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Aircraft
#1
Aircraft
Aloha AF:

I met a retired airman who was once stationed at Edwards AB. He said he saw a small aircraft, silent without an engine or a propeller, take off and fly like any other airplane.


My guess: they used static electricity in the form of charged plate capacitors with glass as the insulator/dielectric as a sort of engine and controlled it using electromagnetism as thrust.


What you say?
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#2
RE: Aircraft
I'd say we need more than one source for this information.
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#3
RE: Aircraft
I’d say your friend is smoking what you’re smoking.

Boru
'A man is accepted into a church for what he believes.  He is turned out for what he knows.' - Mark Twain
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#4
RE: Aircraft
I have seen these.


....

They're called "gliders".



Dodgy
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#5
RE: Aircraft
He said it took off on it's own power and looked like a small airplane.
My girlfriend thinks I'm a stalker. Well...she's not my girlfriend "yet".

I discovered a new vitamin that fights cancer. I call it ...B9

I also invented a diet pill. It works great but had to quit taking it because of the side effects. Turns out my penis is larger and my hair grew back. And whoa! If you think my hair is nice!

When does size truly matter? When it's TOO big!

I'm currently working on a new pill I call "Destenze". However...now my shoes don't fit.
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#6
RE: Aircraft
(January 14, 2020 at 2:33 pm)Haipule Wrote: Aloha AF:

I met a retired airman who was once stationed at Edwards AB. He said he saw a small aircraft, silent without an engine or a propeller, take off and fly like any other airplane.


My guess: they used static electricity in the form of charged plate capacitors with glass as the insulator/dielectric as a sort of engine and controlled it using electromagnetism as thrust.


What you say?

Someone pulled your leg and it came clean off.
I never thought I'd live long enough to become a grumpy old bastard. Here I am, killing it!
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#7
RE: Aircraft
At work.

(January 14, 2020 at 2:33 pm)Haipule Wrote: Aloha AF:

I met a retired airman who was once stationed at Edwards AB. He said he saw a small aircraft, silent without an engine or a propeller, take off and fly like any other airplane.


My guess: they used static electricity in the form of charged plate capacitors with glass as the insulator/dielectric as a sort of engine and controlled it using electromagnetism as thrust.


What you say?

I've seen some demonstration of an electrically moved model plane.

From memory the thrust level/value to energy put in is the 'Bad'/'Down side'.

You just get bettet 'Bounce per ounce' from hydrocarbons oxidized in a cylinder or turbine.

Cheers.
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#8
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It was a chariot, and Mercury was at the helm.
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#9
RE: Aircraft
At work.

Uhm...... I would also hazard to ask for a clarifying 'Why?'.... ?

What sort of answer/response are you hoping for from a 'Relativly' anonymous message board to a rather anecdotal tale?

I am simply curious.

Cheers.
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#10
RE: Aircraft
He is talking about the principle of dielectric stress where you charge metal plates separated by a dielectric of some sort and thus achieve lift. I've heard about this being done on a small scale where they made a small disk whip around on a wire but I've never heard of larger scale models although I believe it would be possible.
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