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Online Grey Havoc

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Re: Electroaerodynamic thrust finally approaching practicality?
« Reply #1 on: November 24, 2018, 01:14:48 pm »
One of the people responsible for that demonstration co-authored a paper in 2013. It is available here:

http://rspa.royalsocietypublishing.org/content/469/2154/20120623

Need to improve efficiency in terms of power in to thrust out and thrust per volume. But it was a much more convincing demonstration that the tinfoil triangles floating around YouTube. It takes a lot of power though. Interested to know how they plan on generating that power on an aircraft.

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Re: Electroaerodynamic thrust finally approaching practicality?
« Reply #2 on: November 25, 2018, 04:48:06 am »
Yes, if you were carrying around a mini reactor, then you could have an aircraft of unusual shape and behaviour that might be practical......

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Re: Electroaerodynamic thrust finally approaching practicality?
« Reply #3 on: January 10, 2019, 09:15:35 am »
I just started a thread on EHD drive, with this link.
https://www.nature.com/articles/s41586-018-0707-9?WT.feed_name=subjects_fluid-dynamics

Is this the same?

(Sorry, I didn't find this threat with search before.)

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Re: Electroaerodynamic thrust finally approaching practicality?
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Re: Electroaerodynamic thrust finally approaching practicality?
« Reply #5 on: January 11, 2019, 02:02:49 am »
it is kind of plasma actuator usually studied for transition delay in lab.