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Discussion in 'Chit Chat' started by SpocKirk, Sep 23, 2006.

  1. SpocKirk

    SpocKirk Forum Moderator and Donator

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    Looking over the theory has made me very excited. Thank you.
     
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    Bah, in my haste I missed that. However, what I don't get is that he claims to have a prototype, or at the very least a computer simulation of a prototype that puts out 16-16.6 Nm of propulsion. Of course according to one of the comments this supposedly goes away as soon as the engine moves. But should this be true, wouldn't this still be of some use in space? Or hell, if you strap enough of them to something, it should go zooming off somewhere, right? :P
     
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    from what i gathered, it appears to be a cartoon-esque "fan blowing on a sail" sort of thing.
     
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    Yeah, thats what I thought at first, but I attributed it more to someone jumping in a box. The box with fly up when they jump, but come back down when they do.
     
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    Wait, you mean that doesn't work?
     
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    Supposedly it does generate 16 newton meters of thrust, but only while stationary. Which I think is why this person only designated it to be used in outer-space. Only place I know of that you put some push on something and it would keep going even when thrust disappeared.
     

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