15-17
Keywords: experiment, high-voltage, nameplate ratings, neon sign transformers, source selection

Lookup: experiment (56), voltage (6), selection (2), high (9), source (6)

Abstract:

The neon sign transformer is investigated to examine just what the nameplate rating means and how the researcher might intelligently select and use these low-cost sources of high voltage in their laboratory work.



Tour of the High Energy Amateur Science Lab

(2004)

Richard L. Hull
7103 Hermitage Road, Henrico, VA 23228, United States; hullr@whitlock.com, (804) 262-9499, www.electricspacecraft.com
Electric Spacecraft Journal, No. 37, pp. 9-23
Keywords: equipment, High Energy Amateur Science, high-voltage experiments, laboratory, Tesla Coil Builders of Richmond

Lookup: laboratory (2), energy (303), science (35), coil (11), tesla (32), voltage (6), high (9), experiments (25)

Abstract:

Over the last 35 years, electronics systems engineer Richard Hull has done some serious tinkering with Tesla coils, electrostatic devices, water arc systems, nuclear fusion devices and many smaller projects in his home in Richmond, VA. This paper, based on hard-won successes with a few expensive false starts, offers tips to amateur scientists interested in assembling their own labs.



The Case of the Lifter: Efficiencies, Power Needs, Limitations, Prospects

(2005)

Richard L. Hull
7103 Hermitage Road, Henrico, VA 23228, United States; hullr@whitlock.com, (804) 262-9499, www.electricspacecraft.com
Electric Spacecraft Journal, No. 39, pp. 21-24
Keywords: do-it-yourself, lifters, performance ratings

Abstract:

Lifter designers are having a lot of fun building bigger and fancier airframes. Richard Hull recommends some intentional steps to turn this technology into a useful tool for transport.



Small Li-Po Battery Test to Determine Relative Power Delivery Rate to Weight Ratio at Different Loadings

(2006)

Richard L. Hull
7103 Hermitage Road, Henrico, VA 23228, United States; hullr@whitlock.com, (804) 262-9499, www.electricspacecraft.com
Electric Spacecraft Journal, No. 40, pp. 17-19
Keywords: high power-to-mass, li-po battery

Lookup: laboratory (2), energy (303), science (35), coil (11), tesla (32), voltage (6), high (9), experiments (25), mass (94), power (15), high (9), battery (4)

Abstract:

A series of tests have been undertaken to determine the mean watt-minutes per gram capability for various loadings of a second generation, small 1320 mAh lithium-polymer battery. These tests were conducted to establish the viability of this power source for use in small lift vehicles and other devices where lightweight, short term, high-energy demand rates are needed.



An Interesting Phenomenon Associated with Lifter Operations

(2007)

Richard L. Hull
7103 Hermitage Road, Henrico, VA 23228, United States; hullr@whitlock.com, (804) 262-9499, www.electricspacecraft.com
Electric Spacecraft Journal, No. 42, pp. 10-11
Keywords: ion wind, lifters

Lookup: laboratory (2), energy (303), science (35), coil (11), tesla (32), voltage (6), high (9), experiments (25), mass (94), power (15), high (9), battery (4), wind (3)

Abstract:

While casually investigating lifter materials outside of a formal experimental environment, some interesting observations were made regarding possible erosive flows of high-speed heavy ions. If one posited explanation for base ?skirt? material erosion is correct, the source of lift might be attributable to high-speed jet flow of heavy metal ions (throwaway mass) liberated by high field emissions from the top wire of the classic lifter.

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