posted on Dec, 2 2012 @ 03:44 PM
If you wanted to try something completely different you could try this.
The main problem with a reaction-less space drive would be Newton's law of motion. In a closed system a action would create a equal and opposite
reaction. So the trick is to figure out how to McGuyver this law. I figure you could do that by using Newton's law of energy. While energy cannot be
created or destroyed it however can be transformed. So what you would do is put a transformation layer between the action and reaction.
Example. Take electrical energy to create a forward push of kinetic energy. Then the reaction is transformed into something else. Electricity, light,
heat, etc etc. And the net difference between the action and reaction transforms into forward motion.
Now here's how I'd do it. What you would start with is two rotating flywheels in one assembly Each driven by it's own separate motor and computer
synchronized to run mirrored at a couple of hundred rpm. There would be a strong permanent magnet attached on each flywheel and two "arms" with
electromagnets mounted at the 3:00 and 9:00 positions.
Now what happens is this. As the 1st flywheel rotating clockwise from the 12:00 to 3:00 position approaches the 3:00 electromagnet that electromagnet
is energized to attract the permanent magnet. And the same thing is happening on the other flywheel. As it approaches the 9:00 position that
electromagnet is powered up to attract it's permanent magnet as well. And as the magnets line up the electromagnets are shut off and the permanent
magnets pass by.
So what happened? As the magnets lined up the attraction sped up the flywheels. And the permanent magnets registered a kinetic kick in the 12:00
direction. An action and a reaction. But they're not opposite. The interactions of the magnets is the transformation layer.
And the reason for 2 flywheels is to prevent the apparatus from rotating around itself.
Now on the flip side between the 6:00 and 9:00 position what would happen? The electromagnets would be energized to repel the permanent magnets. The
flywheels would slow down. And as they lined up at the 9:00 and 3:00 positions then the electromagnets would shut off and the magnets pass by.
So what happened? The flywheels slowed and a kinetic kick was created in the 12:00 direction. Repeat the process a few thousand times and you should
be generating forward motion.
It's an engine diagram.
edit on 2-12-2012 by ntech because: (no reason given)