posted on Mar, 9 2005 @ 07:53 PM
The interesting thing about the lifters is that they work, and work repeatably. The science behind the lifter is a hodge-podge of ionic propulsion and
field-effect propulsion, the later of which has yet to be determined. However, even with its blarring disregard for mainstream attention, the lifter
has acquired an almost cult following of freelance inventors. Because of this many have speculated that the efficiency of a lifter is about on par
with a helicopter, i.e. not that very efficient, but that efficiency can be increased to the point where it actually makes sense to use it in a
A company called PFS(Personal Flight Systems) is one such entity that created, what they believe, is an answer to innercity/urban environments. It has
coined the term MAD/MHD for its propulsion technology. I believe from what I have read that they use UV pre-ionization to enhance the efficiency
beyond that of a helicopter. If true, then it would make sense to build a prototype... unfortunatly that was cutshort around 2003 because of lack of
funding(read: lack of interest). Tim Ventura has a nice review of what he did over at PFS at American
, while he was employed for that brief amount of time.
Inaddition to UV stimulation mention above, higher K value materials seems to enhance the effect of the lifter even more. Some have speculated that
given a high enough K value that the material in itself would gain efficiencies rivalling helicopters. Unfortunatly the materials are beyond the price
range of many inventors, and some are still classified by the government for use on the F-117(Makes you wonder), so it is hard for many to go past the
balsa wood/metal foil constructs they currently make.
Given funding many could possibly create the future of transportation on earth. It may not be "true" antigravity, but it a step in the right
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