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From: "Dirk Bruere"
Subject: Re: High Voltage Power Source from Monitor Third Attempt
Date: Sun, 17 Nov 2002 00:38:24 -0000
Reply-To: "Dirk Bruere"
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"Gibbo" wrote in message
> >> You surprise me. That's a ridiculous argument. There is NOTHING clever,
> >> spectacular, inventive or even new about anything he is doing.
> >But there is something *necessary* about what he's doing.
> >He is testing 'crank' ideas instead of dismissing them out of hand.
> >In the case of the lifter it's a reinvention of the ionocraft. However,
> >given that work on that is getting on for 50 yrs old it may be that
> >technology has moved to the point where it may be a viable concept for
> >flying microbots.
> >Care to 'prove' that a lifter/ionocraft can never carry its own PSU?
> >Or do you think (as I do) that its something so complex that only
> >will provide a definitive answer?
> >If Naudin et al manage to get a lifter to carry its own PSU they will
> >rned themselves a small footnote in the history of aviation even it it
> >not turn out to have practical applications.
> The issue is that he promotes it as *anti gravity*
'Against gravity' - a pretty accurate description of a VTOL heavier than air
flying machine - if you want to be *really* picky about definitions.
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