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    • CommentAuthorloreman
    • CommentTimeFeb 5th 2019
     
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    This one didn't work out so well.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r8FytcikGqM
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      CommentAuthormaryyugo
    • CommentTime5 days ago edited
     
    Posted By: alsetalokinThis one didn't work out so well.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r8FytcikGqM
    Video removed by user
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      CommentAuthorgoatcheez
    • CommentTime2 days ago
     
    This news is a little stale; but, I don't remember seeing it here. Flying with no moving parts.
    • CommentAuthorloreman
    • CommentTime2 days ago
     
    404 Error
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      CommentAuthorgoatcheez
    • CommentTime2 days ago
     
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      CommentAuthorgoatcheez
    • CommentTime2 days ago
     
    Text:

    MIT Scientists Created A Plane That Flies With No Moving Parts
    The plane uses an ion drive to propel itself through the air — in absolute silence.
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    By Andy McDonald
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    Imagine a plane with no engine ― with, in fact, no moving parts at all ― not just gliding like a paper airplane, but being propelled through the air. Scientists at the Massachusetts Institute Of Technology (MIT) have made it a reality using an ion drive.

    The project’s lead researcher is Steven Barrett, a professor at MIT’s department of aeronautics and astronautics. Barrett said he was inspired by the show “Star Trek,” in which spacecrafts travel rather silently and without the use of traditional fossil fuels.

    The five-pound plane’s ion drive consists of electrodes near the front with a positive 20,000-volt charge and air foils near the back with a negative 20,000-volt charge. The electrodes positively ionize the surrounding air molecules, which are then attracted to the negatively charged air foils, creating an accelerating ionic wind to propel the craft. And with no propellers, turbines or moving parts in general, all this is done in complete silence.

    Their most successful sustained fight so far was about 10 seconds, or a distance of 60 meters.

    Barrett says that while implementing this technology in commercial travel is a long way away, the soonest use might be in the advancement of drone technology.
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      CommentAuthorDuracell
    • CommentTime2 days ago
     
    5 lbs, 10 seconds and 60 feet ...
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      CommentAuthorgoatcheez
    • CommentTime2 days ago
     
    A journey of 10,000 miles begins with a single step.
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    It's a lifter and lives on the borderline of woo
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      CommentAuthorgoatcheez
    • CommentTime1 day ago edited