"What you´re proposing would be equivalent to a rigid body pushing through the air.
No, that's not what I said. What I meant was that the field generated by the rigid body pushes the air out of the way, the rigid body itself occupies the space left behind - a vaccum. Theoretically (by our physics), as the vehicle moves, the field would "thin out the air" in front until the vehicle arrives where there is a vaccum. As it proceeds it returns the space as it was. There is no compression, the air never touches the vehicle. Give yourself the impression that as the field turns on, drag suddenly drops to near-zero, as if you suddenly climbed to where the air is thin.
"Tricky stuff, even if we had the technology to generate such a field.
I think we do, just not commercially practical.
"Well, it should be some kind of solid-state "brick" with an electrical connection; You move it up or down, a current is generated. You apply a current, it starts moving up or down. You short-circuit it and it´ll stay "stuck" in mid air. Wouldn´t that be neat?
I applaud your use of half-science there ol'chap.
I have thought of superconducting magnets, but Earth's mag field sucks in comparison to gravity -- that idea just goes out the window. However, that says nothing on how it would go sideways...unless the same system that pushed the air away somehow dragged it along, like a linear magnet, pulsing at high speeds. The field itself would have to 'appear to move' like the wings of a bat.
It could explain the UFO sightings associated with brief electrical system failures. But a mag field for example cannot affect regular air unless it gets ionized...
Hmm, again sorry Planespotterx
, I just have not thought about it that much before. Do forgive me and Klaus
if we continue.
"Now we "just" need to find an inventive engineer to fill in the minor blanks in between
I propose nominating yourself, as I would only vote for me, which is about as bi-partisen as I may get today.
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