posted on Feb, 18 2017 @ 07:42 AM
a reply to: Hyperboles
I'm almost ashamed to say i do not have an idea about the power consumption.
I'm using an air ionizer from a second hand shop as power source.
I used an spectroscope and do know its negative ions DC , but that's all i know.
I can touch it, without dying ; ) I do get some small shocks every now and then.
The wooden engine does not deliver much useful torque, it's more a showcase of the concept.
Electrostatic engines in general are not very powerful but have there uses.
Although i've seen some more powerful designs recently popping up.
Fun fact: Trumps uncle was a researcher of these things, and even was involved in experiments using electrostatics as a satellite power-source.
edit on 18-2-2017 by EartOccupant because: Disturbance in the core