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originally posted by: Sammamishman
a reply to: parad0x122
Besides having a light post in the shot the two are very different in my opinion. The resolution of the video is much lower than Astr0's shots, The light posts are different (Astro's was single light element, this one shows double), Astr0's shot also had a middle light between the three corner lights.
originally posted by: BASSPLYR
MbKennel, Zaph, anyone,
Are these plasma actuators able to create high and low pressure zones? ie..could these actuators create say a high pressure zone below a craft (with a lot of juice or a way to capacitate a lot of juice over a respectable time frame) and a low pressure zone above the craft. Creating a positive buoyancy?
Does polarity (or any asymmetry of + & - charge potentials) , frequency (or phasing of, maybe for energy propagation efficiency) or wave form (saw toothed, sine, square etc) variances in the the plasma discharge effect it's interactions with the environment and by extension what it does to the vehicle. Would certain materials or skins enhance this effect or the potential for it?
originally posted by: framedragged
a reply to: mbkennel
But if you apply such a boundary to one surface while leaving the opposite exposed to air, would that not create buoyancy?
Was wondering if they were maybe embedded in the hull and only the business end of the plasma thruster is exposed to the outside. Appearing like a flat glowing disc of blueish light when in fact it's a cylinder. Guess I'm just thinking out loud. But would love some of the members feedback. The triangle did have on one occasion what appeared to be a plasma sheath along with a coronal discharge looking phenomena at times.