posted on May, 10 2005 @ 07:49 PM
Originally posted by JamesG
Wanna make a real saucer? Try using electrogravitic's. Basically your just ionizing the surrounding air around you.
I beg to differ that is not electrogravitics, it is electrostatics. It is quite feasable given a powerful enough source of energy. Interplanetary
travel is possible since space is not a perfect vacuum.
Electrogravitics is a largely untested and unexplored theory that purports to alter the behavior of gravity in the presence of an intensely powerful
electrostatic field. Such electrostatic field must adhere to the basic electrostatic model of an atom, but doing so on a macroscopic scale. By
tweaking the field, a reaction to the collective field produced by the surrounding atoms illicits an interaction in such a way as to appear to defy
A simple mental model should demonstrate the theory. A balloon will rise because of a difference of density with the surrounding environment. Since
fields have density, a difference in density will have the same result.
The appeal of electrogravitics over electroastatics lies in its application for possibility of intrstellar flight. A starship employing an
electrogravitic propulsion would be able to repel Earth's gravity well, then the Sun's, and eventually the Galaxy's. With a continuous 1G
acceleration relativistic velocities could be reached in a matter of days, thus rendering the need for extended spaceflight moot by crossing many
light years in a small fraction of ship time.
Braking is done the same way, but as with acceleration the pilots must be careful not to blow a coil. It is harder to brake, since the mass of the
destination must be known ahead of time before reversing the engine, else all is lost by a plunge into a star or a terrific slam dunk onto a
It appears I have wandered too far. Anyway you get the picture I am sure. Electrostatics works, and is a component of electrogravitics.
Electrogravitics is several magnitudes more complex and capable of much more.