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Gyroscopic space-drive

  1. Jul 25, 2005 #1
    How would a gyroscopic space-drive function/do?
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  3. Jul 25, 2005 #2
    As far as we know, it wouldn't work.
  4. Jul 25, 2005 #3
    A gyroscope can't be used as a drive for a spaceship, they produce no propulsion. (GyroDrive sounds cool, but it's nonsense.)

    That said, gyroscopes can be used to stabilize space ships (to eliminate unwanted spin) and are currently used in airplanes and missiles for that purpose.
  5. Jul 26, 2005 #4
    Okay let's say the laws of physics allowed a space-drive to function.Then how would it work?
  6. Jul 26, 2005 #5
    hehe....lets say the laws of physics aren't true. how would the laws of physics say it works...nice...
  7. Jul 26, 2005 #6


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    If we don't have to obey reality, it would, of course, work however you want it to work. :uhh:
  8. Jul 26, 2005 #7
    Quite avoiding the question.
  9. Jul 26, 2005 #8
    Face it like a man :mad: :biggrin:
  10. Jul 26, 2005 #9


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    If pigs could fly, how would they?
  11. Jul 26, 2005 #10
    Ha ha ha very funny
  12. Jul 26, 2005 #11


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    Bloody hell, aviator! Can't you take a hint? :grumpy:
  13. Jul 26, 2005 #12


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    You beat me to it, my transatlantic symbyote!
  14. Jul 26, 2005 #13
    Oh forget it.
  15. Jul 26, 2005 #14


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    If I could flap my arms and fly, how fast would I go? [insert terminal velocity joke here]
  16. Jul 27, 2005 #15
    no, it wasn't
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