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Originally posted by Gazrok
"don't we all. and I was on the scene for the Roswell crash and I'm also a highly trained assassin who is a supermodel in her spare time"
Wow, a supermodel, and in your 70's? That's amazing! (Yes, I know you were kidding... )
Originally posted by dragonrider
my question was directed more towards those who have some knowledge of this supposed invention. Posted by MorningCrescent
The CIP drive is supposed to work by creating an unbalanced centrifugal force. What Cook did was take a weight (propellant mass) and stick it on the outside of a spinning disk. In such a scenario, the rapidly spinning weight would rapidly build up a large amount of kinetic energy, however, because it was spinning in 360 degrees, it would have no net movement. Cooks idea was to have a contrarotating plate next to the first plate, and using a contraption of spinning electromagnets, the propellant mass would be swung 180 degrees one direction, where it would swap to the other disk and spin 180 degrees in the opposite direction, where it would again reverse direction.
The end result of this is that the kinetic energy contained in the moving propellant mass would be confined to only 180 degrees of arc, instead of the whole 360 degrees where it would cancel itself out. The result would be an unbalanced system producing an inertial thrust in the direction of the 180 degrees of propellant arc.