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

From: Eleanor White <eleanor.nul>
Date: Thu, 07 Nov 2002 16:26:16 -0500
Archived: Thu, 07 Nov 2002 13:10:07 -0400
Subject: Re: Anti-Gravity FTs Coming To A Store Near You

Here's another idea for testing the "ion thrust" hypothesis of
the electrostatic lifters.

Surround the lifting conductors with light weight hollow plastic
tubing, with a few internal support insulating discs along the
length.  The larger diameter the better.

One material might be to roll the thin plastic paper sleeves for
protecting document pages, or even transparency blanks, around a
broom handle, then tape.  The insulating discs could be made of

If lift results from an ion stream, such an enclosure on the
conductors should severely interfere with, and possibly almost
stop, such ion currents from producing lift, for the same reason
the entire craft in a bag would - the momentum of ions leaving a
wire would be cancelled when the ions hit the tubular enclosure.

Another comment:  About the successful test in a vacuum, it
would be very relevant if we knew whether the charging wires
could be removed from the craft without the craft instantly
falling.  (The connection would have to be broken, and not
simply the power supply switched off, as the charge on the craft
would probably be drained quickly through the power supply by
simply switching off the primary power.)

In a vacuum, if the craft's insulation is good, the craft should
remain charged for some measurable amount of time.  There would
be no air molecules to ionize and discharge the craft.

Yes, there are ions to be contended with in the vacuum of a
cathode ray tube, but there you are dealing with a very hot
filament, and current being drawn.  In an insulated
electrostatic lifter, there is neither heat nor a current
flowing in a vacuum as long as the insulation quality is good.

Hearing about the success in a vacuum is very good news for
those of us who hope this is a genuinely new and revolutionary
source of lift.

By the way, there are science gadget vendors who can provide 20
KV power supplies for way less than the $1,250 price tag on the
manufactured craft.

A little balsa and some light gauge wires, the #30 wire used for
digital wire wrap projects could serve to carry the 20 KV to the
craft, and any of us could have our own version to test.

Eleanor White

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