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Re: Anti-Gravity FTs Coming To A Store Near You

From: Don Ledger <dledger.nul>
Date: Tue, 05 Nov 2002 19:13:42 -0400
Archived: Wed, 06 Nov 2002 11:56:14 -0400
Subject: Re: Anti-Gravity FTs Coming To A Store Near You


>From: Eleanor White <eleanor.nul>
>To: UFO UpDates - Toronto <ufoupdates.nul>
>Date: Tue, 05 Nov 2002 08:36:40 -0500
>Subject: Re: Anti-Gravity FTs Coming To A Store Near You

>>From: Chris Whitlock <cjwhit.nul>
>>To: UFO UpDates <ufoupdates.nul>
>>Date: Tue, 5 Nov 2002 00:28:47 +0000 (GMT)
>>Subject: Anti-Gravity FTs Coming To A Store Near You

><snip>

>>Anti-Gravity flying triangles coming soon to a store near you!
>>The primary means of lift is ion propulsion. High energy
>>ions are ejected from the bottom of the craft which interact
>>with surrounding air molecules to produce thrust

><snip>

>First I've heard that the electrostatic lift demonstrated by
>experimenter Townsend Brown is caused by "ions ejected". This
>could be demonstrated as untrue by enclosing the entire flying
>triangle in a very thin polyethylene bag, which would prevent
>downwards ejection of ions, and as long as the bag is very
>light, the unit should still lift off.

>Charging a capacitor, once the charging is complete, does not
>result in a stream of ions.  If it did, an air or vacuum
>dielectric capacitor would not be able to hold a charge, and air
>or vacuum capacitors can hold charge.

>The phrase "interact with surrounding aire molecules to produce
>thrust" phrase shows that someone is unaware of how even the
>conventional rocket works.  Ejecting matter at high speed
>requires no interaction with anything to produce thrust.

>These claims smack of more disinformation, to prevent the public
>from understanding that this is genuinely revolutionary
>technology, and not some sort of 'ion rocket'.


Hi Eleanor,

You are right. However I believe this technology might have more
to do with ion wind and/or eddy current interaction between the
wire and the tinfoil fence. The interaction creates the
reaction.

But the whole thing is bogus unless it can lift its own power
source. So far, that's not the case.


Best,

Don Ledger


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