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Why do lifter's have to be assymetrical?

  1. Jun 11, 2005 #1
    I'm sure most of you have heard by now about the lifters projects around the world and if you haven't then check out http://jnaudin.free.fr/lifters/main.htm

    I need some help in figuring out why it is better to have assymetrical designs? I know it has to do something with the gravitational field that it creates but I still don't really understand it.


    Also (again in simplicity please) what is the real reason that makes the object levitate? Is it the impact momentum of the electrons on the negative plate or is it the gravitational field it creates or...?

    Any help is greatly appreciated!

    Thanks
     
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  3. Jun 11, 2005 #2

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    Sorry, dude;
    Unless someone here who knows a lot more about it than I do tells me otherwise, I have to consider that to be a nut-burger site. I didn't read past the first page, but that was enough. The guy's either a crackpot or very bad at expressing scientific concepts.
     
  4. Jun 11, 2005 #3
    Lifters to not create their own gravitational field. They primarily operate on the principle of ion wind:

    http://www.grc.nasa.gov/WWW/bpp/ComnErr.html

    http://www.americanantigravity.com/documents/Stephenson_STAIF05_Biefeld-Brown.pdf [Broken]

    Regards,
    Maaneli
     
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  5. Jun 11, 2005 #4
    well English isn't his first language so give him a break but I've made a couple lifters myself... you can also check out www.americanantigravity.com
     
  6. Jun 11, 2005 #5
    hm... what exactly is ion wind? it doesn't really explain it thoroughly in that article
     
  7. Jun 11, 2005 #6
    The first link explains it and so does this one:

    http://www.ap.stmarys.ca/demos/content/e_and_m/ion_wind/ion_wind.html [Broken]
     
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