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a reply to: pheonix358
If you could do those things, have you thought of the negatives of
As I understand it, however, the danger imposed by High G-forces is that they tend to cause the pilots to black-out due to oxygen starvation when the G-force incurred exceed the body's ability to pump oxygenated blood to the brain. Inflatable bladders, and muscle-constriction techniques have been used to counter the effects of high-G 's in the past.
originally posted by: Bhadhidar
If you could somehow Ionize the air just ahead of an aircraft's leading edge, turning into an electrically charged plasma, and then actively "guide" that plasmatic air over the surface of the craft, in fashion similar to the way a linear induction motor "guides" a Mag-Lev train car over a track, would be able to significantly reduce the drag generated by a high speed aircraft?