stack other pancake coil and look to that like one capacitor exchanging charges between each plate (two pancake coils )
dont know what he means, ...
I do, finally.
Two plates can only form a capacitor when a particular voltage threshold is reached. Up to that point, the two plates are simply an open circuit. There is no dielectric lines of force, no attraction between the plates.
But there's more...
There is another voltage threshold related to capacitors and when that voltage is reached, the capacitor is now a spark gap, a short circuit.
I was never taught any of this, but discovered it when working with the Jack Noskills device
It's a voltage controlled switch that has a range where charge can be accumulated. To me, this explains Nelson's early circuits using relays--he was trying to formulate a mechanism to take advantage of what we call a capacitor, only he figured out at some point a capacitor is also a switch. Initially this concept flew right over my head, but now I see it, have proven it is real, it is there and we can use it too.
This explains why an LCR meter is of no use to us with these type of geometries. You cannot adequately alter the voltage potential enough within an LCR meter for it to cover the entire range of such a capacitor. So trying to get this kind of test equipment to display a useful value in Farads is pointless. Now that I comprehend what is going on here, we maybe should attempt to build a measuring device that will tell us where the two thresholds are and what the capacitance is within those two thresholds. That would be an extremely useful piece of equipment.